To say I am frustrated by the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (aka the "super committee") to reach a sensible plan to reduce the federal government's crushing debt is an understatement. Ostensibly fueled by conservative intransigence over tax increases and liberal immobility over entitlement reform, it seems that the net effect is continued governmental paralysis amid the greatest intergenerational wealth transfer in history.
On September 1, the author started work as Dean of the College of Medicine and Vice President for Health Sciences at The Ohio State University. Following is his first "address" to the new OSU medical students at the time of their White Coat Ceremony in early August.
Those who had hoped that the combination of routine screening with cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) and pelvic ultrasound would promote an earlier diagnosis and improved survival for women with ovarian cancer were dealt a harsh blow when the PLCO trail results were reported.