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Date: Monday, February 14, 2011

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Robert Adolph, MD
Robert Adolph, MD

Robert Adolph Memorial Celebration Feb. 27

Join family, colleagues, students and friends in a memorial celebration of life for Robert Adolph, MD (1927-2010), at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, in Kresge Auditorium. Adolph, professor emeritus of medicine in the division of cardiovascular diseases, joined the College of Medicine faculty in 1962 and served as a professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics and director of the cardiology division from 1986 until 1990. In 2010, the college established the Robert J. Adolph Award for Excellence in Bedside Diagnosis, Humanism and Teaching.

Reception and refreshments follow in the lobby. For questions, call (513) 558-3074 or e-mail

Joseph Broderick, MD
Joseph Broderick, MD

Broderick Appointed Chair Elect of AHA Stroke Council

Joseph Broderick, MD, Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair of Neurology, has been appointed as the incoming vice chair and chair-elect of the American Heart Association (AHA) Stroke Council. Broderick’s appointment was announced Feb. 8, in Los Angeles at the AHA’s International Stroke Conference 2011. He will serve two years (2011–2013) as vice chair of the Stroke Council, then two years (2013–2015) as chair.

The Stroke Council, one of 16 scientific councils within the AHA/American Stroke Association (ASA), works to help identify, treat and prevent cerebrovascular disease and rehabilitate those who have it. It also helps publish Stroke, the AHA’s journal on cerebrovascular diseases, awards scholarships and conducts the International Stroke Conference.

Brian Gibler, MD
Brian Gibler, MD

Gibler Elected Fellow in American College of Cardiology

W. Brian Gibler, MD, president and CEO of UC Health University Hospital, senior vice president of UC Health and professor of emergency medicine, was recently elected a fellow in the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Physicians are elected to fellowship based on professional excellence, significant contributions to research and letters of sponsorship from other ACC fellows.

The ACC is a 39,000-member nonprofit medical professional society whose mission is to advocate for quality cardiovascular care—through education, research, promotion, development and by influencing health care policy.

W. Edward Richards, MD
W. Edward Richards, MD

Richards Named Physician of the Quarter

W. Edward Richards, MD, was the recipient of UC Health University Hospital’s "Physician of the Quarter” award for outstanding service and patient care. He was awarded a parking spot for the next quarter next to the ER entrance with a reserved parking sign. Richards is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and serves as interim director of the Division of Gynecological Oncology.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Lee Receives Louise Rauh Scholarship

Fourth-year medical student Elinor Lee is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Louise Rauh Scholarship, presented annually by the Women’s Faculty Association of the department of pediatrics. The scholarship is awarded to a fourth-year College of Medicine student based on excellence in academic performance, leadership skills, community service, resourcefulness and financial need. It honors Louise W. Rauh, MD, a 1928 graduate of the College of Medicine. Rauh practiced pediatrics in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood from 1934-1950.

Clinical Research

Center for Environmental Genetics Accepting Nominations

The Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG) is accepting nominations for the 2011 Next Generation Biomedical Investigator and New Investigator Scholar awards. Eligible candidates for the Next Generation Biomedical Investigator (NGBI) are junior-level investigators with a research interest in line with the mission of the CEG. New Investigator Scholar awards serve as an initiation step for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to become collaborative environmental health sciences investigators.

For more information, contact the program coordinator, Elizabeth Koprasat (513) 558-3625) or visit the CEG website. The deadline for both awards is Friday, March 18.

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

CCTST Grand Rounds on Puberty and the Environment Feb. 18

Environmental influences on puberty are the focus of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds on Friday, Feb. 18, in Medical Sciences Building Room (MSB) 3351. This month's co-sponsor is the UC Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG).

  • From 11 a.m. to noon, Frank Biro, MD, will discuss "The changing face of puberty: the canary in the coal mine.” Biro is director of the division of adolescent medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and director of the Cincinnati Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Program (BCERP).
  • From noon to 1 p.m., Susan Pinney, PhD, will expand on Biro’s discussion in her presentation "Biomarkers of environmental chemicals in pubertal girls – what’s in the coal mine.” Pinney is associate professor of environmental health and a BCERP co-investigator.

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

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

This Week in Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Feb. 15: Kris Steinbrecher, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, will present "Role of Guanylate Cyclase C in Intestinal Inflammation,” at noon Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, in Medical Sciences Building Room 4051.
  • Dermatology P&G Scientific Lectureship Feb. 17: Jerry Shapiro, MD, clinical professor of dermatology and skin science at the University of British Columbia, will present "Hair Loss in Women,” at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center, Hoxworth Building Room G-344.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Feb. 17: Peter Stambrook, PhD, professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry & microbiology, will present "Maintaining Genomic Integrity in Somatic and Embryonic Stem Cells,” at noon Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Center for Imaging Research Discussion Feb. 17: Kim Cecil, PhD, research professor of radiology, pediatrics, neuroscience and environmental health, will present "Lead Exposure: How It Changes Brain and Behavior in Humans” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in MSB 7051.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Feb. 17: Su-Chun Zhang, MD, PhD, professor of anatomy and neurology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Stem Cell Model of Human Biology” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in MSB 2351.
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