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Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 14

UC Health will host its 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in Kresge Auditorium. This year’s event, titled "The Dream Continues: Let Us Reason Together,” features keynote speaker Juana Bordas, president of Mestiza International and national author.

The MLK Choir, composed of UC Health volunteers and College of Medicine staff, will perform. In addition, winners of the 2011 "The Dream Continues" grants will be announced.

For more information, contact Joyce Kinley at (513) 584-4971 or

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

Apply Now for CCTST Research Ethics and Methods Grants

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is requesting applications for interdisciplinary research on ethical issues and innovative research addressing biostatistical, epidemiological and other methods developments.

  • The Research Ethics Grant Program supports interdisciplinary research that aims to develop, inform, or apply morally, socially and culturally acceptable frameworks that maximize the ethics of conducting clinical and translational research.
  • The Methodologic Research Program advances methodologic research in biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics and related disciplines in order to enhance the capacity to conduct and analyze data from clinical and translational studies.

Each program expects to make two to three one year, non-renewable grants of up to $10,000, based on the merit of applications. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Friday, March 4.

Complete details can be found at the CCTST site or by emailing

Cincinnati Digestive Health Center
Cincinnati Digestive Health Center

2011 Digestive Health Center Research Symposium

On Tuesday, March 8, the Digestive Health Center (DHC) will host a scientific retreat to showcase the latest research in digestive diseases and provide opportunities for new collaborations.

The retreat, held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will include a poster session and a keynote address by Sanjeev Gupta, MD, Eleazar & Feige Reicher Chair in Translational Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York. Gupta will present "Mechanisms in Repopulating the Liver for Cell Therapy.”

Prizes will be given for the best posters presented at the meeting.  Abstracts are due Feb. 18. For abstract forms, contact Cynthia Wetzel, PhD, at

Stephanie Dunlap
Stephanie Dunlap, DO

Focus on Women’s Health Video Series Launches

A new educational video series, "UC Health: Focus On Women’s Health,” launches this month on the Health News video gallery. The monthly series will feature UC Health doctors discussing issues affecting women’s health from various angles. The first episode features Stephanie Dunlap, DO, director of UC’s heart failure program, and covers pregnancy and heart failure.

To suggest a topic or expert for future episodes, contact Angela Koenig at or call 558-4625.

Robert Osher, MD
Robert Osher, MD

Osher Named in 'Best Ophthalmologists in America'

Robert Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology, was recently included in the Becker’s ASC Review’s list of "34 of the Best Ophthalmologists in America.”

Members of the list were selected for their leadership and involvement in nationally recognized ophthalmologic organizations, as well as on their use of technologically advanced procedures and technology in the field of ophthalmology.

Dennis Grogan, PhD
Dennis Grogan, PhD

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 11

Dennis Grogan, PhD, will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in MSB Room 4051. His topic will be "Maintaining an Archaeal Genome Under Geothermal Conditions.” Grogan is a professor in the department of biological sciences at UC.

For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Research Building  00136ARC
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

CCTST Biobanking Forum Rescheduled for Jan. 27

The CCTST forum "Biobanking:  Navigating the Practical, Ethical and Regulatory Pathways,” originally scheduled for Dec. 19, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at a new location: Cincinnati Children's Research Auditorium, Location R, Room 3381.

For an agenda, visit, call (513) 803-2612 or e-mail

Scheduling Note

UC will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The next issue of Dean’s List will appear Tuesday, Jan. 18. To submit an item, please visit "Suggest a Story" on UC Health News.

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