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Date: Monday, October 29, 2012

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Thomas Boat, MD

Thomas Boat, MD

Dean to Present Progress Update for the College of Medicine

Thomas Boat, MD, vice president for health affairs and dean, will present "UC College of Medicine: Progress and Plans” at 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in Kresge Auditorium.

Boat will discuss the progress that has been made since he presented his vision for the college last October. He also will provide further details on his pathway for the next steps in the college’s upward trajectory and how the college will balance its three missions.

The presentation and a question-and-answer period that follows will provide important information for college faculty and staff. All are encouraged to attend.

Santa Ono, PhD

Santa Ono, PhD

Ono Becomes Second Medicine Faculty Member to Serve as UC President

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously at its Oct. 23 meeting to appoint Santa Jeremy Ono, PhD, as president of the University of Cincinnati. Ono had been appointed interim president on Aug. 21, following the resignation of Gregory H. Williams.

Ono arrived at UC in 2010, serving two years as the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost and as professor of pediatrics within the College of Medicine and professor of biology in UC’s McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.

He becomes the second medicine faculty member to serve as president of the university. Rev. Elijah Slack, who was the first president of UC’s forerunner the Cincinnati College from 1819 to 1822 and again from 1823 to 1836, also was register, treasurer and professor of chemistry from 1819 until 1831 at the Medical College of Ohio, which later became the UC College of Medicine.

University of Cincinnati gate

University of Cincinnati

Board of Trustees Approves Department Renaming, Emeriti Appointments

At their Tuesday, Oct. 23, meeting, the UC Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the Department of Cancer and Cell Biology to the Department of Cancer Biology, effective Oct. 1, 2012.

The board also approved the following appointments to professor emeriti:

  • Shelia Salisbury, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Effective Aug. 1, 2012
  • Robert Ludke, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Effective Sept. 2, 2012
  • John Dedman, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology, Effective Sept. 1, 2012
  • Edward Giannini, Msc, DrPH, Department of Pediatrics, Effective March 1, 2013
Steven Carleton

Steven Carleton, MD, PhD

Carleton Appointed to Endowed Chair for Education

The UC Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Steven Carleton, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, to the W. Brian Gibler Endowed Chair for Education in Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine, effective Nov. 1, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2014

A college of medicine alum, Carleton has been on the faculty of the UC Department of Emergency Medicine since 1991. He completed his residency in the department in the same year and served as a chief resident during his final year of residency.

He currently directs the department’s emergency medicine ultrasound program.

Graduate student Kelly Collins (left) and David Plas, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of cancer and cell biology

Graduate Student Research Forum

Graduate Student Research Forum Nov. 9

The 33rd Annual College of Medicine Graduate Student Research Forum is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9.

The forum's purpose is to promote scientific interactions among graduate students, faculty and other research trainees as well as to inform the wider scientific community about current student research activities at the College of Medicine. The poster presentations are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the CARE/Crawley Atrium.

Keynote speaker is Scott Johnson, president, CEO and founder of the Myelin Repair Foundation. Johnson’s seminar, "Where are the Cures: Accelerating New Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis & All Diseases,” will be held at 1 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. A reception and awards ceremony will take place immediately following.

UC Health University Hospital

UC Health University Hospital

Hospitals Recognized for Organ Donation

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded UC Health University Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center their "Gold Medal of Honor” for achieving and sustaining national goals for organ donation.

The hospitals were two of only 22 hospitals nationwide and two of three hospitals in Ohio to receive the honor. They were recognized on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the 7th Annual National Learning Congress on Organ Donation and Transplantation held in Grapevine, Texas.

Jennifer Jackson, University Hospital Chief Nursing Officer, and Erika Stalets, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, accepted the awards on behalf of their hospitals.

Rep. Steve Chabot at UC Health

Rep. Steve Chabot at UC Health

Chabot Visits Heart Failure Program

Steve Chabot, the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district, visited the UC Health Heart Failure team at UC Health University Hospital on Oct. 22.

Chabot visited to learn more about the heart failure program’s progress in reducing readmissions and about the problems that patients experience once discharged. Stephanie Dunlap, DO, associate professor of medicine in cardiovascular diseases, directs the heart failure program.

Russell Tracy, PhD

Russell Tracy, PhD

RSVP Now for Biomarker Symposium

UC Health and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training will host a Biomarker Symposium Thursday, Nov. 15, in MSB E-351. This half-day event is part of UC Health’s Research Week 2012, themed "Collaborate to Innovate.”

Russell Tracy, PhD, of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, will present the keynote address on the topic of inflammation, cardiovascular disease and aging.

