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Date: Monday, October 22, 2012

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George Strike

George Strike

Strike, UC Health Board Chair, Dies

George Strike, chairman of the UC Health Board of Trustees and a former UC Board of Trustees chairman, died Saturday night.

Strike was the first chairman of UC Health and had been chairman of the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. He was chair of UC’s board from 1996-1999.

In 1999, UC awarded Strike an honorary doctor of humane letters. On Oct. 2, Interim President Santa J. Ono gave Strike the President’s Award for Excellence.

In a memo to UC Health associates, President & CEO Jim Kingsbury said Strike’s vision and skills as a collaborator enabled UC Health to lay a solid foundation: "We are here today as a health system because of George and the focus and determination he brought to building an organization designed for one purpose—to heal the sickest of the sick."

Details of his services are pending.

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We invite all College of Medicine faculty, staff and students to "like” the new page and receive the latest news, events and photo galleries exclusive to the college.

While you’re there, share your own news, events and photos of the college’s research, education and clinical happenings.

Pathology Lab

Pathology Lab

Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program Jumps in Rankings

The Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program within the department of internal medicine has been ranked No. 12 nationally for the 2010-2011 academic year by Academic Analytics. The ranking is out of 58 similar programs.

This is up one spot from 2008-2009 and up seven spots from five years ago. The program is directed by Jason Blackard, PhD, associate professor of medicine, division of digestive diseases. Program coordinator is Heather Anderson.

Sandra Degen, PhD

Sandra Degen, PhD

AWIS 'Branding Your Credentials' Workshop Oct. 24

The Association for Women In Science (AWIS) Greater Cincinnati chapter will present "Branding Your Credentials” as the second part of its three-part Career Development Series from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in CVC 1919.

Short presentations will focus on CV/resume writing and developing a teaching philosophy for the academic job application, with a breakout workshop session afterward. Presenters will include Sandra Degen, PhD, interim chair, department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology.

Free to members; $10 for non-members. RSVP to Tracey Weiler,

UC Health Barrett Cancer Center

UC Health Barrett Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Awareness Reception Oct. 25

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the UC Cancer Institute is hosting a reception and breast cancer information fair on Thursday, Oct. 25. Free and open to the public, the event will take place at the UC Health Barrett Center, 234 Goodman St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the second-floor lobby.

Guests will hear from physician speakers and breast cancer survivors as well as have access to materials highlighting breast cancer risk factors, treatment options and community resources.

Raffles and refreshments are also available. Guests are encouraged to wear pink to show their support in the fight against breast cancer. For more information, call Tricia Mullins at 513-584-6936.

Earl Glusac, MD

Earl Glusac, MD

Department of Dermatology Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship Series Nov. 1

The Department of Dermatology will host Earl Glusac, MD, as the Procter & Gamble Visiting Lecturer on Thursday, Nov. 1. Glusac is professor of pathology and dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine. His research interests include melanocytic neoplasms, with emphasis on benign lesions that mimic melanoma.

His lecture, "The Melanoma ‘Epidemic,’ a Dermatopathologist’s Perspective” will be held at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G-344), on the ground level of the Hoxworth Building.

For more information, call Janet Burdsall at 513-584-6803.

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Building S

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

CURED Conference Nov. 2-4

The Division of Allergy and Immunology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is holding the first CURED (Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease) Research Symposium on eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) Nov. 2-4, at Cincinnati Children’s.

The symposium aims to share and gain knowledge in the emerging EGID field with physicians, scientists, nurses, social workers, medical care team members and families. Participants will gain knowledge about the diagnosis, therapy, psycho/social aspects and the science of EGID. A conference specific for families will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

Professional registration with potential continuing education credits is available at or 513-636-6732. Personal registration is at For more information, email

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 23: Michael Leffak, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, will present, "Mechanisms of CTG/CAG microsatellite instability” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Oct. 24: Valerie Williams, MD, assistant professor of surgery, will discuss, "High Grade Dysplasia of the Esophagus and Early Esophageal Neoplasia: Treatment in the Age of Modern Endoscopy” at 7 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Oct. 24: Tej Pandita, PhD, professor of radiation oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will discuss, "Role of MOF in DNA Damage Response,” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Cancer & Cell Biology Seminar Oct. 25: Cynthia Miranti, PhD, associate professor, Center for Cancer & Cell Biology, Van Andel Institute, will present, "Androgen and Integrin Crosstalk in Prostate Epithelial Differentiation and Prostate Cancer Survival,” at noon in the Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center. 
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Oct. 25: Tamás Kozicz, MD, PhD, of the department of cellular animal physiology, Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, will present, "Midbrain Ucn1 links stress and energy metabolisms,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Systems Biology and Physiology Seminar: Oct. 30: Professor Heini Murer, University of Zurich, will present, "An Update on Cellular Mechanisms in Renal and Intestinal Phosphate,” from 4-5 p.m. in MSB 4051.
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