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Date: Monday, December 13, 2010

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Drake Medal
Drake Medal

Nominations Sought for Daniel Drake Medal

The Daniel Drake Medal is the highest recognition the College of Medicine can bestow on its former students, former faculty, former residents or current faculty. Two awards will be made in 2011 to living individuals who have been associated with the College of Medicine, now or in the past.

Nominees for the first award will be evaluated on the basis of outstanding achievements in biomedical science as evidenced by major significant contributions to medical research. Nominees for the other will represent a distinguished career as a clinician-teacher. Until Jan. 31, 2011, members of the full-time faculty, the alumni, the emeriti, past Daniel Drake medalists and former associates of the college are invited to submit nominations. Selected nominees will be notified in February.

For more information about nominations, visit:

Robert Anthenelli, MD
Robert Anthenelli, MD

Multidisciplinary Consortium for Addictive Disorders Launched
The Center for Treatment, Research & Education in Addictive Disorders (CeTREAD), an intercampus, multidisciplinary consortium of clinicians, researchers and educators dedicated to the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, was officially launched Thursday, Dec. 9, with an event in the CARE/Crawley Building dining hall.

Created and managed by the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, CeTREAD includes faculty from that department along with the department of psychology, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services, the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and several community-based treatment programs. CeTREAD’s director is Robert Anthenelli, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience and director of the Tri-State Tobacco and Alcohol Research Center (Tri-TARC).

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Apply Now for 2011 'The Dream Continues' Grant
Applications are being accepted for the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "The Dream Continues" grant. The program recognizes individuals who best exemplify King's dream and commitment to our society. All UC and UC Health University Hospital employees are eligible to apply. Three $1,000 awards will be granted and winners will be selected by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee. Self or third-party nominations are accepted. Grants will be presented at the 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.

Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, Dec. 15. For more information, download the application and grant-selection criteria or contact Joyce Kinley at

2008 IvaDean Benefit Concert
Singers Needed

Singers Wanted for Memorial Celebration
UC Health University Hospital is recruiting singers to participate in the 39th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration on Friday, Jan. 14. The event will take place in Kresge Auditorium at 11 a.m. Choir members will be given a CD and accompanying lyrics to help learn the musical selections being performed at the celebration. Additionally, there will be several rehearsal sessions, all starting at 5:30 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 5, Room 1346, First Floor, Main Hospital
  • Thursday, Jan. 6, Room 1346, First Floor, Main Hospital
  • Monday, Jan. 10, Room 1346, First Floor, Main Hospital
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11, Staff Education, Conference Rooms B & C (Across from Room 1346)
  • Thursday, Jan. 13, Kresge Auditorium, UC College of Medicine

Interested singers can contact Joyce Kinley, director of community relations and external affairs, as soon as possible at

Christian Hong, PhD
Christian Hong, PhD

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Dec. 14
Christian Hong, PhD, will present the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at noon Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. His topic will be, "Molecular Mechanisms of Circadian Rhythms in Neurospora Crassa.” Hong is an assistant professor in the department of molecular and cellular physiology. For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Building S 00145ARC
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Building Location S

Research Flow Cytometry Core Users Meeting Dec. 16
The Research Flow Cytometry Core at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will host its next users meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in Room S5.125. Nikesh Kotecha, PhD, CEO of Cytobank, Inc., will present, "Phosphoflow and Cytobank: Development and Management of Flow Cytometry Based Signaling Assays for Translational Research.” For more information, contact Monica DeLay at

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