UC presenters include Vladimir Bogdanov, PhD, and Glenn Talaska, PhD, both of the College of Medicine, and Georg Weber, MD, PhD, of the College of Pharmacy.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited; RSVP to Brenda Miller at 513-584-4818 or

Kingsgate Marriott

Kingsgate Marriott

Annual Employee Benefits Fair Nov. 2

Human Resources will host the annual employee Benefits Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

This year’s fair will feature a health fair in conjunction with UC Health. Flu shots will be available for all employees and their dependents aged 18 and over. Pre-registration at is required. Bring your Humana ID card, a completed consent form and your UC ID. There is no cost for UC Humana Medical plan members; Cost is $19 for non-members.

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CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Infant Mortality Panel Nov. 2

Experts from across Greater Cincinnati will discuss the growing problem of infant mortality at a multidisciplinary Infant Mortality Panel held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Kresge Auditorium.

The panel, comprising UC experts and government officials, is hosted by the College of Medicine’s OB-GYN Student Interest Group, Med Students for Choice, Pediatrics Interest Group, the American Medical Women's Association and Initiatives for Poverty and Justice in Health.

The program includes a lunch, a panel session and "office hours” with panelists. For a current list of panelists, visit

Pedal for Parkinson’s

Pedal for Parkinson’s

Pedal for Parkinson’s Nov. 3

Pedal for Parkinson’s, a fundraising event benefiting the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute, is set for Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road.

Choose from four one-hour spinning classes (start times 2, 3:15, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m.), followed by appetizers at 6 and a party with Pete Wimberg’s Band at 7.

Fees are $50 for spinning and the party, or $35 for the party only. Register here or email for more information.

American Diabetes Association

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Nov. 3

There’s still time to register for Cincinnati’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. UC Health is a sponsor of the walk.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., with a 5K run at 9 and 5K walk at 9:15. Walkers can join or donate to the UC Health Endocrinology team by clicking here.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

CCTST Regulatory Forum on Nov. 5

Study registration requirements and implications of the NIH website are the topic of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Regulatory Forum, held from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Cincinnati Children’s Research Auditorium, Location R, Rooms 3381-3383.

Panelists will describe what is and why it exists; help investigators determine which studies need to be registered, how to register, and what to do if a study is going wrong; and compare/contrast the study registration requirements of journals and granting agencies.

The forum is free of charge and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information and a full list of presenters, visit or email

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UC Reading Campus

Diabetes Day Nov. 9

UC's Diabetes Day 2012 will feature state-of-the-art presentations by internationally recognized leaders in the field of diabetes. The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at UC's Reading Campus, 2120 E. Galbraith Road.

Internists, family physicians, endocrinologists, nurses, residents and basic scientists are encouraged to attend.

Continuing education credit is available. For more details, view the program and registration. For more information, contact Connie Adkins at 513-558-3811 or

James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD

Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

KL2 Research Scholars Award Letters of Intent Due Nov. 16

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is now accepting letters of intent (LOI) from junior faculty for the next round of the KL2 Research Scholars mentored career development award.

The KL2 program provides 75 percent salary support (up to $75,000/year) plus $25,000/year in research-related expenses for up to two years to highly qualified MD, PhD, or PharmD full-time junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical and translational research.

LOI are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. CCTST membership (free of charge) is required. For more information, email or call 513-803-1044.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 30: Stephanie Ware, MD, PhD, department of pediatrics and co-director, Cardiovascular Genetics, the Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present, "Cardiovascular malformations: disease models and mechanisms” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Systems Biology and Physiology Seminar Oct. 30: Heini Murer, professor at the University of Zurich, will present, "An Update on Cellular Mechanisms in Renal and Intestinal Phosphate,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Oct. 30: Marc Melcher, MD, PhD. assistant professor of surgery, division of abdominal transplantation, Stanford University Medical Center, will present, "Kidney Paired Donation Coming of Age, AKA Growing Pains” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Oct. 31: Cathrine Hoyo, MPH, PhD, associate professor and chief of the division of clinical epidemiology, department of obstetrics & gynecology, Duke University School of Medicine, will present, "Testing the Developmental Origins of Adult Disease Susceptibility Hypothesis in the Newborn Epigenetics Study (NEST),” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Nov. 1: Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD, professor of dermatology, will present, "Melanoma Prevention by the Melanocortin 1 Receptor, from Regulation of Pigmentation to Enhancement of DNA Repair" at noon in the Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Nov. 1: Christine Curran, PhD, department of biological sciences, Northern Kentucky University, will discuss, "A possible role for cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) in motor function” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture Nov. 12: Susan Nittrouer, PhD, professor and director of research otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Ohio State University Medical School, will present, "Developmental outcomes in the first two years of life: Effects of early identified hearing loss and sign language,” from noon to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children's, S Bldg., Room S1.204.


In the Oct. 22 Dean’s List item "Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program Jumps in Rankings,” the program was listed as housed with the department of internal medicine.

The program is a joint program between the UC departments of pathology and laboratory medicine and internal medicine.

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