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Date: Monday, December 3, 2012

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Santa Jeremy Ono, PhD

Santa Ono, PhD

Alvaro Puga, PhD

Alvaro Puga, PhD

Ono, Puga, 2 Others Named AAAS Fellows

UC President Santa Ono, PhD, and three other UC faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Ono is joined by Alvaro Puga, PhD, professor of environmental health; Bruce Ault, PhD, professor of computer sciences and informatics; and Prabir Bhattacharya, PhD, professor of chemistry.

Ono, a professor of pediatrics in the College of Medicine and professor of biology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, has been named an AAAS Fellow for his research in the field of molecular immunology and gene expression. His research focuses on the pathogenesis of allergic inflammation in the eye and the role of the immune response in age-related macular degeneration.

Puga, an associate director for UC’s Center for Environmental Genetics, was named an AAAS Fellow for his contributions to the field of environmental genetics. He is considered to be the pioneer of the use of molecular biology to study the biological responses to toxic insult.

AAAS fellowship status is given annually to distinguished individuals by society members and their peers. UC now has 24 faculty members who are AAAS Fellows.

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UC Bookstores Host Annual Open House

The annual UC Bookstores Holiday Open House will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Tangeman University Center, Levels 2 and 3.

The event will include appetizers, desserts, drinks and entertainment from the Benjamin Thomas Trio as well as an additional 10 percent discount on top of the standard 15 percent discount for faculty/staff purchases.

Author signings from 3:30 to 5 p.m.:

  • Chris Bachelder, author of "Abbott Awaits: A Novel,” and "Bear v. Shark, The Novel."
  • Jim Serger and Jim Serger Jr., authors of "Go The Distance."

Bring a canned food item for the Freestore Foodbank and get the 2012 holiday mug. Supplies are limited.

Jane Henney, MD

Jane Henney, MD

Henney Served as Visiting Speaker to Yale, China

Jane Henney, MD, professor of internal medicine, recently served as a visiting scholar at Yale University. She presented to the university’s Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars and students in the Health Management and Health Policy MPH Program, MBA for Executives program and Undergraduate Health Economics program.

She also presented at two meetings in Shanghai. In "Westlake Forum IV: Strengthening China's Academic Health Systems,” Henney spoke on U.S. academic health centers and, during the China Medical Board President Council Meeting, she co-chaired a session with Zeng Yixin, president of Peking Union Medical College, on "Health Policy and System Sciences.”

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Korfhagen Recognized for Abstract

Joe Korfhagen, PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, was recognized by the Ohio Valley Affiliates for Life Sciences for his work developing a non-invasive sensor for blood in the brain in the laboratory of associate professor of emergency medicine George "Chip” Shaw, MD, PhD.

Korfhagen received third place in the OVALS Poster Competition in October for his abstract, "Detection of intracerebral hemorrhage in an in vivo porcine model using radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation."

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

Sign up for UC Libraries Classes in December

The UC Libraries December calendar of classes is now posted at

These classes are open to UC employees and students. Introductory and intermediate classes are offered on MEDLINE/PubMed, citation management and Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

Health Sciences Library classes will be held in the HSL Electronic Classroom in Room G-005G. Classes are also offered at Langsam Library and in Baldwin Hall. With questions, call 513-558-6019.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Pharmacology Research Toolbox Seminar Series Dec. 4

The department of pharmacology and cell biophysics will host Edith Starbuck and Kristen Burgess, informatics experts and librarians at the UC Health Sciences Library, for the next pharmacology research toolbox seminar Tuesday, Dec 4.

They will present, "Pharmaco-Informatics: Introducing a New Toolbox Supporting Pharmacology Research,” at noon in the Health Sciences Library Electronic Classroom, Room G-005G.

For more information, email

Burns Blaxall, PhD

Burns Blaxall, PhD

Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar Series Dec. 17

Burns Blaxall, PhD, professor of pediatrics and director of translational science at the Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present, "Finding new targets and therapeutics for heart failure," Monday, Dec. 17, at noon in MSB 3351.

Blaxall will be available to meet with graduate students immediately after the seminar in Room 1919 of the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVC). All College of Medicine graduate students are invited.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Dec. 4: Rolf Stottmann, PhD, department of pediatrics, will present, "Forward Genetic Analysis of Mammalian Organogenesis,” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Dec. 5: J. Kevin Bailey, MD, will discuss, "Options for Non-Invasive Management of Burn Scars," at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Dec. 5: Victoria Surdulescu, MD, division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, will present, "Sleep Apnea Without Obstruction: A Central Problem,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Seminar Dec. 6: Jose Ricardo Suarez, MD, PhD, faculty candidate, department of environmental health, will discuss, "Developmental Alterations in Children after Chronic Low-Dose Exposures to Pesticides: The ESPINA Study," at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Dec. 6: Kakajan Komurov, PhD, assistant professor, experimental hematology and cancer biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present, "Integrated Modeling of Pathway Vulnerabilities in EGFR Family-driven Cancers," at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Dec. 6: Amanda Isom, Neuroscience Graduate Program, will present, "The cellular consequences of combining antipsychotic medications with hypoglycemia,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Dec. 11: Sanjay Kulkarni, MD, associate professor, Yale University School of Medicine, will present, "A QI Initiative that Improves Access to Kidney Transplantation,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
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