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Date: Monday, July 23, 2012

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CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Send AOA Nominations by Aug. 1

The UC College of Medicine chapter of the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) is now accepting nominations for induction. 

Election to the AOA is a lifelong honor signifying a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism and service. Membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing. 

Since its founding in 1902, more than 150,000 members have been elected to the society, with about 3,000 students, alumni, house staff and faculty elected each year. 

Each year the UC Chapter inducts three residents, two faculty and two UC alumni. For more details on the nomination process please contact IvaDean Lair at 513-558-5577 or The deadline to submit all nomination criteria is Wednesday, Aug. 1. 

Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, and Bill Mase, DrPH
Bill Mase, DrPH, Program Director

MPH Program to Offer New Concentrations

The Master’s of Public Health program within the department of environmental health is offering two new concentrations for the fall semester: biostatistics and environmental public health.

The biostatistics concentration prepares students for positions such as statistical consultant, data analyst or project manager in health-related organizations, like pharmaceutical companies or state and federal health care organizations. 

The environmental public health concentration prepares students to take and/or advance their careers in public health-related fields, and those trained in this concentration may assume leadership positions in agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health and/or local and state health departments.

The master’s program is accepting new applicants. For more information, visit, or call 513-558-2737.

Robert Osher, MD
Robert Osher, MD

Osher Receives Kelman Award and Vision Award 

Robert Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology, recently received two awards for his contributions to the field of ophthalmology.  

Osher received the Kelman Award at the XII International Conference on Cataract and Refractive Surgery, III International Congress of Administration in Ophthalmology, International Congress of Plastic Surgery in Ophthalmology, which is considered as the most important ophthalmology congress in Brazil.

The Vision Award from the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians (CSEP) was given to Osher for his innovation and scientific contributions to ophthalmology. Osher received the award at the Annual Scientific Education Program in Plantsville, Conn., June 8.

Charles Doarn
Charles Doarn

Doarn Appointed Adjunct at GWU, Invited as Panelist

Charles Doarn, research professor of family and community medicine, was recently appointed to the faculty of the George Washington University of Medicine and Health Sciences as an adjunct professor of emergency medicine. The appointment is related to his role in teaching a course on Space Medicine at George Washington University.

Doarn is also an invited panelist and panel chair for the Institute for Health Technology Transfer iHT2 Summit in Denver July 24-25. Each year, the summit hosts a series of events and programs that promote improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of health care through information technology and facilitating knowledge exchange.

The panels Doarn will participate in are: "Leveraging Date to Improve Outcomes & Safety” and "Mobile Health: Leveraging Data at the Point of Care.”

University of Cincinnati

UC Partnership Seeks Mentors for Foster Youth

Recruitment is under way in a partnership to build on the educational success of area foster children who are aging out of the foster care system. The Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI)—a partnership represented by UC’s Partnership for Achieving School Success (PASS), Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development, Hamilton County Job and Family Services and the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners—is recruiting mentors to serve 15 high school students in Hamilton County foster care.

To be considered for the mentor program, participants must fill out an application, undergo a background check and complete an interview process. The application must also include a copy of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Click here to learn more. To obtain an application and for more information, contact Annie Schellinger, UC HEMI Program Coordinator, at 513-556-4368 or

MSB Rehabilitation Project
MSB Rehabilitation Project

Restrooms E-587 and E-588 Closing

The men’s and women’s restrooms (E-587 and E-588) on the Medical Sciences Building’s E Level will be closed beginning Monday, July 30, 2012, and will not reopen until the completion of Phase IV of the MSB Rehabilitation project, scheduled for Dec. 30, 2014. Work will be taking place in these rooms to make way for Phase IV.

These restrooms are in the main corridor outside the locker/mail room, between the lecture hall Room E-351 and the intersecting corridor to the radiology department and the Center for Imaging Research. Nearby restrooms (E-087 and E-088) can be found on the other side of Room E-351.

If you have questions about the MSB rehabilitation project, please call 513-558-2672 or email For more information, including archived updates, visit the MSB rehabilitation project website at

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Building S
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Location S

Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association Users Meeting July 25

The Research Flow Cytometry Core at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, part of the Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association, will hold its next users meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in Cincinnati Children’s Location S1.203.

Thomas Williams of BioLegend will present, "Multicolor Flow Cytometry: the Brilliant Violet Family of Fluorophores.”

For more information, contact Monica DeLay at

Susan Berry, MD
Susan Berry, MD

CCTST Grand Rounds on Returning Genomic Research Results July 30 

"Genomics-based Research Results: To Return or Not to Return?” is the topic of a special edition of Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds, held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, July 30, in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Research Auditorium, Location R, Rooms 3381-3383. The featured speaker is Susan Berry, MD, director of the division of genetics and metabolism, department of pediatrics, University of Minnesota. 

Berry will discuss the nature of genomics results in a research setting, risks associated with returning and withholding genomics research results and the differences between clinical and research genomics assessment. 

CME is offered. Lunch is available to CCTST members who email by July 26. To join the CCTST free of charge, go to

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