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Date: Monday, October 24, 2011

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Thomas Boat, MD
Thomas Boat, MD

Dean Boat Presents Vision for the College Wednesday

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; everyone is encouraged to attend.

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.

The webcast of all these events will be shown beginning at 2 p.m. at the following link:

2006 IvaDean Benefit Concert
IvaDean Benefit Concert

Call for Performers for IvaDean Benefit Concert

Medical students, residents, faculty and staff are invited to perform at this year’s IvaDean Benefit Concert, an annual concert to raise money for the IvaDean Scholarship fund which provides financial support to medical students. This year’s concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Kresge Auditorium.

Participants should expect to attend a run-through one evening the week of the show, dress rehearsal on Thursday, Dec. 1, and the show itself on Dec. 2. One performer should be in no more than two acts and acts will have a 10-minute time limit.

Interested performers should email (subject line "IvaDean performer”) what they will be doing, the length of their performance and the names of people in their act (with student year or position) to Lisa Mannina, UCCOM IV, Deadline is Friday, Nov. 11.

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

CCTST Career Development Grants Available

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is now accepting letters of intent from junior faculty for the next round of KL2 Research Scholars and BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) K12 mentored career development awards. The programs generally provide 75 percent salary support (up to $75,000/year) plus $25,000 in expenses for up to two years to highly qualified MD, PhD, or PharmD full-time junior faculty.

The KL2 program is designed for junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical and translational research. The BIRCWH is designed specifically for those interested in an interdisciplinary scientific career that will benefit the health of women. One award of each type will be made in the current cycle.

Letters of intent are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. CCTST membership (free of charge) is required. Invited applicants will be notified Dec. 2, 2011, with full proposals due Jan. 20, 2012.

For complete details, go to or email

Isaiah Fidler, DVM, PhD,
Isaiah Fidler, DVM, PhD

UC Brain Tumor Molecular Therapeutics Program Hosts First Scientific Lecture

Isaiah Fidler, DVM, PhD, distinguished chair in cell biology and head of the metastasis research laboratory at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, will present the inaugural scientific lecture for the UC Brain Tumor Molecular Therapeutics Program.

The presentation, titled, "The Biology and Therapy of Brain Metastasis: Targeting the Astrocytes," will take place at noon Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Medical Sciences Building Room 4051.

Fidler is internationally recognized for his pioneering work into the mechanisms underlying brain metastasis. He will serve on the UC Brain Tumor Molecular Therapeutics Program's Scientific Advisory Board.

For more information, contact Kirsten Holloway at 513-558-8642 or

Phillip O. Bridenbaugh, MD
Phillip O. Bridenbaugh, MD

Bridenbaugh Receives Humanitarian Award for Anesthesia Training Work

Phillip O. Bridenbaugh, MD, professor emeritus and former chair of UC’s department of anesthesiology, has received the 1st Nicholas Greene Humanitarian Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

The award will be given annually to an individual for his or her humanitarian contributions for outstanding volunteer service. This award recognizes Bridenbaugh for his 10 years of service to the Overseas Teaching Program of the ASA. The mission of this program is to "support and encourage anesthesia training in existing programs in developing countries.”

Bridenbaugh led UC’s Department of Anesthesiology from 1977 to 2003. He served as the president of the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists from 1991 to 1992 and as the president of the ASA from 1996 to 1997. He is currently the chair of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists Foundation.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct 25: James Kranz, PhD, a researcher with GlaxoSmithKline, will discuss, "Protease Inhibitors in Drug Discovery: Using Biophysics and Enzymology to Elucidate and Mimic the Behavior of Complex Biological Systems,” at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 2351.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Series Oct. 26: Evonne Kaplan-Liss, MD, research assistant professor of preventive medicine, pediatrics and journalism at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, will present, "Start Making Sense: The Importance of Translating Your Work for Greater Rewards,” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Kettering Lab Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Cancer & Cell Biology Seminar Oct. 27: Terry Van Dyke, PhD, chief of the mouse cancer genetics program and director of the center for advanced preclinical research at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick, will present, "From basic discovery to patient impact: engineered cancer models predict a path to insightful preclinical evaluation” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Oct. 27: Sheila Fleming, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and neurology, will discuss "Behavioral phenotypes in genetic mouse models of Parkinson's disease,” at 4 p.m. in MSB Room 2351.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Nov. 1: Begoña Campos, PhD, senior research associate, laboratory manager, Dialysis Vascular Access Research Group, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, will present, "Microparticles: From Bench to Bedside,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
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