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Date: Monday, June 25, 2012

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Peter Frame, MD
Peter Frame, MD

Final Week for UC's Faculty/Staff Campaign

There is just one week remaining for the 2012 Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff campaign, "There Is No UC Without U.”  A success story from this year’s effort was the establishment of the Peter T. Frame, MD, Research and Education Endowment, which was supported by many members of the UC infectious diseases division.

Named after Peter Frame, a professor emeritus in the division of infectious diseases, the fund is used to support the mission of training outstanding clinicians or clinician-investigators in the field of infectious diseases. Frame was the founder of the first Infectious Diseases Center in Cincinnati to treat AIDS patients.

"Pete Frame was a mentor of mine whose career embodied the best attributes of a clinician, researcher and educator,” says Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, professor in the infectious diseases division who helped establish the fund in Frame’s name. "I initiated this fund to honor his contributions to the University of Cincinnati and our community. This is one of the best ways I know to give back and keep the work that Pete has done alive every day.”

For a full list of programs and how to contribute, visit or contact Mike Zenz at 513-558-3355.

Health Professions Building
Health Professions Building

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Accredited

The Christ Hospital Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program offered through UC’s Department of Family and Community Medicine has been granted accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This year-long, full-time program will also include clinical training at Hospice of Cincinnati, VITAS Hospice, Maple Knoll Village and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. One fellow has been admitted for year one. Suzann Gaudreault, MD, who completed her residency training at UC, will begin the program Sept. 1, 2012. Two fellowship spots will be open beginning July 2013; that application process will begin soon.

Andrew Filak, Jr., MD
Andrew Filak Jr., MD

Honorary Degrees, Award for Excellence Nominations

Nominations for honorary degrees and the Award for Excellence to be presented at the April 2013 UC commencement ceremonies will be accepted through Saturday, July 21. To begin the nominating process, the UC Honors Committee requires a preliminary proposal letter of approximately 500 words detailing the nominee’s achievements and the reasons why these achievements should be honored. The proposal should include a narrative biographical statement or curriculum vitae. Get more details at Questions about the process may be directed to Susan Stringer in the Office of the Board of Trustees by phone at 513-556-3233 or via email at Andrew Filak Jr., MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs, received and Award for Excellence in 2012.

Ride Cincinnati
Ride Cincinnati

Ride Cincinnati Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research

The annual Ride Cincinnati cycling event—held June 10—drew a record number of riders (over 2,000) from across the Tristate to pedal for a good cause: breast cancer research. The event, organized by the nonprofit with the same name, raised about $265,000 for cancer research at the UC Health Barrett Center and UC Cancer Institute. The Ride Cincinnati Marlene Harris Pilot Grants Program, established in 2007, has raised more than $1 million for local breast cancer research.

Randy Jirtle, PhD
Randy Jirtle, PhD

Center for Environmental Genetics Symposium Tuesday

Join Center for Environmental Genetics researchers, affiliates and young investigators for a day of presentations, poster sessions and networking Tuesday, June 26. The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Laboratory.

At 11 a.m., keynote speaker Randy Jirtle, PhD, will present, "Environmentally Induced Epigenetic Adaptations and Disease Risk.” Jirtle is professor of radiation oncology and director of the Epigenetics and Imprinting Laboratory at Duke University.

For more information, email Elizabeth Kopras at or click here.

Art of Observation Class
Ritschel Work

Ritschel Work on Display

Celebrate the life and work of Wolfgang Ritschel, MD, PhD, former professor emeritus of pharmakinetics, through the artist’s visionary blending of color, sight and perception in his paintings, stained glass pieces and sculpture.

The exhibit at the Behringer-Crawford Museum at 1600 Montague Road–Devou Park in Covington, Ky., opened June 22 and runs through Aug. 12. It features a presentation of Ritschel’s riveting lecture Color Wheels in the Brain, describing his painting style (taped in the summer of 2010). More information at

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