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Date: Monday, October 11, 2010



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James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD

James Mold, MD
James Mold, MD

Brett Kissela, MD
Brett Kissela, MD

CCTST Grand Rounds on Community Health Research Oct. 15

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) continues its quarterly Grand Rounds series on Friday, Oct. 15, in Room 3351 of the Medical Sciences Building.

• 11 a.m. to noon: James Mold, MD, will present "CTSA: Linking Biomedical Research and Population Health.” Mold is a professor of family medicine at the University of Oklahoma and a national expert in practice-based research and the role of translational research in the health of patients and communities.

• 1 to 2 p.m.: Brett Kissela, MD, will present "Population-Based (Community-Based) Stroke Research: Your Tax Dollars at Work, Bringing Health Care Value to Our Community.” Kissela is a professor of neurology at the UC College of Medicine and co-director of the Community Engagement core of the CCTST.

CCTST Grand Rounds, made possible by a National Institutes of Health Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA), are free of charge and open to the public. Additional details and past presentations are available at http://cctst.uc.edu/node/5186. For more information, call (513) 803-1044 or e-mail susan.moore@uc.edu.

Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD
Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD

Mandi Sehgal, MD
Mandi Sehgal, MD

UC Faculty Members Earn Geriatric Academic Career Awards

Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD, and Mandi Sehgal, MD, both in the UC department of family and community medicine, were recently awarded Geriatric Academic Career Awards (GACA). The grants, which will each total $374,955 over five years, will support career development for academic geriatric specialists to help address the fast-growing 65-plus population, which is expected to almost double by 2030. GACA grants focus on chronic disease management, geriatric ethics, palliative care and health promotion. Award recipients also work with underserved and uninsured patients across many community settings including acute, ambulatory and long-term care.

Nira Ben-Jonathan, PhD
Nira Ben-Jonathan, PhD

Ben-Jonathan to Speak at Seminar Oct. 12

Nira Ben-Jonathan, PhD, will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at noon Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Her topic will be "Prolactin and Breast Cancer.” Ben-Jonathan is a professor in the department of cancer and cell biology. For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at peter.stambrook@uc.edu.

Paul Ngheim, MD
Paul Ngheim, MD, PhD

Dermatology Hosts Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship Oct. 21

Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, is the visiting speaker at the Procter & Gamble lecture, Oct. 21. Nghiem, an associate professor of dermatology and pathology at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, will present on "Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Toward Optimal Management of an Often-Lethal Skin Malignancy.” His clinical expertise is patients with complex skin cancers and his research lab does translational and clinical research on Merkel cell carcinoma as well as on how cells respond to UV damage. The lecture starts at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G-344), located on the ground level of the Hoxworth Building. For more information and help with directions, contact Janet Burdsall at (513) 584-6803.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Medical Society Awards Banquet Honors RSVP by Oct. 15

The national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), founded in 1902, will honor newly selected inductees at a banquet on Friday, Nov. 5. The event takes place at the Phoenix,812 Race St., and begins with a reception at 6 p.m. The cost is $40 per person, with RSVPs due to IvaDean Lair, (513) 558-5577, by Friday, Oct. 15.

Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting

Research Innovations for an Epilepsy Cure Event Oct. 17

The fourth annual Research Innovations for an Epilepsy Cure event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati, 8727 Montgomery Road. There will be wine tasting in the sommelier room and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute. For more information, click on this link www.ucneuroscience.com

E. Randolph Broun
E. Randolph Broun, MD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds Oct. 15

E. Randolph Broun, MD, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, Oct. 15, hematology oncology grand rounds. He will speak to "Stem Cell Transplantation: Alternative Donors” at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Broun has served as the medical director of the blood and bone marrow transplant program at Jewish Hospital since 1997. He is also an adjunct associate professor of clinical medicine in the division of hematology and oncology at the UC College of Medicine. For more information, e-mail crossen@uc.edu or call (513) 558-0120.

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

Comprehensive Flow Cytometry Course Registration Deadline Oct. 21

The Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation’s Research Flow Cytometry Core has invited FloCyte, a regional training program, to offer a three-day comprehensive flow cytometry course Nov. 1-3. This course is configured so that students benefit no matter what level of flow experience they have. Students can attend all three days, the first two days for basic users, the last two days for those with some experience, or the last day only for more advanced users. The deadline to register is Oct. 21. For prices and registration information, contact Monica DeLay at monica.delay@cchmc.org.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Local Chapter of Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Hosts Lecture Oct. 14

Artist and UC alumnus Martin Zeinway will speak on Thursday, Oct. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351. Born in Liberia, Zeinway creates both two- and three-dimensional art that tells his story addressing his identity. Zeinway earned his MFA at the UC College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) in 2010. The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation's oldest and largest independent, student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.

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