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Lori Mackey

Lori Mackey

Mackey to Present on College of Medicine Finances March 18

Lori Mackey, senior associate dean for operations and finance, will present, "College of Medicine Finances: Business As Usual Will Not Be Enough,” from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Kresge Auditorium.

She will provide an update on College of Medicine finances and explain why new approaches are needed to deal with mounting challenges ahead of us.

This event is the third in a series of four presentations by the college’s senior associate deans. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

A scientist conducts laboratory research

College of Medicine research

College of Medicine Study Section Requests Notices of Participation

The College of Medicine Study Section, part of the Discovery Acceleration Initiative, is launching its third round of review.

The purpose of the program is to internally review grant applications prior to submission to granting agencies in order to improve grant-writing success for our investigators.

In this round, faculty members based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are eligible to participate. To participate, view the FAQs and instructions and complete the Notice of Participation.

Submit to Pete Koch ( by 5 p.m. Monday, April 1, with "Study Section Notice” in the subject line. Completed grant applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013.

University of Cincinnati

Proudly Cincinnati Launches 2013 Faculty/Staff Campaign

The 2012-13 Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff campaign kicks off today, lasting through June 2013.

Gifts made this year will enable the university to build on its recent success of raising $1 billion and rally around a new goal of finishing out the campaign with 100,000 donors. Everyone who makes a gift from March 4 through June 30 will be eligible for special promotions and drawings.

Faculty and staff can designate their tax-deductible gifts to specific university priorities, academic scholarships or departments. Click here to see a list of all available funds.

For more information, email or call Judy See at 513-556-6724.

Jason McMullan, MD

Jason McMullan, MD

EMS Fellowship Earns Accreditation in First-Ever Class

UC's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) fellowship, within the Department of Emergency Medicine, has received a full accreditation for three years from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the organization responsible for accrediting post-MD medical training program within the United States.

This is the first year that the ACGME has accredited EMS fellowship programs. UC’s program is among the first 20 programs across the country to receive accreditation, which will be effective July 1, 2013.

The program, directed by assistant professor of emergency medicine Jason McMullan, MD, partners with the Cincinnati Fire Department and many of the largest fire departments in the region to provide both education for fellows and medical direction for the fire departments. UC will have three fellows starting this July.

Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD

Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD

Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Dean’s Distinguished Seminar March 11

The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence will host the Dean’s Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar at noon Monday, March 11, in MSB 2351.

Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Arizona, will present, "From Computational Biophysics to Complex Cardiomyopathies: An Integrative Approach to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.”

Lunch will be provided.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center

Brain Awareness Week March 13-16

Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Every year, the UC Neuroscience Graduate Program celebrates by organizing an educational exhibit in public space around Cincinnati. This year, participants will be showing off brains and giving demonstrations on how the brain works at the Cincinnati Museum Center Rotunda from Wednesday March 13, to Friday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to each day.

The exhibit is aimed for school-aged children and includes demonstrations on how sensory systems work and a hands-on experience with a human brain. For more information, contact Sarah Casella at

Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

SAVE THE DATE: Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer April 6

The ninth annual public education forum, "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the UC Reading Campus.

The forum, presented by the Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) and the Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati (BCRGC), provides timely information on potential environmental links to breast cancer and an update on the BCERP’s ongoing research.

Keynote speaker Susan Teitelbaum, PhD, associate professor of preventative medicine at Ichan School of Medicine, will present, "Personal Care Products: Environmental Exposures That We Experience Every Day.”

Complete agenda and registration details to come.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar March 5: Kenneth Blumenthal, PhD, professor and chairman of the biochemistry department at SUNY Buffalo, will discuss, "Toxins Seeking Targets: Pharmacologic Speed-dating," at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology Seminar March 5: Zubair Ahmed, PhD, director and professor of ophthalmology, pediatrics, will present, "Role of Usher proteins, in the inner ear and retina structure and function,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds March 6: Barbara Tobias, MD, professor of clinical family medicine, will present, "Health Care Transformation: Drivers and Implementation, a Community Perspective," at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series March 6: James Wells, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, will present, "Generating Human Tissues from Pluripotent Stem Cells: New Models for Digestive Disease and Diabetes Research," at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs.
  • Medical Grand Rounds March 6: A panel of faculty members will discuss, "The Affordable Health Care Act: Panel discussion on the impact and challenges ahead," at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar March 7: Satoshi Namekawa, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, will give a seminar titled, "DNA Damage Response Pathways and Epigenetic Programming: Regulation of the Sex Chromosomes in Germ Cells, at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
  • Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Thursday Seminar Series March 7: Kim Dietrich, PhD, professor and director of the division of epidemiology and biostatistics, will present, "Everything you were afraid to ask about the Qualifying Examination & Letter-of-Intent," at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs.
  • Pharmacology Scholars Seminar Series March 7: Jay Slack, PhD, senior research investigator at Givaudan Flavors Corporation, will discuss, "Applying pharmacology and molecular biology for the discovery of novel tastants,” from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
  • Transplant Lecture Series March 8: Shimul Shah, MD, associate professor of clinical surgery, division of transplantation, will discuss Liver Masses at noon in UCMC Room 6104 NW
  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture March 11: Christina Yeager Pelatti, PhD, postdoctoral research scientist, Children’s Learning Research Collaborative, Ohio State University, will present, "Supporting Language and Literacy Development of Children Who Are At-Risk for Learning-Related Challenges,” at noon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S, Room S1.204.
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