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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. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Nominate a Faculty Member for Humanism Award

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, recognizes the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families.

This annual award is presented to the UC faculty member who best demonstrates the foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care and respect for patients, their families and health care colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

Nominations for one faculty member are being sought at this time. The deadline for letters of nomination is Thursday, Feb. 28.

Letters can be directed to Laura Malosh, PhD, assistant dean, College of Medicine, ML 0552, 231 Albert Sabin Way, PO Box 670552, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552, or emailed to

›› For more information

Robert Loudon, MD

Robert Loudon, MD

Professor Emeritus Robert Loudon, MD, Dies

Robert Loudon, MD, professor emeritus and former chief of UC’s division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine within the department of internal medicine, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. He was 87.

Loudon was one of the early pioneers in the treatment of tuberculosis with streptomycin, now a commonly used antibiotic. He began his career at the UC College of Medicine in 1971 as professor and director of pulmonary medicine.

Loudon helped to found the division under the direction of Richard Vilter, MD, chair of internal medicine, and served the department in teaching, research and as a clinician before becoming an emeritus professor in 1996.

The College of Medicine has established a memorial fund in pulmonary research for Loudon. Gifts can be made to "Pulmonary Research Fund” and sent to University of Cincinnati Foundation, PO Box 19970, Cincinnati, OH 45219-0544.

John Kues, PhD

John Kues, PhD

Kues Receives Two Pfizer Medical Education Grants

Jack Kues, PhD, of family and community medicine and the office of continuing professional development, recently received funding for two grants from the Pfizer Medical Education Fund for over $1 million dollars.

In one of the grants, Nancy Elder, MD, associate professor of clinical family medicine, is the co-principal investigator along with Jill Boone, PharmD, of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

The grant for $500,000 will study a learning collaborative model to improve care of patients with chronic pain in the medical practices of the Cincinnati Area Research and Improvement Group (CARInG) Network.

Michael Thomas, MD

Michael Thomas, MD

Thomas Named Associate Editor of OB/GYN Clinical Alert

Michael Thomas, MD, director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, has been named an associate editor of OB/GYN Clinical Alert, a monthly update of developments in female reproductive medicine targeted for obstetricians and gynecologists and available online at

In this role, Thomas will review and comment on important articles in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Pure Water System in Some Labs Shut Down Jan. 15

The CARE/Crawley Building's pure water system in the north labs (from the central elevators toward Albert Sabin Way) will be shut down for repairs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, Maintenance and Operations reports.

For more information, call Charles Jones at 513-558-2501.

College of Medicine Physician Meet & Greet

College of Medicine Physician Meet & Greet

Medical Student "Physician Meet & Greet" Jan. 17

UC's American Medical Association student chapter will hold their annual "Physician Meet & Greet" from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium.

During the Meet & Greet, participants gather in a roundtable format to discuss aspects of a particular specialty. After 20 minutes, they rotate to their next table, and so on for two hours.

The chapter will hold two sessions this year for students and doctors to talk about medical specialties in an informal setting. The next event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

UC Health MLK Day Event Jan. 18

UC Health will hold its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Celebration Ceremony Friday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at the UC Health Business Center auditorium, 3200 Burnet Ave.

Recipients of the 2013 "Legacy of Our Past: Promise of Our Future” grant program will be recognized during the event ceremony. The ceremony is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Pedal for Parkinson’s

Pedal for Parkinson’s

Pedal for Parkinson’s Feb. 9

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, Feb. 9, at the Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road.

Two one-hour spinning classes are available (start times 4:30 and 5:45 p.m.), followed by appetizers from La Petite Pierre at 6 and a party with music and drinks at 7.

Fees are $75 for two spinning classes and the party, $50 for spinning and the party or $35 for the party only. Register online by Feb. 7 or email for more information.

Kingsgate Marriott

Kingsgate Marriott

Empirical Bioethics Conference Feb. 21-22

UC will host the conference "Empirical Bioethics: Emerging Trends for the 21st Century,” Feb. 21-22 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

During this two-day conference, participants will learn about cutting-edge research that defines the ethical framework guiding clinical and translational studies. Speakers include internationally recognized experts in the application of bioethics to clinical research and medicine.

Continuing education credits are available. Cost is $100. Online registration is required by Feb. 15 at See the conference brochure for more information, or call 513-803-2610 or email

Sigma XI

Sigma XI

2013 Sigma Xi Awards Open

The UC Chapter of Sigma Xi is currently accepting nominations or applications for three awards:

  • Investigator Award
  • Outstanding Science/Mathematics High School Teacher Award for Greater Cincinnati
  • Student Grants-in-aid-of-Research (UC Sigma XI GIAR)

The deadline for all nominations is Monday, Jan. 21.

More information is available at

Florence Nightingale Awards

Florence Nightingale Awards

Nominate a Nurse for the Nightingale Awards

Nominations are open for the 21st annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing.

Awards will recognize registered nurses who demonstrate excellence in providing direct patient care. Nominations are accepted from patients, family and friends of patients, colleagues, physicians and other health care workers. Nurses previously nominated may be re-nominated this year.

Final selection of award recipients will be made by a committee of the UC College of Nursing Board of Advisors.

›› View the nomination form

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Jan. 16: Rocco Dal Vera will discuss, "Presenting Technically," at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Stanley M. and Mickey J. Kaplan Lecture Jan. 16: David Kupfer, MD, chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 Task Force, 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. in the Grand Rounds Hall on the second floor of the Stetson Building.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Jan 17: Peter Houghton, PhD, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, will present "mTOR Signaling in the Pathogenesis Cancer," at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Jan. 17: Tara Kyser, in the neuroscience graduate program, will present, "Initial characterization of the behavioral phenotype of DJ-1 knockout rat,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 22: Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, will present, "The immune-pathogenesis of prenatal infection,” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Transplant Grand Rounds Jan. 22: Tayyab Diwan, MD, assistant professor of surgery, division of transplantation, will present, "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Bridge to Transplantation," at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • 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. at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Location S, Room S3.125. RSVP at

Scheduling Note

Due to the Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the next issue of Dean's List will be published Tuesday, Jan. 22. The deadline for that issue is Friday, Jan. 18.

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