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Date: Monday, July 11, 2011

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Jerzy Szaflarski, MD, PhD, and Scott Holland, PhD
Scott Holland, PhD

Holland to Begin NICHD Term

Scott Holland, PhD, professor of pediatric radiology, has been appointed as a regular member on the Biobehavioral and Behavioral Sciences Study Section at the Nation Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  

This subcommittee reviews grant applications to the Child Development and Behavior Branch at NICHD, covering the wide range of biobehavioral studies of children, and some adults, who are developing normally as well as individuals with developmental disabilities.  

The subcommittee contributes to the role of NICHD in promoting science as a way of improving the lives of children and their families. Holland will serve a two-year term.

Hongshan Liu, MD, PhD, assistant professor of research in the department of ophthalmology
Hongshan Liu, MD, PhD

Liu Awarded Fight for Sight Grant

Hongshan Liu, MD, PhD, a research professor of ophthalmology, will receive a $20,000 grant through the 2011 Fight for Sight Grants-in-Aid award.

Fight for Sight, a charity organization dedicated to supporting and inspiring vision research throughout the country, has been providing pilot funding to promising researchers since 1946. 

Applicants for the Grants-in-Aid award are reviewed by more than 90 experts, many being Fight for Sight alumni, according to the Fight for Sight website. 

 >> For more information

Rita Alloway and Steve Woodle
E. Steve Woodle, MD

Woodle Gives Medscape Lecture on Issues in Transplantation

E. Steve Woodle, MD, professor and director of the division of transplantation, is one of three authors presenting a lecture for Medscape Education based on presentations of research on antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplantation for the American Transplant Congress. The lecture provides expert commentary and data on overcoming barriers to calcineurin inhibitor toxicities and strategies for preventing and treating AMR. Woodle’s research into AMR includes trials for highly sensitized patients and research into the efficacy and safety of anti-rejection drugs.

Read the full lecture here.

Kettering Laboratory 00046ARC
Kettering Laboratory 

Bailes Awarded Physical Therapy Scholarship, Award

Amy Bailes, a PhD student of epidemiology in the department of environmental health, has been selected by the Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees to receive a $7,500 promotion of doctoral studies (PODS) scholarship--Level 1 for the 2011-2012 academic year. 

Bailes also received the first Jayne Snyder Award, given to an extraordinarily scored PODS recipient in honor of Jayne Snyder, past president of the foundation and fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. The award recognizes a PODS recipient who displayed exceptional service within the clinical practice of physical therapy.

Health Professions Building
Health Professions Building

Domestic Water Outages at Wherry Hall, HPB, Radiation Safety, and Kettering

Wherry Hall, the Health Professions Building (HPB), Radiation Safety and the Kettering complex will undergo water maintenance on July 12-13. In order to test backflow preventers, the following domestic water outages will occur.
  • July 12, 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m.: Wherry Hall, HPB and Radiation Safety.
  • July 13, 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m.: Kettering complex.
Restrooms, sinks and water fountains will be inoperable during these brief outages.  For more information, contact Dave Jefferies at (513) 556-2045.
MSB Rehabilitation
MSB Rehabilitation

MSB Rehabilitation Update: Work Above 7th Floor Begins  Tonight

As part of the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) rehabilitation project, work crews will remove the ceiling from a short section of hallway on the seventh floor tonight night in order to allow for work above the ceiling. This section—perpendicular to the main hallway—begins opposite Room 7301 and extends to a point just past Room 7353.

The ceiling will be removed during the night shift (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and will be open for two weeks. All work related to this item will be performed during the night shift, and there will be no access to rooms 7351, 7352 and 7353 during the hours that work is being performed in the area.

If you have questions about the MSB rehabilitation project, call (513) 558-2672 or email For more information, including archived updates and behind-the-scenes slideshows, visit

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  •  Otolaryngology Grand Rounds July 13: David Steward, MD, associate professor of otolaryngology, and Marci Neidich, MD, a resident otolaryngologist, will speak on common inpatient management scenarios and getting the most out of residency  what time?  in Medical Sciences Building Room 6508.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds July 13: Xiaoyang Qi, PhD, associate professor of hemotology oncology, will speak on phospholipid-targeted nanovesicles for cancer imaging and therapy from noon to 1 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051.

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