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CME Department Recognized for Partnerships

UC’s Department of Continuing Medical Education was recognized at the 2012 annual conference of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, held Jan. 21-24 in Orlando, Fla.

The department received the alliance’s Award for Innovation in Continuing Professional Development for the Ohio Partnership for Adherence through Collaborative Education (OhioPACE) Initiative, a collaboration with all of Ohio’s medical school CME/CPD offices. OhioPACE brought together health care educators and professionals for a summit on improving patient adherence in Ohio and the awarding of almost $300,000 in block grant funds to support adherence projects throughout the state.

Accepting the award for UC were associate dean for continuous professional development and professor emeritus Jack Kues, PhD, CME director Susan Tyler, MEd, and associate director of UC’s Center for Continuous Professional Development Barb Speer.

In addition, Kues received a President’s Award at the conference. Kues is an ACEHP fellow, serves on the alliance’s Board of Directors and is president-elect of the organization. Tyler was named an ACEHP Fellow and also received a President’s Award.

St. Baldrick's Day 2011
St. Baldrick's Day 2011

Pediatrics Club Celebrating "St. Baldrick's" March 29

Join the UC College of Medicine's Pediatrics Club in its efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer in a fundraiser Thursday, March 29, at O'Bryon's Irish Pub in O'Bryonville.

Named for a fusion of "St. Patrick’s Day" and "bald," the St. Baldrick’s Foundation coordinates worldwide head-shaving events that raise money for childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick’s events have raised approximately $118 million, providing research grants at more than 200 institutions and making clinical trials available to more children.

To join or learn more, visit the event website. Supporters don’t have to shave—there are opportunities for donating or volunteering at the event.

For questions, email Melanie Friess at

Bryce Robinson, MD
Bryce Robinson, MD

Robinson Presenting at Critical Care Congress

Bryce Robinson, MD, assistant professor of surgery, division of trauma and critical care, was selected to present his poster, "Patient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony in a Traumatically Injured Population,” at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 41st Critical Care Congress, Feb. 4-8 in Houston.

SCCM is the largest multiprofessional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care, representing all professional components of the critical care team.

Medical Sciences Building
Medical Sciences Building

Medical Grand Rounds "Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine” Feb. 8

UC’s Department of Internal Medicine is sponsoring a special themed medical grand rounds, "Clinical Controversies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in MSB E-351.

The following speakers will lead an interactive discussion:

  • Sian Cotton, PhD, associate professor of pediatric family & community medicine,
  • Joel Tsevat, MD, professor of medicine,
  • Michael Yi, MD, associate professor of medicine,
  • Michelle Zimmer, MD, adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics

For additional information, please contact Mary Rich at

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

CCTST Grand Rounds on Participant Compensation Feb. 17

Issues related to compensation of clinical research participants will be discussed at the next CCTST Grand Rounds on Friday, Feb. 17, in MSB E-351.

  • From 11 a.m. to noon, "Participant Compensation: Ethics, Taxes and Common Practices” will be presented by Lauren Hoctor, human protections analyst with Cincinnati Children’s Office of Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (ORCRA) and Melinda Muenich, director of the UC Health and Cincinnati Children’s clinical trials offices.
  • From noon to 1 p.m., a panel discussion entitled, "Participant Compensation: The Community Perspective” will follow.

Lunch is available to CCTST members who RSVP by Feb. 15 to For details or to join the CCTST free of charge, go to

Mobile Care

UC, Children’s Present 2012 EMS Midwest Conference

Physicians and researchers from the departments of emergency medicine, cardiology, trauma and critical care, together with UC Health, Air Care and Mobile Care and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, are collaborating to present the 2012 EMS Midwest Conference Saturday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, Feb. 19, at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. 

The two-day multi-track EMS conference will offer sessions covering the latest best practices in military medicine & EMS, sepsis, cardiology technology, pediatric disaster prepardeness, toxicological emergencies, traumatic brain injury and hypothermia resuscitation.

Actor Randolph Mantooth, who portrayed firefighter/paramedic John Gage on the TV show "Emergency!” will be the keynote speaker Sunday, Feb. 19.

Registration for the full weekend is $100; $50 for one day. CME credits are available. For more information visit,

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Infectious Diseases Special Seminar Feb. 7: Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, division of infectious diseases, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will discuss Antimicrobial Stewardship at 9 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room 8.125.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Feb. 7: Dennis McGraw, MD, division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, will discuss, "Inhibition of b2-adrenergic signaling by oxidative metabolism in the airway" at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Feb. 8: Ravi Elluru, MD and John Wasniewski, from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will present "Application of Quality Improvement Sciences in Otolaryngology,” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Feb. 8: Divaker Choubey, PhD, professor of environmental health, division of environmental & molecular toxicology, will present, "The Interferon-Inducible p200-Family Proteins in the Development of Autoimmunity” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series Feb. 9: Deanna Patmore, graduate student in the lab of Nancy Ratner, PhD, will discuss, "TC21/R-Ras2 Acts Through TGFb to Mediate the Nf1 Oncogenic Switch,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
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