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2011 White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony Aug. 10

The 2012 College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati.

The ceremony, a symbolic of entrance into medical school, features incoming students donning a white lab coat with assistance from faculty.

For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at 513-558-5577 or



CME Unit Earns Accreditation with Commendation

UC’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) department has received its reaccreditation decision from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as "Accreditation with Commendation” —the highest recognition awarded by ACCME—providing UC with accreditation for six years.

Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to providers that demonstrate compliance in all 22 criteria and the accreditation policies.

The reaccreditation team was led by department director Susan Tyler under the guidance of Jack Kues, PhD, associate dean for continuous professional development. For more information, click here.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Just-in-Time Grant Requests Open

With support from the College of Medicine’s Discovery Acceleration Initiative, the CCTST’s Just-In-Time Core Funds Program has been expanded this year.

The program is designed to support basic, clinical and translational science investigators who are seeking preliminary data needed for K23, R01 or similar grant submissions and need the services of one or more of the institutional cores.

Investigators may apply for up to $7,500 annually in support for services that would help them obtain preliminary data needed for a new or revised application for extramural funding.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be CCTST members, but membership is open to anyone via the CCTST website.

›› Instructions for submissions

James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD


Women’s Health Research Career Development Award Available

The CCTST is now accepting letters of intent from junior faculty for the BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) K12 career development award.

The BIRCWH K12 program provides a mentored research and career development experience leading toward an independent interdisciplinary scientific career that will benefit the health of women, including research on sex/gender similarities or differences in biology, health or disease.

This National Institutes of Health program includes support for salary/fringe benefits (up to $75,000/year) plus up to $25,000/year in research/career development expenses for up to two years to highly qualified MD, PhD or PharmD full-time junior faculty. One award is anticipated in the current cycle.

Letters of Intent are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. For details, visit or email

Hoxworth Blood Center

Hoxworth Building

Pediatrics Practice Recognized as Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home

The UC Health University Hospital Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Practice at the Hoxworth Building has been recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Level 3 designation is the highest achievable recognition.

The following practitioners were involved with the approval process: Jonathan Tolentino, MD, Jinda Bowerman, Christine Burrows, MD, Tiffiny Diers, MD, Caroline Mueller, MD, Anjali Pearce, MD, and Michael Yi, MD.

Malak Kotb, PhD

Malak Kotb, PhD

Kotb Appointed to Laboratory Animal Research Council

Malak Kotb, PhD, professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology, has been appointed to the Advisory Board and Council of the National Academy of Science, Institute of Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR).

The ILAR Council meets for two days twice per year. Kotb previously served on the academy’s advisory panel on Animal Models for Assessing Countermeasures to Bioterrorism Agents.

Daniel Nebert, PhD

Daniel Nebert, MD

Nebert to Speak at John Doull Toxicology Symposium

Daniel Nebert, MD, professor of environmental health, has been invited to speak at the John Doull Toxicology Symposium in Kansas City. The annual symposium started in 1996 and consists of three scientists each giving a 50-minute seminar.

Nebert will give the Plenary Lecture on major historical hallmarks in our gaining knowledge of the cytochrome P-450 system. The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

UC at the Zoo

UC at the Zoo

Save the Date for ‘UC at the Zoo’: Sept. 8

UC, in partnership with UC Health, will host "UC at the Zoo” from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will be open exclusively to UC group ticket holders after 5 p.m., with official university activities beginning at 5:30, including:

  • Scavenger hunts for all ages
  • Live music entertainment, including the UC Pep Band
  • Meet and greet with zoo animals, including Lucy and Cheetah Encounters

UC students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends and UC Health associates and families can purchase $7 discounted tickets which include parking , entertainment and discounts at food vendors.

For more information and updates, visit

UC Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications Office University Hall, Suite 620 | PO Box 670550 | Cincinnati, OH 45267-0550 Phone: 513-558-4553
Fax: 513-558-2910 Web: | E-Mail:
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