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Date: Monday, November 21, 2011

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Gregory Rouan, MD
Gregory Rouan, MD

Rouan Named Chair of Internal Medicine

Gregory Rouan, MD, professor and Richard W. and Sue P. Vilter Chair of Internal Medicine, has been named the permanent chair of the department of internal medicine. The appointment was approved by the UC Board of Trustees and is effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Rouan has served as interim chair since June 1 and has also served as associate chair for educational affairs and director of Graduate Medicine Education Programs in internal medicine.

A 1980 alumnus of the UC College of Medicine, Rouan became a professor of internal medicine in 1995 and was named to the Vilter Chair in 1999. Rouan serves as one of five board members of the UC Healthcare System, the parent company governing UC Health. He also recently was named governor-elect of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

2006 IvaDean Benefit Concert
IvaDean Benefit Concert

IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Concert Dec. 2

The College of Medicine will present the eighth annual IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Kresge Auditorium. The night will also include a silent auction, starting at 4 p.m outside Kresge.

Tickets are $5 for students/children under 12 and $15 for non-students with the option to donate more. Call 513-558-5577 or see IvaDean Lair for more information.

American Association of Medical Colleges
Association of American Medical Colleges

Program Receives AAMC Readiness for Reform Award

Eric Warm, MD, professor of medicine and director of the internal medicine residency program, along with Gregory Rouan, MD, Bradley Mathis, MD, and Tiffiny Diers, MD, were recently awarded the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Readiness for Reform (R4R) Innovations Challenge Award at the annual AAMC meeting Nov. 4-9 in Denver for their Ambulatory Long-Block program. There were 45 submissions with three awards and two honorable mentions.

AAMC launched the R4R Health Care Innovation Challenge to recognize programs within the membership that transform health care delivery and that leverage the uniqueness of academic medicine by integrating innovations in research and education. The winning teams received a $5,000 check.

Patricia Joseph, MD
Patricia Joseph, MD

Cystic Fibrosis Center Honored with Quality Care Award

The UC/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cystic Fibrosis Center, led by Patricia Joseph, MD, associate professor in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, was one of 11 centers of its kind honored with the 2010-2011 Quality Care Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The award recognizes the combined accomplishments of the adult and pediatric components of the center and was given to only the top 10 percent of 110 cystic fibrosis centers in the U.S.

For more information, click here.

Robin Arthur
Robin Arthur, PsyD

Arthur Receives Ohio Psychological Association Award

At its annual conference in Newark, the Ohio Psychological Association recognized Robin Arthur, PsyD, an adjunct faculty member in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, as a "Distinguished Psychologist” for her contributions and accomplishments in the field of psychology.

Arthur was recognized for her multi-year efforts in helping develop the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio. Arthur now serves as director of psychology at the center.

Arthur designed the center’s inpatient hospitalization unit to include a comprehensive therapeutic program and a full day of activities. In addition to developing programming for the three acute care units—adolescent, adult and older adult—she designed the programming for Sibcy House, a short-term, diagnostic assessment and intensive treatment unit.

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Rindler Awarded ‘Best Presentation’ at ATPase Conference

Tara Rindler, a PhD student in the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology lab of Jerry Lingrel, PhD, received the Best Presentation Award at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 13th International ATPase Conference in Pacific Grove, Calif.

Her poster was titled, "Knockout of the Na, K-ATPase α2 isoform in the cardiovascular system does not alter basal blood pressure but prevents ACTH-induced hypertension.”

Rindler was also first author on a research paper of the same name accepted for the August 2011 issue of American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulation Physiology.

Hoxworth Blood Center
Hoxworth Blood Center

Crosstown Shootout Blood Drive Nov. 23

Donate blood Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the official Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout Blood Drive, sponsored by Skyline Chili and Hoxworth Blood Center, and receive a free cheese coney and a limited edition T-shirt.

The drive will be held from 10:10 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. at the Kingsgate Marriott. Donors will also be entered to win a variety of prizes ranging from signed basketballs and programs to a pair of tickets to the Crosstown Shootout basketball game between UC and Xavier University on Dec. 10.

Hoxworth is also hosting "Skyline Week” Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2. Each person who donates during the week will receive a coney and a T-shirt. Donors can give at the participating donation centers.

To schedule an appointment, visit

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

CCTST Forum on Informed Consent Nov. 28

Sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), the forum, "Ethical Expectations and Exceptions to Informed Consent” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in the Cincinnati Children’s Research Auditorium, Location R, Rooms 3381-3383.

Open to researchers, administrators and staff from UC, Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Academic Health Center affiliates, the forum will address:

  • What constitutes informed consent?
  • When is "exception from informed consent” acceptable and how is it implemented?
  • How should consent be handled when there are barriers to discussing the research with the participant?
  • What special considerations must be made for deception studies?

Panelists include faculty and institutional review board (IRB) members. Audience questions are encouraged. Details are available at To register, email

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Faculty Candidate Seminar Nov. 22: Carrie Anna Geisberg, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at Vanderbilt Medical University, will present, "Using Cardio-Oncology as a Platform of Discovery for Cardiac Repair?” at noon in MSB 3351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Nov. 23: David Fischer, MD, department of surgery, will present, "Surgical Options for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity" at 8 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Dec. 1: Robert Krikorian, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, will discuss, "Nutritional and metabolic interventions in cognitive aging” at 4 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351.
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