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Randy Seeley
Randy Seeley, PhD

Seeley Named to Clinical Obesity Research Panel

Randy Seeley, PhD, Donald C. Harrison Endowed Chair in Medicine, has been invited to become a scientific member of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease’s Clinical Obesity Research Panel. The panel is the successor to the National Task Force on Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and is composed of leading obesity researchers and clinicians, charged with providing advice to the NIDDK Advisory Council on clinical research needs related to obesity prevention and treatment. Seeley serves as director of the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center and focuses his research on peripheral hormones in the central nervous system that regulate food intake and body weight.

James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD
Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

Next Round of KL2 Research Scholars Funding Announced

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is now accepting letters of intent from junior faculty for the next round of KL2 Research Scholars mentored career development awards. Funded by the Academic Health Center’s NIH Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the KL2 program generally provides 75 percent salary support (up to $75,000 a year) plus $25,000 in expenses for up to two years to highly qualified MD, PhD or PharmD junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical and translational research.

Letters of intent are due 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13; full applications are due 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. Notification of awards will be made in March 2011, with funding to begin April 1. For complete details, visit, call (513) 803-1044 or email

Christy Holland, PhD
Christy Holland, PhD

Holland Receives Acoustical Society Mentorship Award

Christy Holland, PhD, professor in the division of cardiovascular diseases, received a mentorship award at the Acoustical Society of America’s second Pan-American/Iberian Meeting in Cancun, Mexico, Nov. 15-19. Holland also presented on ultrasound enhanced thrombolysis—specifically targeting clots to break them up and avoid stroke—at the meeting. Besides ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis for stroke therapy, Holland's research interests include ultrasound-mediated drug delivery, bioeffects of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound and acoustic cavitation.

Medical Sciences Building
Medical Sciences Building

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 23

Sudarsan Rajan, PhD, will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at noon Tuesday, Nov. 23, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. His topic will be, "Understanding the Function of a Contractile Protein in the Heart Using Transgenic Mouse Models.” Rajan is a research scientist in the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology. For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at

Kettering Laboratory
Kettering Laboratory

Balancing Family and Career Panel Discussion Nov. 23

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Center for Environmental Genetics Career Development Core and NIEHS-supported T32 programs will present, "Balancing Family and Career—and Being Successful at Both,” a panel discussion on the challenges faced by students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. The discussion will be held at noon at 121 Kettering Lab. Panel members include Grace LeMasters, PhD, and Daniel Woo, MD, CEG Career Development Core Directors; Erin Haynes, DrPH; Patrick Ryan, PhD; and Elizabeth Kopras. Lunch will be served.

Michael Skinner, PhD
Michael Skinner, PhD

Michael Skinner to Speak on Epigenetics Dec. 1

Epigenetics expert Michael Skinner, PhD, will present, "Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions of Environmental Compounds on Disease: Heritable Ghosts in Your Genome” as a guest lecturer at the department of environmental health Wednesday, Dec. 1. His presentation will take place at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium at Kettering Laboratories. Skinner, professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University, focuses on mammalian reproduction and environmental epigenetics on a systems biology level. Until 2008, he served as director of WSU’s Center for Reproductive Biology and Center for Integrated Biotechnology.

University Hospital 0059a ARC
University Hospital

Radiology Grand Opening Dec. 6

All are invited to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new UC Health Radiology registration, reception and patient waiting area at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the radiology department entrance off the University Hospital lobby. Refreshments will be served.

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