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Date: Monday, September 13, 2010



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UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Gates Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 6 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level, in any discipline and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies.

Grant proposals are being accepted online until Nov. 2, 2010, on selected topics. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available here.

Robert Osher, MD
Robert Osher, MD

Osher Wins Innovation Award at Cataract Surgery Competition

Robert Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology, received the second-place Innovation Award for "Nailing the Target Axis” at 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 was the only American to place at the competition.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Research Flow Cytometry Core Users Meeting Sept. 14

The next meeting of the Research Flow Cytometry Core users group will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in S5.125 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Location S. Mike Husley, technology applications specialist, BD Biosciences, will present "BD Cytometric Bead Array: Detection of Cellular Immune Responses—Intracellular Signaling and Secreted Proteins.” Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Andy_Oberyszyn@bd.com.

David Fruman, PhD
David Fruman, PhD

Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Sept. 16

David Fruman, PhD, associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine, will be the featured speaker at the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. Fruman will present, "Targeting TOR in leukemia and lymphoma” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Vontz Center’s Reiveschl Auditorium. For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.

Nigel Mackman, PhD
Nigel Mackman, PhD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds Sept. 17

Nigel Mackman, PhD, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, Sept. 17, hematology oncology grand rounds. He will discuss "Roles of Vessel Wall and Circulating Tissue Factor in Arterial and Venous Thrombosis” at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Mackman is John Parker Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mackman is also co-director of the thrombosis and hemostasis program at UNC and associate director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute. For more information, e-mail crossen@uc.edu or call (513) 558-0120.

Kettering Laboratory
Kettering Laboratory

Bioinformatics Workshop Sept. 20

The CEG Bioinformatics Core will present a workshop on local resources and expertise in bioinformatics from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Laboratory. The workshop, "Introduction to Genomic and Proteomic Computational Web Portals,” includes presentations in the morning, lunch with experts and hands-on training in MSB E602 from 2 to 5 p.m. Please register by Sept. 16 if you plan to join the lunch discussion. Students who register for the Special Topics course 26 BE 763 must attend all sessions. For more information, contact Elizabeth Kopras at (513) 558-3625 or koprasej@uc.edu.

Ronald Wetzel, PhD
Ronald Wetzel, PhD

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 21

Ronald Wetzel, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh structural biology department will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at noon Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. His topic will be "Nucleation of aggregation by polyglutamine containing protein sequences in Huntington’s and other expanded polyglutamine diseases.” For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at (513) 558-6151 or peter.stambrook@uc.edu.

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