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UC Simulation Center College of Medicine
UC Simulation Center

UC Simulation Center Open House Oct. 26

Visit the Simulation Center in the UC College of Medicine, where real-life scenarios are replicated for educational purposes.

Formerly called the Center for Competency Development and Assessment (CCDA), the center is now in its 10th year of operation. To celebrate the anniversary and formalize the name change, the Simulation Center staff is hosting an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Medical Sciences Building Suite E-350.

The center’s resources include high-fidelity human simulators, which recreate life-and-death medical cases, task trainers, which are models of individual body parts to teach medical procedures, and standardized patients — people who portray a patient for medical students, residents, nurses and others.

The open house is also a way to extend an invitation to educators outside the Academic Health Center to learn how the Simulation Center services can be adapted to assist learners in professions outside of medicine.

For more information on the open house or to find out more about using services at the Simulation Center, call (513) 558-7724.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Medical Students Earn Gold Humanism Awards

Congratulations go out to the following fourth-year College of Medicine students who were recently selected to join the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS): Kelly Bennett, Bennett Calder, William DeWitt, Dana Hirsch, Travis Howard, Monika Jindal, Lindsey Klingbeil, Vita Lamberson, Laura Pareso, John Pascoe, Faraaz Rahman, Pamela Samson, Lauren Simendinger and Jessica Wynalek.

Students are chosen by the GHHS Selection Committee for their demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. The above students will be inducted into the GHHS in early March 2011 and will complete a service project before graduation from medical school.

The honor society was organized to elevate the values of humanism and professionalism within the field of medicine and is sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. UC is one of 91 schools of medicine with a GHHS chapter. For information contact Denise Gibson, PhD, at, (513) 558-0203.

Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
Center for Molecular Studies

Reminder: State of Research Address Oct. 19

Don’t miss the 2010 State of Research address, presented by Sandra Degen, PhD, vice president for research. Degen will share 2010 data and highlights at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.

David Levin, MD
David Levin, MD

Annual Schwinger Lecture Oct. 19

David Levin, MD, professor of radiology emeritus at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, will serve as distinguished lecturer at the UC department of radiology annual Schwinger Lecture. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at University Hospital Room G-0422. Levin’s presentation will focus on the appropriateness of today’s imaging, exploring why inappropriate imaging occurs and how clinicians can work to remedy the situation. Continuing medical education credits are available. For more information, call Pam Sherman at (513) 584-4396.

Matthias Tschop
    Matthias Tschöp

MolGen Seminar Oct. 19

Matthias Tschöp, MD, of the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism in the department of internal medicine will present to department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar Tuesday, Oct. 19. He will present "Dissecting Endocrine Control of Metabolism: Novel Therapeutic Opportunities” at noon in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at

Kermit Davis, PhD
Kermit Davis, PhD

Environmental Health Seminar Oct. 20

Kermit Davis, PhD, will be speaking at the department of environmental health seminar series at 10 a.m.,Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Kehoe Auditorium within the Kettering Lab Complex. Davis is an associate professor in the department of environmental health at the UC College of Medicine and will speak to: "Effectiveness of Interventions for Musculoskeletal Disorders.” His research interests are occupational ergonomics and low back biomechanics. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-2147.

Hastings L. and William A. French Building
Hastings L. and William A. French Building

UC Voice Consortium Meeting Oct. 21

The UC Voice Consortium’s October meeting, "Resonance from Various Perspectives,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in French East Room 135. Dinner is at 6, followed by the meeting and discussion. For further information, contact Angie Keith at (513) 475-TALK (8255) or

Steven Archer, MD
Stephen Archer, MD

Archer to Speak at Grand Rounds Oct. 27

Stephen Archer, MD, will be presenting on "Mechanism of Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction....Normal and Disrupted Oxygen Sensing in the Pulmonary Vasculature” at the department of medicine grand rounds lecture series "From the Molecule to the Bedside” seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 27.  Archer is a visiting professor for the Johnson McGuire Professorship, Harold Hines Jr. professor of medicine, chief, section of cardiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The seminar is from noon to 1 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building Room 7051. For more information, e-mail or call (513)558-4231.

Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD
Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD

East Coast Iron Club Seminar Oct. 28-29

The UC College of Medicine will host the annual meeting of the East Coast Iron Club, an association of researchers interested in iron metabolism, Oct. 28-29.

The meeting kicks off Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building Room E-351 with a presentation by guest speaker Tomas Ganz, MD, PhD. Ganz is an assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and will speak to "Iron Homeostasis and its Disorders: From Molecules to Treatments.”

Friday’s sessions begin at 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day with a series of discussions on iron transport, metabolism and therapeutics, and will include a lunchtime poster session.

All are welcome to attend. Registration is free. For more information, visit

Procter Hall - College of Nursing 00027ARC
Kingsgate Marriott
Conference Center

Assessing Fracture Risk Oct. 29

Plan to attend a half-day course Assessing Fracture Risk designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and radiologic technicians. This is the core group of health professionals involved in the care of patients for whom bone density and bone loss are of concern. The conference takes place Friday, Oct. 29. 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. There is a discount for early registration. More information about course accreditation can be found at

Eva Mozes Kor
Eva Mozes Kor

Holocaust Survivor to Speak Nov. 3

Eva Mozes Kor, who survived not only the Holocaust but also the experiments of Dr. Josef Mengele, will be a special guest of the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery and Mayfield Clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 3. She will present her lecture, "Ethics in Human Research," at 10 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 5051. Her appearance is supported by a grant from the Mayfield Neurosciences Foundation. The lecture is open to the public. Because seating is limited, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Jillian Bollinger at (513) 558-6031 or

Procter Hall - College of Nursing 00027ARC
Kingsgate Marriott
Conference Hotel

2010 Benefits Fair Nov. 4

Learn more about your UC employee benefits by attending the 2010 Benefits Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel. In addition to wellness screenings and health information, there will be flu vaccines available for those who have Humana ID cards. There will be giveaways and prizes, and additional chances to win for those who bring a canned good or goods to support Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank.

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