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OU trustees visit college

As part of their June meeting in Athens, the Ohio University Board of Trustees will visit and tour OU-COM Thursday, June 26, beginning at 9 a.m. Dean Jack Brose, D.O., will give a presentation to the trustees about the college, and the board will tour the facility, including a stop at the construction site of the new Academic & Research Center building. The trustees will join the dean, faculty, staff and some students for a luncheon to conclude the visit.


Kopchick identifies potential growth hormone biomarkers

            At the Endocrine Society annual meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday June 17, Ohio scientists John Kopchick, Ph.D. and Juan Ding presented a new study identifying four proteins that significantly increase or decrease in the blood after exposure to a growth hormone. Kopchick is the Goll-Ohio Professor of Molecular Biology at OU-COM and the Edison Biotechnology Institute, and Juan Ding is a graduate student in biological sciences. For more on this story, go to http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/news/stories/kopchick/.


Brieck and Niemic speak at national symposium

            On June 16 and 17, Ann Brieck, M.A., recently retired associate director of student affairs and Nick Niemic, OMS III, who coordinated the 2008 Business of Medicine lecture series, gave one-hour presentations and question-and-answer sessions on this business lecture series and debt management program at the American Student Assistance (AMSA) 2008 Symposium in Boston, Mass. The title of their presentation was “Working with your high risk borrowers.” Nick spoke about the Business of Medicine series as a tool to reach borrowers at risk. He also participated in the student borrower panel. To read more on the Business of Medicine series, go to http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/news/stories/bom/.


Commencement Video

            To view the 2008 commencement video produced by University Communications and Marketing go to http://www.ohio.edu/commencement/2008/video.cfm.




Osteopathic manipulative treatment opportunity

Receive four weeks of free OMT sessions as part of a research study. Participants can not have had or suffer from metastic cancer, compression factures less than six weeks old, oseogenesis imperfecta, osteomyelitis, and can not have had any OMT within the past six weeks. For information or to sign up, contact Stevan Walkowski, D.O., 593.2231 or walkowski@oucom.ohiou.edu.




Stuart’s Opera House presents free reading of Biechler’s play

“Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver,” a play written by Merri Biechler, graduate assistant for academic affairs, will be presented in a free reading by the Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m. at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville.

The play, which centers on a young woman who returns home to care for her terminally ill father, has been used as a teaching tool for OU-COM medical students. It won the 2007 Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award and was a finalist for both the 2007 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award and the Princess Grace Award.

Biechler earned her MFA in playwriting from Ohio University in 2007.




Seminar on childhood depression

   The Behavioral Pediatric Case Seminar Series will host a videoconference, “Childhood Depression,” featuring John Campo, M.D., chief child and adolescent psychiatrist and medical director of the Developmental Behavior Health Services for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and OSU-Harding Hospital.




Athens News (6/23/08)

“OU-COM student coauthors monkey research article that receives national press”



Newsday.com (6/20/08)

 “In Ohio, but not New York, doctor discipline is public”



Outlook (6/20/08)

“Medical students receive business training”

http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/ (links to http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/news/stories/bom/)


SalemNews.net (6/19/08)

“Salem Democrats to honor Harry Meshel”



Innovations Report Germany (6/19/08)

“Scientists find potential protein biomarkers for growth hormone”


Outlook (6/17/08)

“Scientists find potential protein biomarkers for growth hormone”



Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (6/17/08)

“Scientists find potential protein biomarkers for growth hormone”


HULIZ.com (6/17/08)

“Scientists find potential protein biomarkers for growth hormone”

United Press International (6/17/08)
”Protein biomarker for growth hormone found”



Please send your news/announcements to rounds@oucom.ohiou.edu each week by Wednesday, 3 p.m. for consideration in the following week’s ROUNDS. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Anita Martin, assistant director of communication, at 593.2199 or martina@oucom.ohiou.edu.