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Faculty/Staff Campaign Year-End Event June 19

To wrap up the 2013 Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff Campaign, "There Is No UC Without U,” the Academic Health Center, along with campaign co-chair and senior associate dean for academic affairs and education Andrew Filak Jr., MD, will hold a year-end "thank you" event from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the CARE/Crawley lobby.

Healthy treats and beverages will be available for current donors and those who make a gift. The event will include a raffle for UC football tickets and UC gear.

Those who have not yet made a donation this year are encouraged to make a minimum $5 contribution to a UC program of their choice. Various methods to make a gift will be available at the event.

Thomas Boat, MD

Thomas Boat, MD

Boat Receives ATS Pediatric Award

Thomas Boat, MD, vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine, recently received the Founders Award from the Pediatric Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. The award was in recognition of his lifetime of achievement in pediatric respiratory medicine.

His work on airway secretions and the unique characteristics of mucus in cystic fibrosis laid the foundation for subsequent research that led to new therapeutics. He has been influential in setting the research agenda of the North American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the first and only chair of the group’s Research Development Program.

Boat trained numerous luminaries in pediatric pulmonology, and he continues to influence young trainees by personal instruction as well as by being an editor of "Kendig and Chernick’s Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children.”

A scientist conducts laboratory research

College of Medicine Study Section Requests Notices of Participation

The College of Medicine Study Section, part of the Discovery Acceleration Initiative, is launching its fourth round of review.

The purpose of the program is to internally review grant applications prior to submission to granting agencies in order to improve grant-writing success for investigators. To participate, view the FAQs and instructions.

Submit notices of participation to Pete Koch ( by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, with "Study Section Notice” in the subject line. Completed grant applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19.

CARE/Crawley Staircase Repairs Beginning

Repairs to the CARE/Crawley Building’s Grand Staircase—the exterior steps leading from Eden Avenue to the main entrance—are set to begin this week, with completion expected by the end of August. During this time, portions of the stairs will be blocked for work, but safe, passable access to the CARE/Crawley Building will be maintained at all times.

The work that is being performed involves step repair and replacement and is related to pavement resettlement. Some areas will require re-grouting and re-caulking. Work hours will generally conform with regular operational hours, starting at approximately 7 a.m. on weekdays and continuing until approximately 4 p.m. There might be occasions when the contractor starts work earlier or finishes later.

If you have questions, please contact Len Thomas, planner with the Office of Planning, Design and Construction, at 513-556-1295 or

Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Linke Receives Servant Leadership Award

Michael Linke, PhD, volunteer associate professor of infectious diseases, researcher at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and chair of the UC Institutional Review Board (IRB), won the Health Council’s first ever Servant Leadership Award.

Linke was recognized for his efforts in creating and leading the Health Council’s Consortium of Greater Cincinnati IRBs. He was the primary driver toward creating an effective foundation for IRB professionals to work together toward common goals that benefit the research community.

Jen Jackson and Jim Kingsbury

Jim Kingsbury

Kingsbury Receives Hospital Association's Highest Award

Jim Kingsbury, president and chief executive officer of UC Health, received the Ohio Hospital Association’s highest recognition, the Donald R. Newkirk Award, at the association’s annual dinner in Columbus Tuesday, June 11.

The Newkirk Award recognizes a leader who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the health care field in Ohio. Kingsbury, a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, is UC Health’s first chief executive officer and was appointed to the post in August 2010.

Theresa Winhusen, PhD

Winhusen to Lead CinARTEC

Theresa Winhusen, PhD, has accepted the position of director of the Division of Addictions (CinARTEC—Cincinnati Addiction Research, Treatment and Education Center). CinARTEC (formerly CeTREAD) is a collaborative effort among UC, UC Health and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Its mission is to discover and refine medical and scientific knowledge and translate it via education, training and dissemination into high-quality, evidence-based treatments for people suffering from addiction-related conditions.

Winhusen has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience since 2001 and has served since 2011 as director of the Cincinnati Addiction Research Center (CinARC), which CinARTEC will include. She has conducted National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded clinical trials for 15 years with a particular focus on pharmacotherapy for cocaine dependence and nicotine dependence. In 2010, she was presented with the Besteman Award for extraordinary contributions to the NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network.

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Building S

Alexander Receives Epidemiology Fellowship

Eileen Steinle Alexander, graduate student in environmental health, was recently awarded the Frank C. Woodside III, MD, Dinsmore & Shohl Fellowship through the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

Alexander was a 2011 Center for Environmental Genetics New Investigator Scholar, which made her eligible for her successful 2012 CEG Pilot Project award to study genetic and environmental factors contributing to the development of eosinophilic esophagitis, a debilitating food allergy.

College of Medicine

Singh Receives Albert Ryan Fellowship, AHA Grant

Shatrunjai Singh, third-year PhD student in the lab of Steve Danzer, PhD, associate professor of pediatric anesthesia and neurobiology, received the Albert J. Ryan fellowship award this month. Singh also received a two-year, $52,000 pre-doctoral grant from the American Heart Association.

The Albert J. Ryan foundation was established in 1968 by Alice M. Ryan of Cincinnati in memory of her father. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and encourage the career development of students who show promise of becoming research scholars and who show a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge of medical science.

James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD

Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

CCTST Grand Rounds June 21

Utilizing the process of design thinking in translational research and health care is the topic of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, in MSB 4051.

From 11 a.m. to noon, Craig Vogel, MID, professor of industrial design and associate dean of graduate and research studies, will discuss "The Role Design Thinking Can Play in Translational Research and Patient Centered/Empathic Health Care.”

From noon to 1 p.m., Lori Crosby, PsyD, associate professor, behavioral medicine and clinical psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Linda Dunseath, executive director of the Live Well Collaborative, will present "Using Design Thinking to Enhance the Transition to Adult Care in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease.”

CCTST Grand Rounds are free and open to the public. Continuing education credits are available. Lunch is available to CCTST members (join free of charge) who RSVP to Elizabeth Heubi by June 19.

Tracking your progress

Campus Recreation Center Makes National Top Ten List has named UC’s two campus recreation facilities to its Top Ten list for making "exercise accessible and convenient—not to mention satisfying and fun.”

The online resource for health care information referred to the excellence of the Campus Rec Center’s physical space, as well as the quality of amenities included in both the recreation and fitness centers. (The Campus Recreation Center is on the west campus at MainStreet; the Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley is on the CARE/Crawley Building’s R Level.)

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology Seminar June 18: Luis Larrondo, PhD, assistant professor in the department of molecular genetics and microbiology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, will present, "Circadian clocks in a model microbial organism: a four-dimensional view of gene expression,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • 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.
  • Neurology Grand Rounds June 19: Jeffrey Saver, MD, UCLA Department of Neurology, will present, "The Path Ahead in Acute Ischemic Stroke Care: Fast and Furious," from 8 to 9 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds June 19: Max Reif, MD, and Robert Luke, MD, will discuss, "Controversies in Medicine: Are we eating too much salt?” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • 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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