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Date: Monday, May 21, 2012

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Drake Medal

Drake Medal

Three Win 2012 Drake Awards

The College of Medicine has named one researcher and two physicians as 2012 Daniel Drake Medal recipients.

Robin Cotton, MD, Sheldon Greenfield, MD, and Stephen Woods, PhD, were presented with their medals at the college’s annual honors day ceremony, Sunday, May 20, and were honored again that evening at a reception at the Queen City Club.

The award, considered to be the highest honor bestowed by the College of Medicine, is given annually to honor distinguished living faculty and alumni.

›› Read more about the winners

College of Medicine Honors Day Celebration

College of Medicine Honors Day Celebration

Faculty, Students Recognized at Honors Day 

The UC College of Medicine class of 2012 graduated at the college's Honors Day celebration, held Sunday, May 20, at Cincinnati Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine.

David Fischer, MD, director of the division of general surgery, received the Golden Apple teaching award during the ceremony. 

Bradley Mathis, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, and John Quinlan, MD, professor of neurology, received Silver Apple teaching awards.

In addition to the honor of adding the title of MD to their names, students were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the college. To see all of the awards presented, click here.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Emergency Medicine Faculty, Researchers Invited to Speak at SAEM 

Faculty and researchers from the UC Department of Emergency Medicine participated in didactic sessions, poster presentations and lightning oral sessions during the Society For Academic Emergency Medicine’s annual meeting, held May 9-12 in Chicago. Faculty led five didactic sessions during the meeting:

  • Stewart Wright, MD, presented, "Beyond Evidence-Based Medicine: Educational Strategies To Promote Knowledge Translation In Graduate Medical Education”
  • Michael Lyons, MD, presented, " Making Research Matter To Our Patients: Implementation Science, The Next Frontier”
  • Edward Otten, MD, presented, "Out Of The Wild: How To Conduct And Publish Wilderness Medicine Research”
  • Andra Blomkalns, MD, and Arthur Pancioli, MD, presented "Leadership Across Generations”
  • Andra Blomkalns, MD, presented, "The Next Match: What Academic Departments Want To See When They Hire”

In addition, department researchers participated in six poster presentations and moderated or participated in nine oral or moderated sessions.

Peter Lenz, MD

Peter Lenz, MD

Lenz to Head Hospital COPD and Asthmas Project

Peter Lenz, MD, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, has been funded by the Cardinal Health Foundation for the UC Health Asthma & COPD Nurse Coordinator Project: Increasing Health Care Access and Medication Education for Obstructive Lung Disease Patients.

The project was created to improve COPD and asthma outcomes at UC Health University Hospital and edicate patients outside of the hospital setting on their conditions. The UC Foundation will receive a grant to hire a nurse coordinator who will help with the project.

Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD

Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD

Szaflarski Invited to Speak at Global HIV Summit 

Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD, assistant professor of public health, spoke about combating stigma and discrimination that can serve as barriers to effective HIV preventing and treatment at the 2012 Global Health Summit on HIV/AIDS, held May 12 at Ohio State University. 

The Global Health Initiative and International Development Coalition hosted the summit, which explored HIV/AIDS in the developing vs. developed world through an interdisciplinary study, including examining both scientific and socioeconomic aspects of HIV/AIDS.

Bruce Trapnell, MD

Bruce Trapnell, MD

Trapnell Inducted into AAP

Bruce Trapnell, MD, a professor of pediatrics who is affiliated with UC’s division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, was inducted into the American Association of Physicians (AAP).

The AAP is a nonprofit, professional organization made up of over 1,300 active members and approximately 600 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada and other countries.

The goals of its members include the pursuit of medical knowledge and the advancement of medicine through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science.

Syed Ahmad, MD

Syed Ahmad, MD

Ahmad Named University Hospital Physician of the Quarter 

Syed Ahmad, MD, associate professor of surgery, division of surgical oncology, was the recipient of UC Health University Hospital’s "Physician of the Quarter” award for outstanding service and patient care.

This award is based on patient comments on Press Ganey survey, naming a specific physician as deserving special recognition. He was awarded a parking spot for the next quarter next to the ER entrance with a reserved parking sign.

Sid Khosla, MD, assistant professor of clinical otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, was also recognized during awards for outstanding care and outcome with voice patient Jan Christian.

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

Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

CCTST Special Seminar on Treatment Effects May 22

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will hold a special seminar Tuesday, May 22, from 8 to 9 a.m. in MSB E-351.

Sheldon Greenfield, MD, and Sherrie Kaplan, PhD, MPH, executive co-directors of the Health Policy Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine, will present, "Who can respond to treatment? Methods in addressing heterogeneity of treatment effects." 

HPRI is an interdisciplinary faculty research organization dedicated to quality of care, the doctor-patient relationship, and measuring the outcomes of care, with an emphasis on chronic disease in minority populations. 

No registration required. For more information, contact or go to

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Brain Tumor Center Wine Tasting May 24

The UC Neuroscience Institute will host the third annual wine tasting event, benefiting the UC Brain Tumor Center, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the UC Myers Alumni Center. 

The tasting features dozens of wines to be sampled and purchased and a silent auction.

Download an invitation and/or register here.

The Barrett Center

The Barrett Center

Free Skin Exams Available at Melanoma Awareness Event

The UC Cancer Institute will host a melanoma awareness reception on Wednesday, May 30, to educate the public about the deadly form of cancer. Free skin exams will be available to attendees.

UC Health melanoma specialists will be onsite to answer questions and share information about melanoma risks and warning signs. Melanoma survivors will also share their experiences with the disease.

The event will occur at the UC Health Barrett Center, 234 Goodman St., in the second floor lobby from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 513-584-8900. 

Highway pollution

Transportation Symposium

Traffic Exhaust and Health Symposium June 7

Join UC environmental health experts, Cincinnati City Council members and transportation officials to discuss how Cincinnati traffic affects children’s health, air quality standards, current transportation plans and other areas. 

The symposium, "Impact of Traffic Exhaust on Children's Health: Transportation Symposium for the Greater Cincinnati Region,” will include three UC speakers:

  • Erin Haynes, DrPH, assistant professor of environmental health,
  • Patrick Ryan, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health and 
  • Grace LeMasters, PhD, professor of environmental health

The free public event will take place Thursday, June 7, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at OKI, 720 E. Pete Rose Way in downtown Cincinnati. RSVP to or 513-558-2149.

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UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar May 22: Doctoral student Ryan Kramer will give a presentation at noon in MSB 2351. His topic will be, "Can we develop diagnostic molecular signatures for infectious agents?”
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds May 23: Lisa Haglund, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, division of infectious disease, will present, "HIV Update for ENT,” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series May 23: Sean Gallagher, PhD, associate professor at the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University, will discuss, "What We Are Missing: The Relationship between Force and Repetition” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Lab Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar May 24: Terry Van Dyke, PhD, chief of the Mouse Cancer Genetics Program and director of the Center for Advanced Preclinical Research at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick will present, "From Basic Discovery to Patient Impact: Engineered Cancer Models Predict a Path to Insightful Preclinical Evaluation,” at noon in the Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series May 24: Martin Myers, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology, will discuss, "Neural mechanisms of leptin action,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • CVCOE Lecture May 29: Masaaki Ii, MD, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology at Osaka Medical College, will present, "Cell surface marker-based definition of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and the therapeutic application," at noon in MSB 3351.

Schedule Note

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the next issue of Dean's List will be published Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

The submission deadline for items is Friday, May 25.

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