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Date: Monday, April 11, 2011

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Gregory Williams
Gregory H. Williams

President Williams Speaks at Faculty Forum

UC President Gregory H. Williams will participate in this month’s Faculty Forum. The meeting takes place at 4 p.m., Monday, April 18 in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 7051.

For more information, please contact the president of the College of Medicine faculty, Jim Ball, at or (513) 558-2388.

John Breneman, MD
John Breneman, MD

Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD
Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD

Breneman and Rixe Assume New Leadership Positions in UC Brain Tumor Center

John Breneman, MD, Charles M. Barrett Professor of Radiation Oncology, has been named associate director of the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI), and Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, division of hematology oncology, has been named research director.

Breneman is a radiation oncologist, adjunct professor of neurosurgery and co-director of the Precision Radiotherapy Center in West Chester. Rixe, a medical neurooncologist, is director of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at UC. They will play integral roles in the UC Brain Tumor Center’s recently announced Molecular Therapeutics Program, which is aimed at understanding the biological mechanisms of cancer’s spread to the brain and developing more effective therapies for the condition.

›› More about the Molecular Therapeutics Program

Rita Alloway and Steve Woodle
E. Steve Woodle, MD

Woodle Featured in Medscape Lecture on Kidney Exchange

E. Steve Woodle, MD, professor and director of the division of transplantation, has been invited to present a lecture on kidney exchange for Medscape Education. The slide/lecture presentation gives an updated overview of kidney exchange as a solution for incompatibility in kidney transplantation, covering past publications on kidney exchange, present concerns and possibilities for growth. Woodle has pioneered the field of paired donation in kidney transplantation, helping to develop the Paired Donation Network, the largest paired donation program in the world.

›› View the Slide and Transcribed Lecture

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD

Roy-Chaudhury Presenting Lectures on Dialysis Vascular Access

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension, was invited to lecture on dialysis vascular access at the 33rd Charing Cross Symposium held April 9-12 in London. The Charing Cross Symposium is the largest and longest-running vascular surgery meeting in Europe with more than 2,000 participants. Roy-Chaudhury is presenting "Improving haemodynamics for dialysis access grafts” and "Is there any drug available that would improve patency—myth or consensus?”

UC Magazine
UC Magazine

UC Magazine Features Academic Health Center After Hours

The Academic Health Center and UC Health’s hospitals are featured in a photo story in the latest issue of UC Magazine. The photo series displays the 24/7 nature of the university, covering activity on the main and regional campuses, student life, public safety and maintenance. For the Academic Health Center, both clinical care and research were featured in the issue, including residents in the Internal Medicine resident lounge, research at the Reading Campus and a shift change in the emergency department.

›› View the Photo Issue

Medical Faculty Recognized at Authors, Editors and Composers Event

Sixty-six faculty members from the College of Medicine will be recognized at the 25th annual Authors, Editors and Composers event, held Tuesday, April 12, hosted by the UC Libraries at the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. They will be part of 250 UC faculty members representing every UC college and several UC units. Their 350 submissions include articles, books, fiction, photographs, DVDs, musical compositions, journals, sculpture and quilt squares.

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center

OVALS Conference April 14-15

The ninth annual Ohio Valley Affiliates for Life Sciences (OVALS) Conference will be held April 14–15 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. This year's conference will zero in on:

  • Strategies for creating a "community of innovation"
  • The changing regulatory environment
  • Strategies for navigating regulatory hurdles
  • Designing clinical studies to be in alignment with commercialization outcomes
  • Proof of concept and what it means to researchers, industry and investors
This year, the Cleveland Clinic’s Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center will present a special session on "Getting to a First-in-Man Clinical Trial.” For more information, visit
Christy Holland, PhD
Christy Holland, PhD

"Life of the Mind” Lecture Series starts April 19

A new lecture series featuring the innovative research and scholarship of UC faculty will begin Tuesday, April 19, with a conversation around the theme "technology.” The series, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Chair of the UC Faculty and the UC Libraries, will focus on a one-word theme each quarter as the anchor for discussion by a diverse set of UC faculty.

The first lecture, held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center, will feature:

  • Christy K. Holland, PhD, professor of cardiology
  • John McEvoy, PhD, professor of philosophy
  • Carlo Montemagno, PhD, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science

Each speaker will provide a 15-minute talk followed by audience Q&A. The lectures are free and open to the UC community and general public. For more information, visit, email or call (513) 556-1558.

Drake Center
Drake Center

Sports Concussions are Focus of April 29 Symposium

Neurotrauma experts from UCNI and Mayfield Clinic will present the second annual sports-related head injury symposium, "You Can’t Ice the Brain!” on Friday, April 29, at Drake Center. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. until noon, with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

The event is aimed at athletic directors, coaches, trainers, occupational therapists, physical therapists and the local sports community. Specialists will share updated information about the frequency and effects of sports-related concussions and how to identify the signs of a concussion.

Featured speakers include:

  • Lori Shutter, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery and director of the Neurocritical Care Program at UCNI
  • William Knight, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and neurosurgery and UCNI/Mayfield Clinic neurointensivist
  • Sheital Bavishi, DO, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and a UCNI rehabilitation specialist.

The symposium is free for students, $15 for non-students. Register by April 26 by calling (513) 558-8773 or emailing

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars:

  • Public Health Grand Rounds April 18: Moses Rumano, PhD, annual adjunct assistant professor at UC Clermont College, will present "Combating HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa in the New Millennium," at noon in the Stetson Building, Room 4205.
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