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Date: Monday, July 16, 2012

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Electronic Health Records
Electronic Health Records

Epic Launches at UC Health

On Tuesday, July 10, UC Health launched the electronic health record and financial system Epic at its ambulatory care locations, including University of Cincinnati Physicians offices and UC Health University Hospital clinics.

UC Health Chief Information Officer Jay Brown has been leading a team of nearly 100 information system and technology associates and consultants in the Epic project, which began in early 2011. The system will go live at UC Health inpatient facilities in October.

As part of the UC Health Epic installation, patients will now have secure access to their medical chart online through the My UC Health patient portal. Patients can sign up for the service at their next appointment.

For more information, or with any questions about the Epic service, call the help desk at 513-585-MYPC, email or visit the Epic site on the UC Health Intranet.

Internal Medicine and Neurology Websites
Internal Medicine and Neurology Websites

Internal Medicine, Neurology Launch New Websites

The departments of internal medicine and neurology have just launched new websites, making them fully integrated into the new branding and graphic standards set by the College of Medicine website.

The sites, designed by the Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications office and programmed by the College of Medicine’s UCit unit, offer streamlined navigation, enhanced functionality and robust Web features, such as RSS feeds and a fully dynamic content management system (CMS).

The CMS, called Sitefinity, allows each department to manage its own content at any time without the need for technical assistance. In addition, the system offers a shared content module, which gives a department the ability to apply and edit content across multiple sites from a single source. Visit the new sites at and

For more information, contact Jill Hafner at or 513-558-4639.

Rita Alloway, PharmD
Rita Alloway, PharmD

Alloway Named to American Society of Transplantation Board

UC research professor of medicine Rita Alloway, PharmD, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Society of Transplantation, an international organization of transplant professionals.

The American Society of Transplantation (AST) includes more than 3,100 transplant physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals. AST board members are elected to three-year terms of office by the society’s membership.

Alloway, who directs UC’s Transplant Clinical Research Program, is an internationally recognized expert on generic immunosuppressive drug development and FDA approval standards.

Her research interests have focused on immunosuppressive drug development, pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetics.

Richard Komoroski, PhD
Richard Komoroski, PhD

Komoroski to Serve on NIH Study Section

Richard Komoroski, PhD, research professor of psychiatry and associate director in the Center for Imaging Research, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Imaging Technologies (NOIT) Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health for the term ending June 30, 2015.

The NOIT Study Section reviews applications to develop and utilize imaging, computational, informatic and biophysical approaches for studying fundamental problems in neuroscience.

Angel López-Candales, MD,
Angel López-Candales, MD

López-Candales Presents at Echocardiography Scientific Sessions

Angel López-Candales, MD, clinical professor of cardiology, director of echocardiography, presented at the 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography in National Harbor, Md. The event was held from June 30 to July 3, 2012.

López-Cadales presented the following items:

  • "Distinguishing Echocardiographic Findings in Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Useful Features to Differentiate Acute From Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension.”
  • "Phenotypic Characterization of Right Ventricular Echocardiographic Features in Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension.”
  • "Dissecting Each Peak and Nadir Component of Tricuspid Annular Motion: Clues to Right Ventricular Performance”

The first presented item was mentioned in the highlight session of the meeting, regarding novel studies.

William Naber, MD, JD
William Naber, MD, JD

Naber Adds JD to Degrees

With passage of the Ohio Bar Exam and admittance to the Ohio Bar, William Naber, MD, JD, has become a licensed attorney as well as an UC assistant professor of emergency medicine.

Naber graduated from the UC College of Law in May 2011. He earned his medicine degree from the UC College of Medicine in 1993. He’s been a faculty member in the department of emergency medicine since 2005.

Naber is a member of the department’s risk management committee and teaches "The Business and Law of Medicine,” as well as "Human Growth and Development, Endocrine, Reproduction and Sexuality” in the College’s first-year student curriculum.

Maggie Powers
Maggie Powers

Powers Awarded Albert J. Ryan Fellowship Award

Maggie Powers, a graduate student in the pathobiology and molecular medicine graduate program, has been awarded the Albert J. Ryan Fellowship Award.

The Albert J. Ryan Fellowship is the highest honor the College of Medicine can bestow on graduate students while they are still in their degree program.

The purpose of the award is to recognize and encourage the development of students at Dartmouth College, Harvard University and the University of Cincinnati who "show promise of becoming research scholars and who show a capacity to contribute to the advancement of medical science.”

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Registration Opens for 3rd Annual CeTREAD UC Health Addiction Update

The Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Addictive Disorders (CeTREAD) invites you to attend the third annual CeTREAD UC Health Addiction Update on Friday, Sept. 28, in MSB E-351.

The conference’s theme, "Genetics, Gender, & Adolescents,” will emphasize high-quality teaching and high- impact content for clinical practices. The conference will also highlight networking opportunities with peers from a variety of disciplines, locations and treatment settings.

Featured speakers include Susan Myre, registered nurse and Tobacco Treatment Center coordinator, Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center; Robin Osterman, PhD, assistant professor of nursing; Keith King, PhD, professor and graduate program director of health promotion and education; and Rebecca Vidourek, PhD, assistant professor of health promotion and education.

For a registration form, click here. Return registration form to or fax to 513-475-6568.

Ken Greis, PhD
Ken Greis, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow Association Experimental Expertise Seminar Series

Ken Greis, PhD, associate professor of cancer and cell biology, will present, "Integrating Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics into Your Research: Some Basic Concepts and Applications,” from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in MSB 4051.

Greis is director of the Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. All postdocs and graduat
e students are invited to attend.

For more information, email Register at

William Ball, MD, Interim Vice President for Research
William Ball, MD

CCTST Grand Rounds on University-Industry Partnerships July 20

"Why University-Industry Partnerships Matter” is the focus of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds, held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, in MSB E-351.

Featured speakers are Anthony Boccanfuso, PhD, executive director of the National Academy of Sciences University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, and William Ball, MD, UC interim vice president for research.

They will discuss specific efforts under way to advance academic-corporate research collaborations, contemporary issues affecting industry-university partnerships and resources and programs available to increase faculty-industry engagement.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is offered. Lunch is available to CCTST members who RSVP to by July 18. To join the CCTST free of charge, go to


UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds July 17: David Perlmutter, MD, physician-in-chief and scientific director of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, will present, "Targeting Endogenous Cellular Adaptive Mechanisms for Novel Strategies to Ameliorate α1-Antitrypsin Efficiency,” at 8 a.m. in the 5/3 Auditorium of the Sabin Education Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

  • Hematology Oncology Medical Grand Rounds July 18: Elias Anaissie, MD, will discuss, "Multiple Myeloma,” from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB E-351.

  • Cardiology Medical Grand Rounds July 25: Tarek Helmy, MD, and Laura Wexler, MD, will present, "Current Controversies in the Management of Stable Angina,” from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB E-351.
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