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I'm a proud Bearcat who translated his broadcasting major in the College Conservatory of Music into a 30-year career in radio, including 17 years in Cincinnati on WLW and WEBN. I write about news and research in the College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, and most areas of the College of Medicine.

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Spectrum News: UC medical students celebrate Match Day

March 22, 2022

For the first time since 2019, Match Day at the UC College of Medicine was held in person at Kresge Auditorium on Friday, March 18. 174 medical students gathered to find out where they would be doing their residencies over the next three to seven years. One of those, Mason Yoder, was followed by Spectrum News as they documented his experience.


WVXU: Recounting the similarities between the 1918 influenza pandemic and coronavirus

March 9, 2022

COVID-19 first entered the public consciousness about two years ago. It drew a lot of comparisons to another pandemic just over a hundred years earlier. WVXU interviewed Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine to learn more about how the COVID-19 outbreak compares with the 1918 influenza outbreak.


HuffPost: Is there any way to reduce your risk of long COVID if you get sick?

March 21, 2022

Since the start of the pandemic two years ago, it’s become more and more difficult to avoid COVID-19, especially as the virus has mutated to become more contagious. We know that high-quality masks help and vaccination drastically reduces our odds of contracting the coronavirus and developing serious illness. But given the nature of extremely contagious respiratory viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, infectious disease specialists say that most of us will, at some point, get infected. And as the reality of living with endemic COVID sets in, many of us have grown increasingly concerned about getting long COVID if and when that infection occurs. In a story on long COVID posted by HuffPost, Richard Becker, MD, professor and director, UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and UC Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease at the UC College of Medicine was one of the experts cited.


WVXU: 'Springing' forward means more daylight but also more health problems and less sleep

March 14, 2022

A Congressional committee heard testimony this week on the pros and cons of switching between standard and daylight saving time. Many people say they like having the extra hour of daylight, but sleep professionals say it's a bad idea. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is continuing the push to abolish daylight saving time. Research shows most people get an hour less sleep on daylight saving time. That has a host of health and safety implications. In a story posted by WVXU, Ann Romaker, MD, of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and director of the Sleep Medicine Center at UC Medical Center, said the time change creates the potential for a variety of health problems.


WCPO: Tri-State recognizes Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31, 2022

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility and some events are marking the day in Cincinnati. Attention is also being brought to the transgender medicine program started in 2016 at the UC College of Medicine by Sarah Pickle, MD, of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. WCPO interviewed fourth-year medical student Malia Schram about the program.


UC, Kroger form research collaboration to improve health outcomes

April 4, 2022

The University of Cincinnati, UC Health, Cincinnati Children’s and Kroger are partnering to help make health care more accessible to consumers in a first-of-its kind research study designed to improve health outcomes through retail-based dietary interventions.


Cincinnati.com: The COVID-19 virus isn't gone, but rules have been relaxed. So, doc, what do I do now?

March 18, 2022

With COVID-19 cases declining, some school districts in the Cincinnati region are no longer requiring masks to be worn in class. The Ohio Department of Health announced recently that it would end daily reporting of COVID-19 cases. In a story published by Cincinnati.com, several local infectious disease experts were asked about a variety of practices as society emerges from the pandemic. One of the sources was Jennifer Forrester, MD, and another was Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, both of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine.