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Nancy Zimpher says farewell to Cincinnati

Cincinnati was the place former University of Cincinnati President Nancy Zimpher called home for the past six years.  During that time the University improved its balance books, academic standing, enrollment and campus safety.

Dr. Zimpher now prepares for her next task as the Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY).  Dr. Zimpher will be challenged to bring her talents to the nation's largest university system.

The guest column, from Zimpher, looks back on her time at the University of Cincinnati and reflects on her personal experiences and points of pride during her six-year tenure.

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UC dancers on top of the world

Coming off of their fourth national championship in six years for hip-hop dance, the University of Cincinnati Dance Team was selected to represent the United States in the first-ever International Cheer Union’s World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida.

The UC Dance Team was there with teams from more than 40 countries competing in dance and cheer events.  The result was impressive as the team swept all three categories and took home gold medals in jazz dance, hip-hop and freestyle dance.

The team is made up of 17 students that come from all over the country to be a part of the University of Cincinnati’s now internationally acclaimed dance team.  The team also boasts an overall grade point average of 3.4.

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UC assistant professor wins Stroke Leadership Prize

Dr. Matthew Flaherty, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati, is being awarded the 2009 Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize for his research in stroke treatment.

Flaherty is being recognized for his leadership in the STOP-IT Study, a test to help doctors predict which patients who suffer a stroke with bleeding in the brain will experience further bleeding.

As part of the study, patients are given either a fast-acting drug to stop the bleeding or a placebo.

"While there are no proven, effective treatments for intracerebral hemorrhage, the model being evaluated in the STOP-IT Study may eventually lead to a medical treatment that improves outcomes for stoke patients," Flaherty tells UC HealthNews.

Flaherty will receive the award during the 61st annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, currently underway in Seattle.

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'CBS Sunday Morning' to film at CCM

CBS Sunday Morning is in town next week to shoot interviews and footage of piano lessons, recitals and “Pianopalooza,” a piano concert at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. CCM recently invested in 165 Steinway pianos as part of a record-breaking, $4 million deal to make CCM an All-Steinway School.

The deal marks the single largest sale in the history of Steinway & Sons.

“CBS Sunday Morning” number one Sunday morning news program, with a viewing audience of 5.03 million.  

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Edith J. Crawley vision research lab dedicated at UC

The Edith J. Crawley Vision Science Research laboratory on the University of Cincinnati medical campus was dedicated on April 7.

Located on the fifth floor of the CARE/Crawley Building, the larger laboratory space includes state-of-the-art equipment that will help scientists advance research in eye-related diseases.

According to Dr. James Augburger, chair of the department of ophthalmology, they now have more than double their previous space -- allowing them to recruit additional scientists and work on finding treatments for such maladies as macular degeneration and glaucoma.

The new space was made possible by Crawley's 2003 bequest to the department of $12 million to be used to research visual disorders in older adults.

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Hamilton County taxes lower than its peers

A recent Forbes survey finds that Hamilton County's property tax rate is the lowest, as a percentage of income, of Ohio's six largest urban areas, says Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper.

In his PepTalk blog, Pepper says that there are misconceptions about the county's tax rate, but that it's actually relatively low when compared to other metropolitan areas against which it competes for jobs, businesses, and talent.

The Forbes survey found that Hamilton County's property tax rate as a percentage of income was 26 percent lower than Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), 16 percent lower than Franklin County (Columbus), and 8.5 percent lower than Summit County (Akron).

Hamilton County's sales tax was also the lowest of the top six urban counties, tied with Summit County.

Read the blog post here.

Cincinnati Children's continues rapid growth

While others have slowed or stopped their hiring, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center continues its 12-year growth spurt under CEO James Anderson.

Since June 2008, the hospital has added 800 new employees to bring their total workforce to 11,400 people, a number that Anderson attributes to the hospital's focus on improving outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Competition has been so heavy for registered nurses, patient care assistants, customer service representatives, research fellows and residents, and administrative assistants that Children's has stopped participating in job fairs.

The growth has also occurred as Anderson has built the hospital into a world-class institution, increasing research revenue and more than quadrupling the facility's operating budget.

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DAAP student designers place well in China's Lotus Cup

Of the 10 U.S. merit award winners in China's Lotus Cup international design competition, nine are in the transportation track of the industrial design program at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP).

Prizes ranged from between $1,000 and $2,000.

The students' work will be incorporated into an exhibit that will travel throughout the province of Hunan, China, and will be included in the 2008 "Lotus Cup" print catalog and website.

