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Date: Monday, November 28, 2011

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Third Annual IvaDean Scholarship Benefit Concert
IvaDean Scholarship Benefit Concert

IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Concert Dec. 2

The UC 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.

Keith Jones
Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics

Enrollment Open for New Degree Program in Pharmacology

The UC Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics is launching a new master’s (MS) degree program in pharmacology that emphasizes the emerging sub-discipline of safety pharmacology.

The program is designed to train individuals seeking to pursue research and management careers in drug development, or as continuing education for professionals currently working in pharmacology who have no formal training in safety pharmacology.

Enrollment in the program is currently open for academic year starting in August 2012.

›› For details and online application

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Launches New Website

The UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience has just launched a new and improved website that now falls under the branding and graphical standards set by the College of Medicine.

The site, designed by the Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications Office and programmed by the College of Medicine’s UCit unit, offers streamlined navigation and enhanced functionality and features, including a dynamic RSS news feed, faculty/staff quick search and a timely news slideshow. Check it out at

For more information, contact Jill Hafner at or 513-558-4639.

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities for UC Volunteers

The Medical Volunteers of University of Cincinnati (MedVOUC) has adopted five families this holiday season, each with gift wish lists. If anyone is interested in contributing, there are still cards that can be picked up in IvaDean Lair’s office. Budgets for gifts are around $25 and can be reimbursed.

From 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, MedVOUC will host their annual cookie/cupcake bake. The cupcakes will be prebaked, with decorating items provided. Volunteers can share and take home some of what they have baked, with the rest given to the Center for Respite Care, a facility providing medical and nursing care to homeless people.

For more information on both activities, call 513-558-5577.

Alberto Espay, MD
Alberto Espay, MD

Espay Selected for Movement Disorders Editorial Board

Alberto Espay, MD, of the department of neurology has accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of Movement Disorders, the official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. His four-year term begins Jan. 1, 2012.

The Movement Disorder Society is an international professional society of clinicians, scientists and other health care professionals who are interested in Parkinson’s disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders and abnormalities in muscle tone and movement control.

Mark Eckman, MD
Mark Eckman, MD

Eckman Visiting Paris School of Public Health

UC Posey Professor of Clinical Medicine Mark Eckman, MD, has been invited to return to Paris’ school of public health, École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique, as a visiting professor. Eckman will visit the school during the first week of December to teach a week-long course on "Decision Analysis: Theory and Applications.”

Eckman serves as director of both the division of general internal medicine and the Center for Clinical Effectiveness in the department of internal medicine.

Lindner Center of HOPE
Lindner Center of HOPE

Curell and Bullock Honored with NAMI Awards

James Curell, MD, associate professor of clinical psychiatry, and Scott Bullock, family eating disorders therapist and intake eating disorders coordinator at the Lindner Center of HOPE, were honored with 2011 Awards of Excellence at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Hamilton County’s annual celebration Nov. 16 at Hyde Park Country Club.

Curell was named "Lucille Pederson Hardgrove Exemplary Educator,” while Bullock, an adjunct faculty member in the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, was honored as "Exemplary Therapist.”

Stephen Strakowski, MD, Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, was the featured speaker.

Jay Johannigman, MD
Jay Johannigman, MD

Johannigman to Speak at ‘Life of the Mind’ Nov. 29

Jay Johannigman, MD, professor of surgery, will be one of three UC faculty lecturing on the theme of "war” at the next Life of the Mind lecture, held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center.

The lecture series features interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme followed by audience Q&A.

Johannigman, chief of the division of trauma & critical care, will discuss "War: Is and Is Not.” Jacob Katz Cogan, professor of law, will discuss "The Laws of War in an Era of Asymmetric Conflict” and Sigrun Haude, PhD, associate professor of history will discuss "Coping with War.”

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury

Roy-Chaudhury Speaks on Renal Disease at Three International Meetings

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, professor of medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension, gave three presentations on transplantation at the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation meeting in New Delhi in October 2011.

He also spoke on "Cells and Biomedical Engineering in Dialysis Vascular Access” at the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference on "Novel Techniques in Dialysis,” held in Paris in October and at the Spanish Society of Nephrology meeting in Seville, Spain on Oct. 16, presenting on "Pathogenesis of Dialysis Access Access Dysfunction: from Bedside to Bench to Bedside.”

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 29: Joanna Groden, PhD, professor of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University, will discuss, "New Twists for the BLM Helicase in DNA Repair and Tumor Formation," at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Nov. 30: Jay Johannigman, MD, professor of surgery, division of trauma and critical care, will present, "Five Easy Pieces,” at 8 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds Dec. 2: E. Steve Woodle, MD, professor of surgery, division of transplantation, will present, "Long Term Complications of transplantation & IPITTR,” at 8 a.m. in MSB 2351.
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