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Date: Monday, January 30, 2012

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Portraits of the Deans
Portraits of Leadership

Leadership Portraits Adorn Hallway

The portraits of nine former medical school deans and faculty members were hung last week in the corridor next to Kresge Auditorium across from the Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions.

The portraits have been in storage since the beginning of construction on the CARE/Crawley Building and the Medical Sciences Building rehabilitation project.

The portraits include those of Daniel Drake, the founder of the Medical College of Ohio which was the forerunner of today’s College of Medicine, and Cornelius Comegys, MD, a faculty member during the latter half of the 19th century. Also included are former deans William Seely, MD, dean from 1881 to 1900; Phineas Conner, MD, 1900 to 1905; Frederick Forchheimer, MD, 1905 to 1909; Stanley Dorst, MD, 1939 to 1962; Clifford Grulee, MD, 1963 to 1973; Robert Daniels, MD, 1973 to 1986; and John Hutton, MD, 1987 to 2002.

University of Cincinnati

Board of Trustees Approve Emerti, Chair Positions

At its Tuesday, Jan. 24, meeting, the UC Board of Trustees approved the following appointments and re-appointments: 

  • Ronald Levin, MD, associate professor emeritus of pediatrics
  • Mohammed Matlib, PhD, professor emeritus of pharmacology & cell biophysics
  • John McDonough, MD, associate professor emeritus of surgery
  • Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, John and Gladys Strauss Chair in Cancer Research
  • Gregory Rouan, MD, Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Chair of Internal Medicine
  • Barbara Tobias, MD, Robert and Myfanwy Smith Chair of Family Medicine.

Melanie Cushion, PhD
Melanie Cushion, PhD

Cushion Invited to Speak at Keystone Symposium

Melanie Cushion, PhD, professor and associate chair for research in the department of internal medicine,  was an invited speaker to the Keystone Symposium: Fungal Pathogens: From Basic Biology to Drug Discovery, Santa Fe, Jan.y 15-20, 2012.  

Her talk was titled, "Stealth and Opportunism: Strategies for Survival of Pneumocystis within the Mammalian Lung.”

MSB Rehabilitation
MSB Rehabilitation

MSB Rehab Update: CARE/Crawley Hallway Closed Until Fall 

The hallway from the CARE/Crawley atrium to the rear entry of Kresge Auditorium was closed to traffic Jan. 24 and is set to reopen in fall 2012. The closure is necessary for protection of the public due to overhead construction work on the exterior of the MSB. 

Updates about the MSB Rehabilitation project are available at

For questions, call 513-558-2672 or email

John Bryan
John Bryan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow Association Seminar Feb. 15.

UC's Postdoctoral Fellow Association will present the next seminar in its Professional Development Seminar Series from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in MSB 4051.

John Bryan, PhD, UC vice provost for academic personnel, will share interviewing tips for academic jobs in his presentation, "Interrogation or Conversation? You choose!"

The interactive presentation will offer strategies for success in academic job interviews, including interviews at disciplinary conferences, by phone, by video and in person. The emphasis will be on mental and physical preparation, calming techniques and best practices for the interview itself.

For more information, email

Julia Brody, PhD
Julia Brody, PhD

Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer March 17

The eighth annual "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer" public education forum will take place Saturday, March 17, at UC’s Reading Campus.

Julia Brody, PhD, executive director of the Massachusetts-based Silent Spring Institute, will give the keynote address. Brody is a leader in research on breast cancer and the environment and in community-based research and public engagement in science. Her presentation is entitled: "Who's Minding the Store? Suspect Chemicals in Everyday Products and Pollution."

The forum is presented by the Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) and the Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati to provide timely information on potential environmental links to breast cancer and an update on BCERP's ongoing research. 

Registration is $20. For more information, click here.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 31: George Smulian, MD, professor and director, division of infectious diseases, "Histoplasma: Links Between Mating and Virulence" at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Environmental Health and Center for Environmental Genetics Wednesday Seminar Series Feb. 1: Cheryl Rosenfeld, PhD, DVM, associate professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will discuss "Effects of Maternal Diet and Exposure to Bisphenol A on Conceptus and Offspring Outcomes,” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Labs Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series Feb 2: Yana Zavros, PhD, assistant professor of molecular and cellular physiology, will discuss, "Malignantly Transformed Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Promote the Development of Gastrointestinal Stromal-type Tumors” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.

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