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Drake Medal

Daniel Drake Medal

Drake Medal Nominations Due Jan. 31

The Daniel Drake Medal is the highest recognition the College of Medicine can bestow on its former students, former faculty, former residents or current faculty. Two awards will be made in 2013 to living individuals associated with the College of Medicine, now or in the past.

Nominees for the first award will be evaluated on the basis of outstanding achievements in biomedical science as evidenced by major significant contributions to medical research. Nominees for the other will represent a distinguished career as a clinician-teacher.

Members of the full-time faculty, the alumni, the emeriti, past Daniel Drake medalists and former associates of the college are invited to submit nominations. Deadline is Jan. 31, 2013. 

Download the nomination form or visit

Stephen Strakowski, MD

Stephen Strakowski, MD

Video of "Advancing CoM Research: The Next Five Years” Available Online

The video and slide presentation of the Jan. 15 talk by Stephen Strakowski, MD, senior associate dean for research, is now available online. 

Strakowski presented "Advancing CoM Research: The Next Five Years” to discuss a strategic plan for research to guide the College of Medicine for the next five years.

The next senior associate dean presentation will be made by Andrew Filak Jr., MD (academic affairs), at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in Kresge Auditorium.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Main CARE/Crawley Entrance to Close During Repairs 

The main entrance to the CARE/Crawley Building on E Level will be closed from Tuesday, Jan. 22, through Friday, Jan. 25, for repairs in the vestibule, Maintenance & Operations reports.

The entrance to the north (toward Albert Sabin Way) near Subway will remain open. Detour signs will be posted.

For questions, call Ken Bloomer at 513-556-0605.

Eric Wieschaus, PhD

Eric Wieschaus, PhD

Cancer Biology Seminar Features Nobel Laureate Jan. 24

Eric Wieschaus, PhD, of Princeton University, will give a presentation as part of the Cancer Biology Winter Seminar Series from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies Rieveschl Auditorium.

Wieschaus and his colleagues received the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1995 for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development. A Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientist, he investigates the genetic mechanisms controlling pattern formation and cell shape change during Drosophila development.

The presentation is part of the 2013 Cancer Biology Winter Seminar Series and is open to all interested faculty and staff. For more information, contact Peggy Casselman at 513-558-5323 or

Pedal for Parkinson’s

Pedal for Parkinson’s

Register for Pedal for Parkinson’s by Feb. 7

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.

University of Cincinnati gate

University of Cincinnati

Nominations Open for 2013 Just Community Awards

Nominate a student, staff, faculty member or other member of the university community for a Just Community award for 2013. 

Just Community is an initiative to create cohesiveness, appreciation for diversity and a sense of pride among UC students, faculty and employees. Nominees should demonstrate a personal commitment to the spirit and principles of Just Community.  

Nominations should be sent to Deborah Weinstein at or ML 0638 by Feb. 1, 2013. Awards will be presented at the annual UC Recognition Ceremony Sunday, April 14. 

Download a nomination form at

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars 

  • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 23: Viadimir Bogdanov, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, division of hematology/oncology, will present, "Alternatively Spliced Tissue Factor and Pathobiology of Pancreatic and Breast Cancer: Latest Insights," at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics Thursday Seminar Jan 24: Pai-Yue "Patty” Lu, MD, clinical fellow in the division of pediatric rheumatology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present, "Identifying a Link Between Uranium Exposure and Systematic Lupus Erythematosus in a Community Living Near a Uranium Plant,” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
    • Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics Faculty Scholars Seminar Jan. 24: Johannes C.M. van der Loo, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, division of experimental hematology and cancer biology, Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, will present, "GMP Manufacturing of Viral Vectors for Early Phase Clinical Trials,” from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
    • Neuroscience Seminar Series Jan. 24: John Sheridan, PhD, of the College of Dentistry, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Ohio State University, will discuss, "Social defeat, inflammation and anxiety: bi-directional communication between the nervous and immune systems,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
    • Transplant Lecture Series Jan. 25: E. Steve Woodle, MD, director of the division of transplantation, will present, "Plasma Cells, B Cells and Antihumoral Therapies," at noon in MSB 2461.

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