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Bruce Giffin, PhD

Bruce Giffin, PhD

Giffin Wins Medical Education Top Honor

Bruce Giffin, PhD, vice chair of the medical education department, has been named the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award winner.

The award was one of nine individual awards and one medical school award the AAMC presented during the association’s annual meeting Saturday, Nov. 3, in San Francisco.

Giffin oversees gross anatomy in the integrated curriculum, serves as block director for the "Fundamentals of Medical Science” and "the Brain, Mind, and Behavior” blocks, and directs the college’s Body Donation Program.

He joined the UC medical college faculty in 1990 after beginning his career as a secondary school teacher and serving a graduate teaching assistantship at the college from 1981 to 1985.

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.

2006 IvaDean Benefit Concert

IvaDean Benefit Concert

Save the Date: IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Benefit Concert Dec. 7

The ninth annual IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Benefit Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Kresge Auditorium.

The event, which features musical performances by College of Medicine faculty, staff, alumni and students, aims to support the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 513-558-5577 or email

If you’d like to perform, email Khanh Cao at

Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, and Bill Mase, DrPH

Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, and Bill Mase, DrPH

Master of Public Health Program Earns Accreditation

The UC Master of Public Health (MPH) program, housed in the department of environmental health, has earned a five-year accreditation—the maximum granted—from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The program is directed by William Mase, DrPH, research assistant professor in the department of environmental health.

The CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit graduate schools of public health and public health programs. It also assists schools and programs in evaluating the quality of their instructional, research and service efforts to grant accreditation.

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Christy Holland, PhD

Christy Holland, PhD

Holland Wins Association for Medical Ultrasound Award

Christy Holland, PhD, professor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular diseases, has been named the 2013 Joseph H. Holmes Basic Science Pioneer Award winner from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

The honor is in recognition of her career in ultrasound in medicine and her contributions to the growth and development of medical ultrasound. Holland directs the Image-Guided Ultrasound Therapeutics laboratory.

She will be presented with the award during the opening session of the 2013 AIUM Annual Convention April 7-10, 2013, in New York City.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Parrish, Riddle Recognized by Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Two faculty members from the department of pediatrics will be recognized by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) at its December meeting in Washington, D.C.

Roz Parrish, MSN, associate director of the CCHMC LEND Program (Leadership Education in Neurdevelopmental and related Disabilities), will receive the AUCD’s 2012 Meritorious Service Award. Over her 40-year career, Parrish has prepared graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to assume leadership roles in working with and on behalf of children with disabilities and their families.

Ilka Riddle, PhD, associate director of the UC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, will receive the 2012 Young Professional Award. Riddle's work focuses on health and disabilities, especially in the area transition of health care from pediatric to adult systems of care.

Frank Smith, MD, is interim director of the adult bone marrow transplant program.

Frank Smith, MD

Smith Elected to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Board

Frank Smith, MD, professor of medicine in the division of hematology oncology and clinical director at the UC Cancer Institute, has been elected to the National Board of Directors of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, effective this month.

His term will run through June 30, 2015.

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

Graduate student research

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.

Freedom Center

Freedom Center

UC-XU Day at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Nov. 10

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will offer free admission to University of Cincinnati and Xavier University students with valid college ID from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

The center will also offer discount admission at $8 for faculty, staff and others wearing UC or XU spirit wear.

UC student buses leave every 30 minutes starting at 10:45 a.m. from Campus Green Drive near the Alumni Center parking lot. The last bus leaves at 5:15 p.m. from the Freedom Center.

Russell Tracy, PhD

Russell Tracy, PhD

CCTST Biomarker Symposium Nov. 15

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 James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

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

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Nov. 7: Michael Rutter, MD, professor of pediatrics, division of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, will discuss, "Intubation Nightmares,” at 7 a.m. MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Nov. 7: David Jones, MPH, quantitative epidemiologist in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, will present, "In the Trench, Public Health and GIS,” at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Lab Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association Users Meeting Nov. 7: Clare Rogers, DVS Sciences, will present, "Massively Informative: Fundamentals and Applications of Mass Cytometry," from 2 to 3 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.203.
  • Department of Surgery Grand Rounds Nov 7: Anthony Atala, MD, Wake Forest University W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, will present, "Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare,” at 7 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • CANCELLED Cancer Biology Seminar: The Cancer Biology Seminar for Thursday, Nov. 8 has been canceled. Dr. Rulang Jiang has been rescheduled for May 2, 2013.
  • 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, 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 Location S, Room S1.204.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 13: Brian Gebelein, PhD, department of pediatrics, will present, "Enhanceosomes, collectives, or billboards? How Hox factors regulate cell-specific gene expression,” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Greater Cincinnati AWIS Career Development Series Nov. 13: Patricia Borne of CEO Resources will discuss, "Personal and Professional Branding: Create Your Elevator Speech," from 5:30-7 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center S8.125. RSVP to Tracey Weiler at
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