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University of Cincinnati experts make the news

  • Good Housekeeping — honored Lynne Wagoner, associate cardiology professor, as a top doctor for women. ABC News also featured Wagoner in a story about the use of growth factor protein to generate new coronary arteries. More than 150 of Wagoner's peers who teach at UC's College of Medicine are listed in the current "Best Doctors in America" database

    Best doctors
  • Wall Street Journal — quoted Daniel Laufer, assistant marketing professor, about media impact on consumer product alerts. Laufer's research found that women judge a company more harshly than men do, because they feel more vulnerable. Laufer pointed out that images of people made ill by mad-cow disease on the news caused viewers to react more harshly than the media's pictures of quarantined cows.
  • "Shrek 2" — movie credits list Paul Westacott, CCM '93, as a set designer. The Dreamworks employee writes, "We have to build the CG (computer graphic) models in much the same way as in a traditional live-action film, but without a lot of the budgetary limitations. It is a new and exciting area, and we are still finding out how to do it."

  • New York Times — pointed to law professor and associate dean Paul Caron as an educator now using small wireless responders in America's classrooms to encourage teamwork and group learning.

  • Newsweek — cited neurology chair Joseph Broderick in an article about stroke, research into blood-vessel function and promising new treatment. Health-Scout News quoted Broderick saying efforts are under way to identify genes that may predict stroke risk.

  • Forbes, New York Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution — talked with Margery Gass, MD '80, Ob/Gyn professor, director of the menopause center and principal investigator of the regional Women's Health Initiative. "Even if estrogen increases younger women's risk for stroke as much as in older women, the risk is still very low," Gass stated.

  • Los Angeles Times — asked Allen Seiden, otolaryngology professor and medical director of UC's Taste and Smell Center, to comment on the effectiveness and dangers of over-the-counter zinc nasal sprays.
Michelle Pawk

Michelle Pawk

  • Sci-Bytes — ranked the University of Cincinnati No. 1 among the nation's high-impact universities, based on the number of citations received per paper published in social work and social policy journals in '98-02. Yale University came in second.


    Sci-Bytes "What's New in Research: April 21, 2003"

  • Helen Hayes Awards — nominees for 2004 included two CCM grads: Michele Pawk, CCM '85, [at right] for outstanding lead actress in "Bounce" and Matt Bogart, CCM '94, as outstanding supporting actor in "Camelot."

    Helen Hayes Awards Web site

  • New York Times — asked Rhys Williams, sociology professor, to comment on "culture wars." He noted that American's tolerance often wanes when suddenly confronted with behavior they believe requires a stand, such as Janet Jackson's costume malfunction at the Super Bowl or gay marriages.

Names of UC faculty, alumni, students and disciplines often appear in national and global media, as expert sources for the press, key players in highly visible projects and team members determined to build UC's rankings among peer institutions.

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