The competition drew more than 3,000 entries from around the world.

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UC Science and Engineering Expo selects presentations for state, national competitions

More than 100 student poster presentations won superior ratings at the University of Cincinnati's fifth-annual Science and Engineering Expo and were recommended for the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day, May 9 in Columbus.

One team project and two student projects were also selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno, the world's largest pre-college science competition.

Students in grades 7-12 representing 39 schools in southwest Ohio competed at the March 14 event in the categories of physics, engineering, and mathematics, seeking more than $73,000 in awards and scholarships.

UC will pay the $50 entry fee of students participating in the state contest.

Read the full article here, and see the list of student heading to the state competition here.

BioStart creates online resource center

BioStart, a Corryville life sciences and biotech incubator, has launched an online resource center for entrepreneurs and start-ups called DialedIn.org.

In addition to newsletters and social networking tools, users can get advice on finding funding, grantwriting, branding, recruiting, and attracting board members.

According to the Enquirer, BioStart is hoping to attract contact submissions from industry experts, freelance writers, and researchers.

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UC professors produce first known introductory text on LGBT Studies

Finding a lack of textbooks that could adequately introduce the topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) studies to their students, a pair of University of Cincinnati professors decided to create one.

Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies professors Deborah Meem and Michelle Gibson worked with former UC colleague Jonathan Alexander to produce "Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies", considered by the authors to be the first real introductory LGBT textbook published in the field.

The book, which covers such topics as gay and lesbian history, queer theory, intersectionality, and concepts of moral panic, was field tested by Meem's students and by students in a similar course at Northern Kentucky University.

While designed as a textbook, the authors hope it will attract a broader readership of people who want to learn more about the topic.

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Spohr appointed to direct SW Ohio workforce development

Jennifer Spohr has been appointed as the regional workforce director of the Ohio Department of Development's (ODOD) Southwest Ohio office.

In her new role, Spohr will serve as a liaison to state government, local business leaders, elected officials, and economic and workforce development entities to meet the training and talent development needs of businesses throughout Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont counties.

Spohr joined ODOD in 2005 as coordinator for the Ohio Investment in Training Program and is currently on the Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network's Hard-2-Hire Workforce subcommittee.

This year, she received from Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory the 2009 Super Award from the Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio in recognition for her work with the SuperJobs Center.

Read the full release here.

CincyTech funds two start-ups

SpineForm and Wiresoft Net will receive start-up capital from CincyTech, a public-private technology funding group.

SpineForm, a research and development company focusing on less-invasive spinal deformity surgical treatments, will receive $300,000 from CincyTech and $950,000 from Queen City Angels and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Wiresoft Net, which provides network security solutions for businesses, will receive $200,000 from CincyTech and $126,000 from private investors with ties to the company.

CincyTech is now moving into its third year.

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Registration open for inaugural UC Diversity Conference

Registration is now open for the inaugural University of Cincinnati Diversity Conference, to be held April 15 at the Tangeman University Center.

"Exploring Commonalities and Celebrating Differences", hosted by the President's Diversity Council, will highlight best practices in the catgories of recruitment and retention, campus life and climate, community collaborations, and assessment and accountability.

Nineteen sessions will include topics of race and enthnicity, gender, sexual orientation, education, healthcare, and housing.

"In order to make this conference a great community collaboration, we are encouraging our University community, the consortium of colleges and universities, and the greater community to attend this dynamic one-day event," vice president for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Mitchel D. Livingston tells UC News.

Read the full release here.

Mt. Sinai hematologist selected to lead UC cancer programs

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine has selected George Atweh, MD, to lead the department of internal medicine's division of hematology/oncology and will serve as Koch Chair and professor of hematology/oncology.

Atweh will also become the new director of the adult cancer program located in the UC Barrett Cancer Institute at University Hospital, a position previously heldon an interim basis by College of Medicine Dean David Stern, MD.

UC HealthNews says that Atweh's top priority is building a "more robust" hematology/oncology division, eventually hiring up to 25 new faculty members to form multidisciplinary disease-based teams.

Prior to joining UC, Atweh served in leadership roles at Mt. Sinai Medical Center including hematology/oncology division chief, interim director of the Tisch Cancer Institute, associate director of the General Clinical Research Center, chair of the appointments and promotions committee, and medical director of the cancer clinical trials office.

Completing his medical degree and residency at the American University of Beirut with fellowships at Duke University Medical Center and the Yale University School of Medicine, he has published more than 65 scientific manuscripts and holds a U.S. patent.

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