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Date: Monday, March 7, 2011

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Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

April 1 Deadline for New ‘T1’ Pilot Grant Program for Junior Investigators

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training announces the new "T1" Pilot Grant Program for Junior Investigators, a variation of the existing "T1" Pilot Grant Program but targeted to junior faculty.

"T1” research seeks to apply clinical or basic research knowledge in an identifiable pathway toward the development of trials and studies in humans. This program is designed to provide a one-year, non-renewable grant of up to $25,000 for junior faculty to obtain preliminary data leading to additional funding through the full "T1" program or extramural sources. It is anticipated that a total of five to eight awards will be made.

Deadline is noon Friday, April 1. Notification of awards will be made in May with funding to begin July 1. Click here for complete details and application forms, e-mail Angela Sterwerf or call (513) 803-2778.


Academic Health Center Surpasses 1,000 Followers on Twitter

The UC Academic Health Center has surpassed 1,000 followers on the social media and networking site The account, @UCHealthNews, updated and maintained by the Academic Health Center PR office, has been active since April 2009 and tweets updates about news from the Academic Health Center, stories featuring our faculty, research and patients and live-tweets from our events, in addition to stories featuring various trends in the medical field.

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Stephen Strakowski, MD
Stephen Strakowski, MD

Strakowski to Direct Clinical Research

Stephen Strakowski, MD, chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience and director of the Center for Imaging Research, has been appointed director of clinical research for University of Cincinnati Physicians. He was the architect behind the practice’s Clinical Trials Office (CTO) and will work to support that office to improve clinical trials options, contracting and industry-sponsored research efforts.

Strakowski will also coordinate faculty clinical research efforts with UC’s Office of Research, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) and UC Health. He plans to meet with departmental and research program faculty over the next several months to seek input.

Gregg Warshaw, MD
Gregg Warshaw, MD

Warshaw Serves as Visiting Professor at UNC

Gregg Warshaw, MD, Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine and professor of family and community medicine, served as the Robert R. Huntley Visiting Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) from Feb. 28 through March 2.

Warshaw consulted with family medicine and geriatrics faculty on geriatric medicine program development and met with UNC medical students on careers in geriatric medicine. During the visit, he presented the seventh annual Huntley Lecture on the topic, "Caring for an Aging America: Is the Primary Care Workforce Prepared?"

Michael Thomas, MD
Michael Thomas, MD

Thomas to Present at FSRH Annual Scientifics Meeting

Michael Thomas, MD, professor and director of reproductive endocrinology and infertility in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, will give a talk on the policies and clinical perspectives related to the management of the perimenopause at the annual meeting of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), held in Liverpool, England, May 12-13.

FSRH is a physician-level academic society associated with the Royal College of Medicine that also accepts practicing reproductive health professionals. Thomas, board chair of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, will represent ARHP at the meeting.

University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati

New External Faculty Awards Website

A long-term goal of the UC2019 strategic plan is to increase the number of national/international awards to UC faculty. A new site has been developed to facilitate applying for or nominating faculty for awards. Login is required using your central login and password, and awards are listed by name, deadline and college. Web links with additional information about each award and the application process is provided.

If you have questions or recommendations for additions to the awards list, email Dawn O'Neill at

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Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

Interdisciplinary Pain Research Seminar March 15

Mark your calendar for "Improving Interdisciplinary Pain Research at the University of Cincinnati,” a seminar for pain researchers, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. The seminar, for researchers at UC, UC Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, will study the development of a collaborative pain research group at UC and feature a keynote presentation by Daniel Clauw, MD, director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan.

For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail Lesley Arnold, MD, at

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series March 10: George Atweh, MD, director of the UC Cancer Institute, will present "The Role of Stathmin in the Cell Cycle, Cancer and Hematopoiesis" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Communication Sciences Research Center March 14: Laura Justice, PhD, Ohio State University professor of teaching and learning, will present "Developing interventions to promote emergent literacy skills in children with language impairment” from noon to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medicine Center Location S, Room S1.204.
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