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Kitchcart earns doctorate at Ohio State University

November 3, 2009
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TOLEDO CHRONICLE - Toledo resident Aaron Kithcart has earned a doctoral degree in Neuroimmunology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Kithcart, is the son of Luann Kithcart, Tama, and Keith Kithcart, Toledo. He graduated from South Tama High School in 1999.

Dr. Kithcart received his PhD on June 14 in Ohio Stadium from Ohio State President Dr. Gordon E. Gee.

His doctoral dissertation was titled, "Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor: A Key Mediator of Inflammatory Disease."

Kithcart's research led to the development of a new drug that will enter clinical trials in 2010. Following graduation, he will

continue at Ohio State to complete the remainder of his medical degree as part

of a combined MD/PhD program.

The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the

leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the State of Ohio.

With more than 60,000 students, 18 colleges, and 170 majors, the university

offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal

arts, the sciences, and the professions. Ohio State's Medical Center was

recently named one of the 21 best hospitals by U.S. News and

World Report and is consistently among the nation's top academic medical


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Dr. Aaron Kithcart



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