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Date: Monday, July 18, 2011

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Thomas Boat, MD
Thomas Boat, MD

College of Medicine Senior Leadership Team Announced

Thomas Boat, MD, dean of the College of Medicine, has assembled a new senior leadership team. The team includes Andrew Filak, MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs, Lori Mackey, senior associate dean for operations and finance, and Stephen Strakowski, MD, senior associate dean for research. 

Each of the senior associate deans will have similar responsibilities at University of Cincinnati Physicians and/or be members of key leadership councils at UC Health. 

Filak, who returned to his role of senior associate dean, will lead all academic missions of the College of Medicine and serve as vice president of education at UC Health. Mackey, previously senior associate dean for clinical affairs, will be responsible for all financial and operational activities within the College and will continue to serve as chief operations officer of UC Physicians. Strakowski will have overall responsibility for all research areas within the College and will serve as director of clinical research at UC Physicians and vice president of research at UC Health.

The team will meet weekly and work closely with Jim Kingsbury, chief executive officer of UC Health, and Rick Hinds, chief financial officer of UC Health, in addition to the leadership of UC Health hospitals.

›› See the updated organizational charts.


New Featured E-Publication

The UC Academic Health Center public relations and communications office has launched Featured, a weekly electronic publication bringing more timely information to you about the people, colleges and affiliates of the Academic Health Center.

Featured will be distributed every Thursday and replaces the printed monthly publication Findings. Each week, Featured will include an introduction to stories linked to HealthNews, the news website for the UC Academic Health Center. 

Contact Editor Katie Pence with story ideas, comments and suggestions. To subscribe, email

Medical Residents
Medical Residents

Neuroscience Institute Renews Five-Year Grant

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recently renewed a five-year, $1.16 million T32 Institutional Training Award grant for fellowship research training in stroke and neurocritical care at the UC Neuroscience Institute.

Each year, the T32 training grant will fund four fellows who have completed their residencies in neurology or emergency medicine and are seeking advanced research training in the focused, specialized care of patients who have suffered a stroke or other severe neurological injury.

The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties re-accredited the Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training Program last May for another five years. UC is one of 31 institutions to hold a neurocritical care accreditation. 

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

UC Libraries August Calendar of Classes

The UC Libraries August calendar of classes is now posted at

To reserve a spot in a class, click on the "Register or Cancel registration” link next to the class you wish to attend, log in and click "Register.”  After registering, you will immediately receive an automatic confirmation email. Health Sciences Library (HSL) classes will be held in the HSL electronic classroom located in Room G005G, inside the library in the Medical Sciences Building.  Classes are also offered at Langsam Library and in Baldwin Hall on West Campus.

For questions, call Lauren Mills, program coordinator for UC Libraries, at (513) 558-6019.

CARE Crawley 00012ARC
CARE/Crawley Building

Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine Grand Rounds July 20

The department of internal medicine is sponsoring a themed medical grand rounds titled, "Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine—Atrial Fibrillation: When to refer, what can be expected,” held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051.

Neal Weintraub, MD, director of the division of cardiovascular diseases, Khalid Almuti, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular diseases, and Alexandru Costea, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular diseases, will present recent evidence about this clinical issue with interactive discussion among the audience. Attendees will become familiar with the current management of atrial fibrillation, understand the benefits and medications used for rate and rhythm control, and understand the invasive options, risks and benefits as well as success rates.  

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

College of Medicine Admission
White Coat Ceremony

2011 White Coat Ceremony Aug. 12

To symbolize their entry into medical school, first-year College of Medicine students will receive their white coats at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in Music Hall. 

The keynote speaker is Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, professor in the department of internal medicine. The College sponsors the ceremony and the Alumni Association gives white coats to the incoming medical students as gifts. A reception will follow the ceremony. 

Faculty members who wish to be part of the white coat stage party should contact IvaDean Lair by Monday, Aug. 1. For more information, contact Lair at (513) 558-557 or

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds July 20: David Hom, MD, professor of otolaryngology, along with Ojas Shah, MD, will present a talk on facial trauma in the Medical Sciences Building Room 6508 at 7 a.m.
  • Public Health Sciences Grand Rounds July 25: Ronnie Horner, PhD, director of the department of public health sciences, will present  "Physician Work Intensity: What do we know? What does it mean?” on Monday, July 25, 2011, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 4205 in the Stetson Building.

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