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Translational Research

Clinical and Translational Research

Just-in-Time Pilot Funds Available July 1

This Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training small grants program is designed to support clinical and translational science investigators who are seeking preliminary data in the next three to six months for K23, R01 or similar new or revised extramural grant submissions and need the services of one or more institutional cores.

Investigators may apply for up to $7,500 annually in support. UC faculty, including those based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, are generally eligible to apply.

Application early in the fiscal year, beginning July 1, is encouraged. See the RFA for complete details, including a list of participating cores, visit the CCTST Pilot & Collaborative Studies page, or email Katie Scharf.

Kettering Laboratory

Kettering Laboratory

CEG Recognizes Investigators With Development Awards

The Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG), housed in the UC Department of Environmental Health, has announced its annual Career Development Awards, including the CEG New Investigative Scholars and Next Generation Biomedical Investigator.

The Career Development Program’s objective is to increase understanding and the quality of environmental health science research at UC and affiliates. The program is headed by Grace LeMasters, PhD, environmental health, and Daniel Woo, MD, neurology and rehabilitation medicine.

The 2013 CEG New Investigator Scholars are: Robyn Amos-Kroohs, Vinicius Carreira, DVM, Laurie Davenport, PhD, Esmond Geh, PhD, Heidi Hsieh, Vinothini Janakiram, PhD, Abby Johnson, Eric Kettleson, PhD, Shilpa Shah, DO, and Samrat Yeramaneni.

The 2013 Next Generation Biomedical Investigator is Pheruza Tarapore, PhD, research assistant professor of environmental health. Her research is focused on the effects of high-fat diets and bisphenol A on testis spermatogenesis.

›› Learn more about the awardees

Tapan Chatterjee, PhD

Tapan Chatterjee, PhD

Chatterjee Invited to Present on Atherosclerosis

Tapan Chatterjee, PhD, research associate professor in the division of cardiovascular diseases, will present "HDAC9 and Atherosclerosis" as an invited speaker to the 2013 Atherosclerosis Gordon Research Conference, held June 16-21 in Stowe, Vt.

Read more about Chatterjee’s research at

Robert Balderas, PhD

Robert Balderas

Cytometry Association Users Meeting June 26

The next Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association users meeting will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S-S1.204.

Robert Balderas, vice president of biological sciences at BD Biosciences, will present, "Novel Flow Cytometric Techniques for Analysis of Protein Phosphorylation and Signaling Networks – Cancer Applications.”

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Upcoming Open Houses: Reproductive Health and Cardiovascular Recovery

Join UC Health physicians, nurses and staff at two upcoming open houses for new and renovated spaces at the West Chester and Clifton campuses.

The Center for Reproductive Health Open House will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the UC Health Physicians Office South, 7675 Wellness Way, Suite 315 in West Chester. RSVP to Rachael Wade at 513-475-8010 or

The UC Health Cardiovascular Recovery and Rehabilitation Services Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, June 28, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Room 2200. For more information, call Becky Sittason at 513-584-8540.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Children’s to Host Blood Club Symposium Sept. 19-20

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 11th Midwest Blood Club Symposium, to be held Sept. 19-20 at the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation.

The meeting aims to foster communication between hematology oncology investigators within the Midwest region by creating a forum where researchers can meet and share ideas and data on stem cell biology, transplantation, cell/gene therapy, leukemogenesis and immunotherapy.

Deadline for abstract submission is Friday, Aug. 2. For more information, visit the conference website.

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

Register for UC Libraries July Classes Online

The UC Libraries July calendar of classes is now posted at

Class topics include screencasting, Outlook, MedLine, Endnote and a series on research topics. Health Sciences Library (HSL) classes will be held in the HSL Electronic Classroom located in MSB G005G, inside the library. Classes are also offered at Langsam Library and in Baldwin Hall.

For more information, call 513-558-6019.

UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Transplant Grand Rounds June 25: Robert Colvin, MD, Benjamin Castleman Distinguished Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, will present, "Chronic Antibody Mediated Rejection: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Bold,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Medical Grand Rounds June 26: Marzieh Salehi, MD, and David D'Alessio, MD, will present, "From the gut to the islet: Leaning new tricks about glucose metabolism from weight-loss surgeries," at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Neurology Grand Rounds June 26: Jaimin Shah, MD, will present, "Neurological Clinicopathologic Case Presentation," at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
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