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Thomas Boat, MD
Thomas Boat, MD

Dean to Present His Vision for the College of Medicine

Thomas Boat, MD, dean and vice president for health affairs, will present "Upward Trajectory: the UC College of Medicine” at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Kresge Auditorium.

His talk will include details about his vision for the college in addition to outlining the challenges and opportunities we face in the coming year. The presentation and a question-and-answer period that follows will be essential for college faculty and staff and everyone is encouraged to attend.

James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD
Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

CCTST Grand Rounds Oct. 14 on Metabonomics, Gene Expression Profiling

Biomarker discovery through nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabonomics and gene expression profiling is the focus of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds on Friday, Oct. 14, in Cincinnati Children’s Research Auditorium, Location R, Room 3381.

From 11 a.m. to noon, Michael Kennedy, PhD, will present "NMR-based metabonomics studies of human disease: biomarker discovery for clinical applications.” Kennedy is an Ohio eminent scholar and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Miami University.

From noon to 1 p.m., Hector Wong, MD, professor of pediatrics and director of critical care medicine at Cincinnati Children’s, will discuss, "Gene expression profiling in pediatric septic shock: biomarker and therapeutic target discovery.”

CME is offered. Lunch is available to CCTST members, by RSVP only: email by Tuesday, Oct. 11.

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Charles Doarn
Charles Doarn

Doarn Participates in Albanian Telemedicine Center Opening

Charles Doarn, research professor of public health sciences, was one of the invited guests to the grant opening of the National Telemedicine Center of Albania, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)- funded telemedicine center at the University Hospital Center in Tirana, Albania.

The U.S.-based International Virtual e-Hospital (IVeH) developed and built the Albanian Center, as well as five regional centers in Albania, in partnership with USAID, the Albanian Ministry of Health, the United States Department of Defense’s Office of Defense Cooperation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

At the grand opening, the center’s telemedicine unit was linked live to the IVeH offices in McLean, Va. Doarn is IVeH executive director and director of UC’s Telemedicine Program.

Duke Energy Convention Center
Duke Energy Convention Center

UC Speakers at Women's Expo 2011 Oct. 15-16

UC Health will be a sponsor of the inaugural Women’s Expo on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati. UC Health will have two booths and feature two speakers on the expo main stage:

  • Krystene DiPaola, MD, adjunct assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, will speak on infertility at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.
  • Kellie Flood-Shaffer, MD, associate professor and director of the division of obstetrics and gynecology, will present a general overview of women’s health at 2:15 pm Sunday, Oct. 16.

For more information, contact Rachael Epps at 513-475-8010 or

Walk From Obesity
Walk to Fight Diabetes

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Oct. 15

Join UC Health Saturday, Oct. 15, at "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes” benefiting the American Diabetes Association. The two-mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Great American Ball Park. Registration starts at 9 a.m.

For more information: contact Jeannie Holsing at 513-558-3810 or, or click here.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 11: James Wells, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, division of developmental biology, will discuss, "Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Tissues to Study Metabolic and GI,” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Oct. 11: Charles Caldwell, PhD, associate professor of surgery, division of research, will present, "Neutrophil-derived microparticles are generated during infection and modulate the host response,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Series Oct. 12: Long-Cheng Li, MD, associate professor of urology at the University of California, San Francisco, will present, "The Missing Yang of the Small RNA Mediated Gene Regulation Network,” at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Labs Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Oct. 12: David Thomas, MD, director of the division of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will present, "The Human Genome and the Outcome of Hepatitis C,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer & Cell Biology Seminar Series Oct. 13: David Plas, PhD, UC assistant professor of cancer and cell biology, will present, "Targeting Metabolism Signaling Networks for Cancer Therapy," at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
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