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Date: Monday, May 16, 2011

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UC Health University Hospital
UC Health University Hospital

Second Annual Research Week May 23-26

To recognize the contribution of doctors, nurses and patients who conduct and participate in hospital-based research, University Hospital’s Research Committee will host the second annual University Hospital Research Week, May 23-26.

The week will kick off during a ceremony in the hospital lobby at noon Monday, May 23, featuring Interim Dean and Vice President for Health Affairs Andrew Filak, MD, and University Hospital President and CEO Brian Gibler, MD. The rest of the week will include staffed displays of ongoing studies and details on available infrastructure and services, all held in the dining area across from Starbucks. All are invited. There will be refreshments and door prizes. For a complete schedule, visit

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Gold and Silver Apple Award Winners Announced

Second-year medical students have selected the following faculty to receive the Gold and Silver Apple awards for 2011:

  • Gold Apple: Gregory Retzinger, MD, PhD, a professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine.
  • Silver Apples (tie vote):
    • Bruce Giffin, MD, interim chair of the department of medical education, professor of cancer and cell biology, director of the UC Body Donation Program and course director, gross anatomy and brain and behavior.
    • John Quinlan, MD, professor of neurology.
    • Laura Wexler, MD, senior associate dean for student affairs and admissions.

The Gold and Silver Apple Awards were established in 1968 by Pi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The awards will be presented at the Student Clinicians Ceremony on June 28. First-year students will make their announcements at a later date.

Shannon Miller, MD
Shannon Miller, MD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Fellowship Accredited

The Addiction Medicine/Research Fellowship of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience’s Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Addictive Disorders (CeTREAD) has been accredited for three years by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation, effective July 1, 2011. The fellowship is directed by Shannon Miller, MD. Among U.S. Addiction Medicine fellowships, only 10 were selected to be the first-ever accredited programs in U.S. history—providing the only training pathway for board certification in Addiction Medicine. These 10 programs are now on a path toward Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation, as well as American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) inclusion of addiction medicine as a formal specialty.

CeTREAD’s ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, under the leadership of Miller and Show Lin, MD, was surveyed by the ACGME and given a five-year accreditation. The department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience is one of a select few departments in the U.S. to have both ACGME-accredited and ABAM-accredited addiction specialty fellowships. Interested candidates should contact Madelyn Milner at or (513) 861-3100, ext. 6676.

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

Timmy Lee, MD
Timmy Lee, MD

Roy-Chaudhury and Lee Awarded at Vascular Access Society Congress

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension, and Timmy Lee, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine in the division, both participated in the recent Vascular Access Society Congress held May 5-7 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Vascular Access Society is the main professional organization focused on dialysis vascular access care in the European Union.

Roy-Chaudhury gave two invited lectures and received a special award (Flying Carpet award) for his contributions toward research and education in vascular access all over the world.

Lee’s presentation, "Comparison of Cellular Phenotypes Between Pre-Existing Venous Neointimal Hyperplasia Prior to Access Surgery and Venous Neointimal Hyperplasia from Stenotic Arteriovenous Grafts and Fistulas," was selected as the best free presentation of the Congress. Lee also was an invited speaker at the 2011 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings in Las Vegas to give two talks on vascular access dysfunction and care measures to improve incident arteriovenous fistula rates at dialysis initiation.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Residents Named to Local and National Positions

UC Radiology residents continue to be very active in local and national societies. Recent appointments include:

  • Bhavya Rehani was elected chair of the American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2) Membership Committee.
  • Tony Livorine was elected secretary of the Ohio State Radiological Society Resident (OSRS) Resident and Fellow Section (RFS).
  • Josh Nepute was elected vice chair of the OSRS RFS.
  • Matt Hawkins was elected Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) RFS chair.

Livorine and Hawkins will also serve as OSMA RFS delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA) RFS Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2011.

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CARE/Crawley Building

National Medication Adherence Campaign Kicks Off at UC May 18

On Wednesday, May 18, the Academic Health Center will serve as the kickoff site for a national campaign: "Script Your Future,” sponsored by the National Consumers League to educate consumers on the importance of medication adherence. According to the league’s data, nearly three out of four Americans do not always take their medications as directed, leading to serious health consequences and avoidable costs. The kickoff takes place at noon in the atrium of the CARE/Crawley Building.

University of Cincinnati gate
University of Cincinnati

Faculty Awards Celebration May 19

Join your colleagues in recognizing winners of the 2011 Faculty Awards. A ceremony honoring winners of this year’s awards will begin at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 19, in Tangeman University Center’s Great Hall. Everyone is invited to attend. A light reception will follow.

Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

Vontz Core Imaging Lab Open House May 20

The Vontz Core Imaging Lab (VCIL) will host an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 20. Any researcher interested in using this core facility—located in the basement level of the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies—is welcome to attend and learn more about non-invasive preclinical imaging services available.

Both University of Cincinnati-affiliated researchers and community investigators can apply to use the facility for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee-approved research protocols. For more information on the open house, call Kati LaSance at (513) 558-7930 or email

›› More information about the VCIL

Kettering Laboratory
Kettering Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow Association Career Development Seminar May 24

UC’s Postdoctoral Fellow Association’s next seminar in its 2011 seminar series, "Preparing for Life After Your Postdoc," will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the Kettering Building, Room 121. Betina Lew PhD, a scientist-toxicologist in product safety and regulatory affairs at Procter & Gamble Co., will be presenting "From Postdoc to Permanent Position: Make it Fun, Make it Easier, Make it Your Pathway!” Lew is active in the Society of Toxicology and has developed several seminars focusing on postdoc career development and alternative science careers.

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

Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD
Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD

2011 Mayfield Neuroscience Symposium June 3

Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD, the Henry G. & Edith R. Schwartz Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, will be the Mayfield Lecturer at the 2011 Mayfield Neuroscience Symposium.

The event, to be held from 8 a.m. until noon Friday, June 3, in Room E-351 of the Medical Sciences Building, is hosted by the Mayfield Clinic and the department of neurosurgery. Alumnus Lecturer is Hans-Jakob Steiger, MD, PhD, professor in the department of neurosurgery at Duesseldorf University. Special lecturers are graduating neurosurgery residents Andrew Losiniecki, MD, Ondrej Choutka, MD, and Dean Hertzler II, MD.

RSVP by May 27 to Jillian Bollinger at (513) 569-5354 or

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • J. Wesley Alexander Lectureship May 17-18: Gerhard Opelz, MD, professor and director of transplantation immunology at the University of Heidelberg, will present "HLA Antibodies in Kidney Transplantation: The Collaborative Transplant Study View,” at 4 p.m. during the transplant grand rounds at the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium, and "The Collaborative Transplant Study: Contributions to Transplantation," at 8 a.m. in the surgical grand rounds at the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship Series May 19: Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center, will discuss "Laser Treatment for Scars: Two Decades of Progress,” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building's Heaton Conference Center, Room G-344.
  • Cincinnati Cancer Center Seminar Series May 20: Daniel Klionsky, PhD, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Michigan, will present "If you only have time to attend one talk on autophagy today, this is the one,” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
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