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Senior Associate Dean Presentation on Medical Education

Senior Associate Dean Presentation on Medical Education

Video of 'We’ve Only Just Begun: Changes in Medical Education' Available Online

The video and slide presentation of the Feb. 18 by Andrew Filak Jr., MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs and education, is available online at, in the "Dean’s Corner” section.

In his talk, Filak discussed the College of Medicine’s new medical education curriculum as well as future plans and challenges in moving toward competency-based education and assessment. For an article describing the presentation, visit

The next in the series of senior associate dean presentations will be held Monday, March 18, in Kresge Auditorium and will feature Lori Mackey, senior associate dean for operations and finance.

University of Cincinnati

Trustees Approve Chairs, Emeriti, Fellows Positions

At its Feb. 19 meeting, the UC Board of Trustees appointed Ronald Warnick, MD, professor of neurosurgery, as John M. Tew, MD Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology and approved the creation of the Peter J. Stern, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery.

The board also approved the following appointments:

  • Machiko Ikegami, MD, PhD, as professor emeritus of pediatrics.
  • Daniel Nebert, MD, as professor emeritus of environmental health.
  • M.T. Ravi Subbiah, PhD, as professor emeritus of medicine.
  • Christopher Wylie, PhD, as professor emeritus of pediatrics.

The board approved the below faculty for induction into the Fellows of the Graduate School:

  • Jay Degen, PhD, professor of pediatrics.
  • David Hildeman, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics.
  • Keith Jones, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics.
  • Arnold Strauss, MD, director of the department of pediatrics.

 The board named Jason Blackard, PhD, associate professor of digestive diseases; Edmund Choi, PhD, associate professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology; and Michael Lieberman, PhD, professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology to the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning.

Greer Glazer, PhD

Greer Glazer, PhD

Provost Search Updates Feb. 26 and March 4

Greer Glazer, PhD, dean of the UC College of Nursing and a member of the Provost Search Committee, will be presenting two updates and seeking feedback from Academic Health Center faculty and staff on the provost search. Sessions include:

  • 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in 103 Procter Hall
  • 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, in 103 French East.

For questions, contact Kelsey Huston at

Jonathan Bernstein, MD

Jonathan Bernstein, MD

UC Faculty Present at AAAAI Meeting

Faculty and researchers from the UC Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology and the Department of Environmental Health are presenting numerous abstracts at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, held Feb. 22-26, in San Antonio.

Their abstracts cover research in occupational and environmental exposure, immunotherapy, immunodeficiency, rhinitis pathophysiology, urticaria/angioedema and advances in controlling allergic inflammation.

Jonathan Bernstein, MD, professor of medicine and director of clinical research in the division of allergy and immunology, served on the plenary subcommittee for the meeting.

Marshall Montrose, PhD

Marshall Montrose, PhD

Montrose and Alumnus Named to APS Leadership

Marshall "Chip” Montrose, PhD, interim chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics and chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, was elected councilor in the 2013 elections of the American Physiological Society (APS), the nation’s premier organization for fostering scientific research, dissemination and education about physiology.

Montrose will serve as part of the society’s 13-member governing council for a three-year term beginning in April.

College of Medicine alumnus David Pollock, PhD (’83), was also named APS president-elect in the elections. Pollock is Regents’ Professor and Chief of the Section of Experimental Medicine in the Georgia Regents University Department of Medicine.

Nicole White

Nicole White

Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association Users Meeting Feb. 27

The next users meeting of the Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association (ORVCA) will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. in S1.204 in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s S Building.

Nicole White, from the Cincinnati Children’s Research Flow Cytometry Core, will discuss, "Imaging Cytometry: Combining the power of quantitative and qualitative measurements for research applications.” This talk will highlight the ImageStreamX imaging flow cytometer and its current applications for enhancing scientific research.

For more information, contact Monica DeLay at 513-636-3575 or

University of Cincinnati gate

University of Cincinnati

UC Faculty: Submit Your 2012 Published Works by Feb. 28

UC Libraries is seeking faculty publications and creative works from 2012 for their annual celebration.

The libraries will recognize the publishing and creative accomplishments of faculty at the annual Authors, Editors & Composers event, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center.

Faculty may submit multiple works, but are limited to three submissions per category. Categories may include: books or chapters in a book, scholarly articles in a journal, service as an editor and photographs or artwork.

Deadline for submissions is Feb. 28. Contact Melissa Cox Norris at or 513-556-1558 with any questions.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

CCTST Research Ethics Special Seminar March 4

The CCHMC Ethics Center and CCTST will host a special seminar from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, in Room 6.125 of Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center Location S.

"Enabling the Choice (Not) to Receive Medically Actionable Genomic Research Results” will be discussed by Christian Simon, PhD, associate professor of internal medicine and bioethics and medical humanities at the University of Iowa.

Admission is free and registration is not required. For more information, see the event flyer, email CCHMC Ethics Center Director Armand Antommaria, MD, PhD, or call 513-636-3656.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture April 11

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions invites you to save the date for the Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11.

Peter D’Onofrio, PhD, president of the Society of Civil War Surgeons, will present on "Civil War Medicine.”

Additional details regarding location and reception will soon follow. Questions should be directed to 513-558-5120.

Alberto Espay, MD

Alberto Espay, MD

Espay Directing Movement Disorders Symposium May 15

Alberto Espay, MD, associate professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine, will direct the Unusual Movement Disorders Marathon Symposium held from 5 to 10 p.m. May 15 at the Cincinnati Club, 30 Garfield Place, downtown Cincinnati.

The symposium will bring together thirteen expert case presenters on complex movement disorder cases (emphasizing unusual presentations of common diseases or common presentations of rare diseases) with accompanying video segments.

Continuing education credits are available. Space is limited, and on-site registration will not be available. For additional information, contact Kelly Lyle at

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Feb. 26: Marc Melcher, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, will discuss, "Kidney Paired Donation, Coming of Age-aka-Growing Pains," at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Feb. 27: Jos Verbeek, MD, PhD, Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Occupational Safety & Health Review Group, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, will present, "Evidence for OSH Interventions, Why Blunt is Better than Sharp," at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Feb. 27: Jack Rubinstein, MD, and Michael Tranter, division of cardiology, will discuss, "Regulations of gene expression in cardiac preconditioning: A pattern in the chaos?" at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Feb. 28: Marie Dominique-Filippi, PhD, associate professor of experimental hematology and cancer biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present, "p190-B RhoGAP Signaling in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Fate Decisions” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Feb. 28: Students of Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases will present, "The Threat of Bioterrorism—can it hit home?" at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Feb. 28: Keith Crutcher, PhD, former Scientific Review Officer at the National Institutes of Health, will present, "Peer review at the NIH: a view from the inside,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar March 5: Kenneth Blumenthal, PhD, professor and chair of the biochemistry department at SUNY Buffalo and senior associate dean for research and graduate education, will discuss, "Toxins Seeking Targets: Pharmacologic Speed-dating” at noon in MSB 2351. He is a former UC College of Medicine faculty member.
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology Seminar March 5: Zubair Ahmed, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, will discuss the "Role of Usher proteins in the inner ear and retina structure and function,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.

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