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Match Day 2009
College of Medicine Match Day

Medical Student Match Day March 17

The College of Medicine’s 2011 Match Day will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351. During this national event, 155 senior medical students from UC will find out where they will conduct their residency training. Medical students apply for residency training in their programs of choice, hoping to "match” with their preferred hospital and specialty when the results are announced.

The event will be shown on the big screen in Kresge Auditorium and will also be streamed live to MedOneStop. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-5577.

St. Baldwicks
St. Baldrick's celebration

Students Go Bald for Cancer Research

College of Medicine students will shave their heads in support of cancer awareness during a St. Baldrick's celebration to be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the CARE/Crawley Building atrium.

Named for a fusion of "St. Patrick’s Day" and "bald," the St. Baldrick’s Foundation coordinates worldwide head-shaving events that raise money for childhood cancer research. The College of Medicine event is being coordinated by second-year student Jamie Lovell and other students in the pediatrics and oncology clubs. About 25 students have already registered.

For more information, e-mail

UC Physicians website
UC Physicians Website

New Website for UC Physicians

UC Physicians, the multispecialty practice group for UC Health and the College of Medicine, has launched a redesigned website featuring improved physician and specialty search capabilities, in-depth information on medical and surgical specialties and directions to outpatient and hospital locations.

The site houses human resources and marketing documents in a new, password-protected page. A temporary password is needed to access these documents. For more information on that page, or for questions, contact Shannon Davis at (513) 475-8002.

›› Visit the New Site

Neal Weintraub, MD
Neal Weintraub, MD

Weintraub Named Chair of NIH Study Section

Neal Weintraub, MD, director of the division of cardiovascular diseases and Mabel S. Stonehill Chair of Cardiology, has been named chair of the Atherosclerosis and Inflammation of the Cardiovascular System Study Section (AICS) at the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012.  

The AICS Study Section reviews applications concerned with inflammation of the vascular system with a focus on atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease. This study section will review applications on the pathobiology of the blood vessels leading to atherogenesis, its reversal and prevention.

Robert Osher, MD
Robert Osher, MD

Osher Wins Canadian Society’s Excellence Award

Robert Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology and medical director emeritus of the Cincinnati Eye Institute, received the Award of Excellence from Canadian Society of Refractive and Cataract Surgery at the annual meeting held March 5 in Toronto. He served as the keynote speaker. Osher, the Stein lecturer, was joined by a faculty of seven noted ophthalmologists from across Canada and the United States to deliver more than seven hours of presentations and audience interactive panel discussions.

Clinical Research
UC Research

Deadline Extended for Center for Environmental Genetics Pilot Project

The Center for Environmental Genetics Pilot Project deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 23. In addition, the CEG Community Outreach and Education Core will be supporting up to two academic-community partnership awards through the Pilot Project Program. The projects must be co-led by an academic and a community partner and engage a defined community in research or development of outreach activities.

›› For more information

Ride Cincinnati  2009
Ride Cincinnati Foundation

Ride Cincinnati Pilot Grant Program Seeking Proposals

The Marlene Harris Ride Cincinnati Breast Cancer Pilot Grant Program is soliciting proposals for cancer-related research pilot projects. In 2011, the grant program will offer approximately four grants of $40,000.  Grants will be awarded for a period of one year and researchers will have the opportunity to renew their grant the following year. All grants should have a strong scientific basis for development into national funded programs following the end of the funding period.

Deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. Friday, April 15. For details on completion and submission of proposals, contact Brigid Higgins at

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Academic Health Center

Register Now for Grant-Writing Workshops

Registration is now open for three 2011 grant-writing workshops. Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.

  • Write Winning Grants—March 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • NIH Career Development Award Seminar (NIH K Awards and F32s)—April 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • NSF CAREER Award Seminar—April 1, 1 to 4 p.m.

›› For more information or to register

Mario Zuccarello, MD
Mario Zuccarello, MD

April 1 Deadline for Vasospasm 2011 Abstracts

Friday, April 1, is the deadline for submission of abstracts for Vasospasm 2011: The 11th International Conference on Neurovascular Events After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, scheduled for July 21-23 in Cincinnati.

The UC Neuroscience Institute and Mayfield Clinic are hosting the conference, which is expected to draw specialists from approximately 15 nations. Mario Zuccarello, MD, Frank H. Mayfield Endowed Chair for Neurosurgery, and Joe Clark, PhD, department of neurology, are the organizing committee co-chairmen. To submit an abstract, go to the conference’s Online Abstract Center. For additional information, e-mail

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Events and Lectures

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar March 15: Patrick Schlievert, PhD, will present "Secreted Virulence Factors Mediate Infectious Endocarditis, Sepsis, and Pneumonia Caused by Staphylococcus Aureus,” at noon Tuesday, March 15, in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 4051.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds March 16: Four speakers will discuss "Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine – Anti-angiogenics in metastatic breast cancer," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 in MSB 7051.
  • Public Health Sciences Grand Rounds March 21: Judith Feinberg, MD, professor of medicine, division of infectious disease, will present "New Directions in the Global Fight against HIV/AIDS: A Report from the 2010 International AIDS Conference," from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 21, in Stetson Building Room 4205.
  • Dean's Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar March 28: Björn Knollmann, MD, will present "New Treatments for Calcium Triggered Arrhythmia – A Bench to Bedside Story,” at noon Monday, March 28, in MSB 3351.
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