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Date: Monday, March 21, 2011

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U.S. News and World Report
US News and World Report

College of Medicine No. 42 in Latest US News Rankings

The College of Medicine was ranked No. 42 in the 2011 US News medical school rankings for research institutions. The rankings were released March 15. The College of Medicine last year was ranked No. 40. The college improved this year in most categories used to determine the rankings, including overall score, average undergraduate GPA and amount of NIH research grants.

U.S. medical school deans and senior faculty who participated in the US News survey named the college’s pediatrics program as the third best in the country, the same ranking as last year.

University of Cincinnati gate
University of Cincinnati

Trustees Appoint Emeriti, Fellow Positions

At its March 15 meeting, the UC Board of Trustees approved emeritus status for several faculty members. Appointed faculty from the College of Medicine include Horacio Falciglia, MD, professor emeritus in the department of pediatrics, and Wallace Ip, PhD, professor emeritus in the department of cancer and cell biology.

The board also approved the election of two College of Medicine faculty members as fellows of the Graduate School. They are Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, environmental health, and S. Steven Potter, PhD, pediatrics.

David Bernstein, MD
David Bernstein, MD

David Bernstein Elected to ABAI Board

David Bernstein, MD, professor of medicine, division of immunology/allergy, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). The ABAI board consists of both ABAI-certified internists and ABAI-certified pediatricians, nominated by ABAI sponsoring societies and the ABAI itself for six-year terms.

Peter Clayton
Peter Clayton

Clayton to be Internal Medicine Executive Director

Starting April 11, Peter Clayton will be the new executive director of the department of internal medicine. Clayton has worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Surgical Services for the past 14 years, serving as vice president of operations since 2002. He has also worked at Tufts-New England Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Clayton replaces previous executive director Tip Ford.

Michael Gilligan
Michael Gilligan

Winkler Center Names Gilligan to Board

Michael Gilligan, president and chief executive officer of the Mayfield Clinic, has joined the advisory board of the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions.

The Winkler Center is a medical archive, library and exhibit facility located in UC’s Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library that is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the UC College of Medicine and the health sciences in Cincinnati.

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

Hauck Foundation Gallery Naming Approved

A new gallery in the Medical Sciences Building will be named for the John Hauck Foundation to recognize its support for the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. The 1,200-square-foot gallery, to be housed in MSB R006, will be part of a new facility constructed to house and display the collections of the center, which will be moved from Wherry Hall.

In 2010, the foundation awarded the Winkler Center a $100,000 two-year grant to complete the construction of the center’s new facility in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library. The foundation has previously awarded the center a grant to organize, preserve and promote the Albert Sabin archives. The UC Board of Trustees approved the name change at its March 15 meeting.

Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building
Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Finalist in Green Business Awards

The Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building was among six finalists named in the "Design Nonprofit" category in the Cincinnati Business Courier's 2011 Green Business Awards.

The building was recognized for its energy-saving measures, including heat recovery wheels to return heat to the air supply, use of natural lighting and atrium cooled with natural ventilation and heated with radiant floors. The awards dinner was held March 3. UC received the "policy non-profit" award for sustainable transportation initiatives such as the Bearcat Bike Share, UC*METRO partnership, UC Shuttle System, Electric Vehicle Plug-In Stations and Walk-to-Work Loan Program.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow Association Launching Seminar Series

UC’s Postdoctoral Fellow Association is launching its 2011 seminar series, "UCPDFA Professional Career Development Seminar Series: Preparing for Life After Your Postdoc,” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Medical Sciences Building Room 5051. Luna Mukherjee, PhD, a technology manager in the Center for Technology Commercialization at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present, "Technology Transfer, a Promising Frontier.”

Postdocs and graduate students are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Email questions to

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

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