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Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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CARE/Crawley Building

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AOA Members: Cast Your Ballot

UC’s Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) members are encouraged to cast their votes for the new class of inductees to this national honor medical society. A list of potential inductees was formed over the summer and the college must now narrow the field before submitting final nominations to AOA.

Faculty, residents and alumni up for election have demonstrated a high level of scholarly achievement and important professional contributions.

Submit your final ballots by Thursday, Sept. 6, to IvaDean Lair at or by fax to 513-558-1100. Inductees will be honored on Nov. 2, 2012, at the Phoenix Ballroom in downtown Cincinnati.

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Diya Mutasim, MD

Mutasim Steps Down From Dermatology Chair

After 14 years as chair of UC’s Department of Dermatology, Diya Mutasim, MD, is stepping down to devote his energies to his subspecialty area, auto-immune skin disorders, to dermatopathology and to teaching.

Mutasim will stay on as chair until Aug. 30, 2013, or until a new chair is named. The College of Medicine is creating a search committee for his replacement.

Under Mutasim’s leadership, the department’s clinical practice expanded from two sites to five major and two minor sites and has enlisted nurse practitioners and physician assistants to meet increasing clinical demands.

Mutasim also served as program director for two of the department’s training programs, the general dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship programs.

Steve Carleton, MD, PhD

Carleton Named W. Brian Gibler, MD, Endowed Chair for Education

Steven Carleton, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, has been selected as the first recipient of the W. Brian Gibler, MD, Endowed Chair for Education in Emergency Medicine.

Carleton has won the Departmental Golden Apple Teaching Award in both 1995 and 2010, as well as the Dean’s Recognition Award for Special Contributions to Medical Education (2007) and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003).

The W. Brian Gibler, MD, Chair was established by the Gibler family to serve as a method to support the critical mission of resident and faculty education within the UC Department of Emergency Medicine.

Gibler, president and chief executive officer of UC Health University Hospital and senior vice president of UC Health, served as Richard C. Levy Professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine from 1995 to 2010.

Eric Warm, MD

Eric Warm, MD

Warm Appointed Richard W. & Sue P. Vilter Chair

Eric Warm, MD, professor of clinical medicine, was appointed Richard W. & Sue P. Vilter Chair in Internal Medicine by the UC Board of Trustees at its Tuesday, Aug. 28, meeting. The appointment is effective July 1, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2016.

Warm is also program director of the internal medicine residency program and medical director of the resident ambulatory practice.

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Medical Student Literary Magazine Online

The third issue of Mentis, the medical student-run literary magazine, is now online. Mentis publishes opinion pieces, interviews, art, poetry, fiction, humor, photography, book/article reviews, reflections and any other student-composed creative works.

Send questions, comments or submissions to

Read the issue at

Health Professions Building

Family and Community Medicine to Present at Education Consortium Meeting

A number of physicians and researchers in the department of family and community medicine and office of geriatric medicine will present at the 2012 Family Medicine Education Consortium, Inc. Northeast Region Meeting in Cleveland Sept. 28-30.

Topics will range from care for vulnerable populations, like the elderly and the underserved, to best practices and programs for training physicians to treat patients.

Alvin Crawford, MD, department of orthoaedic surgery

Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford to Give Harrington Lecture

Alvin Crawford, MD, professor of orthopaedics and pediatrics and co-director of the Crawford Spine Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present the Paul R. Harrington lecture at the annual meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society in Chicago Thursday, Sept. 6.

The lecture was developed in memory of Paul R. Harrington, MD, who developed the Harrington rod, the gold standard of scoliosis instrumentation for 25 years. Crawford is a past president of the Scoliosis Research Society.

John McDonough, MD

Trustees Name John J. McDonough, MD, Foyer

In its Tuesday, Aug. 28, meeting the UC Board of Trustees approved the naming of the "John. J. McDonough, MD, Foyer” in the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of Health Professions.

The entrance foyer is the Winkler Center's front door to the entire center on the E and R levels, including the Stanley J. Lucas, MD, Board Room, John Hauck Foundation Gallery, William H. L. Domette Research Room and the books and archives collection area.

The Robert A. and Marion K. Kennedy Charitable trust made a $50,000 commitment from the Kennedy Trust to have the space named in McDonough's honor. McDonough, an associate professor emeritus of surgery, has served as chair of the Henry R. Winkler Center Advisory Board since 2006.

$50,000 Funding Opportunity: Digestive Disease Research

The Digestive Health Center (DHC) is now accepting applications for pilot projects to conduct basic, translational, patient based or outcomes research broadly relating to pediatric digestive disease.

Applications will be considered in all areas of digestive disease research with particular emphasis on the following DHC research themes: chronic liver disease, inflammatory and diarrheal diseases, obesity and the digestive system, and development and digestive diseases.

Applicants do not have to be a member of the DHC. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3.

The DHC, based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is one of only 17 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases. For application forms, visit the DHC webpage.

Questions should be directed to Cynthia Wetzel, PhD, at or 513-636-9605.

UC at the Zoo

UC at the Zoo

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

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Building S

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Flow Cytometry Data Analysis Class Sept. 17 and 18

The Research Flow Cytometry Core at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will host "Advanced Data Analysis using FlowJo Software,” presented by ExCyte Experts in Cytometry and taught by Timothy Bushnell, PhD, director of the University of Rochester Flow Cytometry Core.

This two-day, hands-on class will be held Monday, Sept. 17, and Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the MERC 2005 computer lab on the Cincinnati Children’s Oak Campus. Tuition is $400.

Registration due Monday, Sept. 10. To enroll, visit the ORVCA website email

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Sept. 4: Emmanuel Zorn, PhD, assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, will present, "Mechanisms of B Cell Immunity to Kidney Allografts in Humans” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Sept. 5: Michael Edwards, MD, professor and chair of the UC Department of Surgery, will give a "State of the Department” address at 7 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Cancer & Cell Biology Seminar Sept. 6: Chris Crawford, UC radiation safety specialist, will discuss, "Radiation Safety Training” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Sept. 13: Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, PhD, department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, will present, "Stress relief by 'comfort' foods," at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
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