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Stephen Strakowski, MD

Stephen Strakowski, MD

College of Medicine Research Presentation Jan. 15

Stephen Strakowski, MD, senior associate dean for research, will present "Strategies for Advancing College of Medicine Research: The Next Five Years” from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Kresge Auditorium.

His talk will outline plans that he and many faculty have developed to nurture the college’s critical research mission through 2018. There will be an opportunity for questions following his presentation. 

This talk follows the Nov. 8 presentation "UC College of Medicine: Progress and Plans”  by Thomas Boat, MD, vice president for health affairs and Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine.

Additional presentations by the other senior associate deans will be held on Feb. 18 (Andrew Filak Jr., MD), March 18 (Lori Mackey) and April 15 (Myles Pensak, MD). All will begin at 12:15 p.m. and be held in Kresge Auditorium.

Brian Adams, MD, associate professor, dermatology

Brian Adams, MD

Adams Named Interim Chair of Dermatology

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Brian Adams, MD, will serve as interim chair of the department of dermatology. Adams will replace Diya Mutasim, MD, who has served as chair for 14 years.

Adams is an associate professor of dermatology, and director of the department’s Sports Dermatology Clinic. He also serves as chief of dermatology at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Within the department, Adams serves as residency program director and director of medical student education. He has a teaching relationship with a number of other residency/fellowship programs within the college, teaches in the undergraduate athletic training program in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services and has also taught in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

He recently served as keynote speaker at the 17th FINA World Sports Medicine Congress, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on Dec. 11. Adams presented, "Dermatology Challenges and Risks in Aquatics."

Henry Winkler, PhD

Henry Winkler, PhD

Former UC President Henry Winkler Dies

Henry Winkler, PhD, who served as University of Cincinnati president from 1977 to 1984 during the institution’s transformation from a city to a state university, died Dec. 26 at the age of 96.

Winkler will be remembered for his leadership of UC during its first years as a state university and for being the first UC graduate to serve as UC president.

In 2009, the UC Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the Cincinnati Medical Heritage Center to the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. Winkler was a dedicated supporter of the center, serving as chairman from 1988 until 2006 and vice chairman from 2007 until November 2012.

Sandra Degen, PhD

Sandra Degen, PhD

National Academy of Inventors Names 2 From UC Charter Fellows

Two UC faculty members have been named Charter Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Sandra Degen, PhD, associate chair for academic affairs in the pediatrics department and interim chair of the molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology department, and Dharma Agrawal, DSc, Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) Distinguished Professor of Computing Sciences and Informatics in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, were awarded the distinction Tuesday, Dec. 18, in an announcement from NAI.

Degen and Agrawal are among 98 innovators elected to NAI Fellow status, representing 54 universities and nonprofit research institutes. They were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society and support and enhancement of innovation.

UC Cancer Hall of Fame 2008

Beatrice Lampkin, MD

Lampkin Named Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Beatrice Lampkin, MD, professor emerita of pediatrics, division of hematology-oncology, is the Business Courier's 2013 Health Care Heroes' Lifetime Achievement award winner.

Lampkin served as director of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Division of Hematology Oncology for 18 years before retiring in 1991.

The Health Care Heroes program each year honors those who have made an impact on health care in Greater Cincinnati through patient care, research, management and service to the poor and uninsured. Click here for the full list of 2013 finalists.

For part of her career, Lampkin was the only pediatric hematologist/oncologist in Cincinnati. But by the time she retired, the division had grown to 13 full-time faculty members and six fellows. She also helped raise $1.3 million to open the Children's Family House, which became the Ronald McDonald House.

Meg Zeller, PhD

Meg Zeller, PhD

Zeller Receives Psychology Research Award

Meg Zeller, PhD, division of behavioral medicine and clinical psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, has been recognized for her leadership in the study of the psychosocial adjustment and emerging risks for adolescents with extreme obesity.

She has received the Logan Wright Distinguished Research Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Division 54 of the American Psychological Society. The award recognizes significant contributions to pediatric psychology.

Zeller has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers about pediatric obesity since 2004. She also has made significant contributions to the development of three widely used condition-specific instruments: Impact of Weight of Quality of Life: Kids (IWQOL-Kids), Sizing Me Up, and Sizing Them Up (for parents).

Arthur Arand, MD

Arthur Arand, MD

Arand Elected Chairman, President of Mayfield Board

Arthur Arand, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery, has been elected chairman of the board and president of Mayfield Clinic. He assumes his position Jan. 1, 2013, for a three-year term.

Arand, a Mayfield Clinic neurosurgeon and spine surgery specialist based in Fairfield, Ohio, replaces Ronald Warnick, MD, a professor of neurosurgery who has served as chairman since 2004. Warnick will continue his work as a brain tumor specialist at Mayfield and as medical director of the UC Brain Tumor Center.

Also elected to the Mayfield Board of Directors were: Robert Bohinski, MD, PhD, treasurer; Tann Nichols, MD, secretary; Philip Theodosopoulos, MD, member at large; and Andrew Ringer, MD, member at large. In addition, Arand appointed Bradbury Skidmore, MD, to serve as an appointed member at large.  All are members of the neurosurgery faculty at UC.

A scientist conducts laboratory research

Clinical Research

CReFF Pilot Funding Available for Junior Faculty

The CCTST is now accepting applications from junior faculty for the next round of Clinical Research Feasibility Fund (CReFF) pilot grants.

Instructors or assistant professors based at UC, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or the Cincinnati VA Medical Center utilizing the resources of the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) are generally eligible; funding restrictions apply.

Applications (electronic and hard copies) must be submitted by noon Friday, March 1, 2013. For more information, visit, call 513-636-4273 or email Amy Hartkemeyer.

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College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Medical Student Selected for International Scholars Program

Fourth-year medical student Tia Jackson-Bey has been selected for the 2013 GE/NMF International Medical Scholars Program, a program organized by the National Medical Fellowships and funded by General Electric.

As part of the award, she will spend eight weeks in Ghana studying critical health needs of the area and focusing on women's health needs in rural areas. She also will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Snow Emergency Policy at the College of Medicine

UC’s snow emergency policy has important clarifications as it pertains to the College of Medicine, including the Reading Campus (formerly Genome Research Institute), Hoxworth Blood Center and University Health Services.

The University of Cincinnati is always officially open. During periods of severe inclement weather, public emergency or other crisis, the president or a designated officer may announce through UC's electronic mail system and local news that some or all of the university's offices and facilities are closed for part or all of a workday.

All employees in the College of Medicine are considered "essential employees” and are expected to report to work or remain at work as scheduled during emergency closings.

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UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Grand Rounds Jan. 2: Michel Nassar, MD, will discuss, "Congenital CMV and Hearing Loss," at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Jan. 2: Todd Kelley, MD, department of orthopedic surgery, will present, "Joint Arthroplasty: Hot Topics,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Transplant Lecture Series Jan 4: Basma Sadaka, PharmD, and Jill Krisl, PharmD, will discuss, "Pharmacology of Immunosuppressive Agents,” at noon in MSB 2461.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Jan. 10: Isaiah Rolle, from the neuroscience graduate program, will discuss, "Role of abnormal hippocampal granule cells in epileptogenesis," and  Jessica McKlveen, also from the graduate program, will discuss, " 'Braking' the prefrontal cortex during chronic stress," at  at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture Jan 14: Fawen Zheng, PhD, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, will present "Electrophysiological measures in cochlear implant users,” from noon to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Location S, Room S1.204.
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