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Translational Research

Deadlines Upcoming for Research Ethics and Methods Grants

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) requests applications for innovative research addressing ethics and methodology in clinical and translational research.

The Research Ethics Grant Program supports interdisciplinary empirical research and summer faculty research fellowships that aim to develop, inform or apply morally, socially and culturally acceptable frameworks that maximize the ethics of conducting clinical and translational research. Deadline is midnight Friday, Jan. 20.

The Methodologic Research Program advances methodologic research in biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics and related disciplines in order to enhance the capacity to conduct and analyze data from clinical and translational studies. Deadline is midnight Wednesday, Jan. 11.

For complete details and links to the requests for applications, visit or email

David Bernstein, MD
David Bernstein, MD

Bernstein Receives Memorial Lectureship

David Bernstein, MD, professor of clinical immunology, has been named the recipient of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s (AAAAI) 2012 John E. Salvaggio Memorial Lectureship.

The honorary lectureship is presented in recognition of outstanding service to the specialty and science of allergy and immunology. The lectureship is named for John E. Salvaggio, MD, an accomplished researcher who served as AAAAI president 1985 to 1986.

Bernstein will be recognized for the lectureship during the AAAAI annual meeting, held March 2-6 in Orlando, Fla.

Dennis Choi, MD, PhD
Dennis Choi, MD, PhD

Neuroscientist Choi to Visit Campus

Dennis Choi, MD, PhD, a prominent neuroscientist and executive vice president of the Simons Foundation, will spend a day on the medical campus Thursday, Jan. 19. The day will begin at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351 with a lecture on the future of neuroscience research, followed by discussions with individuals, lab tours, meetings with key leadership at the College of Medicine and afternoon seminars.

Before joining the Simons Foundation, a New York City-based private foundation whose single largest initiative has been in autism research, Choi served as vice president for academic health affairs at Emory University in Atlanta. He has served as president of the Society for Neuroscience, chairman of the U.S. National Committee to the International Brain Research Organization and founding co-editor of the research journal, Neurobiology of Disease.

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Postdoc Event: Developing and Designing Your CV Jan. 19

The UC Postdoctoral Fellowship Association will host the next seminar in its professional career development series, titled "Developing and Designing Your CV: A Hands-On Approach."

Laura Wilson, instructor in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will lead this interactive seminar at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in MSB E-351.

Bring your current CV for review. Postdocs and graduate students are welcomed. Light refreshments will be served. Email questions to

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

CCTST Grand Rounds on Reproducible Research Jan. 20

Reproducibility in biomedical research is the topic of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in MSB 4051.

  • From 11 a.m. to noon, Keith Baggerly, PhD, will discuss, "The Importance of Reproducibility in High-Throughput Biology: Case Studies in Forensic Bioinformatics.” Baggerly is a professor in the department of bioinformatics and computational biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • From noon to 1 p.m., Eileen King, PhD, will present, "The Importance of Good Clinical Data Management and Statistical Programming Practices for Reproducible Research." King is associate professor in the division of biostatistics and epidemiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

The event is free; lunch is available to CCTST members who register by Jan. 18. For more information, visit or email

Medical Sciences Building
College of Medicine

Clinical Presentation Rescheduled

The Jan. 31 presentation by senior associate dean for clinical programs Myles Pensak, MD, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 25.

The next senior associate dean presentation is at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Stephen Strakowski, MD, senior associate dean for research, will give an overview of research at the College of Medicine in MSB 5051.

Academic Health Center student
Medical Education

CME Opportunities Available for Hemophilia Care

UC’s Department of Continuing Medical Education (CME) has recently launched a three-part online activity designed to meet the CME needs of practitioners in hemophilia treatment centers, hematologists, internal medicine and primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and related staff interested in the treatment of patients with hemophilia.

The course, "Treating and Managing Patients Newly Diagnosed with Hemophilia,” sponsored by UC and Prova Education,” can be taken by visiting parts one, two and three.

The activity offers a case-based curriculum designed to close knowledge and practice deficits associated with the treatment of patients with hemophilia and improve communications skills between the multidisciplinary team/health system and the patients and families.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Series Jan. 10: Katherine Yutzey, PhD, professor of pediatrics in the College of Medicine and researcher in the division of molecular cardiovascular biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 2351. Her topic will be, "Molecular mechanisms of heart valve development and disease.”
  • Environmental Health Seminar Series Jan. 11: Howard Shertzer, PhD, professor of environmental health, division of environmental genetics and molecular toxicology, will discuss "Glutathione: More than an Antioxidant” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Labs Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Jan. 12: Amanda Braun, in the neuroscience graduate program, will discuss "The role of striatal dopamine in egocentric navigation,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Series Jan. 17: Sivakumar Vallabhapurapu, PhD, assistant professor of cancer and cell biology, will discuss, "Mechanistic insights into the function of alternative NF-kB pathway in Multiple Myeloma" at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Center for Imaging Research Seminar Jan. 20: Mike Hawrylycz, PhD, senior director of data analysis and annotation at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, will present "An Atlas of Gene Expression for the Adult Human Brain with Applications in Neuroimaging,” at noon in MSB E-351.
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