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Date: Monday, August 6, 2012

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Forty Under 40

Faculty Members Named to Forty Under 40 Class

Four UC faculty members have been selected for the Business Courier's 2012 Forty Under 40 class. They are: 

  • Jordan Bonomo, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and neurosurgery,
  • Jessica Guarnaschelli, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology,
  • Pooja Khatri, MD, associate professor of neurology,
  • Tahir Latif, MD, associate professor of hematology oncology.

In addition, Jennifer Jackson, RN, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at University Hospital, and Anya Sanchez, MD, administrative director of the UC Neuroscience Institute, were named to the class. 

The Forty Under 40 program identifies and recognizes the region’s young core of future business, community and economic leaders. 

Winners will be formally recognized at a luncheon Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information, contact Lisa Muhlenkamp at or 513-337-9467.

Paula Shear, PhD
Paula Shear, PhD

Shear Elected as President-Elect of APA Division 40

Paula Shear, PhD, professor of psychology and psychiatry, has been elected by her peers to serve a one-year term as president-elect of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 40. 

Upon completion of her term as president-elect, Shear will serve consecutive one-year terms as president and past president, respectively.

Division 40, the APS’s division of clinical neuropsychology, has about 5,000 members. It is devoted to the study of brain-behavior relationships and the clinical application of that knowledge to human problems, promotes the use of scientific research to develop its knowledge base and clinical techniques and is active in the development and promotion of quality standards of professional training and practice.

Michael Thomas, MD
Michael Thomas, MD

Thomas Appointed to Legislative Committee

Michael Thomas, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been appointed to the Legislative Committee on Public Health Futures by Ohio State Sen. Eric Kearney.

The committee’s objective is to review the June 2012 report of the Futures Committee of the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners (AOHC) and develop recommendations for legislative and fiscal policies that can be considered for inclusion in the Fiscal Year 2014 state budget.

The committee will prepare a report for Gov. John Kasich, the Ohio Senate and Ohio House by Oct. 31.

Philip Theodosopoulos, MD
Philip Theodosopoulos, MD

Theodosopoulos Elected to Neurological Society

Philip Theodosopoulos, MD, an associate professor of neurosurgery and neurosurgeon at the UC Brain Tumor Center, has been elected to the Society of Neurological Surgeons, becoming one of the society's 200 active members. 

The society is the oldest neurological society in the world. Its goals inclue furthering the field of neurological surgery, enhancing the stature of neurosurgical units in academic medical centers, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care and supporting neuroscience research. Learn more

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Physician Couple Receives Appreciation Certificate

Charles Margolis, MD, professor emeritus of family medicine, and Jennifer Smith Margolis, MD, volunteer assistant professor of family medicine, received a certification of appreciation from the city of Wyoming Saturday, July 28. 

Mayor Barry Porter made a proclamation in the couple’s name. They are Wyoming residents and family and community physicians who practiced at Wyoming Family Practice. They were physicians for over 30 years but are now retiring.

The certificate was presented "in thanks for their unstinting and selfless service, and in recognition and appreciation of the service rendered” in the Wyoming community.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Committed to Community Event Aug. 9

Interns with the UC College of Medicine’s Urban Health Project will present results of their summer work to the UC and Cincinnati community at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, during the "Committed to Community Event” in the atrium of the CARE/Crawley Building. 

Faculty members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Thomas Park or Kasey Rogers at 513-569-6155 or

Phill Wilson
Phill Wilson

HIV/AIDS Town Hall Forum Aug. 17

Phill Wilson, president and CEO of the California-based Black AIDS Institute, will provide the keynote address at an August town hall meeting on HIV/AIDS prevention in Cincinnati.

The third in a series of sessions hosted by IV-CHARIS and researchers at UC, the meeting will be held Friday, Aug.17, at 6 p.m in the American Red Cross building, 2111 Dana Ave. It will serve to showcase the plans prepared by participating churches to address HIV/AIDS prevention within their congregations and in their communities.

The Black AIDS Institute is a training and education center focused on stopping the AIDS pandemic in black communities. Wilson will provide an education update and encouragement about confronting HIV in the community through mobilization and the development of strategies to eradicate stigma surrounding this disease.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP to Camisha Chambers at 513-542-9730 by Aug. 15.

Hoxworth Blood Center
Hoxworth Building

Bhakta Viziam Chetty Endowed Lecture in Dermatology Aug. 30

The department of dermatology will host Tammie Ferringer, MD, of the Geisinger Medical Center Department of Dermatology as the Bhakta Viziam Chetty Endowed Lecturer at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

Ferringer, section head of dermatopathology at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., will discuss "Immunohistochemistry in Dermatopathology" in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).

For more information, contact Bobbie Lambert at 513-558-0945.

Robert Kaniecki, MD
Robert Kaniecki, MD

Kaniecki to Present on Migraines

Robert Kaniecki, MD, will speak about "The Many Faces of Migraine Headache,” at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept.8, at the Kingsgate Conference Center.  

An internationally renowned headache expert from the University of Pittsburgh, Kaniecki will present on the migraine headache and its relationship to fibromyalgia, mast cell disorders, autonomic dysfunction and other common medical disorders.  

Chronic migraine, medication overuse headache, menstrual migraine, post traumatic headache and peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes will also be discussed. 

Physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are encouraged to attend. CME will be offered. The event is jointly sponsored by UC and the Ohio Headache Association. For more information or to register, contact Kimberly Benna at 513-558-7581 or

MSB Rehabilitation
MSB Rehabilitation

MSB Rehabilitation Project Update

Work on air handlers in the northeast quadrant of the MSB during the evening hours beginning Monday, Aug. 13, and continuing nightly through Thursday, Aug. 16, will affect temperature control in all spaces of the quadrant and pressurization of the quadrant’s labs. (The northeast quadrant of the MSB is the area adjacent to Albert Sabin Way and the Cardiovascular Research Center.)

The air handlers will be shut down at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and brought back into service at 6:45 the following morning. This process will be repeated the next three nights, with the final night of work set for Thursday, Aug. 16. 

Labs can be expected to become 4 to 5 degrees warmer during this time. Office spaces—located on the MSB’s perimeter—could see temperature increases of up to 10 degrees. For more information, click here

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