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Date: Monday, April 4, 2011

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Philip Diller, MD
Philip Diller, MD, PhD

Diller Appointed Family Medicine Chair

Philip Diller, MD, PhD, has been appointed chair of the department of family and community medicine. The appointment is effective immediately and is pending UC Board of Trustees approval.

Diller has served as interim chair of the department since last August. He has been a faculty member in the department since July 1991 and has served as vice chair since January 2009.

”His ability to train skilled, compassionate family physicians and his passion for his patients has made him a true leader in family medicine,” said Interim Dean Andrew Filak, MD, in announcing Diller’s appointment. "I have been extremely delighted with Dr. Diller’s leadership of the department, a sentiment loudly echoed by the family medicine faculty. Clearly, he is the best person to continue leading the department and I am glad he has accepted this responsibility.”


NetWellness on Facebook

NetWellness, a nonprofit consumer health information and education website, has joined Facebook. The NetWellness page will feature the latest health information and patient questions answered by UC College of Medicine faculty and colleagues at Case Western Reserve University and Ohio State University.

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College of Medicine Honors Day Celebration
College of Medicine Honors Day Celebration

Honors Day Award Winners Announced

David Fischer, MD, director of the division of general surgery, has been selected to receive the Golden Apple teaching award during the College of Medicine’s Honors Day Program to be held Sunday, May 22.

Thomas DeHoop, MD, obstetrics and gynecology, and John Quinlan, MD, neurology, will be awarded Silver Apples. In addition, John Szymusiak will be presented with the College of Medicine alumni award. This year’s speaker is Travis Howard. Honors Day begins at 1 p.m. at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at or (513) 558-5577.

University of Cincinnati gate
University of Cincinnati

Global Address Books Switching to @uchealth

As part of the transition from the Health Alliance to UC Health, UCit will switch the email domain in UC’s global address book from to

Effective April 13, UC’s global address book will no longer house any email addresses, meaning that the "healthall” part of all addresses will change to "uchealth.” Any emails sent to may be returned as "non-deliverable.”

Send questions to the Help Desk at or 513-556-HELP (4357).

Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center

Brain Awareness Event at Cincinnati Museum Center

The UC Neuroscience Graduate Program will host a brain awareness exhibit Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibit—in the rotunda from noon to 4 p.m. each day—will be staffed by neuroscience faculty and PhD students and will provide museum visitors with special displays and demonstrations and answers to questions they have about the brain.

For more information, contact neuroscience PhD student Joe Korfhagen at

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

CCTST Grand Rounds on Diesel Exhaust and Children’s Health April 15

The health impacts of diesel exhaust exposure on children is the focus of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds on Friday, April 15, in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051. This month’s co-sponsor is the UC Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG) as part of its "forth and back” series.

  • From 11 a.m. to noon, David Bernstein, MD, will discuss "60,000 trucks/day—diesel exhaust exposure and children’s health: The Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study (CCAAPS).” Bernstein is professor of clinical medicine in the division of immunology, allergy and rheumatology.
  • From noon to 1 p.m., Gurjit Khurana Hershey, MD, PhD, will present "60,000 trucks/day—the mechanistic basis for diesel’s adverse health outcomes.” Khurana Hershey is professor of pediatrics and director of the division of asthma research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).

For more information, visit or email

Sid Khosla, MD
UC Health Voice and Swallowing Center

World Voice Day Educational Event April 16

The department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is partnering with the UC Health Voice and Swallowing Center to host the region’s first-ever World Voice Day event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Manor House Banquet and Conference Center in Mason.

Educational sessions will be led by UC faculty in otolaryngology, neurology and speech pathology and will cover use and care of the occupational voice, care of the singing and active voice and available treatments for neurological voice disorders. The final session will feature vocal performances from CCM and a panel with patients recovering from a voice disorder.

To register for the free event, email Angie Keith at or call (513) 475-7366.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Environmental Health Seminar April 6: Wei Xu, PhD, assistant professor of oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present, "Development of assays for screening environmental estrogens,” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture April 11: Robert Orlikoff, PhD, professor and chair of speech pathology and audiology at West Virginia University, will present, "Exploring Glottal Dynamics with Digital Kymography and Electroglottography," at noon in Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Location S, Room S1.204.
  • CCTST Community Engagement Speaker Series April 12: Sarena Seifer, MD, executive director, and Susan Ann Gust, board chair of the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), will present, "The Why and How of Sustaining Community-Academic Health Research Partnerships,” from noon to 1 p.m. and lead a case presentation and a panel discussion until 2 p.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Nasrallah Schizophrenia Lecture Series April 20: Matcheri Keshavan, MD, Stanley R. Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will present, "Advances in Deciphering Schizophrenia: From Scattered Findings to Coherent Models,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Suite 2108 of the Stetson Building.
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