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College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Dean's Bridge Funding Award Winners Announced

Three faculty scientists have been named recipients of the latest round of Dean’s Bridge Funding Awards:

  • Neil Weintraub, MD, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases,
  • David Wieczorek, PhD, professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology,
  • Glendon Zinser, PhD, research assistant professor, Department of Environmental Health

Each was awarded $50,000. The Dean’s Bridge Funding program was set up to provide short-term support for established and productive College of Medicine researchers who have priority scores on pending grant applications that are close to being funded. The next round will probably be announced in January or February 2012.

For more information, call 513-558-9815 or email

Gregory Williams
Gregory Williams

Williams Delivers State of the University Address

University of Cincinnati President Gregory H. Williams will hold an all-university faculty meeting and State of the University Address from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Great Hall, Tangeman University Center.

This will be followed by a Faculty Assembly in the same location at 4 p.m.

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Finance & Administration Changes Name

Effective immediately, the Academic Health Center Finance & Administration office is changing its name to the College of Medicine Operations & Finance office. The name change better reflects the purpose and scope of the office.

The renamed College of Medicine Operations & Finance office serves as a highly functioning business service model to support the business functions of the college’s departments in a cost-effective manner.

The office will continue to serve as the business office for the dean of the College of Medicine, including the units directed by the College of Medicine senior associate deans. The COM Operations & Finance office is led by Jan Hawk, associate dean for operations & finance.

First-year medical stucent conducting an assessment
Patient satisfaction

Internal Medicine Resident Practice

The Hoxworth Internal Medicine Resident Practice received an overall score of 93.6 from a Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey conducted this summer. The results put the practice in the 99th percentile for clinics in the Council of Teaching Hospitals.

The score is one of the highest scores for the practice in the last 15 years.

Griffin Rodgers, MD
Griffin Rodgers, MD

NIDDK Director to Visit UC

Griffin Rodgers, MD, the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will visit UC on Monday, Oct. 24. Rodgers will meet with select researchers at the Metabolic Diseases Institute on the UC Reading Campus and at the CARE/Crawley building. He will also visit the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).

As a research investigator, Rodgers is widely recognized for his contributions to the development of the first effective—and now FDA approved—therapy for sickle cell anemia.

Rodger’s visit is being hosted by the department of pathology and laboratory medicine and coordinated by professor Patrick Tso, PhD.

Joey V. Barnett, PhD
Joey V. Barnett, PhD

Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics Visiting Professor Seminar Oct. 20

The Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics Visiting Professor Seminar Series features Joey Barnett, PhD, vice chair of pharmacology and professor of pharmacology, medicine and pediatrics and pathology, microbiology and immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

He will present a professional development seminar for pharmacology graduate students and faculty, "Effective Graduate Training: A Student/Faculty Partnership," at noon Oct. 20, in the CARE/Crawley Building, Room 5870.

At 4 p.m., he will present "Twists and Turns of Coronary Vessel Development," in the Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Laboratory Complex. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science & Training (CCTST) and the molecular, cellular and biochemical pharmacology graduate program.

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Innovation Research

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop Oct. 26-27

Faculty entrepreneurs are welcome to attend a free two-day intensive workshop on SBIR/STTR grant writing Oct. 26-27 at Fort Mitchell Country Club in Covington, Ky.

The workshop will cover all aspects of preparing a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal from strategic planning, to proposal writing, to submission to post-submission follow-up.

There will be opportunities for individual consultation with speakers on Friday, Oct. 28, to address questions regarding specific projects. Graduate students and post-docs are also welcome to attend, if they have entrepreneurial interests.

For more information, contact Dorothy Air, PhD, at 513-558-7339 or Or visit

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 18: W. Keith Jones, PhD, professor and vice chair of pharmacology and cell biophysics, will present "Transcription Factor and microRNA Networks in Cardioprotection,” at noon in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Series Oct. 19: Daniel Nebert, MD, professor of environmental health and pediatrics, will discuss, "Human Genomics and Risk Assessment: But what is this Thing Called ‘Missing Heritability?’ ” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Labs Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Oct. 20: Jinsong Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of cancer and cell biology, will present, "Multiple levels of transcriptional deregulation in cancer—is there a common therapeutic strategy?” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Center for Imaging Research Seminar Oct. 20: Chia-Yi Kuan, MD, PhD, associate professor in the department of pediatrics, division of developmental biology, neurology, will discuss, "Using MRI to Study Cerebral Hypoxia-Ischemia in preclinical Models: a Story of My Collaborators,” at noon in MSB Room 2351.
  • Metabolic Diseases Institute Faculty Colloquium Oct. 21: Silvana Obici, MD, associate professor of medicine, division of endocrinology, will present, "Exercising the brain: the impact of wheel running or calorie restriction in preventing diet-induced obesity,” at 3 p.m. in the lecture room, Building A, UC's Reading Campus.
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