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Date: Monday, June 18, 2012

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Thomas F. Boat, MD
Thomas F. Boat, MD

Governor Signs Clinical Research Faculty Certificate Bill Into Law

Gov. John Kasich on June 6 signed into law a bill changing the name of the state’s visiting medical faculty certificate to clinical research faculty certificate and providing an unlimited number of three-year renewals. Previous law permitted certificates to be effective for just one three-year period.

In February and March Dean Thomas Boat, MD, testified before the Ohio General Assembly in support of this change. The UC governmental relations staff also played a critical role in the revision and passage of the bill before the Legislature broke for their summer recess.

The law pertains to physicians who are international medical school graduates. It permits certificate holders to practice medicine in addition to their research and teaching duties while on faculty at any Ohio medical school. For renewal, certificate holders must maintain their academic appointments and obtain continuing education hours similar to any other physician.

The legislation became effective immediately upon the filing of the bill with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. It is hoped that the legislation will help Ohio medical schools attract and retain outstanding international physicians.

Stephen Strakowski, MD
Stephen Strakowski, MD

Research Program Rollout

At his presentation on research in January, Stephen Strakowski, MD, senior associate dean for research, highlighted a number of programs aimed at strengthening the College’s position with major funders of biomedical research. Progress on the development of these programs has continued. Join Strakowski and the College of Medicine Research Cabinet at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, in the CARE/Crawley Kaplan Reception Hall and Atrium to learn more about these exciting endeavors that will benefit all levels of investigators. Light refreshments will be served.

Gregory Fermann, MD
Gregory Fermann, MD

Fermann Named Executive Vice Chair

Gregory Fermann, MD, has been named executive vice chairman of the UC Department of Emergency Medicine. He also serves the department as associate professor, vice chair of strategic planning and director of the center for clinical trials. Fermann received his medical degree from UC in 1992. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix in 1996, and served as chief resident there his senior year. He joined UC’s faculty in 1997.

A scientist conducts laboratory research
UC Research

Transplant Trainee Receives Young Investigator Award

For the second year in a row, UC transplant pharmacy fellow Nicole Schmidt, PharmD, was chosen to receive a "Young Investigator Award” for her work presented at the American Transplant Congress. UC’s surgery and internal medicine departments, division of transplantation, and transplant immunology division at Hoxworth were well represented at the meeting, with three invited presentations, four session chairs, six oral presentations and nine poster presentations.

Jay Hove, PhD, systems biology program
Confocal Microscopy

Experimental Expertise Seminar Series

The UC Postdoctoral Fellowship Association will kick off its summer Experimental Expertise Seminar Series with a presentation on confocal microscopy at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in the Medical Sciences Building, Room 2351.

Marshall Montrose, PhD, chair of the College of Medicine's molecular and cellular physiology department and director of the live microscopy core, along with Chet Clossen, live microscopy core manager, will present "A Primer on Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy."

The two will talk about the theory of microscopy and applications that are available here at UC. Come learn about the instrumentation available and how live microscopy techniques can be applicable to your research. All postdocs and graduate students are invited to attend. For more information, email

Register to attend.

Health Professions Building
Health Professions Building

Family Medicine Residents Receive Grants

Doctors Foundation of Cincinnati has awarded $13,500 in grants to nine Cincinnati family medicine residents for the third annual Awards for Family Medicine Residents. Three recipients are from the University of Cincinnati. The Foundation provides $1,500 cash awards to medical schools for fourth-year family medicine students who are matched to a family medicine residency in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky geographic region. The goal is to incent graduating medical students to choose Greater Cincinnati as the location of their residency.

Recipients from UC and the programs to which they are matched are:

The Christ Hospital:
• Regina Cano, MD
• Robert Pulliam, MD

St. Elizabeth Medical Center:
• Stefanie Lewis, MD

Judith Feinberg, MD
Judith Feinberg, MD

Upcoming Live CME Events

UC’s Continuing Medical Education department has posted two live CME opportunities.

Javid Baksh, DO, of anesthesiology, will present "Advanced Interventional Techniques: Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems” at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, in MSB Room 3351.

Judith Feinberg, MD, of internal medicine, will present "Treatment as Prevention: A New Era in the HIV Epidemic” at noon, Wednesday, June 20, in MSB Room E-351.

For more CME opportunities, visit

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Neurology Grand Rounds June 20: David Yurek, PhD, University of Kentucky, will present, "Gene and mRNA Reprogramming Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease,” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • The Smith H. & Lucille Gibson Endowed Lecture in Medical Ethics in Dermatology June 21: Martha Montello, PhD, director of medical ethics education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, will present, "Narrative Ethics in Clinical Medicine" at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).

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