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Date: Monday, August 22, 2011

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College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Nominations for Alpha Omega Alpha Due

Nominations are now being accepted for election into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national honorary medical society. Each year, the college submits nominations for three residents with at least one year of training, two faculty members and two UC alumni with at least 10 years of post-UC experience.

Resident nominations must include a medical school transcript, CV and nomination letter from their respective department chair. Faculty nominations must include a CV and a department chair letter. Alumni nominations require a department chair letter. Electees will be recognized at the annual AOA Banquet on Nov. 4, 2011, in the Phoenix Ballroom, downtown Cincinnati.

The nomination deadline is Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Information should be submitted to IvaDean Lair, Student Affairs Office, Medical Sciences Building E-251, Mail Location: 0552.

Bench to bedside research

Postdocs: Apply Now for URC Funding

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow Research Program from the University Research Council (URC).

All postdoctoral fellows at the University of Cincinnati and affiliate institutions are eligible. Awards are limited to $5,000. Deadline for application is 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Questions should be directed to

Get details or apply online at:

MedVoUC student volunteer

Volunteer Preceptors Needed for MedVoUC Program

Medical Volunteers of University of Cincinnati (MedVoUC), a student volunteer organization providing basic health care to the local under-served community, is looking for volunteer preceptors to work with MedVoUC’s medical students at the Drop Inn Center Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting Sept. 1.

Student volunteers increase their exposure to clinical skills while providing primary-care services, including blood pressure screening, glucose monitoring and delivery of flu shots to the local homeless population. Physician volunteers will mentor students and improve their history taking, physical exam and case presentation skills.

For more information, visit or email

2011 White Coat Ceremony
2011 White Coat Ceremony

Class of 2015 Welcomed into College

First-year College of Medicine students made their official transition into the medical field Friday, Aug. 12, during the annual White Coat Ceremony at Music Hall.

Each member of the class of 2015 was presented with a white coat, given by the UC Alumni Association. Andrew Filak, MD, senior associate dean for academic affair at the College of Medicine, spoke at the event.

›› Meet the Class of 2011

Rick Hinds
Rick Hinds

Hinds Named CFO of the Year

The Cincinnati Business Courier has named Rick Hinds, UC Health Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, as a 2011 CFO of the Year in a ceremony Thursday, Aug. 18. In a memo to UC Health associates, president James Kingsbury said Hind’s thoughtful leadership and commitment to UC Health have distinguished him in the organization and community.

The CFO of the Year program is an extension of the Courier 250, a publication detailing the biggest and best 250 companies in the Tri-State.

Eric Warm, MD
Eric Warm, MD

Internal Medicine Residency Program Wins Award

The residency program in the department of internal medicine has been awarded the first Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Residency Abstract Submission/Acceptance by the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

The chapter created the award to recognize programs with the best measured performance in getting resident abstracts accepted for presentation at the State ACP Meeting. Program director and associate professor of clinical medicine Eric Warm, MD, will receive the award at the 2011 Ohio ACP Chapter Meeting Oct. 14 in Columbus.

Kellie Boyd, MD
Kellie Boyd, MD

Boyd Receives Pfizer Teacher Development Award

Kellie Boyd, MD, volunteer faculty in the department of family and community medicine, was awarded a 2011 Pfizer Teacher Development Award. The annual award is presented by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation to recognize outstanding community-based physicians who combine clinical practice with part-time teaching of family medicine.

Boyd was one of 16 community-based family physicians and part-time teachers throughout the country selected for this honor. She will receive $2,000 to further the development of her teaching skills and be included in the "Wall of Fame” at the AAFP’s Scientific Assembly, held in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 14-17. Boyd is also an alumna of the UC College of Medicine and a former resident at UC Health University Hospital.

MSB Rehabilitation
MSB Rehabilitation

MSB Rehab Update: Restroom Renovation Complete

The newly renovated central men’s and women’s restrooms on Level G (Rooms G-087 and G-088) of the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) will open to the public Monday evening, Aug. 22.

Along with the recent reopening of the Level 1 central restrooms, this means work has been completed on all the MSB central restrooms (Levels G through 7) that were scheduled for renovation. These restrooms have now been brought up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

For more information, visit

Night on the Serengeti
Night on the Serengeti

Night on the Serengeti Sept. 23

The annual "Night on the Serengeti” fundraiser will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s Hall of Mirrors

A fundraiser for the Village Life Outreach Project, "Night on the Serengeti" will transport guests to Tanzania, where they will experience the sights, sounds and tastes of African culture. UC President Gregory H. Williams will serve as the keynote speaker of the event.

The Village Life Outreach Project is a nonprofit organization led by UC Health primary care physician Chris Lewis, MD. Most of Village Life’s work focuses on three remote and impoverished villages in the Rorya district of Tanzania in East Africa.

›› For More Information

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Transplant Lecture Series Aug. 24: E. Steve Woodle, MD, William A. Altemeier Chair and professor of surgery, will present "Corticosteroid Elimination: State of the Art,” at noon in UC Health University Hospital Room 6104.
  • General Internal Medicine Lecture Aug. 24: Vince Martin, MD, professor of clinical medicine and Bradley Tinkle, MD, PhD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, will present "Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: Being Flexible is Not Always Such a Good Thing!” at noon in MSB 7051.


Last week’s issue of Dean’s List incorrectly referenced the faculty advisor to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Denise Gibson, PhD, assistant dean for academic support, advises the group.

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