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Date: Monday, April 25, 2011

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Richard Fisher
Richard Fisher, MD

Open Session With College of Medicine Dean Candidate April 27

Faculty, staff and students are invited to an open session with Richard Fisher, MD, candidate for the College of Medicine dean and vice president for health affairs position. The session will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room E-351.

Fisher is currently senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Rochester and director of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group. Fisher also serves as vice president of the University of Rochester Medical Center. He also is professor of medicine with research interests in the biology and treatment of lymphoma, cancers derived from white blood cells and Hodgkin’s disease and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Gregory Rouan, MD
Gregory Rouan, MD

Rouan Named Interim Chair in Internal Medicine

Gregory Rouan, MD, Richard W. and Sue P. Vilter Professor of Clinical Medicine, has been named interim chair of the department of internal medicine, effective June 1. He replaces Bradley Britigan, MD, who will be leaving in June to become dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

In announcing the appointment, Interim Dean Andrew Filak, MD, said Rouan’s ability to train skilled, compassionate physicians has made him a true leader in the department. A College of Medicine graduate, Rouan completed postgraduate training at UC before joining the faculty. He serves as a board member of the UC Healthcare System, the parent company governing UC Health, and was recently named governor-elect of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Rouan has won a number of awards for excellence, including the 2010 Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, considered one of the most prestigious awards in graduate medical education. An education endowment was recently established in his name to support medical education in the department. He has published more than 40 scientific publications, conducted funded research through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is an editorial reviewer for a variety of scientific journals.

Anil Jain, MD
Anil Jain, MD

Jain Appointed to UC Health Post

Anil Jain, MD, has been named senior vice president and chief medical information officer of UC Health. Jain, who comes to UC Health from the Cleveland Clinic, is a nationally recognized physician leader in the area of health information technology (IT), informatics and analytics. In his new role, he will work closely with, and be supported by, Jay Brown, corporate vice president and chief information officer, to transform UC Health’s IT infrastructure. Jain will hold an appointment in the UC internal medicine department and will serve on the UC Health Operations Council. He will join UC Health early this summer.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Residency Program Reaccredited

The department of pathology and laboratory medicine’s residency training program has been awarded a five-year term of reaccreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME relies on resident review committees (RRC) to review and decide the status of the accredited program. Before an RRC reviews the program, it relies on a field representative visit and a program information form detailing the program’s operation. The last accreditation for the residency training program was for two years, awarded in October 2008.

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

Biostatistics Webinar April 27

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training will present a free webinar from the American Statistical Association – Biopharmaceutical Section from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Cincinnati Children's Location S Room 10.130. "Bayesian Model-based Approaches for Single and Combination Dose Finding" will be discussed by Stuart Bailey, PhD, and Beat Neuenschwander, PhD, of Novartis Pharma AG (Basel, Switzerland).

For registration or questions, email Matthew Fenchel, Cincinnati Children's Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

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CARE/Crawley Building

Subway Opens Tuesday in CARE/Crawley Building

The Subway restaurant in the CARE/Crawley dining area on Level E will open for business Tuesday, April 26, with special grand opening promotions each day through Monday, May 2. Daily hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more information, email or call (513) 556-4723.

With the Subway opening, the CARE/Crawley Building dining area will no longer be available for special events. The Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Reception Hall, near the entrance to the dining area, will continue to be available. To schedule College of Medicine space, contact Matt Conley or Jim Glenn at (513) 558-4186.

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

Postdoctoral Fellow Association Career Development Seminar April 28

UC’s Postdoctoral Fellow Association’s next seminar in their 2011 seminar series, "Preparing for Life After Your Postdoc," will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in MSB 7051. Leslie Schick, associate dean of library services and director of the Health Sciences Library, will present on networking and using web-based platforms such as Linkedin.

