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Elwood Jensen, PhD

Elwood Jensen, PhD

Elwood Jensen Memorial Service Jan. 10

The University of Cincinnati will host a memorial service for Elwood Jensen, PhD, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in Rieveschl Auditorium in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.

Jensen, 92, died on Dec. 16. He had been a distinguished university professor in the College of Medicine’s department of cancer biology and held the George J. and Elizabeth Wile Chair in Cancer Research. Jensen was co-recipient of the 2004 Albert Lasker Basic Science Medical Research Award.

UC has established the Elwood Jensen Lectureship Fund in his memory. Gifts can be made to University of Cincinnati Foundation, PO Box 670544, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0544.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Technology Accelerator Accepting Applications

The Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization is accepting proposals for participation in the UC Technology Commercialization Accelerator.

The Technology Accelerator, formed in early 2012, will serve as a vehicle for significantly ramping up the commercialization activity of the university. The accelerator’s primary focus will be to identify promising, early stage technologies; assess those technologies to determine viable startup company opportunities; develop a commercialization strategy; and facilitate the work necessary to move the technology toward commercialization.

For details visit Deadline for application is 5 p.m. Jan. 18, 2013. Questions should be directed to Dorothy Air, PhD, at

Mark Eckman, MD

Mark Eckman, MD

Eckman Receives Grant to Study Anticoagulant Therapy

Mark Eckman, MD, Alice Margaret Posey Chair in Internal Medicine and professor in the division of general internal medicine, was awarded a $600,000 grant from Pfizer to implement and study the impact of a quality improvement and education initiative on appropriate use of anticoagulant therapy in women with atrial fibrillation.

Researchers in the department of neurology will collaborate with Eckman and other researchers within the department.

Charles Doarn

Charles Doarn

Doarn Invited to Speak at Telemedicine Conference

Charles Doarn, research professor of family and community medicine, presented two lectures via Skype to an assembled audience in Pristina, Kosovo, on Dec. 10-11, 2012.

The lectures, "Changing the Mind Set of the Healthcare Worker—How Much Evidence do We Need” and "Clinical Telemedicine—An Overview,” were presented at the International Congress of Telemedicine and E-Health – 5th Intensive Balkan Telemedicine and e-Health Seminar, titled "Telemedicine and e-Health in Rebuilding Medical System in Developing Countries.”

The conference celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the national telemedicine center in the Republic of Kosovo and was organized by the International Virtual e-Hospital.

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

Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

CCTST Ground Rounds on Mentorship Jan. 11

Improving research mentorship is the focus of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds on Friday, Jan. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MSB E-351.

Featured speakers are Karin Silet and Stephanie House with the CTSA-supported research mentoring program of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • From 11 a.m. to noon, Silet will discuss, "Surveying the Research Mentoring Landscape: Lessons Learned."
  • From noon to 1 p.m., House will present, "Research Mentor Training: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial."

Grand Rounds are free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is offered.

Lunch is available to CCTST members who RSVP to by Jan. 9.

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 the presentation.

David Kupfer, MD

David Kupfer, MD

Kaplan Lecture Jan. 16 Features Pittsburgh’s Kupfer

David Kupfer, MD, will deliver the annual Stanley M. and Mickey J. Kaplan Lecture, presented by the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Grand Rounds Hall on the second floor of the Stetson Building.

Kupfer is chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 Task Force, charged with revising the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States.

The Kaplan Lecture was endowed by Stanley Kaplan, MD, a longtime faculty member in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience who died in November 2011, and his wife, Mickey. Continuing education credit is offered. For details, contact Angela Olive at or 513-558-5326.

George Mandybur, MD (left), and Fredy Revilla, MD.

George Mandybur, MD, and Fredy Revilla, MD

Parkinson’s Tennis Fundraiser Jan. 19

Enjoy a night of tennis and help fight Parkinson’s disease at "Serve an Ace for Parkinson's,” a fund-raising event from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, hosted by faculty members Fredy Revilla, MD, and George Mandybur, MD.

Participants can watch the Australian Open tennis tournament on television and also play tennis themselves in a round-robin format. Proceeds will go to the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute.

The party at Five Seasons Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, will include food and an auction raffle. Revilla is the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Endowed Chair in the department of neurology and rehabilitation medicine and director of the Gardner Center. Mandybur is a neurosurgeon with Mayfield Clinic and the Gardner Center and an associate professor of neurosurgery.

For more information, contact Kelly Lyle at 513-558-6503 or

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

AWIS Time Management Presentation Jan. 22

The Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) will host a time management seminar, "Time Management: Doing It All & Still Enjoying Life!,” from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Location S, Room S3.125.

Nancy Reisz of Success Catalyst will discuss how to identify and integrate important aspects of your professional and personal lives without having to sacrifice one for the other.

The lecture is free to members and costs $10 for non-members. RSVP to Tracey Weiler at

William James, MD

William James, MD

Smith H. & Lucille Gibson, MD, Endowed Lecture in Dermatology Feb. 7

The UC Department of Dermatology will host William James, MD, Paul R. Gross Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, for the Smith H. & Lucille Gibson, MD, Endowed Lecture Thursday, Feb. 7.

James will present, "Lessons from the Clinic” in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G344), Hoxworth Building, at 10 a.m.

For more information, call Bobbie Lambert at 513-558-0945.

Kingsgate Marriott

Kingsgate Marriott

Cardiac Imaging Symposium Feb. 16

Registration is now open for a cardiac imaging symposium hosted by UC’s division of cardiology. "Which Cardiovascular Imaging Modality is best for my Patient?” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Kingsgate Marriott.

Registration is $25; free for UC physicians and affiliates. Register online at

Continuing education credits are available. For more information, contact Eva Meunier at 513-558-3070 or

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The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

UC Libraries Classes Calendar Now Online

The UC Libraries January calendar of classes is now posted at

Class include sessions on Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, RefWorks 2.0 and KNOVEL. Health Sciences Library (HSL) classes will be held in the HSL Electronic Classroom in room G005G inside the library. Classes are also offered at Langsam Library and in Baldwin Hall.

For questions, call 513-558-6019.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 8: Yigang Wang, MD, PhD, department of pathology, will present, "Manipulation of collagen synthesis influences progenitor cell engraftment and angiomyogenesis,” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Jan. 9: Peachy Seiden will discuss, "Nutrition as a Means to Better Health and Disease Prevention,” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Jan. 9: Todd Rasmussen, MD, Colonel USAF MC, Deputy Commander, Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, will discuss, "Military Translational Research in Vascular Trauma: A Decade of Wartime Experience,” at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Thursday Seminar Series Jan. 10: Erin Redle, PhD, assistant professor of communication sciences/disorders, will present, "Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of Children with Speech Sound Disorders,” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Jan. 10: Chia-Yang Liu, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology, will present, "Notch Signaling in Ocular Surface Development and Disease,” at noon in Rieveschel Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Transplant Lecture Series Jan. 11: Basma Sadaka, PharmD, and Jill Krisl, PharmD, will discuss "Pharmacology of Immunosuppressive Agents (session 2),” at noon in UCMC 6104 NW.
  • CSRC Colloquium Lecture Jan. 14: Fawen Zheng, PhD, assistant professor, College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, will present "Electrophysiological measures in Cochlear Implant Users” from noon to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.204.

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