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Date: Monday, August 13, 2012

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Faculty/Staff Campaign
Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff Campaign

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day

This year, UC faculty and staff achieved a record-breaking 55 percent participation in the 2012 Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff Campaign, exceeding the goal set in the UC2019 Strategic Plan.

To celebrate, the university is planning a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day Tuesday, Aug. 14. "The Cone” will be in front of the CARE/Crawley Building from 2-3 p.m. offering free ice cream.

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Stephen Thomas, PhD
Stephen Thomas, PhD

Thomas Receives Highest Award Given by AAPM

Stephen Thomas, PhD, professor emeritus of radiology and medical physics, received the William D. Coolidge Award on July 30 at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C.

The award is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the AAPM and recognizes an eminent career in medical physics.

One honoree is selected annually based on significant scientific achievement in medical physics and influence on the professional development of the careers of other medical physicists.

Sadhna Verma, MD
Sadhna Verma, MD

Verma Receives Endourological Society Award

Sadhna Verma, MD, associate professor of radiology and UC Health radiologist, has been recognized by the Endourological Society for her article titled: "The Feasibility of Multi-parametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Targeted Biopsy Using Novel Navigation Systems to Detect Early Stage of Prostate Cancer: The Preliminary Experience.”

Her article placed second in the Endourological Society’s annual essay contest in the clinical category. The manuscript has been submitted for publication in the Journal of Endourology.

Peter Lenz, MD
Peter Lenz, MD

Lenz Accepted into ACCP Training & Transitions Committee

Peter Lenz, MD, assistant professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, was accepted into the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Training & Transitions Committee.

With this position, Lenz will be moderating ACCP Conference sessions and will help build the question bank for the ACCP CHEST Challenge, an educational event designed to enhance fellows' involvement in the ACCP and the annual meeting.

Charles Doarn
Charles Doarn

Doarn Participates in Institute of Medicine Workshop

Charles Doarn, research professor of family and community medicine, recently participated in a workshop at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in Washington, D.C. The event, "Workshop on the Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Healthcare Environment,” was sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Participants recommended developing support for the HRSA to have the IOM conduct a study and prepare a comprehensive report for Congress.

Barrett Cancer Center

Community Music Event Benefits Cancer Research

The fifth annual Rusty Ball, hosted by the Rusty Griswolds, will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

A portion of ticket and auction proceeds from the 2012 Rusty Ball will benefit the GIVEHOPE Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness Fund. Together with BSI Engineering, GIVEHOPE provides funding support for an ongoing pancreatic cancer research pilot grant program at the UC Cancer Institute.

The group awarded its first pilot grant in 2012 to Vladimir Bogdanov, PhD, a pancreatic cancer researcher affiliated with the UC Cancer Institute and UC College of Medicine.

The nonprofit will receive a portion of ticket proceeds and certain auction items. GIVEHOPE will be auctioning two autographed guitars—one signed by the Doobie Brothers, the other by the band Chicago—two trips to Chicago and a two-flight glider package from the Caesar Creek Soaring Club.

Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here. Make sure to designate "GIVEHOPE” as your beneficiary.

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Experimental Expertise Seminar Series: Flow Cytometry

The UC Postdoctoral Fellows Association's next presentation in its Experimental Expertise Seminar Series is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, in MSB 4051. George Babcock, PhD, and Phil Hexley, PhD, will present "Flow Cytometry: Inner Workings and Applications.”

Babcock is the director of the Flow Cytometry Core and associate professor of surgery. He is also an adjunct associate professor of pathology and has an appointment at Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati. Hexley is the manager of the Flow Cytometry Core at Shriners.

Postdocs and graduate students are welcomed. Light refreshments will be served.

Register at to secure your spot. For more information, contact

Marepalli Rao, PhD
M.B. Rao, PhD

Graphics in Biomedical Research Workshop Aug. 23-24

The UC Department of Environmental Health, along with the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Center for Clinical Translational Science and Training, will present a workshop later this month designed to empower attendees to produce graphs to complement their research.

M.B. Rao, PhD, professor of environmental health, will conduct "An Arboretum of Graphics in Biomedical Research” from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 23-24, in G-26 Auditorium, Kettering Lab.

This arboretum will expand on last year’s workshop, "A Garden of Graphics in Biomedical Research.” This workshop, however, can be followed independently.

A fee of $120 will be charged to cover the cost of hiring graduate students, lunches, coffee, snacks, data CDs and notes.

For more information, including registration, click here. Register by Aug. 17.

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