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University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati

Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff Campaign Launches College of Medicine Drive

The annual Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff campaign, "There is no UC without U,” will spotlight the College of Medicine during the month of June. The 7th annual campaign began in July 2010 and will finish at the end of this fiscal year, June 30, 2011. In a message to faculty and staff, Interim Dean and Vice President for Health Affairs Andrew Filak, MD, challenged the college to reach a participation rate of 25 percent or higher in this year’s campaign.

Faculty and staff can designate a gift to specific university priorities, academic scholarships or departments. Click here for a list of funds at the College of Medicine.

For more information, email or call Judy See at (513) 556-6724.

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Robert Graham, MD

Graham Receives John G. Walsh Award

Robert Graham, MD, adjunct professor of family and community medicine, has been awarded the 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) John G. Walsh Award recognizing lifetime contributions to family medicine. The John G. Walsh Award was established in 1973 in memory of Walsh who distinguished himself as the first person to hold the presidency of three major family medicine organizations: AAFP, American Board of Family Medicine and Family Health Foundation of America (now American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation).

Graham has served as executive vice president/CEO of AAFP and head of the AAFP Foundation. In 2000, AAFP named its Washington, D.C., research institution the "Robert Graham Center: Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care.” Graham will receive the John G. Walsh Award Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the AAFP 2011 Congress of Delegates meeting in Orlando.

Norman Gilinsky, MD
Norman Gilinsky, MD

Gilinsky to Advise on Insurance Legislation

In his capacity as a founding board member of the Ohio Gastroenterology Society, Norman Gilinsky, MD, professor of medicine, division of digestive diseases, recently met with Ohio representatives and senators at the statehouse in Columbus to discuss pending insurance-related legislation. These included, among others, Rep. Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon), chair of the health and aging committee, and Rep. Tom Letson (D-Warren), a member of the insurance committee.

Gilinsky also spoke with Ted Wymyslo, MD, the recently appointed director of the Ohio Department of Health, regarding issues related to colon cancer screening.

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University of Cincinnati

June Fire Drills Planned for UC

The University of Cincinnati is required by state law to conduct annual fire drills in the majority of buildings. These drills are used by Public Safety to verify the efficacy of UC’s emergency planning and preparedness program.

The dates below are tentative and are subject to change. Fire drills are generally conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted or requested by the college or unit involved. Since the law requires that drills be unannounced, specific times are not given.

Drill dates that may affect the College of Medicine are:

  • June 13: French East, Vontz Center, Procter Hall and University Hall
  • June 14: Reading Campus
  • June 16: Medical Sciences Building (service, receiving and CARE/Crawley), Health Professions Building, Wherry Hall, Surgical Research Unit (SRU), Kettering Laboratory and the Cardiovascular Center

Get the full schedule for June fire drills. In order to minimize interference with classes and special events, the annual drills are conducted after commencement. Should you have an event or function planned which would be negatively impacted by a drill, please contact Pia Washington at (513) 556-4986 or

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Grand Rounds on Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine June 8

The Department of Internal Medicine is sponsoring a special themed medical grand rounds titled "Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine—Treatment of Hypertension: Kill or Overkill?” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051.

Manoocher Soleimani, MD, director of the division of nephrology and hypertension, Loren Cohen, MD, associate professor of nephrology and hypertension, and Max Reif, MD, associate director of clinical affairs in the division of nephrology and hypertension, will present recent evidence about this important clinical issue with interactive discussion among the audience and discussants.

For additional information, contact Mary Rich at or (513) 245-3425.

Allen Seiden, MD
Allergy Screenings

Allergy Screenings June 14-15

UC Health otolaryngologists will host free spring and summer allergy screenings from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15, at the UC Health Physicians Offices in Clifton and West Chester. During the appointments, patients will be screened for allergies to the six most common allergens: dust mites, mold, grass, maple tree, rag weed and cat.

To make an appointment, call (513) 475-8400.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar June 7: Doctoral student Fabiola Bittencourt will present "Role of the murine cytomegalovirus M33 protein in pathogenesis in vivo,” and research scientist Vikram Prasad, PhD, will speak on "Ca2+-ATPases and cardiovascular disease,” at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 4051.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds June 8: Dima Diab, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of endocrinology, will speak on calcium issues from 7 to 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture June 13: Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Medical University of South Carolina, will present "Mapping Dysphagia Phenotypes Using Standardized Measures of Swallowing Impairment” from noon to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Location S, Room S1.204.
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