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William K. Schubert, MD

William K. Schubert, MD

Memorial Service for William K. Schubert, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will host a memorial service for William K. Schubert, MD, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Kresge Auditorium. A reception will follow.

Schubert died Feb. 25 at the age of 85. Friday’s service will honor his more than 60-year association with and service to the UC College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s.

A 1952 graduate of the UC College of Medicine, Schubert served as president and chief executive officer of Cincinnati Children’s from 1983 until 1996.

Friday’s service in Kresge Auditorium replaces a previously announced service at Cincinnati Children’s. This location change was made in order to accommodate more people.

CARE/Crawley Building

UC Academic Health Center

Khosla and Gutmark Selected for TEDxCincy Event

Two UC researchers have been selected to speak at the upcoming TEDxCincy event, held from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Sid Khosla, MD, assistant professor of clinical otolaryngology, and Ephraim (Effie) Gutmark, PhD, DSc, distinguished professor of aerospace engineering and professor of otolaryngology, will discuss how voices work and their research, which uses the science of aerospace engineering to study the mechanics of vocal cord vibration and voice production.

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Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD

Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD

Sherman Named Distinguished Lecturer

Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD, Robert & Helen Gould Endowed Chair and professor in the division of digestive diseases, has been selected as the 2012 Tim Gill Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Colorado.

The annual distinction is based on a person’s expertise in HIV/AIDS research and care, for their skill in teaching and for their humanism that informs and enhances their community and the world.

Sherman also received a three-year R13 award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The award, totaling about $75,000, supports the development of an international forum on HIV and liver disease, which Sherman will chair.

Peter Lenz, MD

Peter Lenz, MD

Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine Ranked in ACGME Surgery

The division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine was ranked highest for resident medical education in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) resident survey.

New practices implemented in training for these residents include the incorporation of adult learning principles into teaching, a defined curriculum and dividing into two teams to reduce rounding time.

Peter Lenz, MD, assistant professor in the division and the pulmonary residency education coordinator (REC), says the new approach to resident pulmonary and critical care education is now serving as a baseline for education programs in other divisions.

In addition, Lenz and Mitch Rashkin, MD, a professor in the division, were recognized by the American Thoracic Society as having one of the Top 6 2012 "Best Practice” programs for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program at UC. They will be recognized for this achievement at the upcoming ATS International Conference May 18-23, 2012, in San Francisco.

Bench to bedside research

College of Medicine research

CCTST Ethics, Methods Grants Announced

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) has announced its FY 2013 grant awards for innovative research addressing ethical issues in clinical and translational research and biostatistical, epidemiological and other methods developments. Each project receives one-year funding of up to $10,000.

Funded in the Research Ethics Grant Program were principal investigator Melanie Myers, PhD, director of the UC/Cincinnati Children’s genetic counseling graduate program, and co-investigator Cynthia Prows, of the Cincinnati Children’s division of human genetics, for the project "Exome sequencing and incidental findings: the experience and expectations of parents of children with rare genetic disorders.”


  • Four projects were funded in the Methodologic Research Program. Principal investigators are:
  • Lili Ding, PhD, biostatistics and epidemiology, Cincinnati Children’s
  • Long (Jason) Lu, PhD, biomedical informatics, Cincinnati Children’s
  • Marepalli Rao, PhD, environmental health, UC
  • Rakesh Shukla, PhD, environmental health, UC


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Jason Raymond

Jason Raymond

Raymond Receives Biomedical Engineering Fellowship

Jason Raymond, a third-year PhD student in the Image-Guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories directed by professor of cardiovascular diseases Christy Holland, PhD, has received a Whitaker International Fellowship award in biomedical engineering.

His fellowship research will focus on ultra high-speed imaging of the interaction of ultrasound with echogenic liposomes. Nico de Jong, PhD, in the department of experimental echocardiography, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, will host him for the fellowship year.

The Whitaker International Fellows Program aims to develop leading scientists and engineers with an international outlook.

Raymond's work has also been supported through a 2011 University of Cincinnati Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, and a grant from the UC Cardiovascular Center of Excellence.

Kettering Laboratory

Kettering Laboratory

Chinese Professors Visit to Share Knowledge on E-Waste

Xia Huo, MD, PhD, and Xijin Xu, PhD, professors at Shantou University Medical College in Shantou, China, recently visited the department of environmental health to share information about electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and the potential exposure to mixed chemicals for local residents.

Huo and Xu are collaborating with UC environmental health faculty Aimin Chen, PhD, Kim Dietrich, PhD, Tiina Reponen, PhD, and Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, on the e-waste Recycling Exposure and Community Health Study (e-REACH), funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The international population study, led by UC, is the first to examine the human developmental effects of environmental exposure to the complex metal mixture found in electronic waste (e-waste).

William Thies, PhD

William Thies, PhD

Joint Neurology-Psychiatry Grand Rounds April 18

William Thies, PhD, chief medical and scientific officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, will be the featured speaker at a joint grand rounds presented by the departments of neurology and psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in MSB E-351.

His topic will be, "Alzheimer’s Disease Research in a Time of Change.” Continuing medical education credit is available.

For more details, contact Misty Wethington at or 513-558-4050.

Alain Rook, MD

Alain Rook, MD

Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship Series April 19

The UC Department of Dermatology will host Alain Rook, MD, as the Procter & Gamble Visiting Lecturer on Thursday, April 19. Rook is professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and dermatology with special interest in the immunopathogenesis and treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas.

His lecture, titled, "The Importance of the Host Immune Response in the Treatment of CTCL,” will be held at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G344) on the ground level of the Hoxworth Building.

For more information, contact Janet Burdsall at 513-584-6803.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar April 10: Doctoral students Fabiola Bittencourt ("The Role of M33 Viral GPCR in Pathogenesis in vivo”) and Kayleigh MacMaster ("Shiga Toxin Mediated Endothelial Cell Activation”) will give presentations at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds April 10: Frank Smith, MD, professor of medicine, will present, "Bone Marrow Transplantation: Past, Present and Future,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds April 11: Rhona Cardin, PhD, research assistant professor of pediatrics, infectious diseases, will discuss, "Models of Congenital CMV Hearing Loss" at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds April 11: Jonathan Bernstein, MD, professor of immunology, allergy and rheumatology, will present, "Immunologic Disorders of the Female and Male Reproductive Tracts," at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series April 12: Joseph Korfhagen, from UC’s neuroscience graduate program, will present, "Detection of intracerebral hemorrhage using radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation,” and Jessica McKlveen, neuroscience graduate program, will discuss, "Prefrontal regulation of stress and behavior,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
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