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Date: Monday, September 10, 2012

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College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Mini Medical College Starts Oct. 3

Inquiring medical minds are enrolling in UC’s Mini Medical College, taking place on four Wednesday evenings this October.

While Mini Med grads don’t come out with a medical degree, they do come out with a better understanding of what it’s like to be a medical student and of current health topics. The lectures, taught by expert UC physician faculty, include:

  • Real life in the emergency department
  • How our brain impacts our weight
  • Complementary and integrative medicine
  • Robotics in surgery

Classes begin Oct. 3 and run through Oct. 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., on the medical campus. Two topics are presented each evening.

To learn more and register, visit, email or call Communiversity at 513-556-6932.

A scientist conducts laboratory research

Translational Research

"T1” Grants Available for Clinical and Translational Research

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) announces the next competition cycle for its "T1” grant program. Proposals are requested to fund T1 translational research, which seeks to apply clinical or basic research knowledge in an identifiable pathway toward the development of trials and studies in humans.

Letters of Intent must be received before midnight Wednesday, Oct. 3. Award notices will be made in February 2013, and funds available July 1, 2013.

For complete details, visit or email Katie Scharf at

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

College of Medicine Golf Outing to Benefit Scholarships

The College of Medicine Alumni & Friends Golf Outing will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 12, at Losantiville Country Club, 3097 Losantiville Ave.

The fee is $150 per individual; all funds raised will benefit college scholarships. Register by Friday, Oct. 5.

For more information, contact or call 513-558-6316.

Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Eschenbacher Named to Chair VA Patient Services Committee

William Eschenbacher, MD, professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, has been named chair of the Patient Care Services Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Advisory Committee at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The committee meets monthly to address national issues relevant to the delivery of services for pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep, including improving outcomes in COPD, the development of pilots for the evaluation of lung nodules and the evaluation of veterans with respiratory complaints. The appointment term is three to six years.

Charles Doarn

Charles Doarn

Doarn Invited to NATO Telemedicine Workshop

Charles Doarn, research professor of family and community medicine, was invited by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to participate in a NATO-Russia Advanced Workshop titled, "Towards a Multinational Telemedicine Capability for Rendering Medical Services to Populations in Disaster Response and Crisis Management.”

The workshop, funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programs, was held in Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 1-4.


Barrett Center

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Available Sept. 15

The UC Health Barrett Center’s Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening Program will offer a free community screening event Saturday, Sept. 15, from noon-3 p.m. at Jordan's Crossing (Allen Temple Senior Center, 7030 Reading Road).

No appointments are required and tests are given first come, first served.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

Postdoc Appreciation Week: Alternative Career Path Panel Discussion

Join the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the UC Postdoctoral Fellow Association Sept. 17-21 in celebration of the fourth annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week.

There will be an "Alternative Career Path” panel discussion Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Room S1.203 (Cincinnati Children's, S building), followed by a reception with light refreshments.

During the reception, resume/CV experts will be on hand in Room S1.204. All postdocs and graduate students are welcome. Email questions to

Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD

Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD

CCTST Grand Rounds on Translational Research Ethics Sept. 21

"An Ethics Roadmap to Translational Research” will be presented at the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds on Friday, Sept. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 4051.

The featured speaker is Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD, the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum professor of clinical ethics at the University of Chicago, where she serves as associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and co-director of the Institute for Translational Medicine.

Lunch is available to CCTST members who RSVP to by Sept. 19. To join the CCTST free of charge, visit

Charles Sabine

Charles Sabine

Location Change for Charles Sabine Talk Sept. 27

The talk by journalist Charles Sabine, "The Pursuit of Hope and Dignity: Why Every Link in the Medical Chain Matters," has been moved to Kresge Auditorium.

Sabine will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. The seminar is co-hosted by the Fellows of the Graduate School and the CCTST.

For more information email

Student volunteers

Student volunteers

Faculty, Staff and Students Invited to Go 'Into the Streets' For Service

On Saturday, Sept. 22, UC’s Center for Community Engagement will kick off a year of service by sending hundreds of UC students "Into the Streets” for one of the largest one-day service projects at UC.

Breakfast and lunch is provided for all volunteers. Partners include Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. Efforts will be focused in the Pendleton neighborhood.

For registration information, visit

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

UC Team for Race for the Cure

Join Team UC Health in the Race for the Cure

Join the UC Health team Saturday, Sept. 29, in the annual Komen Greater Cincinnati Affiliate Race for the Cure.

For the past three years, the UC Health Barrett Center—an adult outpatient care facility affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute—has received a grant from the Komen Foundation to help pay for a nurse navigator in breast care. Komen also helps underwrite transportation monies for visits/treatment and educational costs for the economically disadvantaged.

Visit to register. After registering, click "Join a Team" and select "UC Health." Register at a discounted rate by attending the sign-up event on the second floor of the Barrett Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MSB Rehabilitation

MSB Rehabilitation

MSB Rehabilitation Project Entering Ambitious Phase

The Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Rehabilitation Project is about to begin its most ambitious phase since construction of the CARE/Crawley Building began in July 2004.

Phase IV will involve space reconfiguration and infrastructure upgrades to the south half of the MSB. Move-out of current occupants is scheduled to begin in mid-September and continue through May 2013.

Rehabilitation work is scheduled to begin June 1, 2013. More than 30 departments or divisions will be affected by Phase IV relocations.

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UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 11: Kenneth Egan, senior radiation safety specialist, will discuss radiation safety at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Sept. 12: Jonathan Thompson, MD, will discuss, "Obesity Surgery,” at 7 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Sept. 12: Randall Cottrell, DEd, professor of health promotion and education, will present, "The Other Side of the Great Wall: A Fulbrighter’s Story," at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 12: Residents Arshia Ali, MD, Farooq Khan, MD, Christina Naumovich, MD, Jordan Shapiro, MD, and student Loren Brook will give oral presentations at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series Sept. 13: Guo Min Li, PhD, Professor and James-Gardner Endowed Chair in Cancer Research at the University of Kentucky, will present, "Epigenetic regulation of DNA mismatch repair in human cells,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Sept. 20: Sarah Pixley, PhD, department of cancer and cell biology, will present, "Nervous tissue repair with novel biomaterial solutions,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
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