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Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions

Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture April 11

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine will hold the Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11.

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

Reception begins at 4 p.m. with the program starting at 5 in the Winkler Center, Medical Sciences Building E Level.

RSVP by April 5 to or 513-558-5120. Valet parking available at MSB's Kresge Circle.

Match Day 2013

Match Day 2013

Results from 2013 Match Day

More than 150 College of Medicine students found out their residency match during the annual Match Day, held Friday, March 15.

The most popular residency specialty was internal medicine, followed by emergency medicine.

More than 25 percent of students will be staying in the Greater Cincinnati area to complete their residency: 19 students at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, seven at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the rest at local hospitals throughout the Tristate.

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) reports that total match registrants topped 40,000 for 2013, including 1,000 more U.S. allopathic seniors, in the largest Main Residency Match in NRMP history. The number of positions rose by almost 2,400 to an all-time high of 29,171. Nationwide, primary care was the top specialty.

Charles Doarn

Charles Doarn

Doarn Invited to Speak at NATO Science Workshop

Charles Doarn, research professor of family and community medicine, was invited to participate in NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Progamme’s ‘Russia-NATO Advanced Research Workshop – Telemedicine in Crisis Management: Capability Development with Partners,” held March 11-12 in Moscow.

The invitation-only meeting brought representatives from a variety of NATO countries and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet republics) together to discuss how telemedicine could be used effectively in natural and man-made disasters as well as terrorism and global health.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Doctoral Student to Present at Society of Microbiology Meeting

Karthickeyan Chella Krishnan, graduate doctoral student in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, has been selected as a poster presenter at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held May 18-21 in Denver.

Krishnan will present the abstract, "Effects of Zinc on Streptococcal Cysteine Protease (SpeB) and Its Biological Implications.” He conducts his research on group a streptococcus in the lab of Malak Kotb, PhD.

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Medical Student Presenting at Academy of Neurology Meeting

Third-year medical student Tina Chen has been invited to present the abstract, "Motor Cortex Physiology and Stop Signal Reaction Times as Predictors and Correlates of Atomoxetine Responses in Children with ADHD,” at the American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting, held March 16-23 in San Diego.

Chen will present the abstract during a poster presentation and an integrated neuroscience session. The abstract also was chosen to be featured in the meeting's clinical neurophysiology highlights session.

Chen works with Donald Gilbert, MD, professor of pediatrics and neurology, who researches movement disorders using transcranial magnetic stimulation. The presented project is a collaboration with the departments of neurology at Cincinnati Children’s and psychiatry at UC, funded through a NIMH R01 grant to Randy Sallee, MD, PhD, in psychiatry, as well as the Child Neurology Foundation Swaiman Summer Research Fellowship awarded to Chen.

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest Open

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is now accepting submissions for its 2013 Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest.

The annual contest asks students to engage in reflective writing on a topic related to humanizing the practice of medicine. The top three essays receive a monetary award up to $1,000 and are each published in an issue of Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Deadline is Friday, April 5. For more information, view the printable flyer or the contest website. Contact chapter advisor Laura Malosh, PhD, at with any questions.

Allen Seiden, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Free Allergy Screenings March 19-21

UC Health otolaryngologists are offering free allergy screenings this week for the public.

Screenings for the most common allergens are available:

  • Tuesday, March 19: from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UC Health Physicians Office - Clifton
  • Thursday, March 21: from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UC Health Physicians Office North - West Chester

 Call 513-475-8400 to reserve an appointment.

CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

CCTST Community Engagement Speaker Series March 25

"A Comprehensive, Partnered Approach to Obesity Prevention: Lessons from Philadelphia” will be discussed at the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Community Engagement Speaker Series, held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in MSB E-351.

Featured presenters include Donald Schwarz, MD, MPH, Philadelphia health commissioner and deputy mayor for health and opportunity, and Gary Foster, PhD, director of the Temple University Center for Obesity Research and Education. For the full list of speakers and events, visit

Both events are free and open to the public. To register for either, email by Friday, March 22.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

AWIS Greater Cincinnati Management Seminar March 26

The Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) will host a seminar on Meeting Management from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Building S10.130.

Kathleen DeLaura, managing director Partners in Change LLC and executive director of the Cincinnati Foundation for Biomedical Research and Education at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will present, "Making Meetings Matter.”

The event is free to AWIS members and $10 for non-members. To join, visit RSVP to Tracey Weiler at Parking is available in the Cincinnati Children’s visitors garage.

Kettering Laboratory

Kettering Laboratory

Methods for Exposure Metrics Workshop April 5

The Department of Environmental Health will host a workshop on "New Methods for Exposure Metrics” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Kettering Lab.

The workshop will address important issues around specimen procurement and exposure metrics, including challenges with specimen management and ways to assess exposure from metrics such as the E-Ranker, Geographic Information Systems, and novel field Lab-on-a-Chip applications.

Visit the Center for Environmental Genetics website for more information. Lunch is provided. RSVP by April 3 to or 513-558-3625.

Kingsgate Marriott

Kingsgate Marriott

Cardiovascular Disease Conference May 4

The division of cardiovascular diseases is hosting the Second Annual Cardiovascular Disease for Primary Care and Specialists Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

The conference will include sessions on heart failure, coronary artery disease, electrophysiology and cardiac imaging. Alexandru Costea, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, division of cardiology, will serve as course director.

Continuing education credits are available. Registration is waived for UC, UC Health physicians and practices, but is $25 for others. Register online at

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar March 19: Doctoral student Kaleigh MacMaster will discuss, "Lectin-like Activity of the Shiga toxin B-subunit” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology Seminar March 19: Tiffany Cook, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology-pediatrics, will discuss, "Transcriptional Control of Cell Type Specification in the Drosophila Eye,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds March 20: Derald Brackmann, MD, will discuss the current management of skull base tumors at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds March 20: Callisia Clarke, MD, chief resident in the department of surgery, will present, "Completion Lymph Node Dissection in Melanoma: Controversies Surrounding the Standard of Care,” at 9 a.m. in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Medical Grand Rounds March 20: Charuhas Thakar, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, division of nephrol and hypertension, will discuss, "Patient-Centered Care in Chronic Kidney Disease," at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Dermatology Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship Series March 21: Timothy McCalmont, MD, professor of clinical pathology and dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, will discuss, "The Genomic Diagnosis of Melanoma by FISH and CGH,” 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G344) on the ground level of the Hoxworth Building.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar March 21: Cancer and Cell Biology graduate students Stacey Cranert and Marie Martka will present. Cranert will present, "The Functional Evolution of Telomere Proteins in the Protozoan Tetrahymena Thermophila,” and Martka will present, "Exploring a Role for DEK in Cancer Cell Metabolism,” at noon in the Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
    • Transplant Lecture Series March 22: Paul Volek, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, will discuss, "The Business of Transplantation,” at noon in MSB 2461.
    • Neuroscience Seminar Series March 28: Constance Cepko, PhD, of the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics / Stem Cell Institute, will present, "Cell fate determination in the vertebrate retina,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.


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