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Santa Ono, PhD

Santa Ono, PhD

#Celebrate28 on April 19

The University of Cincinnati will celebrate the investiture of its 28th president, Santa Ono, PhD, on Friday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m., in Corbett Auditorium in the College-Conservatory of Music. Tickets are required. The ceremony will also be Web-streamed live at

Immediately following the ceremony, the UC community will gather for the "#Celebrate28" Pep Rally to officially greet and congratulate President Ono on this historic day. The pep rally will take place at 11 a.m. in the atrium of Tangeman University Center.

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Sian Cotton, PhD

Sian Cotton, PhD

Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness Clinical Arm Opens

The clinical arm of the UC Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, directed by research associate professor of family and community medicine Sian Cotton, PhD, is officially open on the UC Health West Chester campus.

The center is a joint effort among the UC College of Medicine, UC Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and also includes certified integrative medicine and wellness experts in the community.

In addition to an educational and research component, the center is offering adult outpatient clinical care for the first time at the new UC Health Women’s Center in West Chester with plans to expand to additional clinical sites within the next one to two years.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 513-475-9567.

Elmer Bernstam, MD

Elmer Bernstam, MD

CCTST Special Biomedical Informatics Seminar April 16

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will offer a special biomedical informatics seminar on Tuesday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to noon in MSB 3351.

Elmer Bernstam, MD, professor of biomedical informatics and internal medicine and associate dean for research in the School of Biomedical Informatics, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, will present, "Reuse of Clinical Data for Research and Quality Improvement.”

Admission is free; 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 gate

University of Cincinnati

Faculty Awards Celebration and All-University Faculty Meeting April 17

UC will recognize 14 faculty members at the 2013 All-University Faculty Awards Celebration on Wednesday, April 17, in the Great Hall, Tangeman University Center.

The awards ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. and is co-sponsored by President Santa Ono and the Faculty Senate. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at 3 p.m. and the All-University Faculty Meeting at 4 p.m.

Cincinnati Music Hall

Cincinnati Music Hall

World Voice Day April 20

The UC Health Performance & Professional Voice Center, together with the Cincinnati Opera, will hold the 2013 World Voice Day event in Cincinnati on Saturday, April 20, at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine.

The event, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include educational seminars on voice health by College of Medicine faculty members and performances by Cincinnati Opera singers.

UC Health voice specialists will also hold free, public voice screenings this week at the UC Health Barrett Center and UC Health Physicians Office North in West Chester.

For the full schedule and how to register for both events, click here, call 513-475-8400 or email

Adewale Troutman, MD

Adewale Troutman, MD

CCTST Health Transformation Dinner and Awards Program April 23

The CCTST Community Engagement core will host its annual health transformation dinner and awards program on Tuesday, April 23 at Cincinnati Music Hall. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a special guest presentation at 6 p.m.

Adewale Troutman, MD, professor and director of public health practice and leadership at University of South Florida, will present, "Collaborative Approaches to Disease Prevention & Intervention: A Public Health Perspective." Troutman is also president-elect of the American Public Health Association.

The free program will also feature presentation of Community Leaders Institute, Community Health Grant and Community Transformation Awards.

RSVP online by April 18. For more information, see the event flyer or contact Teresa Smith at

Alvin Crawford, MD, department of orthoaedic surgery

Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford Invited to Present in Brazil, Greece

Alvin Crawford, MD, professor emeritus of orthopaedics and pediatrics, was recently invited to speak at the International Course of Child’s and Adolescent’s Foot Diseases meeting held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 17-18. Crawford presented the "Surgical Treatment of Clubfoot: The Classic.”

Crawford also served as the grand rounds professor at the Santa Casa University College of Medicine in Sao Paulo on March 15 and was elected as an honorary member of the Brazilian Pediatric Orthopaedic Society.

On March 22, Crawford served as the visiting professor at the University of Ioannina College of Medicine in Greece. He presented "The Child is Not a Miniature Adult” and "Spinal Problems Associated with Neurofibromatosis in Children.”


LAPS run/walk

Register for LAPS Run/Walk for Pain Research

The LAPS (Laps Against Pain Syndromes) run/walk to raise awareness and funding for the Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Research Fund takes place from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 11, at the UC outdoor track at Gettler Stadium.

Entry is $20 per person. The event is sponsored by UC Health and the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. RSVPs are due May 8 and can be sent online to

For more information on the Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Research Fund call 513-558-6769 or visit to contribute.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology Seminar April 16: David Plas, PhD, associate professor of cancer and cell biology, will present, "Targeting metabolic-signaling networks in cancer therapy,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds April 17: J. Regan Thomas, MD, will present, "Facial Scar Revision and Camouflage Surgery,” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds April 17: Kevin Kasten, MD, will present, "Data over Dogma: Making Enhanced Recovery after Colon Surgery a Reality,” at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Environmental Health Seminar April 17: Chunying Du, PhD, associate professor of cancer and cell biology, will present, "DNA Damage Response," at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology Special Seminar April 17: Grant Butt, PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand, will discuss, "The function of CFTR high expresser cells in the intestine,” from 2 to 3 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Dermatology Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship April 18: Klaus Busam, MD, professor of pathology and lab medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, and director, dermatopathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will present, "Advances in the Diagnosis of Melanocytic Lesions,” from 10 to 11 a.m. in 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G344) on the ground level of the Hoxworth Building.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar April 18: M.B. Rao, PhD, professor of environmental health, will present, "Analysis of Landmark (Morphometrics) Data,” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics Faculty Scholars Seminar April 18: Stephanie Rollmann, PhD, assistant professor, UC biological science, will present, "Linking Genotype to Phenotype: Olfactory Receptor Polymorphisms and Behavior in Drosophila,” from 3:45 to 4:45 pm in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar: Graduate Student Presentations April 18: Sarah Cassella will present, "Role of the glucocorticoid receptor in nigrostriatal system dysfunction and degeneration,” and Joseph Korfhagen will discuss, "Detection of intracerebral hemorrhage using radiofrequency antennae,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Transplant Lecture Series April 19: Jill Boone, PharmD, will discuss, "Quality of Life and Transplantation,” at noon in MSB 2004.
  • Dean's Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar Series April 22: Xander Wehrens, MD, PhD, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics and professor of medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, will present, "Role of junctophilin-2 in cardiac disease,” at noon in MSB 2351
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