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Date: Monday, June 27, 2011

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University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati

UC Board Approves Integration Plan

At its June 21 meeting, the UC Board of Trustees unanimously approved a plan to integrate University of Cincinnati Physicians into UC Health.

With this final approval, the integration plan will be implemented beginning July 1. The UC Physicians Board of Directors approved the plan June 7, while the UC Health Board of Directors gave its approval June 15. It is anticipated that a new affiliation agreement between UC and UC Health will be presented to the UC Board of Trustees for consideration at its September meeting.

In a memo to College of Medicine faculty and staff, Interim Dean and Vice President for Health Affairs Andrew Filak, MD, thanked everyone from UC Health, UC Physicians and the College of Medicine for their work on preparing the integration plan. "This outstanding team effort clearly shows how well our organizations can work together and is indicative of how we will improve the delivery of health care for our patients.”

More information about integration, including an FAQ, can be found on the UC Physicians website (

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

College Reaches 23% in Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff Campaign

Entering the final days of the Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff campaign’s spotlight on the College of Medicine, the college has reached 23 percent participation and is nearing the 25 percent mark.

In a message to faculty and staff, Interim Dean and Vice President for Health Affairs Andrew Filak, MD, has challenged the college to reach a participation rate of 25 percent or higher in this year’s campaign.

The seventh annual campaign began in July 2010 and will finish at the end of this fiscal year (June 30, 2011). 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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Chiquita Classic logo
Chiquita Classic

Chiquita Classic Tickets Proceeds to Cancer Research

Ticket sales revenue from the 2011 Chiquita Classic, a pro golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour, will benefit "Give Hope” pancreatic cancer research and CancerFree KIDS, two organizations that provide funding in support of cancer research at both the UC Cancer Institute and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The Chiquita Classic will be held July 14-17 at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville.

To purchase tickets online, visit and choose either CancerFree KIDS or Pancreatic Cancer Research & Fund "Give Hope” from the dropdown box during the ticket registration process.

Mary Gaskill-Shipley, MD
Mary Gaskill-Shipley, MD

Gaskill-Shipley New Section Chief

Mary Gaskill-Shipley, MD, a professor of clinical radiology and the neuroradiology director of operations in the department of radiology, has accepted the position of section chief of neuroradiology. Gaskill-Shipley is replacing Thomas Tomsick, MD, a professor of radiology. Tomsick will continue to serve as the neuroradiology fellowship director. Gaskill-Shipley is the former interim chair of radiology and serves on numerous committees throughout UC and UC Health University Hospital.

2007 Sunflower Revolution
Sunflower Revolution

No Sunflower Revolution Fundraiser for 2011

The Sunflower Revolution, a bicycle ride fundraising event for the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute (UCNI), will not be held this year with an eye toward revamping and improving it for 2012. A shared project of UCNI, UC Health University Hospital and the UC Foundation, the Sunflower Revolution involves a series of events including a free educational symposium and expo for patients, caregivers and health care professionals as well as a fundraising bike ride and run/walk. The festival weekend was most recently held in Milford, Ohio. Feedback from previous ride participants and the city of Milford will contribute to the revamped program.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Research
Research Workshop

Workshop Speakers Wanted

The UC Office of Research and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are looking for energetic and enthusiastic faculty to design and lead a series of workshops planned to begin in October and continue through July 2012, with each month covering a different topic, such as time management or setting the tone of a lab. The goal of the workshops is to more effectively develop and hone the talents of faculty, and especially to help young faculty establish their research laboratories and climb the academic ladder.

Any faculty interested must email Melanie Cushion, PhD, at by July 12.

For More Information

Health Professions Building
Health Professions Building

HPB Electrical Shutdown Planned

There will be an electrical shutdown in the Health Professions Building from 6 to 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 30. The shutdown is needed to install a main breaker in a main distribution panel.

Contact Doug Newell with construction management at (513) 558-2617 for more information.

Blood Drive

UC Health Employee Summer Blood Drive July 15

Hoxworth Blood Center will host the "UC Health Employee Summer Blood Drive” on Friday, July 15. Donations will be accepted at the UC Health office on Victory Parkway from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the UC Health Physicians office in Clifton from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the UC Health Physicians offices in West Chester from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Contact Rachael Epps at (513) 475-8010 for more information or visit

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars:

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar June 28: Doctoral students Brad VanderWielen will present "Characterization of the Notch signaling corepressor: MINT” and Diana Koch will discuss "Investigating the regulatory elements controlling expression of the Latency Associated Transcript (LAT in the HSV-1 genome)” at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 4051.
  • Research Flow Cytometry Core Users Meeting June 29: Rock Pulak, PhD, director of life technologies at Union Biometrica, will present "Large particle flow cytometry with Union Biometrica’s new BioSorter instrument," from 2 to 3 p.m. at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Location S, Room 1.203
  • Center for Imaging Research Seminar June 30: David Fleck, PhD, research associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, will present "MRI and Related Biomarkers of Bipolar Disorder: A Review and Update” from noon to 1p.m. in MSB Room 7051.

Scheduling Note

Due to the July 4 holiday, the next issue of Dean’s List will appear Tuesday, July 5.

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