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Date: Monday, May 6, 2013



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Honors Day 2012

Honors Day

Honors Day May 18

The College of Medicine will recognize 166 graduates during the 2013 Honors Day celebration, held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

This year's Honors Day speaker is Thomas Graham, MD, a College of Medicine alumnus and vice chairman of orthopaedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Graham also serves as Chief Innovation Officer and holds the Justice Family Chair in Medical Innovations at Cleveland Clinic Innovations. The title of his presentation is "After the Comma."

After their hooding, graduating students will recite the class oath that they wrote upon entering medical school along with the Hippocratic Oath.

For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at ivadean.lair@uc.edu or 513-558-5577.

Jen Jackson and Jim Kingsbury

Jim Kingsbury

College of Medicine Presentation on UC Health

James Kingsbury, president and chief executive officer of UC Health, will present "UC Health Update” from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, in Kresge Auditorium.

In his presentation, Kingsbury will give an update of recent UC Health activities, progress and plans for the future.

This talk is the last in a series of leadership presentations by the College of Medicine's dean and senior associate deans. Videos of this year’s talks are available in the Dean’s Corner section of the College of Medicine website.

Ken Greis, PhD

Ken Greis, PhD

Alex Lentsch, PhD

Alex Lentsch, PhD

Greis and Lentsch Join Research Cabinet

Ken Greis, PhD, associate professor of cancer biology, and Alex Lentsch, PhD, professor and vice chair for research of surgery, have been announced as the newest members of the College of Medicine's Research Cabinet.

Greis also serves as director of proteomics for the UC Academic Health Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He will be on the cabinet in the new role of scientific director of College of Medicine cores to plan for, evaluate and conduct primary oversight for CoM cores and shared instrumentation.

Lentsch will be on the cabinet in the new role of director of College of Medicine pipeline programs. This new role’s primary function is the planning for, implementation of and primary oversight for research pipeline programs within the CoM.

The Research Cabinet was formed in 2011 to drive research strategic planning, review of the college's research infrastructure, review of the college’s graduate education and improved communication.

Alvin Crawford, MD

Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 10th annual Health Expo for the Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati, Alvin Crawford, MD, professor emeritus of orthopaedics and pediatrics, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to orthopedic care in children.

Crawford is the past director of orthopedic surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is the founding director of the Crawford Spine Center at the hospital.

Stephan Dixon

Stephan Dixon

Dixon Receives Swain Memorial Award

Medical student Stephan Dixon has won this year’s Swain Memorial Award, which recognizes a second-year medical student for "treating people on equal terms, showing concern for fellow classmates and possessing the skill to transfer the drudgery of the first two years of medical school into an enjoyable experience for all.”

The award, voted on by fellow classmates, is named after Robert Swain, a member of the class of 1982 whose life ended tragically the summer before his second year at UC.

Allyson Best

Allyson Best

Best Recognized at Student Research Forum

Second-year medical student Allyson Best won Best Oral Presentation in Public Health for her presentation, "Using Discrete Event Computer Simulation to Improve Patient Flow in a Ghanaian Acute Care Hospital,” at the National Student Research Forum, held April 25-26 in Galveston, Texas.

Best’s research in the Department of Emergency Medicine was funded by the Medical Student Summer Research Program.

Co-authors include assistant professor of pediatrics Cinnamon Dixon, DO, MPH; assistant professor of emergency medicine and operations research fellow Michael Ward, MD, MBA; professor and vice chair of research in emergency medicine Christopher Lindsell, PhD; and W. David Kelton, PhD, of UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Benefiting Brain Tumor Center May 14

The UC Neuroscience Institute will hold a wine tasting and silent auction from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center on UC’s west campus. Proceeds from the event will benefit the UC Brain Tumor Center.

Tickets are $50, of which $40 is tax deductible. RSVP online by Tuesday, May 7, at regonline.com/btc_wine2013.

For more information or to support the UC Brain Tumor Center, one of 12 centers or programs within the UC Neuroscience Institute, call 513-558-6112 or email gina.weitzel@uc.edu.

Michael Racke, MD

Michael Racke, MD

Aring Lecture May 15

The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine will host Michael Racke, MD, for the 2013 Aring Lecture at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, in MSB E-351.

