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Date: Monday, October 3, 2011

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University Research Council Faculty Research Grant Program

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

The program provides summer stipend support or research support for the development of faculty research and scholarship. It provides financial support for faculty research programs, primarily for those in the initial stages of developing their research career. Successful applicants are expected to present records of prior activity that indicate a devotion to scholarship and the potential for high-quality achievement.

Research support (up to $6,500 per year) or stipend support ($4,000 per month for a total of $8,000) will be provided. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.

Details for applying at For more information, contact Dawn O’Neill at

Tarek Helmy, MD, in the cath lab
Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

Deadline Extended for CVCoE Translational Research Day

The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence (CVCoE) will continue to accept abstracts for its upcoming retreat, "Translational Research Day 2011: Bridging the Lab and the Clinic,” through Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The retreat, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11, in MSB E-351, will relate basic science research being done in the CVCoE with clinical needs and encourage interaction between clinicians and basic scientists.

The day will include several moderated discussions and end with a poster session and reception. To submit abstracts for the poster session, submit title, authors and abstract in a one-page document to by Oct. 5. Abstracts should be no more than 150 words, excluding title and authors.

For more information

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Fourth-Year Medical Students Selected for the Gold Humanism Honor Society

Fourteen senior medical students were selected for induction into the UC College of Medicine Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Congratulations to James Banks, Regina Meyer Cano, Adam Goodale, Brian Hendricks, Jenna Klotz, Teresa Meier, Damali Nakitende, Sabre Patton, Robert Pulliam, Rachel Robitz, Lara Schaheen, Jessica Sisto, Loren Smith and Zach Thurman.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and honors medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and other exemplars recognized for "demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.” The seniors will be officially inducted into GHHS in a ceremony in early spring and conduct an annual service project.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Boniface, Former Head of Neurology Clinic, Dies

William Boniface, MD, who for many years was head of the outpatient neurology clinic, died Sept. 24, 2011, at the age of 84. He served in World War II as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1953. He did his neurology training at Barnes Hospital (now Barnes-Jewish Hospital) in St. Louis and his adult and child psychiatry training in Cincinnati.

He was the supervisor in psychiatry for neurologists who wanted to combine their neurology training with psychotherapy. Beginning in 1966, Boniface became assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry; He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1975. He retired on Sept. 1, 1991. Services have been held. A link to his obituary in the Cincinnati Enquirer is here.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
National Depression Screening Day

Free Depression Screenings Oct. 6

In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, specialists with UC Health Psychiatry and the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience will offer free screenings between 8 and 11 a.m. and noon and 4 p.m. on the first floor of UC Health University Hospital, just outside the cafeteria. All screenings will be confidential.

For more information, contact Keith Herrell at 513-558-4559 or

Hoxworth Blood Center
Hoxworth Blood Center

Campuswide Blood Drive Oct. 10-14

Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a campuswide Blood Drive from Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 14, at UC's Campus Recreation Center.

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate. Appointments can be scheduled, but walk-ins are welcome. All donors will get a Hoxworth UC stadium blanket. To make an appointment, click here or call 513-558-1616.

Kettering Laboratory
Kettering Laboratory

Pilot Research Project Symposium Oct. 13-14

Scientists will discuss the latest occupational and environmental health research at the UC Education and Research Center’s 12th annual Pilot Research Project Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.

The symposium is free and open to public and will take place in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium.

Led by environmental health professor Amit Bhattacharya, PhD, the program offers financial support to doctoral students and junior faculty with promising research ideas. Previous year’s research award winners will present their results and 2011–2012 winners will display poster presentations of their proposed work.

Continuing education units are available. To register, contact Marianne Kautz at by Oct. 6.

For more information

Daniel Remick, Jr., MD
Daniel Remick, Jr., MD

Dept. of Surgery Visiting Professor Lecture Oct. 14

Daniel Remick, Jr., MD, professor and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at Boston University School of Medicine,
will present a special lecture, "Trauma Immunopathology," in the surgical amphitheater at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14.

For more information, contact Betsy Boiman at 513-558-8674 or

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 4: George Deepe, MD, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, will present, "Cytokine/Chemokine Axis in Histoplasmosis,” at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) 2351.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Oct. 4: Marzieh Salehi, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, will speak on "Diabetes Treatment by GI Surgeries: Fact or Fiction,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Oct. 6: Prasad Jallepalli, PhD, associate member and laboratory head at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will discuss "Making and Breaking the ‘Wait Anaphase Signal’ ”at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture Oct. 10: Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD, Fulbright Scholar and Research Associate, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, will present "The Flexibility of the Error Detection Mechanism: The Effect of Training” at noon in Location S, Room S1.204.
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