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Gregg Warshaw, MD

Gregg Warshaw, MD

Warshaw Awarded Health and Aging Policy Fellowship

Gregg Warshaw, MD, professor of family medicine and director of the division of geriatrics, has been selected as a 2013-2014 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, part of a program run by Columbia University in collaboration with the American Political Science Association.

The program is designed to build a cadre of geriatric and gerontology professionals who can help shape a positive and healthy future for older Americans by bringing science and practice knowledge to the health care policy arena, as well as bringing greater awareness of health policy to the clinical and scientific communities.

Fellows are selected based on their commitment to health and aging issues, leadership potential and interest in impacting policy.

Stephen Strakowski, MD, says that the psychiatry field has moved from a psychoanalytic model to one that focuses on the brain.

Stephen Strakowski, MD

Strakowski Named UC Health SVP of Strategic Planning

Starting Aug. 1, Stephen Strakowski, MD, will assume new responsibilities at UC Health as senior vice president of strategic planning and business development.

With this new role, Strakowski will step down from his position as senior associate dean for research at the College of Medicine and vice president of research at UC Health, positions he has held since 2011. He will remain the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.

In a memo announcing the change, Dean Thomas Boat, MD, credited Strakowski with creating an extraordinary environment for research success at the college and UC Health. Boat will work with James Kingsbury, president and CEO of UC Health, to name a new senior associate dean and UC Health vice president for research.

Edward Otten, MD

Edward Otten, MD

Otten Receives Kenyon College Humanitarian Award

Edward "Mel” Otten, MD, professor of emergency medicine, received the Kenyon College Alumni Council Humanitarian Service Award class of ’73.

The award is given by the Kenyon College Alumni Council to alumni who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to humanitarian service. The council noted Otten’s service as a medic in the U.S. Army and long career as a "born helper and teacher.”

Otten is also associate medical director for the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center, chief medical officer of the KY-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and leader of Hamilton County's SWAT and Urban Search and Rescue teams.

Ilka Riddle, PhD

Ilka Riddle, PhD

Riddle Becomes Director of UCEDD

Ilka Riddle, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, has been named director of the UC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC UCEDD).

The UC UCEDD, located in the division of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is one of 67 UCEDDs nationally.

The center works to advance health and well-being of those with developmental disabilities and their families through training health professionals, creating innovative models of care delivery, expanding knowledge and providing community education and technical assistance to increase understanding and promote advocacy.

Golf Tournament

Putting for Parkinson's Golf Outing July 19

The UC Foundation will host the fourth annual Putting for Parkinson’s Golf Outing Friday, July 19, at Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike in Fort Thomas, Ky.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. To date, the event has raised over $52,000 for the center’s research.

Register online at

University of Cincinnati gate

Ohio Ethics Law Training Sessions July 24 and Aug. 14

UC will host two training sessions in Ohio’s Ethics Law, provided by representatives from the Ohio Ethics Commission, the state agency designated to administer Ohio’s Ethics Law and related statutes.

  • The first session will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the Annie Laws conference room – 407 Teachers College on the West Campus (RSVP by July 17).
  • The second session will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, in Kresge Auditorium (RSVP by Aug. 7).

Both sessions will last approximately 90 minutes. For questions regarding the training sessions or specific ethics questions, call Kori Landon in the Office of General Counsel at 513- 558-1726.

›› Sign up for the sessions online.

University of Cincinnati

Order Your 2013-2014 Campus Calendar

The 2013-2014 University of Cincinnati Campus Calendar will be available July 22. This year’s calendar theme is #HottestCollegeinAmerica, and the calendar will feature the UC2019 strategic plan themes and core principles.

Cost per calendar is $5. To place an online order, visit the Division of Student Affairs website. Click on the "Order Your 2013-2014 Campus Calendar” link at the upper right of the page to download the order form.

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Neurology Grand Rounds July 10: Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, neurology and rehabilitation medicine, will present, "Acute Stroke Epidemiology,” at 8 a.m. in MSB E351.
  • Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute Seminar July 11: Richard Moriggl, PhD, director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research, Vienna, Austria, will present, "The JAK-STAT Core Cancer Pathway Dominates Hematopoietic or Solid Cancer Development,” at 1 p.m. in TCHRF 3381 (Location R, Research Auditorium).
  • Transplant Lecture Series July 12: Tayyab Diwan, MD, will present, "Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in Transplantation,” at noon in MSB 2004.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds July 30: Jacqueline O’Leary, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center and medical director of the Baylor University Medical Center Inpatient Liver and Transplant Unit, will discuss, "The Impact of DSA in Liver Transplant,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
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