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Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards

The Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization is soliciting nominations for the 2010–11 Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards. There are two categories of awards for faculty with exceptional accomplishment in promoting and maximizing the human benefits and commercial potential of university intellectual property and/or research. Faculty members from all colleges are eligible to apply.

The deadline for application is Friday, Feb. 11. Questions regarding the awards should be directed to Dorothy Air, PhD, associate vice president for entrepreneurial affairs and technology commercialization, at (513) 558-7339 or

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Academic Health Center researcher
Academic Health Center research

UC Research in Top End-of-Year Lists

Two publications by UC faculty were recently included in end-of-the-year review lists covering research in their fields. In a Faculty of 1000 list of the "Top 7 in Immunology” on, the paper "Antibodies mediate intracellular immunity through tripartite motif-containing 21(TRIM21)” by Nancy Sawtell, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, was listed as among the most highly ranking articles at the end of 2010.

In the journal Academic Emergency Medicine, "Midazolam Versus Diazepam for the Treatment of Status Epilepticus in Children and Young Adults: A Meta-analysis,” by Jason McMullan, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, and Arthur Pancioli, MD, Richard C. Levy Professor and chair of emergency medicine, was included among the most downloaded articles of 2010.

Hugh Gloster, MD
Hugh Gloster, MD

Gloster Invited to Johns Hopkins Community Seminar

Hugh Gloster, MD, professor of dermatology, was the invited speaker at the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professorship Community Seminar on skin cancer in African-Americans.

The seminar was held Jan. 12 and included dermatologists, primary care doctors, health care providers, community members and professional stylists for an open forum to discuss the warning signs of skin cancer in African-Americans.

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Kettering Laboratory

Environmental Health Seminar Jan. 19

Joseph Jacobson, PhD, developmental psychology professor at Wayne State University, will present "Number Processing Impairment in Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure” at the next Environmental Health Winter Seminar Series, held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium.

Jacobson’s work focuses on developmental psychology (the study of physical, cognitive and social changes from conception to death) and looks at how environment can influence behavior. For more information, contact Holly Sanders at

Mark Eckman, MD
Mark Eckman, MD

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds/Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine Jan. 19

The department of internal medicine is sponsoring a Medical Grand Rounds/Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine. Titled "Dembones, dembones—Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Osteoporosis Therapy,” the lecture will include a presentation of the most recent evidence on important clinical issues followed by an interactive discussion among the audience and the discussants. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in MSB 7051.

Presenters include:

  • Dima Diab, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
  • Mark Eckman, MD, professor of medicine, director, division of general internal medicine, director, Center for Clinical Effectiveness
  • Nelson Watts, MD, professor of medicine, director, Osteoporosis and Bone Health Program, division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

For additional information, contact Mary Rich at or (513) 245-3425.

Victoria Surdulescu, MD
Victoria Surdulescu, MD

Counting Sheep to Fall Asleep? A Seminar on Sleep Health

Join Victoria Surdulescu, MD, from the UC Sleep Center as she discusses the normal sleep architecture and explains the ramifications of sleep deprivation and how it can adversely affect driving, the medical profession and patients in the MICU. She will also discuss PLMD, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders and parasomnias. The seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 454 University Hall. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Registration is required. Please register at

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Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

CCTST Grand Rounds on Epigenetics Jan. 21

Epigenetics, the study of heritable but potentially reversible changes in gene function that do not involve changes in DNA sequence, is the focus of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds on Friday, Jan. 21, in MSB 3351.

  • From 11 a.m. to noon, Karin Michels, PhD, will discuss, "How Does the Intrauterine Life Shape Your Epigenetic Profile?” Michels is associate professor of epidemiology in the Harvard University School of Public Health.
  • From 1 to 2 p.m., Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, will discuss "Epigenetics and Developmental Origins of Complex Disease: New Prospects for Epidemiology Research.” She is the Jacob G. Schmidlapp chair and UC professor of environmental health.

For more information, go to, call (513) 803-1044 or e-mail

Diomedes Logothetis, PhD,
Diomedes Logothetis, PhD

Dean's Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar Jan. 24

Diomedes Logothetis, PhD, professor and chair of physiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Icahn Medical Institute, will present "Modulation of K+ channel activity by G proteins and phosphoinositides” at noon Monday, Jan. 24, in MSB 3351.

The event is part of the Dean's Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar Series and is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. For more information, contact Donna Gering at or (513) 558-2307.

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Stetson Building

Public Health Grand Rounds Jan. 24

The department of public health begins the Public Health Grand Rounds with a discussion on vaccines and immunizations, held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the Stetson Building, Room 4205.

Mark Steinhoff, MD, professor of pediatrics and director of the Global Health Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Saving Millions with Vaccines and Immunization: This is Public and Global Health.” Steinhoff, whose research focuses on assessing the burden of preventable infectious diseases and the effectiveness of vaccines in low-resource settings, has carried out research projects in a variety of regions including South and East Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe.

For more information, call (513) 558-2756 or e-mail

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