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CARE/Crawley Building

CARE/Crawley Building

Provost Search Committee Holding Open Forums

The UC Provost Search Committee will host five open forums this month for members of the university community to meet the five finalists for the next senior vice president for academic affairs and provost position.

Each finalist will have a forum on the Academic Health Center campus:

  • For finalist Beverly Davenport Sypher, vice provost for faculty affairs, Purdue University: the forum will be held 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in MSB E-351.
  • For finalist Charles Caramello, associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the graduate school, University of Maryland: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in MSB E-351.
  • For finalist David Rosowsky, dean of engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 15, in MSB E-351.
  • For finalist Cato Laurencin, university professor, University of Connecticut: 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in MSB E-351.
  • For finalist Larry Johnson, interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, University of Cincinnati: 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in MSB E-351.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. To learn more about the position and the finalists, as well as to provide confidential feedback, visit

Joseph Broderick, MD

Joseph Broderick, MD

Broderick to Receive Alumni Association Top Honor

Joseph Broderick, MD, Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement, the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association’s highest alumni honor that recognizes career accomplishments in the honoree’s chosen field.

Broderick, a 1982 graduate of the College of Medicine—where he was first in his class—is an internationally known stroke researcher, teacher and clinician. He has been a member of the College of Medicine faculty since 1987 and department chair since 2000.

Broderick will be recognized among university leaders, colleagues and friends at the UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration Thursday, June 13, at the Kingsgate Marriott.

›› For more information

Mark Eckman, MD

Mark Eckman, MD

Eckman Nominated for Healthcare Leadership Award

Mark Eckman, MD, Alice Margaret Posey Chair in Internal Medicine and professor in the division of general internal medicine, has been nominated for the Healthcare Leadership Award, being given to approximately 40 of the leading health care professionals in the region by Venue Media. Winners will be announced during a celebratory luncheon May 15.

The Healthcare Leadership Award aims to honor leading industry professionals who improve the everyday lives of their patients and colleagues, as well as their community.

Myles Pensak, MD, senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the UC College of Medicine.

Myles Pensak, MD

College of Medicine Clinical Programs Presentation

Myles Pensak, MD, senior associate dean for clinical programs and CEO of University of Cincinnati Physicians, will present, "Deconstructing Babel: Evolution of the CoM Clinical Enterprise," from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Kresge Auditorium.

His talk will provide an overview of recent progress and changes in the college’s clinical enterprise. A question and answer session
will follow. All are welcome.

This talk follows three other talks by the College of Medicine's senior associate deans and the Nov. 8 presentation "UC College of Medicine: Progress and Plans” by Thomas Boat, MD, vice president for health affairs and Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine.

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

RSVP for the Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture

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 9 to or 513-558-5120. Valet parking available at MSB's Kresge Circle.

Art at the College of Medicine

Art at the College of Medicine

College of Medicine Art Exhibit April 10

Featuring work by students and faculty, the inaugural UC College of Medicine Art Exhibit will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.

The exhibit will be held in the CARE/Crawley atrium, with an opening reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The reception will include refreshments and a raffle benefitting the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship fund.

For more information, email Claire Seguin at

Russell Waitman, PhD

Russell Waitman, PhD

CCTST Special Biomedical Informatics Seminar April 11

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will offer a special biomedical informatics seminar from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Research Auditorium, Location R, Rooms 3381-3383.

Russell Waitman, PhD, director of medical informatics at University of Kansas Medical Center, will discuss, "Developing Informatics Resources to Advance Clinical as well as Biomedical Informatics Research and Service the Academic Medical Center Enterprise.”

Admission is free and registration is not required. Space is limited. For more information, see the event flier, visit the CCTST website or email Theresa Kenney.

University of Cincinnati

UC ‘Science Idol’ April 16

UC’s "Science Idol” competition is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Catskeller of Tangeman University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Science Idol was the brainchild of students in the course, "Innovation in Science Communication” taught by Elissa Yancey, educator associate professor of journalism.

In the competition, each contestant will have two-and-a-half minutes to explain the who, what and why of their research in a compelling and creative manner for a general audience. Each will have a follow-up two-and-a-half minutes to answer questions from the judges. The judges will vote to decide a winner, with any tie decided by the audience.

›› See a list of participants and judges

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar April 9: Doctoral student Jessica Dade will discuss, "Functional Characterization of Putative Histoplasma Capsulatum Zinc Transporter” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology Seminar April 9: Marshall Montrose, PhD, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, will discuss, "Sequential mobilization of intracellular and extracellular calcium during repair of microscopic gastric lesions,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Environmental Health Seminar April 10: David D’alessio, MD, Albert Vontz Chair in Diabetes Research,  Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, will present,"Mediation of the Incretin Effect by GLP1: Endocrine, Paracrine, Neurocrine?," at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 10: Neal Weintraub, MD, division of cardiovascular diseases, will present, "Bench to Clinic: Advances in Aortic Aneurysms,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar April 11: Donald McDonald, MD, PhD, professor of anatomy, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center with the University of California, San Francisco, will present, "Controlling Escape from Angiogenesis Inhibitors,” at noon with a change of venue to MSB 3351.
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics Seminar April 11: Shilpa Shah, DO, clinical fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and MS in Clinical and Translational Research Trainee, will present, "Procalcitonin Trends in the Treatment of Suspected Bacterial Infection,” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Neuroscience Seminar April 11: Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, Raymond E. Houk Professor in Psychiatry, Indiana University, will discuss, "Orexin mechanisms of panic, phobias and related anxiety disorders,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds April 10: Steven Steinberg, MD, director, division of critical care, trauma & burn, Ohio State University, will discuss, "Nutrition and the Immune System in Critical Illness,” at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Transplant Lecture Series April 12: Bev Borjas will discuss, "Nutrition Considerations After Liver Transplant,” at noon in MSB 2004.
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