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Date: Monday, March 12, 2012

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ArtsWave Campaign
ArtsWave Campaign

‘Join the Wave’ with Annual ArtsWave Campaign

The University of Cincinnati is in the midst of a campaign to support local arts funding organization ArtsWave—and support from the College of Medicine is crucial to its success. 

ArtsWave, formerly the Fine Arts Fund, has served as a source of support for both large and small arts organizations in Cincinnati since 1949.

The ArtsWave Campaign is the largest of its kind in the nation. ArtsWave supports theaters, museums, festivals and community art centers in Cincinnati that bring people together and create lively, vibrant neighborhoods. Strong support of the arts leads to significant gains for the city, including hosting this summer’s World Choir Games. 

Participation is very important so donations of any amount are welcome. To make a pledge, follow the link in emails from the ArtsWave Campaign.

For assistance or more information, contact Karen Lisook at 513-556-3026 or

Match Day 2008
Match Day 

Medical Student Match Day March 16

The College of Medicine’s 2012 Match Day will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 16 in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351.

During this national event, 150 senior medical students from UC will find out where they will conduct their residency training. Medical students apply for residency training in their programs of choice, hoping to "match” with their preferred hospital and specialty when the results are announced.

The event will be shown on the big screen in Kresge Auditorium and will also be streamed live to MedOneStop. 

For more information, email or call 513-558-5577

Tiina Reponen, PhD
Tiina Reponen, PhD

Reponen Receives Finland Distinguished Professor Award

Tiina Reponen, PhD, professor of environmental health, has received the Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) award, led and financed by the Academy of Finland and Tekes.

FiDiPro provides competitive grants to projects recruiting highly merited scientists who are able to commit to long-term cooperation with a Finnish university or research institute.

Reponen will collaborate with the University of Eastern Finland and Tampere University of Technology in a project aimed at bringing together several research institutes and industrial partners in Europe to establish a bioaerosol testing facility in Finland.

James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD

CCTST Grand Rounds on Observational Studies March 16

The design and implementation of observational studies is the topic of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds, held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. 

From 11 a.m. to noon, Donald Rubin, PhD, will present, "Design of Observational Studies." Rubin is the John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics at Harvard University.

From noon to 1 p.m., Cassandra Pattanayak, PhD, and Maurizio Macaluso, MD, DrPH, will present, "Propensity Score Matching to Assess the Effect of Single versus Double Embryo Transfer for In Vitro Fertilization."

Pattanayak is a college fellow in statistics at Harvard University. Macaluso is director of the division of biostatistics and epidemiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and co-director of the CCTST BERD core.

Contact Elizabeth Heubi by Wednesday, March 14, to register. 

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Carl Fichtenbaum, MD
Carl Fichtenbaum, MD

11th Annual CME Conference: State of the Art Management of HIV Infection March 24

The UC Local Performance Site of the Pennsylvania MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is holding the 11th Annual CME Conference, "State of the Art Management of HIV Infection,” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, professor in the division of infectious diseases, department of internal medicine, will present the latest news from the "Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections” and moderate a case-based panel discussion. 

CME, nursing and pharmacy credits are available. Registration is limited; Register online here

Stanley Kaplan, MD
Stanley Kaplan, MD

Kaplan Memorial Service March 30

The UC College of Medicine and the UC Foundation will host a memorial service honoring the life and contributions of Stanley Kaplan, MD, on Friday, March 30.

Kaplan, a longtime professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience and a 1946 graduate of the College of Medicine, died Nov. 10, 2011.

Faculty and staff are invited to a memorial service in Kresge Auditorium from 3 to 4 p.m. and a reception in the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Reception Hall of the CARE/Crawley Building from 4 to 5 p.m.

RSVP by Friday, March 23, to or 513-558-6903.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Mayfield Clinic Keller Lectureship March 14: Albert Rhoton Jr., MD, professor and chair of the University of Florida Department of Neurological Surgery, will discuss, "Transcranial & Transnasal Approaches to the Sphenoid Bone," from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Kingsgate Marriott, Salon A.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds March 14: Sandra Starnes, MD, department of surgery, will discuss, "Current Surgical Standards for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer," at 8 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Cancer & Cell Biology Seminar March 15: Maria Diakonova, PhD, University of Toledo assistant professor of biological sciences, will present "Molecular Pathways Involved in Prolactin-dependent JAK2 Action: Implication in Breast Cancer," at noon in the Vontz Center's Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • UC Wellness Talk on Sleep March 15: Jennifer Molano, MD, department of neurology, will speak about sleep at the next UC Wellness brown bag lunch at noon in University Hall, Room 442.
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