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Bench to bedside research


Save the Date: UC Health Research Week

Mark your calendars to join UC Health for a showcase of research. UC Health Research Week 2012, "Collaborate to Innovate,” will feature collaborations among multidisciplinary researchers at UC Health and UC. 

An opening ceremony in the University Hospital lobby will kick things off at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Posters will be on display Wednesday, Nov. 14. A biomarker symposium Thursday, Nov. 15, will feature keynote speaker Russell Tracy, PhD, of the University of Vermont, and nursing research will be showcased Friday, Nov. 16.

A full schedule and RSVP details for the biomarker symposium can be found at

Nate Papalia, radiation physics master's program

Radiation physics

College to Add Medical Physics Doctorate Degree Option

The UC College of Medicine will be the only medical school in Ohio and third in the United States to offer a doctorate degree in medical physics.

Creation of the new doctorate of medical physics degree program was approved by the UC Board of Trustees at its Aug. 28 meeting and will now be presented to the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) for approval.

Pending OBR approval, the program will accept its first class of doctoral trainees in the fall 2013.

George Rieveschl, PhD

George Rieveschl, PhD

Nominations Open for George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research

The George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research recognizes a UC College of Medicine faculty member for professional achievement in science. It is given for a specific research achievement, or the entire canon of one’s accomplishment, with the emphasis on research achievement at this institution.

Winners of the award will be selected by the Awards Committee of the Fellows of the Graduate School. Nominations are due to Joseph Caruso, PhD, at by Dec. 7.

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UC Academic Health Center

Emergency Medicine and Immunology Hosting National Workshop

The UC Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Immunology Division, Allergy Section will host a national workshop Thursday, Oct. 25, in Cincinnati. The workshop’s purpose will be to generate consensus guidelines on the management of angioedema in the emergency department. 

Co-hosts associate professor of emergency medicine Joseph Moellman, MD, and professor of medicine Jonathan Bernstein, MD, are spearheading the effort.

The intent is to develop a guideline that will be endorsed by the professional organizations of emergency medicine and allergy immunology and publish the final guideline in a high-impact emergency medicine journal. 

Center for Respite Care

Kiesler Honored by Center for Respite Care 

UC associate professor of family and community medicine Joe Kiesler, MD, is being recognized at the Center for Respite Care’s Transformation Award Ceremony, held Thursday, Oct. 25, for making a significant difference in the underserved and homeless community. 

Kiesler is currently the associate residency director and underserved health director for the Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency Program and works as a physician with the Healthcare for the Homeless program.

In 2001 he was part of the initial planning group that started a homeless respite center and served as Board Chair until 2008. He has been involved in several efforts and clinics serving vulnerable and underserved populations since.

James Herman, PhD

James Herman, PhD

Herman Named Stress Editor-in-Chief

James Herman, PhD, a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience and director of the Stress Neurobiology Laboratory at UC’s Reading Campus, has been named editor-in-chief of Stress, a peer-reviewed medical journal published six times a year by Informa Healthcare.

Herman previously served as senior editor.

Yaoliang Tang, MD, PhD

Yaoliang Tang, MD, PhD

Tang Editor of New Stem Cells Book

Yaoliang Tang, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, division of cardiology, is the editor of a new text, "Genetics of Stem Cells.”

The book will be published by Elsevier in September 2012.

Sigma XI

Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi Mixer and Lecture Sept. 21

The UC Chapter of Sigma Xi, a national scientific research society, will host the 2012 UC Sigma Xi Young Investigator Lecture and Society Fall Mixer at 3:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in 850 Lindner Center, the banquet room of the UC Faculty Club. 

Stephanie Rollmann, of the McMicken College Department of Biological Sciences, is the 2012 UC Sigma Xi Young Investigator. She will present her award lecture on "Linking Genotype to Phenotype: Olfactory Behavior in Drosophila.” 

Following Rollmann's award lecture, the society will host a mixer during which the 2012 Student Grants-in-Aid-of-Research (GIAR) Award winners will present highlights of their summer research activities. 

Members of Sigma Xi and their guests are invited to attend. RSVPs are requested through the UC Sigma Xi Chapter website. Individuals interested in membership are welcome to attend.

Village Life Outreach Project

Night on the Serengeti Sept. 21

The annual "Night on the Serengeti” fundraiser for the Village Life Outreach Project will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

This year’s event also includes a new Night on the Serengeti online auction, open now until Sept. 21. 

The Village Life Outreach Project is a nonprofit organization led by UC Health primary care physician Chris Lewis, MD. Most of Village Life’s work focuses on three remote and impoverished villages in the Rorya district of Tanzania in East Africa. 

›› For more information and to register

Amit Bhattacharya, PhD

Amit Bhattacharya, PhD

Environmental Health Symposium Oct. 4-5

Scientists will discuss the latest occupational and environmental health research at the UC Education and Research Center’s 13th annual Pilot Research Project Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 4, and Friday, Oct. 5. The public symposium is free and will take place in MSB E-351.

Led by Amit Bhattacharya, PhD, professor of environmental health, the Pilot Research Project seeks to increase the Tristate’s research capacity through collaboration with 12 universities and colleges.

Continuing education units are available. To register, contact Cyndy Cox at or (513) 558-5710 by Sept. 26.

UC Health West Chester Hospital

UC Health West Chester Hospital

UC Health Safety and Wellness Festival Oct. 6

Help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of UC Health and University of Cincinnati Physicians in West Chester at the second annual UC Health Safety and Wellness Festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the UC Health West Chester Campus, 7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH.

Activities include:

  • Games for children and professional face painting.
  • Live musical entertainment and complimentary refreshments.
  • An Air Care & Mobile Care helicopter, accompanied by police, fire and EMS officers.
  • Physician presentations on diabetes, women’s health, back and spine pain and heart health.

Victory Parkway Shuttle

Victory Parkway Shuttle

Victory Parkway Shuttle Adds Stops

The UC Victory Parkway shuttle has added stops to accommodate staff members who have moved to UC’s Victory Parkway Campus.

The Victory Parkway Campus, not to be confused with the UC Physicians office building on Victory Parkway near Martin Luther King Drive, is located at 2220 Victory Parkway, at the former College of Applied Science.

The shuttle now stops at the front of the Eden Avenue Garage and at the UC Physicians office building on Victory Parkway near Martin Luther King Drive. The service is offered weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Travel time is approximately 20 minutes between the West Campus and Victory Parkway. More information on shuttle services can be found here.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars 

  • Surgical Grand Rounds Sept. 19: Paula M. Termuhlen, MD, professor of surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will present, "Who DOESN’T want to be a General Surgeon? Attrition in Surgical Training" at 7 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Sept. 19: G. Scott Dotson, PhD, industrial hygienist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, will discuss, "Protecting First Responders from Emergency Incidents Involving Chemicals,” at 10 a.m. at the Kettering Lab Complex’s Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Sept. 27: Kenneth Campbell, PhD, division of developmental biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will present, "Genetic control of neural diversity and circuit formation in the developing mouse telencephalon,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.

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