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

Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting

UC Brain Tumor Center Wine Tasting Event

The UC Brain Tumor Center's second annual fundraiser is a wine tasting event featuring high-quality wines from around the world, plus hors d'oeuvres. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the CARE/Crawley Building Atrium. Tickets are $50.

For more information, contact Jennifer Dilbert at (513) 558-6903 or

2006 Breast Cancer Luncheon
Breast Cancer Education

Many Faces of Breast Cancer Educational Event

Many Faces of Breast Cancer is an educational event focused on the unique needs and issues faced by women living with advanced breast cancer. The event will include talks from UC Health breast cancer experts and patients, as well as information about local resources and support. Medical professionals will provide insight into the clinical and emotional impact of advanced breast cancer, information about the latest research, and more.

The free event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. The event is sponsored by UC Health and hosted by AstraZeneca. For more information, call (877) 814-9421 or email

Cancer Cells
Cancer Cells

Cincinnati Cancer Symposium May 2-4

The UC Department of Cancer and Cell Biology and the Cincinnati Cancer Center will host the inaugural Cincinnati Cancer Symposium Series May 2-4 at the Westin Hotel, downtown.

The 2011 Symposium will focus on NF-kB, cancer, obesity and inflammation. The symposium will include invited talks by leading scientists in the field as well as contributed poster presentations and short talks (selected from submitted abstracts). The keynote speaker is David Baltimore, PhD, Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology and Nobel laureate. Baltimore's research focuses on signal transduction, transcriptional regulation and cell cycle controls.

For more information, contact

Nelson Watts, MD
UC Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center

UC Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center Hosts 12th Annual Bone Day

The UC Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center will host "Bone Day" Friday, May 6, at the UC Metabolic Diseases Institute. The purpose of the one-day program is to provide a discussion of advances in the understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. The course features state-of-the-art presentations by leaders in the field and panel discussions for interaction between speakers and participants. Speakers from UC include Dima Diab, MD, discussing "New Guidelines on Calcium and Vitamin D," and Nelson Watts, MD, presenting "Osteoporosis in Men."

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Randy Seeley, PhD
Randy Seeley, PhD, Director, Cincinnati Diabetes and
Obesity Center

Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center Research Retreat

The Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center will host a Research Retreat Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The retreat will feature five seminar sessions with leading scientists and clinical experts. A poster session for faculty, staff and students will also be held. Poster session applications are due by midnight, Wednesday, April 27.

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Lungs on the Run

Second Annual Lungs on the Run 5K May 21

The second annual Lungs on the Run 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the West Chester Hospital campus. "Lungs on the Run” is the creation of Cincinnati residents KC Faessler, a six-year lung cancer survivor, her son Phil Faessler and his girlfriend Shannon Dunn. KC Faessler lost both her mother and grandfather to lung cancer; Dunn lost her father and cousin to the disease. Last year’s race raised $9,000 for the Cincinnati Cancer Center's research in lung cancer.

For more information on the race or to register, visit

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Transplant Grand Rounds April 26: Alfred L. Goldberg, PhD, professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School, will present "Function of the Proteasome: From Protein Breakdown to Immune Surveillance and Cancer Therapy," at 4 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

  • George Rieveschl Lecture April 27: Daniel Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology, Harvard University, will present "The Rise and Fall of Human Running and Its Relevance to Human Health," Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Zimmer Auditorium.

  • The Smith H. & Lucille Gibson Endowed Lecture in Medical Ethics in Dermatology April 28: Lionel Bercovitch, MD, clinical professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Brown University, will present "Why Ethics Matter in Dermatology in 2011" at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building Heaton Conference Center (Room G-344).

  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar April 28: Joyce Graff, executive director of the VHL Family Alliance, will present "Patients as Partners: Family Perspective on Genetic VHL Cancer Syndrome" at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.

  • Neuroscience Seminar Series May 5: Arthur Arnold, PhD, department of integrative biology and physiology, UCLA, will present, "Sex chromosome effects that cause sex differences in obesity," at 4 p.m. in MSB 5051.
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