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Attend the All-University Faculty Awards May 17

Please join the Office of the President and the Faculty Senate in honoring the distinguished winners at the All-University Faculty Awards Celebration at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 17, in Tangeman University Center's Great Hall. A reception will follow at 4 p.m.

W. Keith Jones, PhD, professor of pharmacology & cell biophysics, will receive the Emerging Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.

Arnold Schwartz, PhD, professor and director of the Institute of Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics, will receive the George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research.

›› See the full list of winners 

Joseph Broderick, MD

Joseph Broderick, MD

Dawn Kleindorfer, MD

Dawn Kleindorfer, MD

UC Hosting Princeton Conference on Cerebrovascular Disease

The College of Medicine and UC Health will host the Princeton Conference on Cerebrovascular Disease, the world’s premier and oldest academic stroke and cerebrovascular disease conference, Thursday through Saturday, May 17-19, at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza.

Supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the conference will bring together 160 stroke physicians and scientists.

Organizers are Joseph Broderick, MD, Albert Barnes Voorheis Professor and chair of neurology at UC, and Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, professor of neurology and vascular neurology division director. Joe Clark, PhD, professor of neurology, is the conference’s basic science coordinator.

Randy Seeley, PhD, Donald C. Harrison Endowed Chair and director of the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, will give the keynote lecture, titled, "How obesity went to our heads: CNS regulation of energy balance.”

Divaker Choubey, PhD

Divaker Choubey, PhD

Choubey Invited to Speak on Autoimmunity

Divaker Choubey, PhD, professor of environmental health, has been invited to speak on the topic of "Sex, Gender, and Autoimmunity Through the Lifespan,” at a scientific colloquium hosted by the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.

The program will take place as a satellite colloquium at the Clinical Immunology Society’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago on Thursday, May 17. Choubey’s current research interests include the role of the Ifi200-family genes in the development of autoimmunity, inflammation and associated diseases.

Jason McMullan, MD

Jason McMullan, MD

McMullan Receives Citizen’s Distinguished Service Award

Jason McMullan, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, received a Cincinnati Fire Department Citizen’s Distinguished Service Award for his treatment of Cincinnati man Jan Quinn, rescued from a house fire in November 2010.

McMullan received the award at the first Firefighter Awards Banquet, held Thursday, April 26. The event, which will take place annually, was held to recognize firefighters and local caregivers who had participated in rescue efforts or distinguished acts of service.

Charuhas Thakar, MD

Charuhas Thakar, MD

Thakar Invited to Speak at Kidney Foundation Meeting

Charuhas Thakar, MD, associate professor of medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension, was selected as one of the invited faculty to speak at the National Kidney Foundation meetings, held May 9-13 in Washington, D.C.

Thakar spoke about epidemiology of post-operative acute kidney injury, and also served on an expert panel commenting on recently released clinical practice guidelines in patients with acute kidney injury. He is also serving a two-year term on the program committee of the NKF clinical meetings.

Ralph Panos, MD

Ralph Panos, MD

Panos Named VA Associate Chief of Staff for Research

Ralph Panos, MD, professor and associate clinical director in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, has been named the new associate chief of staff for research at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.

Panos is chief of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the VA and has been the driving force behind the recent Telemedicine ICU implementation at the center.

Allan Ropper, MD

Allan Ropper, MD

Neurology Hosts Aring Lecture May 16

Allan Ropper, MD, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, will deliver the 26th annual Charles Aring Memorial Lecture at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351.

His topic will be, "How Neurologists Think—What My Errors Taught Me.”

The Aring Lecture is named in honor of Charles Aring, MD, who founded the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurology.

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

Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

CCTST Grand Rounds on Medical Device Innovation May 18

"Medical Device Innovation: the Clinical, Commercial and Academic Perspectives” 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, May 18, in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.

The day’s program will explore the relevance and influence of adapting new technology into clinical practice; use case studies from neurovascular intervention to explain commercial practices in medical device innovation; and describe the process of creating a workforce and culture of medical device innovation.

CME is offered. Lunch is available to CCTST members who RSVP by May 16 to For speakers and more information, visit

Village Life Outreach Project

Village Life Outreach Project Spring Party May 18

The Village Life Outreach Project will hold its Spring Party from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Coffee Emporium, 110 E. Central Parkway. Village Life was started by Chris Lewis, MD, adjunct assistant professor of family and community medicine, to provide health care and education to villages in Tanzania.

There will be food and drink specials, as well as music, as the Village Life team highlights its work to improve conditions and fight poverty in Tanzanian villages and expand the horizons of Cincinnati students.

For more information, visit the event page or email

Nippert Stadium Steps Challenge

Nippert Stadium Steps Challenge

Stadium Steps Challenge Supports Diabetes and Obesity Center May 19

Join in the effort to help overcome diabetes and obesity one step at a time during the second annual Nippert Stadium Steps Challenge.

Participants will climb the nearly 1,500 steps in the lower bowl of UC’s Nippert Stadium on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 11 a.m. All proceeds will support the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center.

Entry is $25; student/youth entry fee is $10. For more information, contact 513-477-7290 or

J. Adam Wilson, PhD

Adam Wilson, PhD

Brain-Computer Interface Workshop May 21

The UC Department of Neurosurgery and College of Engineering & Applied Science will host a Brain-Computer Interface Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Tangeman University Center, Room 400B.

The event is a collaboration with g.tec Medical Engineering (Graz, Austria). In brain-computer interface (BCI) research, people using a BCI learn to control their brain activity to use a computer or other prosthetic device. BCI has applications for people with severe neuromuscular disorders, such as ALS or paralysis, and for people with epilepsy.

In this workshop, participants will learn about BCI methodologies, real-world examples, research opportunities and current trends.

The seminar is free, but registration is required. For more information, contact Adam Wilson, PhD, at

Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

Aging Eye Summit June 12

UC’s Department of Ophthalmology, along with Ohio’s Aging Eye Public Partnership and Prevent Blindness Ohio, will host an Aging Eye Summit on Tuesday, June 12, at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.

The event is targeted to public health and rehabilitation professionals, patients, vision researchers, clinicians and government/industry leaders to address the growing threat of blindness and vision loss from glaucoma.

Space is limited to the first 110 registrants. To register and for more information, click here.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar May 15: Doctoral students Kelly Collins and Ashley Reyer will give presentations at noon in MSB 2351. Collins’ topic is, "Structure-Function Analysis of the KyoT2-CSL interaction: insights into Notch transcriptional regulation.” Reyer will discuss, "Thermodynamic Characterization of the Su(H)-NICD Interaction in Drosophilia.”
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds May 16: David Steward, MD, will discuss, "Hypoglossal nerve stimulation and sleep endoscopy for OSA," at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds May 16: Abu Jawdeh, MD, will discuss, "Contrast-induced Nephropathy-Do we have an evidence-based strategy for prevention?” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series May 17: Isaiah Rolle, of UC’s neuroscience graduate program, will present, "PTEN-deficient granule cells cause epilepsy: hippocampal seizures, mossy fiber sprouting, and pS6 expression,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Department of Dermatology Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship Series May 17: Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, will present, "Personalizing Skin Cancer Care in the Genomic Era” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building’s Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).
  • Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine Annual Lecture May 17: Frederic Krome will present, "A Tradition to Help the Sick and Needy—Jews and Medicine in Cincinnati, 1850-1970,” at 4:30 p.m. at the Winkler Center on the E level of the Medical Sciences Building.
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