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Date: Monday, July 9, 2012

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Hoxworth Blood Center
Hoxworth Blood Center

Hoxworth Blood Drive July 10

Due to an urgent need for blood, Hoxworth Blood Center is coming onto the UC campus for one day, Tuesday, July 10. 

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hoxworth staff will be located on the East Concourse of Fifth Third Arena and is encouraging the entire UC community—faculty, staff and students—to donate blood.  

Walk-ins are welcome.  To make an appointment, visit or call 513-558-1287.

Siddartha Khosla, MD
Sid Khosla, MD

Khosla Named to NIH Study Section
Sid Khosla, MD, associate professor of clinical otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, has been selected to serve as a member of the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section (MFSR) of the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health. He will serve in this role through 2018.

The MFSR Study Section reviews NIH grant applications on normal and disordered motor function, including speech and voice production.
As a member, Khosla will aid in review of grant applications, make recommendations on these applications and survey the status of research in the field.

Rakesh Shulka, PhD
Rakesh Shukla, PhD

Shukla Awarded Indian Society Fellowship 
Rakesh Shukla, PhD, professor of biostatistics in the department of environmental health and director of the Center for Biostatistical Services, has received a fellowship to the Indian Society for Medical Statistics.

The society’s fellowships are given to scholars/researchers based on their high academic eminence as a mark of their contributions to the cause of medical statistics at national and international levels.

Shukla will receive the award at the annual meeting of the Indian Society for Medical Statistics Saturday, Oct. 6, at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, India.

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Saxena and Austin Win Preceptor of the Year
Leila Saxena, MD, adjunct assistant professor of clinical medicine, and Orson Austin, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, have received the Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award from the department of family and community medicine.

This award is given to the departmental or residency program faculty member who demonstrates dedication to teaching medical students in the community setting, exhibits superb professionalism, receives high student evaluations and provides excellent teaching and mentorship to medical students.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Jones Receives Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Scholarship
Fourth-year medical student Julia Jones of Ottawa, Ohio, is the 2012 recipient of the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Scholarship.

The $15,000 scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, community involvement, leadership and involvement in women’s health care.

As a first- year medical student Jones was selected to be the college’s representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Student Representatives (AAMC OSR) and in her second year she served as a coordinator of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Student Self Study Committee.

Fountain Square
Fountain Square

Join UC’s International Friendship Program
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the University of Cincinnati International Friendship Program for an opportunity to help one of UC’s 2,600 international students from 120 countries feel at home in Cincinnati while also learning about other cultures. 

Participants would serve as a local friend—someone whom an international student could visit, share a meal, celebrate holidays, participate in community events or just have a conversation with. This program gives international students an opportunity to experience American life in a non-university setting, learning first-hand about culture in the United States.

The program is led by Ron Cushing, director of UC International Services. If you are interested in signing up visit Pairings are made in September.

Brendan Kelley, MD
Brendan Kelley, MD

Kelley to Discuss Trends in Alzheimer’s Research July 26

The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host Brendan Kelley, MD, assistant professor of neurology, at the Centennial Barn on Thursday, July 26.

Kelley will discuss "Trends in Alzheimer’s Disease Research” at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations must be made in advance. Mail the completed registration form to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St. #1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203, or fax to 513-345-8446.

Sunflower Revolution
Sunflower Revolution

Sunflower Revolution for Parkinson’s Research and Wellness Sept. 8
After a year’s hiatus, the Cincinnati region’s largest fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease research and wellness, the Sunflower Revolution bicycle ride, will return Saturday, Sept. 8 in Loveland, Ohio.

Ride options include a 40-kilometer ride and a 100-kilometer ride; also, a one-mile walk has been added to the event so those affected by the disease can participate. The ride will coincide with the Sunflower Revolution Symposium & Expo, a free educational event also to be held Sept. 8 in Loveland.

For more information click here. To register to ride, form a riding/fundraising team or become a fundraiser, visit

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds July 10: Jens Goebel, MD, associate professor of clinical pediatrics, and Ahna Pai, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and nephrology, will present, "You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, but You Can Never Leave! Adherence Lessons Learned in Pediatric Kidney Transplantation,” at 8 a.m. in the 5/3 Auditorium of the Sabin Education Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 
  • Autism Research Seminar July 11: Patricia Manning-Courtney, MD, pediatric developmental specialist and medical director of the Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, will discuss "Autism Epidemiology:  Where are we headed?” from 8 to 9 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Medical Office Building Room 5.201.
  • Nephrology Medical Grand Rounds July 11: Davinder Wadehra, MD, will present, "Dialysis Vascular Access—What an Internist Needs to Know,” from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Hematology Oncology Medical Grand Rounds July 18: Elias Anaissie, MD, will discuss, "Multiple Myeloma,” from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB E-351.

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