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Date: Monday, February 13, 2012

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Lori Mackey
Lori Mackey

Mackey to Present Financial Operations of the College of Medicine

Lori Mackey, senior associate dean for operations and finance, will present, "College of Medicine Finances: The Things We Need to Know," in the next presentation by College of Medicine senior associate deans, held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Kresge Auditorium.

Mackey's presentation will provide an update on the current financial situation and an overview of funds flow at the college.

A question and answer session will follow. All are welcome.

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
UC Libraries

Submit 2011 Published Works to UC Libraries’ Authors, Editors & Composers

On Tuesday, April 17, UC Libraries will recognize the publishing and creative accomplishments of UC faculty at the annual "Authors, Editors & Composers" event.

Scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center, the event will include a reception, presentation of selected works, a printed bibliography and an exhibit.

Faculty may submit multiple works, but are limited to three submissions per category. Categories may include books or chapters, scholarly articles in a journal, service as editor of a journal, photographs, etc. Submission deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 29.

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Alvin Crawford, MD, department of orthoaedic surgery
Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford Invited to Speak at Inaugural International Spine Conference

Alvin Crawford, MD, professor of orthopaedics and pediatrics and co-director of the Crawford Spine Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, was the invited guest speaker for the first Saudi International Spine Conference, held Jan. 20-23 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Crawford spoke on spinal problems associated with neurofibromatosis in children and the challenges of revision spine surgery. He also spoke at Pediatric Orthopaedic Grand Rounds at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh on Jan. 19.

The conference’s spinal deformity segment was organized by Mohammad Alfawareh, MD, a graduate of the pediatric orthopaedic and spine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s.

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Three Finalists for CARE/Crawley Public Art Installation

The CARE/Crawley Building has qualified for a state-funded art project under a state law requiring that a percentage of a total capital appropriation for new or renovated public buildings be used for the acquisition, commissioning and installation of works of public art.

Three finalists have been selected out of the 70 who applied for the competition, administered by the Ohio Arts Council. They will present later this month to UC’s Percent for Art Committee.

The final piece will be located between CARE/Crawley’s main entrance and Eden Avenue, with installation potentially occurring in the summer.

Bryan Meyers, MD
Bryan Meyers, MD

Second Annual John B. Flege, Jr. Visiting Professor Lecture Feb. 22

The UC Department of Surgery's second annual John B. Flege, Jr. Visiting Professor Lecture, hosted by the section of cardiothoracic surgery, will feature Bryan Meyers, MD, Patrick and Joy Williamson Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.

Meyers will present, "Comparing Disparate Therapies for Common Problems: Challenges & Strategies in Stage 1 Lung Cancer," at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Surgical Amphitheater.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Feb. 14: Jeffrey Robbins, PhD, professor of pediatrics and division director, molecular cardiovascular biology, and executive co-director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will discuss, "Proteotoxicity—an under-appreciated factor in cardiac disease” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Feb. 15: Eva van Leer, PhD, UC Health speech pathologist, will present, "Predicting and Improving Patient Compliance in Voice Care," at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Feb. 15: Padmini Salgame, PhD, professor and director of the MD/PhD program and graduate medical research program at UMDNJ–New Jersery Medical School, will discuss, "Regulation of Host Immune Responses to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection," at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Lab Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Association Seminar Feb. 15: John Bryan, PhD, UC vice provost for academic personnel, will share interviewing tips for academic jobs in, "Interrogation or Conversation? You choose!" from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in MSB 4051. For more information, email
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Feb. 16: Samuel Godar, PhD, assistant professor cancer and cell biology, will discuss "Identification and Targeting of CD44-Dependant Cancer Stem Cell Phenotype in Breast and Lung Carcinomas" at noon in the Vontz Center's Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Feb. 16: Haley Titus-Mitchell, from the neuroscience graduate program, will present, "The interaction between the Notch and Ras GTPase pathway: role in CNS pathogenesis in gain of function rasopathies,” and Lauren Larke, also of the program, will discuss, "The acid-sensing T-cell death associated gene-8 (TDAG8) receptor in panic: from acidosis to inflammation?” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Center for Imaging Research Seminar Feb. 16: Rif El-Mallakh, MD, of the Mood Disorders Research Program in the University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will present, "The Ionic Hypothesis for Bipolar Illness,” from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB E-351.
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