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Next CReFF Grant Application
Deadline is July 1
The Center for
Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is now
accepting applications from junior faculty for the next round of
Clinical Research Feasibility Fund (CReFF) pilot grants. Instructors
or assistant professors utilizing the resources of the Clinical
Translational Research Center (CTRC, formerly the General Clinical
Research Center) are generally eligible; funding restrictions apply.
Fellows anticipating a faculty appointment during the grant period
may also be eligible. Applicants must already have an active CTRC-approved
protocol or submit one for review with their proposal.
The CReFF provides one-year start-up funding of up to $20,000 for
pilot studies, potentially renewable for one additional year.
Potential applicants are strongly advised to contact the program
director, James Heubi, MD, at
to submitting an application. A letter of intent is not required.
Applications must be submitted by noon Thursday, July 1. One grant
will be awarded this cycle. For details, visit
http://cctst.uc.edu or contact Amy Hartkemeyer at
(513) 636-4273 or
Wexler Serves on Advisory Committee
Wexler, MD, senior associate dean of student affairs and
admissions and a professor of medicine in the division of
cardiovascular diseases, was part of the advisory committee that
developed a module for a Maintenance of Certification program,
supported by the American Board of Internal Medicine, as a
knowledge assessment option for internists and subspecialists to
improve health care for medically underserved populations and
closing well-documented disparities in care. The ABIM module is
the first MOC tool of its kind developed by any American Board
of Medical Specialties member board. ABIM medical knowledge
modules allow physicians in internal medicine and its
subspecialties to examine knowledge strengths and weaknesses in
important clinical areas. The "Care for the Underserved” module
focuses upon the evidence base around caring for diverse
Zimmer and Theodosopoulos Speak at World Congress for Endoscopic
Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology-head
and neck surgery, and Philip Theodosopoulos, MD, assistant
professor of neurosurgery, spoke at the fourth World Congress
for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base and Spine, held
April 28-30 in Pittsburgh. Zimmer and Theodosopoulos held a
joint seminar on "Endoscopic Anatomy and Surgery for Pituitary
Lesions." Zimmer also conducted a plenary session on "Education
in Endonasal Surgery: How to Train Otolaryngology Residents and
Fellows" and participated in a panel discussion on "Juvenile
Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma and Benign Tumors."
Gibson to Speak at Faculty Teaching Skills Development Workshop
department of medical education presents the 2010 Faculty
Teaching Skills Development Workshop Series "Peer Teaching,"
given by Denise Gibson, PhD, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May
6, in the MSB Lucas Board Room. Gibson is assistant dean for
academic support and associate professor of clinical psychiatry.
Her research and publications focus on medical specialty choice,
physician career satisfaction, medical professionalism,
counseling the millennial generation and support services for
medical students. Gibson holds a PhD in cultural foundations of
education from Kent State University and an MS in social work
from Case Western Reserve University. For more information on
the Faculty Teaching Skills Development Workshop Series, call
(513) 558-8447 or e-mail Angela Robbins at
Distinguished Scientist Seminar May 6|
Roger Davis, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, biochemistry
and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts Howard
Hughes Medical Institute, will present "Signal transduction by
stress-activated MAP kinases" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May
6, at the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. The presentation
is part of the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium's Distinguished
Scientist Seminar Series. For more information, contact Sharon
Young at (513) 558-7379.
Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds May 7
Mohandas Narla, DSc, vice president for research at the New York
Blood Center, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, May
7, Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds. He will discuss, "Red Cell
Disorders: What's Old and What's New" at 8 a.m. in Medical
Sciences Building Room 2351. In November 2009, Narla was elected
to the Executive Committee of the American Society of
Hematology, the world's largest professional society of blood
specialists. He is also director of the Lindsley F. Kimball
Research Institute and heads the Laboratory of Red Cell
Physiology at New York Blood Center. For more information,
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513)
Neuroscience Day Lecture May 10
The Ohio-Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
and the UC Center for Imaging Research will present a lecture by
Rajita Sinha, PhD, of Yale University from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Monday, May 10, in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051. Her
topic will be, "Desire Gone Awry: Can the Neuroscience of Stress
and Reward-Seeking Provide Clues for Understanding and Treating
Addiction?" Sinha is a professor of psychiatry and director of
the Yale Stress Center at the Yale School of Medicine. The
lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of
Neuroscience Day, the regional scientific meeting of the
Ohio-Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.
Dean's Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar Series May 10
MD, professor of medicine, neuroscience, and cell & molecular
biology, will present "Molecular sensors for hypertension,
tissue inflammation, and end organ damage: a TRP to find a cure"
at noon Monday, May 10, in Medical Sciences Building Room 3351.
The event is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Center of
Excellence. For more information, contact Donna Gering at
email@example.com or (513)