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Date: Monday, February 18, 2013

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Heart Mini Marathon

Heart Mini Marathon

Sign up for UC Health and UC Teams in the Heart Mini Marathon & Walk

Departments and divisions at both UC Health and UC
are forming teams to participate in the 2013 Heart Mini Walk and Run, held Sunday, March 17, at Fountain Square.

The deadline to sign up and get "UC Health” on the back of the race T-shirt is Thursday, Feb. 21. Each participant will also receive a UC Health T-shirt.

Registration will remain open after Feb. 21. To register online, visit

Kettering Laboratory

Kettering Laboratory

MPH Program Adds Occupational Public Health Concentration

The Master’s of Public Health (MPH) Program, housed in the department of environmental health, has added an occupational public health concentration to educate future physicians on the best ways to both prevent injury and treat patients who have been hurt in their line of work.

Andrew Freeman, MD, assistant professor of environmental health, is the director of the concentration, which officially began Jan. 1, along with James Donovan, MD, and James Lockey, MD.

The concentration also includes UC’s two-year Occupational Medicine Residency Program, the longest-running program of its kind in the nation, which incorporates aspects of graduate school and a traditional residency.

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Donald Shumrick, MD

Donald Shumrick, MD

Shumrick, First Academic Chair of Otolaryngology, Dies

Donald Shumrick, MD, professor emeritus of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and first full time academic chair of the department, died February 9 at 87 years old.

Shumrick, an internationally renowned head and neck cancer surgeon, served as the department’s chair, which at the time was called the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, from 1966 until 1991. Under his leadership, the department developed the Skull Base Team, launched the Head and Neck Cancer Fellowship and the Pediatric Fellowship, and attracted many talented physicians.

He also was a dedicated physician educator, co-editing "Otolaryngology,” one of the most highly regarded graduate reference texts for otolaryngologists for over two decades.

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Trauma Faculty Recognized by Society of Critical Care Medicine

Faculty members and researchers from the division of trauma and critical care were recognized for their contributions to the field during the Critical Care Congress, held Jan. 19-23, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Richard Brandon, MSc, professor of clinical surgery, received a distinguished service award, recognizing a Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) member who has made exceptional leadership contributions to the society.
  • Bryce Robinson, MD, assistant professor of clinical surgery, received a presidential citation from the SCCM and was recognized for contributing to clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit
  • Betty Tsuei, MD, professor of clinical surgery, was named a research citation finalist for her project, "Evaluation of Quetiapine in the Treatment of Delirium in Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Surgical Patients: A Retrospective Case-Controlled Study," along with Neil Ernst, PharmD, and Eric Mueller, PharmD, with the College of Nursing, and University of Cincinnati resident Madeline Stephens, PharmD.
Amit Govil, MD

Amit Govil, MD

Govil Named UCMC Physician of the Quarter

Amit Govil, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, has been selected as the UC Medical Center "Physician of the Quarter.” This honor is delivered to individuals and units who are recognized by hospital patients in Press-Ganey patient perception surveys.

Govil was recognized at a hospital awards ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Chris Wanstrath

Chris Wanstrath

UC Community Invited to Attend Mobile 'App'ening Celebration Feb. 19

UC will launch a "mobile app incubator” and two new UC mobile apps at a kick-off event at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. The event will be held in the Tangeman University Center Cinema and will feature remarks by UC President Santa Ono and Chris Wanstrath, co-founder of the popular open-source code sharing and publishing service GitHub.

Attendees will get an exclusive preview of UC’s newest mobile applications as well as tours of the new mobile app incubator. The incubator provides a physical space to stimulate student and alumni collaboration leading to mobile app advancements.

Limited seating is still available. For more information, click here or email

University of Cincinnati

Nominate a Faculty Member for Excellence in Mentoring

The Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award recognizes full-time graduate school faculty for outstanding and sustained guidance and support of students as they move through the process of becoming experts in their chosen fields.

Nominees should have a clear and convincing history of successfully guiding the professional development of doctoral students, and they may have a distinguished record of supervising students who have gone on to make significant contributions to their fields.

Former and current students should acknowledge the important contribution of their mentors to their career development. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, to Megan Tischner (110 Van Wormer Hall, ML 0627). Direct questions should go to or call 513-556-2379.

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UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology Seminar Feb. 19: Joo-Seop Park, PhD, surgery, pediatrics, will present, "Cell fate regulation of nephron progenitors," at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Feb. 20: Ian Paquette, MD, assistant professor of clinical surgery, will present, "Colon Cancer 2013: Basic Science Meets Clinical Practice," at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Feb. 20: John Lipscomb, PhD, toxicologist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, will present, "Dose-Response Assessment: A Fundamental Part of Human Health Risk Assessment," at 10 a.m. Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Feb. 20: Saurabh Chandra, MD, PhD and Renee Hebbeler-Clark, MD, will present, "Surviving the Surviving: Sepsis Guidelines-2012,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Feb. 21: Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, division of hematology oncology, UC Brain Tumor Center, will present, "The Impact of GTP-Signaling on Cancers and Metabolic Diseases,” at noon in the Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Special Seminar Feb. 21: Andrew Maier, PhD, industrial health faculty candidate and director, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessments, will present, "Where Did I Go Wrong? Advancing Science in Occupational Risk Assessments," at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Feb. 21: Rylon Hofacer, of the neuroscience graduate program, will present, "Cellular determinants of anesthetic vulnerability,” and Maggie Schneider, also of the neuroscience graduate program, will present, "The neurofunctional and neurochemical effects of ziprasidone in manic youth with bipolar disorder,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Transplant Lecture Series Feb. 22: Rita Alloway, PharmD, research professor of medicine, will discuss, "Generic Immunosuppressants," at noon in MSB 2461.
  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture Feb. 22: Bob Keith, PhD, professor emeritus and adjunct professor of communication sciences and disorders at the College of Allied Health Sciences, will present "Auditory Processing Disorders,” at noon at CCHMC Location S, Room S8.125.
  • Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Dean’s Distinguished Seminar Series Feb. 25: Susan Steinberg, MD, professor of pharmacology and medicine in the Center for Molecular Therapeutics at Columbia University, will present, "PKC-delta Signaling Mechanisms in Cardiomyocytes: The rules of phosphorylation or phosphorylation rules,” at noon in MSB 2351. Lunch will be provided.
  • Molecular Genetics Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Feb. 26: Mustapha Bahassi, PhD, department of hematology oncology, will present, "Analyses of Brain Tumors: Classification, Prognosis and Personalized Therapies,” at noon in MSB 2351.
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