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Senior Associate Dean Presentation
Senior Associate Dean Presentation

Medical Education Presentation Online

The video and full PowerPoint from "Medical Education: It’s Why We’re Here,” the March 20 presentation by Andrew Filak Jr., MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs, is available online for view.

Filak’s lecture offered an update on the college’s mission of educating the physicians of tomorrow and highlighted achievements in student performance, accreditation, curriculum and residency requirements.

The final presentation by the senior associate deans will be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Kresge Auditorium. Myles Pensak, MD, senior associate dean for clinical programs, will discuss the clinical aspect of the College of Medicine.

I. Leonard Bernstein, MD
I. Leonard Bernstein, MD

I. Leonard Bernstein, Professor Emeritus, Dies 

I. Leonard Bernstein, MD, clinical professor emeritus of internal medicine and environmental health sciences, died Monday, March 26. He was 88.

Bernstein graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1949, completing his postgraduate training in internal medicine at the Cincinnati General and Jewish Hospitals.

At UC, he served as a clinical professor of medicine and environmental health sciences. He also served as director of the University Hospital Allergy Clinic and co-director of the Allergy Research Laboratory.

Bernstein was the first Cincinnati board certified internist-allergist and established UC's Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program, which has trained 60 fellows since 1958. In 1999, he was honored with the college’s Daniel Drake Award.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Weil Funeral Home, 8350 Cornell Road. Survivors include David Bernstein, MD, and Jonathan Bernstein, MD, both faculty members in the division of allergy, immunology and rheumatology.

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

St. Baldrick’s Celebration March 29

Join the UC College of Medicine's Pediatrics Club in its efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer in a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at O'Bryon's Irish Pub in O'Bryonville.

Twenty-six men and women will be shaving their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Supporters don’t have to shave—there are opportunities for donating or volunteering at the event.

Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, click here.

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD

Roy-Chaudhury Receives Nephrology Society Award

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension, was honored with the Gerald Beathard Award by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans Feb. 24-26, 2012. This award is presented every two years for outstanding teaching, clinical and scholarly activities.

In addition, Roy-Chaudhury will be speaking at the Charing Cross International Symposium in London in April and the Chinese Society of Medicine in Taipei in June.

He was also selected to be on the program committee of the American Society of Nephrology for the 2012 Kidney Week, being held Oct. 20-Nov. 4, 2012.

Keith Wilson, MD
Keith Wilson, MD

Boy Scouts of America Honor Wilson

Keith Wilson, MD, associate professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, recently received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award from the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

In 1994, Wilson and longtime friend and former schoolmate Cedric Newberry started the Dan Beard Council's Challenge Camp, a program that continues to provide a camping experience for youth from both inner-city and rural areas. Wilson received the Silver Beaver award from the BSA in 2000.

Jason Blackard, MD
Jason Blackard, MD

Blackard Receives Public Health Development Grant

Jason Blackard, PhD, associate professor in the division of digestive diseases, was recently awarded a $2,500 Education Abroad Program Development Grant for his course Exploring Public Health in Ghana.

This will begin the process of establishing research, public health and medically related course offerings in Ghana.

Learn more about Blackard’s study abroad work in his "Focus on Faculty" interview.

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

UC Hosts Fourth BHD Symposium March 28-30

The Fourth BHD Symposium, being held Wednesday, March 28, to Friday, March 30, at the Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center and Vontz Center, will include sessions for both scientists and patients on Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome.

The patient and family sessions will take place on Thursday, March 29. These sessions will be led by a genetic counselor who is an expert in BHD syndrome. George Thomas, PhD, in the division of hematology oncology, is one of the conference’s featured speakers.

›› See the full schedule and register online

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association Users Meeting March 28

The Research Flow Cytometry Core at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, part of the Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association, will hold its next users meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Cincinnati Children’s Location S6.125.

Matthew Kofron, PhD, assistant professor and director of the Cincinnati Children’s Confocal Imaging Core, will present "An Introduction to Laser Scanning confocal Microscopy Available at the CCHMC Confocal Imaging Core.”

For more information, contact Monica DeLay at

Cintas Center
Cintas Center

Cincinnati ShakeUp for Parkinson’s Set for Saturday, April 14

The Cincinnati ShakeUp for Parkinson’s, a fundraiser for the Brian Grant Foundation and the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute, will take place Saturday, April 14, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

The gala evening event, presented by Cintas, features co-hosts Nick Lachey and Brad Johansen, with entertainment by Blessid Union of Souls. Other local and national celebrities will be on hand.

Starting times are 6 p.m. for the sponsor and host VIP reception, 6:30 p.m. for the general reception and 7:30 p.m. for the program and dinner. Benefactor Level is $500 per person, Patron Level is $350 per person and table sponsor levels are $5,000 and $10,000.

RSVP by April 6 at or to

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar March 27: Marsha Gaston, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Alison Weiss, PhD, will discuss, "Biosynthesis of Pyrrolysine, the 22nd Amino Acid," at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Health Services Research Matrix Seminar March 27: Donald Goldmann, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and professor of immunology and infectious diseases and epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, will present, "Improvement Science: Developing Evidence for What Works in the Real World,” at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Research Auditorium, Location R 3381 & 3383.
  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar March 28: Erin Winstanley, PhD, research assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, will discuss, "Prescription Drug Abuse as a Public Health Problem: A Case Report from Ohio,” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Labs Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds March 28: Marshall Montrose, PhD, professor and chair of molecular and cell physiology, will discuss, "Personalizing medicine to account for biological variability in Ulcerative Colitis therapy," at noon MSB E-351.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series March 29: Stephen Miller, PhD, department of microbiology-immunobiology at Northwestern University Medical School, will present, "Exploiting apoptosis for the induction of tolerance for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and other immune-mediated diseases,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • UC Postdoctoral Fellowship Association Career Development Seminar March 30: Laura Wilson, instructor in the Rhetoric and Professional Writing Program at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss, "Writing Effective Cover Letters," at 2:30 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship April 5: The Department of Dermatology will host Martin Weinstock, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown University, to present, "Melanoma Early Detection: Public Health Perspective,” at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G344), Hoxworth Building.
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