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Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

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George Atweh, MD

George Atweh, MD

UC Cancer Institute Update May 2

Join UC President Santa Ono, PhD, UC Health CEO and President Jim Kingsbury and College of Medicine Dean Thomas Boat, MD, to learn about the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute and UC’s efforts to lead the region in cancer research, education and patient care. The update will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Kresge Auditorium.

George Atweh, MD, director of the UC Cancer Institute, will speak about the institute’s mission and vision, introduce the leadership team and discuss the defined organizational structure that will guide the center’s efforts. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 513-558-9908.

Thomas Boat, MD

Thomas Boat, MD

Boat Honored by Central Clinic

Thomas Boat, MD, UC Vice President for Health Affairs and Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine, was honored Friday by Central Clinic during its 90th anniversary celebration.

Boat was named an "Ambassador of Mental Health,” and was recognized not only for his support of Central Clinic but also for his support of Every Child Succeeds, an organization devoted to supporting families to ensure an optimal start for their children.

Central Clinic, the outpatient training arm for UC’s psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience department, also honored two others with "Ambassador of Mental Health Awards.”

They were Barbara Walling Boat, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience and executive director of the Childhood Trust at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the Rev. Damon Lynch Jr., civil rights leader and pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church.

University of Cincinnati

Four College of Medicine Faculty Recognized With All-University Faculty Awards

Four faculty members from the College of Medicine were honored with awards at the 2013 All-University Faculty Awards Celebration on Wednesday, April 17, in the Great Hall, Tangeman University Center.

To read a full profile of each awardee, click the links below:

To see all UC's faculty awardees, click here.

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University of Cincinnati

UC Names New Fellows to Graduate School, Academy for Teaching and Learning

UC named new fellows of the UC Graduate School and the Academy for Teaching and Learning at UC at the 2013 Faculty Awards celebration in the Great Hall of Tangeman University Center.

New Fellows of the Graduate School include: Jay Degen, PhD, professor of pediatrics; David Hildeman, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics; Keith Jones, PhD, professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics; and Arnold Strauss, MD, B.K. Rachford Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics.

New Fellows of the Academy for Teaching and Learning include: Jason Blackard, PhD, associate professor of medicine; Edmund Choi, PhD, associate professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology; and Michael Lieberman, PhD, professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology.

For more information, click here.

Haley Titus-Mitchell

Haley Titus-Mitchell

Titus-Mitchell Invited to Present at Myelin Meeting

College of Medicine student Haley Titus-Mitchell was invited to present at the Myelin Meeting (satellite meeting for the International Society of Neurochemistry) on Friday, April 19, in Cancun, Mexico.

Her abstract, "Unraveled—the Role of the Notch Pathway in Gain of Function RASopathies,” was one of the student presentations selected for a short oral presentation during the meeting.

Titus-Mitchell is a fourth-year neuroscience graduate candidate in the lab of Nancy Ratner, PhD, professor of pediatrics and Beatrice C. Lampkin Chair of Cancer Biology.

College of Medicine

College of Medicine

Students Presenting at Family Medicine Meeting

College of Medicine students Jennifer Sun (Med ’15) and Arya Zandvakili (MD/PhD student) have been invited to present their poster Thursday, May 2, at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 46th Annual Spring Conference, held May 1-5 in Baltimore.

Sun and Zandvakili will present, "Evaluation of a Student-led Health and Empowerment Curriculum for Women Recovering from Prostitution or Substance-abuse.”

Other authors include: students Xu Gao, Allison Mayhew and Kasey Roberts and research scientist Saundra Regan, PhD, and associate professor Nancy Elder, MD.

Patty Brisben

Patty Brisben

UC Honors Brisben at Benefactor Awards Dinner

Patty Brisben, founder and chief executive officer of Pure Romance and founder of the Patty Brisben Foundation, was recognized as a Life Founder for her contributions to the university at the Benefactor Award Celebration, held Thursday, April 18, at the Kingsgate Marriott.

The Benefactor Award Celebration is an annual event in April which recognizes donors who have reached milestones for cumulative/lifetime philanthropic support to UC of $100,000 or more.

Through her company and foundation, Brisben has supported numerous initiatives around UC, including the UC Cancer Center, the Epilepsy Center, the Carl H. Lindner College of Business and UC Clermont College.

In addition, the foundation provided two generous grants to the College of Medicine, both of which have supported research efforts of Michael Thomas, MD, director of the UC Reproductive, Endocrinology and Infertility program.

Peirce Johnston, MD

Peirce Johnston, MD

Johnston to Receive NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award

Peirce Johnston, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, has been selected as a NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist and will be honored at the NAMI Warren County 2013 annual awards dinner Thursday, May 2.

The NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award recognizes psychiatrists who have gone the extra mile with NAMI members and have made substantial contributions to local or state organization activities. Johnston was nominated by NAMI Warren County, where he has made two monthly meeting presentations in the past year and also presented the Ask the Doctor portion of the Family to Family class twice.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a grassroots mental health organization that advocates for access to services and treatment for mental illness. Register for the dinner online.

MSB Rehabilitation

Public Safety

Electric Shutdown Scheduled for April 30

A brief power outage is scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, April 30, at 4:30 a.m.

The outage, which should not last more than a couple of minutes, is necessary to make the new substation at the Central Utility Plant operational. The outage will affect all buildings on both the Uptown East and the Uptown West Campuses.

Public Safety will use the university's emergency broadcast system that morning to remind people to back up and save data, and to stay off of elevators during the shutdown. Equipment that receives power from emergency generators will receive power, but this equipment will still experience a short outage when the generators start and transfer to emergency circuits.

For question, call Joe Harrell at 558-4635.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar April 23: Doctoral students Kavitha Subramanian (Deepe Lab) and Kanimozhi Vairamani (Shull Lab) will give presentations at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds April 24: Timothy C. Fabian, MD, professor and chair of surgery, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, will present, "The Evolution of Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury Management,” at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Charles l. Heaton Endowed Lectureship in Dermatology April 25: Peter Lynch, MD, professor emeritus of dermatology, University of California, Davis, will discuss, "Psychocutaneous Disease: Parasites & Pain,” at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center, Room G344, Hoxworth Building.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar April 25: Will Parsons, MD, PhD, assistant professor and pediatric oncologist, co-director of the neuro-oncology program at Texas Children's Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, will present, "Applying Genomics to Cancer Care: From the Lab to the Clinic,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center.
  • Transplant Lecture Series April 26: Rita Alloway, PharmD, will present, "Investigational Immunosuppressive Agents,” at noon in MSB 2004.
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology Symposium May 13: Former trainees will host a symposium in honor of Robert Banks, PhD, and Richard Paul, PhD, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
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