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Beverly Davenport Sypher, PhD

Beverly Davenport Sypher, PhD

UC Names New Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Beverly Davenport Sypher, PhD has been appointed UC senior vice president for academic affairs and provost by UC President Santa Ono, PhD.

The appointment, effective July 1, will require approval by the Board of Trustees. Reporting to the president, Davenport Sypher will serve as the university's chief academic officer, replacing Ono, who held the position until he was named president in 2012.

Davenport Sypher most recently served as vice provost for faculty affairs at Purdue University, where she managed faculty-focused initiatives ranging from recruitment and retention to resource allocation and faculty development.

She has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator for more than $18 million of funding from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education, most of which has supported student success programs primarily for underrepresented students in STEM disciplines.

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Kingsgate Marriott

Kingsgate Marriott

UC Hosts International Conference in Laryngology, Voice and Speech

UC hosted the first U.S.-based meeting of the Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research conference June 2-5 at the Kingsgate Marriott.

The 10th annual conference was co-chaired by UC faculty members Dimitar Deliyski, PhD; Sid Khosla, MD; Suzanne Boyce, PhD; Alessandro de Alarcon, MD; and Lisa Kelchner, PhD, and featured research, speakers and workshops from UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center voice experts.

Robin Cotton, MD, professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery and pediatrics, was one of four keynote speakers during the conference.

0008 RES

Dean's Bridge Funding Award Winners Announced

Four faculty scientists have been named recipients of the latest round of Dean’s Bridge Funding Awards. They are: Sean Davidson, PhD, pathology; Rhett Kovall, PhD, molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology; David Askew, PhD, pathology; and James Herman, PhD, psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience.

The Dean’s Bridge Funding program was set up to provide short-term support for established and productive College of Medicine researchers who have priority scores on pending grant applications that are close to being funded.

For more information, call 513-558-9815 or e-mail

Florence Rothenberg, MD

Florence Rothenberg, MD

Rothenberg Named to AFMR Committee

Florence Rothenberg, MD, assistant professor of cardiology, has been appointed to the membership committee of the American Federation for Medical Research.

The AFMR is an international multi-disciplinary association of scientists engaged in all areas of biomedical and patient-oriented clinical, translational and laboratory research. The organization works to foster the development of clinical scientists and investigators through its own initiatives, and encourages public, private and governmental investment in researcher development.

The membership committee consists of representatives from each AFMR region, with support from the AFMR administrative staff. For information on joining AFMR, contact Rothenberg at 513-475-4619 or

Kazutaka Sumita, MD, PhD

Kazutaka Sumita, MD, PhD

Sumita Receives AAANS Fellowship

Kazutaka "Kazu" Sumita, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the division of hematology oncology, received a $50,000 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Section on Tumors/Brainlab International Research Fellowship.

Sumita’s research at the UC Neuroscience Institute and UC Cancer Institute focuses on pathways for malignant primary and metastatic brain tumors, specifically phosphoinositide signaling. Read more about his work at the UCNI blog.

MSB Rehabilitation

Construction Update

Kresge Auditorium Roof Replacement Project

Work to replace the roof on Kresge Auditorium is beginning this week, set to be completed by mid-August. All entrances to Kresge Auditorium will remain open during the project; however, the area in the turnaround on Albert Sabin Way between the granite steps and the building will become part of the project work area. All other areas of the turnaround will remain open.

All entrances will have overhead protection scaffolding installed, and fencing around the building will be installed for the entirety of the project.

If you have questions, please contact Philip Mitchell, construction manager with the Office of Planning, Design and Construction, at 513-218-1601 or

UC Health West Chester Hospital

UC Health West Chester Hospital

Lungs on the Run 5K Walk/Run June 15

The fourth annual Lungs on the Run 5K event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15, at UC Health West Chester Hospital, 7700 University Drive, in West Chester.

The event, which includes a 5K run/walk and one-mile walk, benefits local lung cancer research efforts at the UC Cancer Institute.

Participants can register to walk or run in defined age categories. For more information, visit

Keith Casper, MD, examines a patient.

Keith Casper, MD

Head and Neck Cancer Screenings June 20

The UC Cancer Institute is offering oral, head and neck cancer screenings Thursday, June 20. UC Health otolaryngologist and assistant professor of otolaryngology Keith Casper, MD, will perform the screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the UC Health Barrett Center.

Screenings are free and open to anyone, but appointments are required. To reserve a spot, call 513-475-8400.

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds June 12: Julie Goddard, MD, will present, "Closure of the Salvage Laryngectomy Defect,” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds June 12: Jill Elwing, MD, Digestive Diseases, will present, "Insulin Resistance and Risk for Colonic Neoplasia,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Translational Cancer Research Seminar June 13: Guido Marcucci, MD, professor of medicine and John B. and Jane T. McCoy Chair in Cancer Research at Ohio State University, will discuss, "MicroRNAs in AML: Biologic, Prognostic and Therapeutic Implications,” at 2:30 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center R3381.
  • Dean's Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar Series June 17: Maha Abdellatif, MD, PhD, professor of cell biology and molecular medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, will present "Genome-wide study of transcriptional mechanisms in cardiac hypertrophy” at noon Monday, June 17, in MSB 3351.
  • Transplant Grand Rounds June 18: Transplant team members will discuss presentations at the recent American Transplant Congress on the topics of kidney transplant, HLA antibodies and desensitization at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Transplant Grand Rounds June 25: Robert Colvin, MD, Benjamin Castleman Distinguished Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, will discuss, "Renal Allograft Histopathology: 2013 Update,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
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