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College of Medicine
Kresge Circle

25th General Hospital Exhibit Opens for Veterans Day

During the summer of 1941, the U.S. Army invited UC to organize the 25th General Hospital to serve as a major medical facility in the European war theater. More than 600 physicians, surgeons, nurses and enlisted men served the 25th with distinction in England, France and Belgium until the end of the war. The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, located near the MSB’s Kresge Circle entrance, now houses most of the 25th’s historical documents, photographs and artifacts.

On Friday, Nov. 12, the center will open a new exhibit about the 25th General Hospital in its Stanley J. Lucas, MD, Board Room. The exhibit is the first of five projects the Winkler Center has scheduled in the coming nine months to celebrate the 25th. One project will record oral histories of surviving veterans of the 25th. If you are a 25th veteran or know one, please contact the Winkler Center at (513) 558-5120 or These projects are supported by a gift from Col. J.N. Pritzker, Illinois Army National Guard (Ret.), president & CEO, Tawani Enterprises, Inc., founder and chair, Pritzker Military Library, and founder and president, Tawani Foundation.

UC Academic Health Center
Academic Health Center

Nominations Sought for IGERT Training Opportunity

The National Science Foundation has approved one extra year of funding for the IGERT (Integrative Graduate Educational and Research Training) grant: "Bio-Applications in Membrane Science and Technology.” The program has the opportunity to support up to eight current PhD students in areas related to bio-membrane science and technology. Proposals are invited from faculty advisers of qualified PhD students who are in UC doctoral degree programs and conducting doctoral thesis research. Each IGERT Student will receive a 12-month stipend of $30,000 plus support for all tuition and fees with the exception of health insurance. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. For more information, contact David Butler, PhD, at

Gregg Warshaw, MD
Gregg Warshaw, MD

Division of Geriatric Medicine Member of Collaboration That Receives $2 million Grant

The College of Medicine’s division of geriatric medicine, in collaboration with faculty from the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and East Tennessee State University, has been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the Bureau of Health Professions (a division of the Health Resources and Services Administration) of which UC will receive $500,000 over the next five years. This consortium grant will support the Ohio Valley Appalachian Region Geriatric Evaluation Center (OVAR/GEC). The funds will enable faculty, students and health care workers to be trained in improving care of older persons with chronic conditions, decreasing falls in nursing home settings and increasing geriatrics skills, competencies and research. UC professor of family and community medicine and chair of geriatric medicine Gregg Warshaw, MD, directs UC’s involvement.

Theresa Winhusen, PhD
Theresa Winhusen, PhD

Winhusen Receives Besteman Award

Theresa Winhusen, PhD, research associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, has been presented with the Besteman Award for extraordinary contributions to the Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The award is named in honor of Karst Besteman, former deputy director of NIDA, who died in August 2010. Winhusen is co-director of the Cincinnati Addiction Research Center (CinARC).

Edward Otten, MD
Edward Otten, MD

Otten to Speak to Red Cross Medical Assistance Team

Edward Otten, MD, professor of emergency medicine, will present a lecture to the Greater Cincinnati Red Cross Medical Assistance Team (MAT) Thursday, Nov. 4, at the new Red Cross facility on Dana Avenue. The MAT is a unique local emergency disaster response team composed of physicians, nurses, EMTs and other health care professionals. Otten’s talk is titled "Blast Injuries: pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment."

Gregg Boothe
Gregg Boothe

Boothe Named Assistant Director of Hoxworth

Gregg Boothe has been appointed assistant director of Hoxworth Blood Center. Boothe has been the interim division director of donor recruitment/community relations at Hoxworth since 2007. He is an assessor for the American Associate of Blood Banks and will become an authorized official for FDA business at Hoxworth.

Joseph A. Hill, MD, PhD
Joseph Hill, MD, PhD

Heart Institute Seminar Series Nov. 1

Joseph Hill, MD, PhD, will speak on "Autophagy in Cardiac Plasticity and Disease” at the next Heart Institute Seminar Series, held at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in the Research Auditorium (R.3381) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Hill is chief of the division of cardiology and director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The talk is presented by the CCHMC Heart Institute and the UC Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. Refreshments will be provided.

Eva Mozes Kor
Eva Mozes Kor

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Kresge Auditorium 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 department of neurosurgery and Mayfield Clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 3. She will present her lecture, "Ethics in Human Research," at 10 a.m. in Kresge Auditorium. (Note: This is a change from the original location.) Her appearance is supported by a grant from the Mayfield Neurosciences Foundation. The lecture is open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Jillian Bollinger at (513) 558-6031 or

Babul Borah, PhD
Babul Borah, PhD

Environmental Health Seminar Nov. 3

Babul Borah, PhD, will be the featured speaker at the next department of environmental health seminar series, held Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex. Borah's talk is titled "Bone Quality in Osteoporosis and its Treatment: Unique Insights from 3D Imaging Studies." He is a research fellow in research and development at Mason-based Warner Chilcott Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Warner Chilcott, Borah worked for Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals where he pioneered the development of 3-dimensional micro-imaging technology (micro-computed tomography, micro-MRI) for the quantification of bone quality in order to provide a better understanding of fractures in osteoporosis. For more information, contact Amit Bhattacharya, PhD, at

Drena Dobbs, PhD
Drena Dobbs, PhD

Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series Nov. 4

Drena Dobbs, PhD, will speak on "Conserved Protein-RNA Recognition Motifs in Lentiviral Replication” at the next Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar, held from noon to 1 .m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. Dobbs is the director of the NSF IGERT Training Program in Computational Molecular Biology at Iowa State University. For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Building S  00145ARC
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Research Flow Cytometry Core Users Meeting Nov. 9

The next meeting of the Research Flow Cytometry Core at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in S1.203. Scott Tanner, PhD, CEO of DVS Sciences Inc., will present, "Beyond 30 Parameters in Single Cells with Mass Cytometry,” speaking on the technology of mass cytometry that is pushing the limits of multi-parameter flow cytometry with the ability to analyze more than 30 parameters in a single cell without the need for compensation. For more information, contact Monica DeLay at

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