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Hoxworth Blood Center

Hoxworth Blood Center

All-Campus Blood Drive Oct. 8-12

Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a weeklong all-campus blood drive at UC Monday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 12. Donations can be made from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Campus Recreation Center Basketball Courts.

To schedule an appointment, visit the Donor Portal and enter group code: UFS

The requirements to give blood are:

  • Age: Be at least 17 years old (16 year olds may donate with parental consent).
  • Weight: Minimum of 110 pounds.
  • Identification: Must provide photo I.D.
  • Food: Eat a good meal within four hours before giving.
  • Drink: Drink plenty of water or juice before and after donating.


A scientist conducts laboratory research

College of Medicine research

College of Medicine Study Section Opens Second Cycle

The College of Medicine Research Cabinet is now accepting notices of participation for the second round of its Study Section program, part of the college’s Discovery Acceleration Initiative.

The purpose of this program is to support the refinement of scientific projects and grantsmanship prior to official submission of a grant application to a funding agency, in order to improve grant-writing success for investigators.

To participate in the proposal review program, view the FAQs and instructions and complete the Notice of Participation. Submit to Pete Koch,, by midnight, Friday, Nov. 16.

Each application will receive feedback from two reviewers and, when appropriate, a biostatistical review. Contact Pete Koch ( or Study Section chair Chip Montrose, PhD, ( with any questions.

Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

New Lecture Series Starting on Medication Adherence

A multidisciplinary effort at UC to improve medication adherence in patients with hypertension has started thanks to a one-year $50,000 award from the Ohio Partnership for Adherence through Collaborative Education (PACE) Foundation and Pfizer, Inc.

The partnership will involve a quarterly lecture series to educate health care providers and develop tools to help track medication adherence.

The first lecture in the series, "Medication Adherence and Hypertension Treatment,” will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Learning Exchange Center, on the third floor of the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Room B322.

Continuing education units are available and boxed lunches will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 513-861-3100, ext. 6322.

Divaker Choubey, PhD

Divaker Choubey, PhD

Choubey Invited to Autoimmune Roundtable

Divaker Choubey, PhD, professor of environmental health, has been invited by the Society for Women’s Health Research to participate in a roundtable discussion on "Sex and Gender-Specific Environmental Exposures and Mechanisms in Autoimmune Disorders.”

Choubey will talk about the molecular mechanisms that contribute to gender bias in the development of autoimmune diseases. The roundtable will be held October 4 and 5 at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Michael Privitera, MD

Michael Privitera, MD

Privitera to Speak at Epileptology Congress

Michael Privitera, MD, professor of neurology and director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, is participating in the 10th European Congress on Epileptology in London this week.

He will be giving a lecture and taking part in a translational workshop related to epilepsy and stress.

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

Library's Fall Lunch & Learn Series Starts Oct. 2

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library is launching its Fall Lunch & Learn instruction series, held Tuesdays, Oct. 2-30, 12:10-12:50 p.m., in the Health Sciences Library Classroom (MSB G005G).

Bring your lunch for quick information sessions. Open to all, the sessions focus on instruction along three tracks: efficient searching, tablets and multimedia, and getting noticed.

Registration is recommended. See descriptions and register online at


  • Tuesday, Oct. 2: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice & PICO
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9: iPad 101
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16: Time Saving Tech Tips
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23: Assessing the Impact of Research
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30: Finding Full Text (and Everything Else) at the UC Health Sciences Library
Amit Bhattacharya, PhD

Amit Bhattacharya, PhD

Education and Research Center Pilot Research Project 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 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.

UC Health West Chester Hospital

UC Health West Chester Hospital

UC Health Safety and Wellness Festival Oct. 6

Join UC Health for the 2012 Safety and Wellness Festival, to be held on the West Chester medical campus Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Various events will be held across the campus, including kid-friendly activities aimed at safety education and health screening for adults.

Live music by the Justin Wade Project and food vendors will be on site.

UC Bearcats

UC Bearcats

UC Homecoming Oct. 6

Celebrations for Homecoming Weekend 2012 begin Friday, Oct. 5, and culminate with the Bearcats football game versus Miami of Ohio at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 in Nippert Stadium.

The UC Foundation is hosting an Academic Health Center tailgate with free food and drink from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Myers Alumni Center courtyard. Register at

For ticket information, call 1-877-CATS-TIX or 513-556-CATS. For a list of the weekend's events, visit

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 2: Daniel Buchholz, PhD, associate professor of biological sciences, will present, "Molecular metamorphosis: Gene regulation by hormones during development” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Oct. 3: B. Paige Lawrence, PhD, professor of environmental medicine and microbiology & immunology, University of Rochester School of Medicine, will present, "Developmental Exposures, Epigenetics, and the Immune System" at 10 a.m. in the Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Lurie Family Endowed Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Lecture Oct. 3: Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, MD, will speak on, "Mice, Men and Mental Illness," from noon to 1 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Oct. 4: Xiaoting Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of cancer & cell biology, will discuss, "Transcriptional Coregulator MED1 in Mammary Cancer Stem Cell Formation and Cellular Senescence,” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture Oct. 8: John Greinwald, Jr., MD, professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics, will present "High through-put genomic sequencing for hearing loss” from noon to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s, D Building, Room D3.250.
  • Heekin Family Lectureship Oct. 16-17: Xavier Rogiers Chairman of Solid Organ Transplantation, Gent University, Belgium, will speak at the transplant grand rounds from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in MSB 3351, and the surgical grand rounds from 7 to 8 a.m. Oct. 17 in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics Research Seminar Series Oct. 18: Vladislav Litosh, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, will discuss, "Base Modified Nucleotides: From Genome Sequencing to Development of Nanocarrier Delivered Cancer Therapeutics,” from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 in Cincinnati Children’s S Building, Room S5.125.


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