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Date: Monday, April 23, 2012

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Joel Roos, MD

Joel Roos, MD

Meet Kautz Alumni Master Captain Joel Roos

The College of Medicine will host emergency medicine expert Joel Roos, MD, on campus April 25-26 as part of the Kautz Alumni Master Forum series. 

At noon Wednesday, April 25, Roos, a 1989 graduate of the College of Medicine, will discuss his career path to Navy medicine for faculty and students in MSB 2351. The event will include a Q&A session and free lunch.

UC created the Kautz Alumni Masters Forum to take advantage of the wealth of experience among alumni and give them an opportunity to share those experiences with students. Alumni Masters are leaders in their field who have set new standards of accomplishment by which others measure themselves.

For more information on the Roos visit, contact Bernie Wells at 513-556-7723 or

University of Cincinnati

Proudly Cincinnati Donor Appreciation Event April 27

The UC Foundation will host a donor appreciation event from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. As a thank you to current College of Medicine faculty/staff donors, doughnuts and coffee will be provided.

New donors are encouraged to make a minimum $5 contribution to a UC program of their choice.

RSVP to 513-558-5646 or by the end of the day April 23.

Albert Sabin, MD

Albert Sabin, MD

Sabin Among 2012 Class of ‘Great Ohioans’ 

Albert Sabin, MD, former distinguished service professor of pediatrics at UC, was named as a Great Ohioan for his pioneering work in developing the oral, live polio vaccine that helped eliminate polio from most countries.

Sabin was one of six honorees named by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and Capitol Square Foundation in Columbus. Honorees and their achievements are featured in a permanent exhibit in the Ohio Statehouse Museum.

Between 1953 and 1960, Sabin worked in his Cincinnati laboratories developing the polio vaccine. His live virus vaccine could be given by mouth via a spoon or on a sugar cube and was believed to give a stronger immunity than the injected killed-virus vaccine, developed previously by Jonas Salk, MD.

Sabin, who died in 1993, and this year’s class join just 24 other Ohioans to have received this honor.

Frank McCormack, MD

Frank McCormack, MD

McCormack Wins National Research Award for LAMS Discovery

Frank McCormack, MD, B. Gordon & Helen Hughes Taylor Chair and professor in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, was honored for one of the "Top 10” clinical research projects in the country and received a Clinical Research Forum Clinical Research Achievement Award at the forum’s annual meeting and awards dinner April 18 in Washington, D.C.

The award is given to projects that exemplify scientific innovation that results from U.S. investment in clinical research that can benefit human health and welfare.

McCormack, who has studied interstitial lung diseases for over 20 years, was nominated for his team’s landmark paper, "Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis,” published in the March 16, 2011, advance online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

A scientist conducts laboratory research

College of Medicine research

Dean's Bridge Funding Award Winners Announced

Four faculty scientists have been named recipients of the latest round of Dean’s Bridge Funding Awards. They are 

  • Charles Caldwell, PhD, surgery
  • Guo-Chang Fan, PhD, pharmacology 
  • Frank McCormack, MD, internal medicine, division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine
  • Bill Miller, PhD, molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology 

The Dean’s Bridge Funding program was set up to provide short-term support for established and productive College of Medicine researchers who have priority scores on pending grant applications that are close to being funded.

Future plans of the Dean’s Bridge Funding program will be announced in the coming fiscal year. For more information, email or call 513-558-9815.

Jean Bolognia, MD

Jean Bolognia, MD

Charles Heaton Endowed Lecture in Dermatology April 26

The UC Dermatology Department will host Jean Bolognia, MD, Yale University professor of dermatology, as the Charles Heaton Endowed Lecturer in Dermatology on Thursday, April 26.

Bolognia will discuss "Update on Cutaneous Reactions to Chemotherapy” in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center (Room G344) at 10 a.m. She is the senior editor of the textbook "Dermatology” and associate editor of the textbook "Dermatological Signs of Internal Disease.”

For more information, contact Bobbie Lambert at 513-558-0945.

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Stetson Building

Mood Disorders Symposium April 28

The second annual spring symposium of the Cincinnati Mood Disorders Consortium, "Managing Depression Across the Life Cycle,” will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Stetson Building, 260 Stetson St. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7 a.m.

Co-directors are Henry Nasrallah, MD, and Melissa DelBello, MD, vice chairs in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience. 

Topics will include depression in children and adolescents, depression during pregnancy, alternative medicine approaches to depression and new interventions for treatment-resistant depression.

CME credit is available. For registration information, contact Angela Olive at

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics Visiting Professor Lecture May 2

The department of pharmacology and cell biophysics will host Anil Jegga, assistant professor of pediatrics, as a visiting professor. Jegga, a biological and medically oriented computational biologist, researches the elucidation of gene regulatory networks and the interaction between genotype and phenotype using a variety of bioinformatics approaches.

On Wednesday, May 2, Jegga will make two presentations:

  • At noon, he will lead a one-hour professional development session for MCBP graduate students, faculty and invited guests in CARE/Crawley Room 5870. The topic will be, "How to identify and rank disease and drug candidate genes—informatics approaches to finding new targets.”
  • At 4 p.m. in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium, he will deliver a public research seminar, "Rare/Orphan Diseases Networks.” The seminar will cover how bio-informatics tools and approaches will aid in the identification of disease targets for future drugs to improve human health.

Lesley Arnold, MD

Lesley Arnold, MD

Fibromyalgia Educational Talk May 8

The UC Health Fibromyalgia Treatment Program at the UC Neuroscience Institute will host Lesley Arnold, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience and director of the Women’s Health Research Program, to discuss fibromyalgia for a public seminar Tuesday, May 8.

The free event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kingsgate Marriott Mt. Echo Room.

Space is limited. RSVP to or 513-558-6769.

Kingsgate Marriott

Kingsgate Marriott

Workplace Violence in Health Care: National Conference May 11-13

The UC College of Nursing is hosting the National Conference for Workplace Violence & Management in Health Care Settings May 11-13 at the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

This conference will cover the full spectrum of the workplace violence typology as well as provide an opportunity to discuss and learn about current scientific research on health care workplace violence.

Keynote speakers include Scott Bresler, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, who will discuss physical violence against health care workers and Donna Gates, EdD, adjunct professor of nursing, who will discuss the environmental context of workplace violence.

To submit a late breaker abstract for poster presentation, email

UC employees and partner hospitals may receive a special discount by using the discount code "UC” under the Fee section of the registration form. For more information, call 513-558-1810.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar April 24: John Engen, PhD, will discuss, "Hydrogen Exchange Mass Spectrometry to Probe the Conformation of Proteins both in Solution and in Membranes” at noon in MSB 2351. Engen is a professor of bioanalytical chemistry at Northeastern University in Boston.
  • Otolaryngology Head-and-Neck-Surgery Grand Rounds April 25: Javier Cervera, MD, will discuss, "Choanal Atresia,” at 645 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Series April 25: Akinori Nakata, PhD, team leader at the Work Organization & Stress Research Team, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, will discuss, "Immune-Markers for Fatigue in Humans: State-of-the-Arts,” at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Lab Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds April 25: Karl Nath, MD, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, will present, "Renal Injury and Adaptation to Heme Proteins," at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer & Cell Biology Seminar April 26: Xiaolu Yang, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Cancer Biology, will present, "Transferring Death: A Direct Role of tRNA in Apoptosis” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series April 26: Michael O'Donovan, MD, PhD, from the developmental neurobiology section of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will discuss, "New findings in the neurobiology of vertebrate locomotion,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.

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