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­­­­Dancing Background Helps Doctor Keep His Balance
How is being a doctor like being a ballroom dance instructor? That’s a question Reginald Kapteyn, DO, is uniquely qualified to answer: He’s been successful at both. Kapteyn joined the department of physical medicine & rehabilitation faculty in November and serves as medical director of pain management at Drake Center.

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UC Gynecologic Cancer Team Expands Services to Dayton
What patient doesn’t want the best care available and close to home? This may be even more apt when it comes to undergoing intensive therapy for cancer—which often involves months of surgical and additional treatments that can be both time-intensive and exhausting.
Pharmacy College's Drug Program Aims to Attract 'Non-Traditional' Students
On the surface, the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy’s master’s of pharmaceutical sciences program in drug development is geared toward the non-traditional student—meaning students seeking a graduate degree while working full time. But the term “non-traditional” also applies to the kind of person this program is designed to attract.
Serotonin Made in Breast Cancer Cells
Researchers at UC have documented that the brain hormone serotonin is made in human breast cancer cells and functions abnormally, contributing to malignant growth.
'Community' Important Element of Comprehensive Family Medicine
The definition of a trip to the family doctor is all in the name: comprehensive care for the whole family. However, at the University of Cincinnati, the reach of care spans beyond mom, dad and the kids. Jeffrey Susman, MD, wanted to reflect that by redefining “family medicine” with an addition that emphasized an important mission.
Not Even Breast Cancer Can Slow This Busy Woman Down
How many cancer survivors can boast that they went trekking in the Peruvian Andes three weeks after completing radiation and chemotherapy—at over age 70? That’s exactly what breast cancer survivor Nancy Goldberg did after completing radiation therapy at UC Health for early-stage breast cancer.
Capital Campaign Rides Momentum Into New Year
With the naming of a new university president, foundation board chair and several new trustees, outstanding student enrollment and record-breaking numbers in annual research dollars, it comes as no surprise that the theme lately surrounding Proudly Cincinnati, UC’s $1 billion capital fundraising campaign, is of transformation.
Best Health Care Should Be 'Commonplace,' UC Doc Says
At a recent symposium on health care, guest speaker Elizabeth Kelly, MD, was giving an impassioned assessment of how UC Health provides quality care for the underserved women of Greater Cincinnati when an audience member leaned over to the person in the adjacent seat and whispered: “That woman is a saint!”
Want to Lose Weight This New Year? Surgery Just Might Be a Viable Option
’Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions—and for many people, weight loss tops the list of desired changes. UC Health experts say weight loss surgery is a good option for people who have tried diligently to lose weight by other methods and failed.
Technology Gives Air Care Helicopter Pilots a Brighter Night
When the sun sets, Air Care & Mobile Care crews now bring out one more piece of equipment for their emergency missions. The organization recently added four pairs of night vision goggles (NVGs) to their helicopters, designed to give pilots a daylight-clear look at the night sky.
New UC President Tours Medical Campus
Since beginning his tenure as UC’s 27th president Nov. 1, Gregory Williams (left) has been visiting each of the university’s 13 colleges.
Pharmacy Clinic Makes Drug Monitoring a 'Team Sport'
“I have been a patient of the AntiCoag Clinic for a year or more. My previous family doctor occasionally had my blood drawn and sent to the lab. The issue for me was that it was like pulling teeth to get or know my results … My experience with the AntiCoag clinic has been remarkable…” These are words that mean a lot to Alicia Pence, PharmD, and the other clinical pharmacists who see patients at the internal medicine clinic in the Hoxworth Blood Center building every day.
Dialysis Patients Needing Long-Term Care Often Readmitted to Acute Hospitals
A new study by UC nephrologists shows that most dialysis patients admitted to long-term care hospitals face readmission to acute care facilities, and those with acute kidney failure don’t often recover full kidney function.
UC Team Studies Causes Behind Voice Disorders
Though we use it every day, our voice and the mechanisms behind it remain a mystery for many physicians, especially so when severe disorders cause patients to lose their voice entirely. With a new five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a team of UC researchers will continue interdisciplinary partnerships to study the causes behind voice disorders and the most effective ways to treat them.
CARE/Crawley Building Earns Gold for Being Green
The Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/ Crawley Building in the UC Academic Health Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification, emblematic of excellence in sustainable building practices.
Nurse Transition Program Graduates Its Second Class
Lt. Col. Clair Sheffield (left), acting chief nurse of the Air Force’s 88th Medical Group, presents a certificate of nurse training to 2nd Lt. Veronica Spencer during UC Health University Hospital’s Nurse Transition Program graduation ceremony held in December. It was the second class of the program.
January News Extras
UC Health’s Center for Reproductive Health held its 19th annual holiday reunion in December for families assisted with pregnancy (with methods such as in vitro fertilization and ovulation induction).
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