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Date: Monday, September 24, 2012

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Nominations Open for Cohen and Barbour Faculty Awards

The nomination process has begun for the 2013 Mrs. A.B. (Dolly) Cohen Awards for Excellence in Teaching and the George B. Barbour Award for Furthering Good Student-Faculty Relations. Nominations for the Cohen and Barbour Awards must originate with students and/or alumni. 

The deadline for nomination is Friday, Oct. 12. For information on award guidelines, visit

For more information, call 513-936-7127 or email

University Hospital mosaic

New University Hospital mosaic

University Hospital Unveils History Exhibit

UC Health University Hospital’s history and leadership in innovation now can be seen in the University Hospital Innovation and Discovery exhibit—a permanent display comprising 14 vignettes with descriptive text lining the corridor from Goodman Garage to the University Hospital lobby.

This museum-quality "walk” highlights history and innovation at University Hospital. The display also includes a rotating display of historical medical artifacts, "then and now” medical campus aerial photos and a 9 foot by 5 foot tile mosaic displaying University Hospital and comprising 5,000 tiles, each featuring the face of a hospital employee.

Christine Wilder, MD

Christine Wilder, MD

Shannon Miller, MD

Shannon Miller, MD

Wilder and Miller Selected for Addiction Medicine Program

Christine Wilder, MD, and Shannon Miller, MD, of the Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Addictive Disorders (CeTREAD), have been selected for the first Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program.

This two-year National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded training and mentoring program is designed to develop skills in addiction medicine research among physicians from research fellowships across the U.S.

Miller and Wilder are among five faculty-fellow pairs selected from about 50 programs nationwide.  

Miller, a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, is program director for the addiction medicine research fellowship at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and co-program director for the addiction psychiatry fellowship. Wilder is an addiction psychiatry fellow.

Academic Health Center student

Women in Science

AWIS Career Development Series

The Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) will host a three-part career development series starting Tuesday, Sept. 25.  

  • "Networking” will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Claddagh Irish Pub, Newport on the Levee.
  • "Developing your CV/Resume” will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, location TBD.
  • "Personal/Professional Branding” will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 13., location TBD.

The series is free for members and costs $10 for non-members. To join AWIS, visit their website.

RSVP to Tracey Weiler, GC-AWIS career development chair, at

E. Steve Woodle, MD

Transplant Surgery

Department of Surgery Holds Third Annual J. Wesley Alexander Lectureship

The division of transplantation will host Denis Glotz, MD, PhD, chief of the department of nephrology and renal transplantation at Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris and president-elect of the French Society of Transplantation, for the third annual J. Wesley Alexander Lectureship Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept 25-26: 

  • On Sept. 25, Glotz will discuss, "Assessing the Immunological Risk in Kidney Transplant," during the transplant grand rounds at 4 p.m. MSB 3351.
  • On Sept. 26, he will present the J. Wesley Alexander Lectureship, "Evolving Concepts in Desensitization," during the Surgical Grand Rounds at 7 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.

Charles Sabine

Charles Sabine

Location Changed: Charles Sabine Lecture on Research Freedom, Huntington's Disease Sept. 27

The Fellows of the Graduate School and UC's CCTST will host Emmy Award-winning journalist Charles Sabine for a special seminar Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. Sabine will discuss, "The Pursuit of Hope and Dignity:  Why Every Link in the Medical Chain Matters.”

An international correspondent with NBC News for 26 years, in 2008 Sabine became a pioneering spokesman for freedom of scientific research and sufferers of degenerative brain illnesses--in particular, Huntington’s disease, which has ravaged his family.

Registration is not required. For more information, email

A free podcast of the presentation will be available at on Oct. 3.

Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty

Register Now for 2012 OVALS Conference Oct.1-2

UC faculty, staff and students with an interest in commercialization of new life sciences technologies, collaboration opportunities and creating economic impact should plan to attend the 2012 Ohio Valley Affiliates for Life Sciences (OVALS) conference Oct. 1-2 in Louisville, Ky.

This year’s conference is titled "Meeting Health Care Challenges Through Technology and Novel Approaches.”

Elizabeth Dougherty, director of inventor education, outreach and recognition with the Office of Innovation Development at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will be the presenter on patent changes and policies.

For more information, details on the poster session or to register for the event, visit

Questions should be directed to Dorothy Air, PhD, UC associate vice president for entrepreneurial affairs and technology commercialization, at

Daniel Woo, MD

Daniel Woo, MD

Postdoc Seminar: Words, Writing and Style Oct. 3

The UC Postdoctoral Fellowship Association has announced its next seminar in the fall 2012 Professional Career Development Series.

Daniel Woo, MD, professor of neurology, will present, "Words, Writing and Style: How to write about your science intelligently with power and precision,” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in MSB 3351.

Woo is a member of the American Heart Association Stroke Council. He serves on the editorial board for the American Heart Association journal Stroke and is the associate editor of Stroke Research and Treatment as well as a frequent reviewer for numerous journals and grants. 

All postdocs and graduate students are welcome. RSVP here

Light refreshments will be served.  Email questions to

Kingsgate Marriott

Kingsgate Marriott

2012 Kidney Transplant Update Oct. 5

UC Health and the University of Cincinnati will host the "2012 Kidney Transplant Update” from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kingsgate Marriott, to provide an overview of the most up-to-date information available for practicing transplant professionals.

Nephrologists, dialysis nurses and any other medical professionals interested in kidney and pancreas transplantation should attend.

For a full schedule of speakers, visit

Continuing education credit is available. For more information or to register, call 584-4616.

Christopher McPherson, MD

Christopher McPherson, MD, conference director

Midwest Brain Tumor Conference Highlights Treatments, Wellness

The 2012 Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, a free educational event for patients, caregivers and family members, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Meridian Conference Center (located inside the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel), 7500 Tylers Place Blvd., in West Chester Township.

A number of UC speakers will provide patients, survivors and caregivers with the latest information about treatment and maximizing quality of life. Topics will include optimizing health and healing, what’s new in radiation, advances in brain tumor surgery and the future of brain tumor care.

The conference is free and includes free parking and a continental breakfast. Register by Oct. 23 by calling 513-558-8642 or online at

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars 

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 25: Elke Buschbeck, PhD, associate professor of biological sciences, will present, "Bifocal lenses, segregated retinas, and polarization sensitivity; the unusual eyes of diving beetle larvae” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Neurosurgery Grand Rounds Sept. 26: John Heiss MD, from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, will discuss, "Elucidating the Pathophysiology of Syringomyelia,” at 8 a.m. in Room 2108 of the Stetson Building. 
  • Environmental Health Seminar Series Sept. 26: Tania Carreon-Valencia, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health, will discuss, "Evaluating Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Among Workers with Multiple Exposures at a Chemical Manufacturing Plant, at 10 a.m. in Kettering Labs Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Sept. 27: Scott Langevin, PhD, faculty candidate in the division of epidemiology & biostatistics, will present, "Epigenome-wide Association Studies: Exploring the Impact of Age, Environment and Cancer on DNA Methylation,” at noon in Kettering Labs Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Sept. 27: Kenneth Campbell, PhD, from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center division of developmental biology, will discuss, "Genetic control of neural diversity and circuit formation in the developing mouse telencephalon,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Oct. 3: David Hom, MD, professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, will discuss "Scar Wars—Treating the Elusive Scar” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.

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