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Hoxworth Blood Center
Hoxworth Blood Center

Blood Shortage: Type O-Negative Donors Needed

Hoxworth Blood Center is calling on all eligible O-negative donors to give blood immediately. The blood center has experienced a decline in donations and an increase in patient needs. Donations can be made at the Hoxworth Building on the Academic Health Center campus or at one of Hoxworth’s eight neighborhood donation centers in Anderson, Blue Ash, Downtown, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas, Mason, Tri-County and Western Hills.

In times of shortages, walk-ins are always welcome or you can schedule an appointment by calling (513) 451-0910 or visiting

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Academic Health Center

Block Grant Funds Available for Patient Adherence Projects

The Ohio Partnership for Adherence through Collaborative Education (OhioPACE), a coalition of continuing medical education offices from the seven Ohio colleges of medicine, is administering a block grant award process. OhioPACE invites organizations that provide education for health care professionals to submit applications for grants to address patient adherence within Ohio. Projects should focus on integrating adherence education into continuing professional development through interprofessional education. Small grants totaling less than $10,000 and large grants up to $75,000 will be awarded through the competitive bid process. The application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 15.

For more information and resources, visit or contact Barb Speer at (513) 558-3268 or

John Bissler, MD
John Bissler, MD

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Dec. 7

John Bissler, MD, professor of pediatrics and cell biology and Clark D. West Chair of Nephrology, will present the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at noon Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. His topic will be, "TSC Renal Disease: Caveat mTOR.”
For more information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at

Degeng Wang, PhD,
Degeng Wang, PhD,

Human Genetics Seminar Dec. 7

Degeng Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the University of South Florida, department of cell biology, microbiology and molecular biology, will present "Dynamics and Topology of Biochemical Networks” at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location D, Room 2.22. This seminar is presented by the Cincinnati Children’s division of human genetics. For more information, contact Michelle Cooley at

William Hahn, MD, PhD
William Hahn, MD, PhD

Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series Dec. 9

William Hahn, MD, PhD, associate professor at Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will discuss "Functional Genomics, Experimental Models and Cancer” at noon Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.

Wen-Jang Chu, PhD
Wen-Jang Chu, PhD

Center for Imaging Research Talk Dec. 16

The Center for Imaging Research (CIR) will present a talk by Wen-Jang Chu, PhD, research assistant professor in the department of psychiatry, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Chu is a magnetic resonance physicist at the CIR. His topic will be, "In Vivo Measurement of Glutamate Levels in Psychiatric Disorder Studies.”

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