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Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

CCTST Offers CReFF Pilot Grant Program for Clinical Research

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. Fellows anticipating a faculty appointment during the grant period may also be eligible. The CReFF provides one-year startup funding of up to $20,000 for pilot studies, potentially renewable for one additional year. One grant will be awarded this cycle. Applications are due at noon Monday, Nov. 1, 2010.  

For complete details, go to, call (513) 636-4273 or e-mail

Robert Osher, MD
Robert Osher, MD

Osher Participates in Cataract Surgery Competition

Robert Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology, participated in the International Cataract Surgery Competition, held Sept. 4-6 in Paris. Thousands of eye surgeons convened to review new techniques in the field of cataract surgery during the international conference. Osher demonstrated new methods of correcting astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery, a combined operation which he pioneered.

Siddartha Khosla, MD
Siddartha Khosla, MD

Khosla to Speak at World Voice Congress

Sid Khosla, MD, assistant professor of otolaryngology, will speak at the fourth World Voice Congress this week in Seoul, South Korea. Khosla will speak on a panel discussing the current management of bilateral vocal fold paralysis, specifically discussing "Innovative management of BVFP by reinnervation or pacing.” The 2010 Congress will bring together clinicians, therapists and scientists to share information on voice disorders, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, craniofacial disorders, speech and hearing disorders, fluency disorders and other issues.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Students Hold Fundraising Week for Pakistan Floods

UC students affiliated with the Student National Medical Association, the American Medical Student Association and the American Medical Association are hosting events throughout the week to raise funds for flood relief in Pakistan. Wednesday, Shakila Ahmad from Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati will speak from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB E-351 along with Inyat Malik, MD, urologist and president of the Islamic Educational Council. Students will sell Mediterranean food during the event. Thursday, they will host a bake sale from noon to 1 p.m. in the CARE/Crawley atrium. They will also hold a breakfast sale starting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the CARE/Crawley atrium.

For more information, e-mail Monique Jindal.

Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD
Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD

Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Sept. 9

Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and director of the Experimental Drug Trials Program, will be the featured speaker at the next session of the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. Rixe will present, "The Experimental Therapeutics Program at the UC Cancer Center” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Vontz Center’s Reiveschl Auditorium. For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.

Daniel Haller
Daniel Haller, MD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds Sept. 10

Daniel Haller, MD, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, Sept. 10, hematology oncology grand rounds. He will discuss gastrointestinal cancer at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Haller is Deenie Greitzer Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Haller has also served as the Gastrointestinal Committee Chair for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, and is co-chair of the US NCI GI Intergroup, which coordinates gastrointestinal clinical research across all cooperative groups. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-0120.

Sunflower Revoluton Bike Ride
Sunflower Revoluton Bike Ride

Sunflower Revolution Sept. 10-12

Join the UC Neuroscience Institute and ride, walk or run in the Sunflower Revolution Sunday, Sept. 12. The fundraising event supports Parkinson's research and is the culmination of three days of events that include a street festival in downtown Milford, an auction, a new 5K run/walk and an educational symposium for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. For more information about the 2010 Sunflower Revolution Symposium, click here.

To register online, visit

Kettering Laboratory
Kettering Laboratory

Center for Environmental Genetics Symposium Sept. 15

All are invited to attend the Center for Environmental Genetics Pilot Project Symposium from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab. Each year the CEG provides seed money to high-risk, innovative projects with a gene-environment interaction focus. This symposium will explore the progress of leading-edge environmental health sciences research performed by UC/CCHMC scientists.

Hoxworth Blood Center
Hoxworth Blood Center

Dermatology Lecture Sept. 16

The department of dermatology will host Amy McMichael, MD, as the Procter & Gamble Visiting Lecturer Thursday, Sept. 16. McMichael, professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, will speak on "Hair Disorders in African-American Patients” at 10 a.m. in Heaton Conference Center (Room G-344) in the Hoxworth Building. McMichael’s research is focused on hair and scalp disorders and skin disease of deeply pigmented skin; She is on the Scientific Advisory Council to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. For more information and help with directions, contact Janet Burdsall at (513) 584-6803.

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