Racke is chair of the department of neurology at Ohio State University. His talk is titled, "Multiple Sclerosis: T Cells and Their Regulation.”

For more information, contact Keith Herrell at keith.herrell@uc.edu.

Carol Tamminga, MD

Carol Tamminga, MD

Nasrallah Lecture May 15

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience will hold the annual Nasrallah Lecture at noon Wednesday, May 15, in Stetson 2108.

The Nasrallah Visiting Chair for 2013 will be Carol Tamminga, MD, the Lou and Ellen McGinley Distinguished Chair and the McKenzie Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She will present, "The Role of the Hippocampus in Schizophrenia.”

For more information, contact Keith Herrell at keith.herrell@uc.edu.

Joel Saltz, MD, PhD

Joel Saltz, MD, PhD

CCTST Special Biomedical Informatics Seminar May 16

The CCTST will offer a special biomedical informatics seminar on Thursday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to noon in MSB E-351.

Joel Saltz, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Comprehensive Informatics and professor and chair, department of biomedical informatics, Emory University, will present, "Integrative Multi-scale Biomedical Informatics.” Saltz is a board-certified clinical pathologist and Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar.

Admission is free; registration is not required. For more information, contact Theresa Kenney.

Integrative Medicine Center

Integrative Medicine Center

UC Health Integrative Medicine Open House May 23

UC Health’s Integrative Medicine services are officially being launched at a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at the UC Health Women’s Center (UC Health Physicians Office South), 7675 Wellness Way, Suite 400, West Chester.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include remarks from Thomas Boat, MD, dean of UC’s College of Medicine; Sian Cotton, PhD, director of integrative medicine at UC and UC Health; and special guest Benjamin Kligler, MD, chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.

Free mini acupuncture, chair massages, light refreshments and tours will be offered. RSVP to Rachael Wade at 513-475-8010 or via email by May 17.

Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH

Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH

Integrative Medicine Seminar May 24

UC will host the seminar "Mind-Body Approaches in Pain Management: Challenge and Opportunity,” from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, May 24, in MSB E-351.

The featured speaker will be Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH, vice chair and research director of the Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine Continuum Center for Health and Healing and chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.

Continuing education credits are available. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Lisa Doogan at lisa.doogan@uc.edu or 513-558-2310.

University Hall

University Hall

UC Institutional Review Board Open House May 29

The UC Institutional Review Board (IRB) plays a critical role in the integrity of biomedical and social/behavioral research at UC, UC Health and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Learn more about its work at the UC IRB Open House, Wednesday, May 29, in University Hall Room 454. Two sessions are available: 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.

The agenda will include an introduction to the structure and function of the UC IRB, and an overview of member responsibilities. Current members will provide personal perspectives on their service.

Time will be provided for questions, and refreshments will be served. Registration is requested. Email Melanie Fulton or call 558-0332 with your preferred time. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST).

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar May 7: Doctoral students Sayali Karve (Weiss Lab) and Karthickeyan Chella Krishnan (Kotb Lab) will give presentations at noon in MSB 2351. Karve will discuss, "Glycolipid Interactions of Shiga Toxin Variants.” Krishnan will discuss, "Effects of Zinc on Streptococcal Cysteine Protease (speB) and Its Biological Implications.”
  • Surgical Grand Rounds May 8: David Megee, MD, will discuss, "Surgical Treatment of Migraine Headaches," at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • The Lucille & Smith Gibson Endowed Lecture in Medical Ethics May 9: Jon Tilburt, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, will discuss, "End of the Beginning or the Beginning of the End? Medical Ethics at the Beginning of the 21st Century,” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).
  • Cancer Biology Guest Lecture May 9: Murray Korc, MD, Myles Brand Professor of Cancer Research at Indiana University, will present, "Perturbations in TGF-Beta Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer,” at noon in the Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
  • Translational Cancer Research Seminar May 9: Josh Rubin, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and anatomy and neurobiology co-director at Washington University School of Medicine will discuss, "CXCR4, the Oncogene’s Accomplice,” at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center R3381.
  • Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology Symposium May 13: Former trainees will conduct a symposium in honor of Robert Banks, PhD, and Richard Paul, PhD, at 9 a.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
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