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College Surpasses Faculty/Staff Campaign Goal
The College of Medicine attained a 48 percent participation rate in this year’s Proudly Cincinnati Faculty/Staff Campaign, surpassing the goal of 43 percent.
The departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiation Oncology and Radiology and the Pulmonary division in the Department of Internal Medicine achieved 100 percent participation levels.
In a memo to faculty and staff, Dean Thomas Boat, MD, said this year’s results were "impressive” and offered his "heartfelt appreciation to everyone who made a gift to the campaign this year, especially those of you who are participating for the first time.”
The 2012-2013 campaign was chaired by Andrew Filak Jr., MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs, with 37 campaign captains assisting the effort.
Rita Alloway, PharmD
Alloway Advised FDA at Public Hearing
On June 21, Rita Alloway, PharmD, research professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension, participated in a Food and Drug Administration public hearing, "Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012 Regulatory Science initiatives: Request for Public Input for FY 2014 Generic Drug Research The Food and Drug Administration.”
Alloway represented the American Society of Transplantation to advise the FDA related to future research efforts in generic drug use in transplantation. In addition to reviewing the status of the currently FDA funded U01, she provided specific study recommendations for future studies.
Shannon Miller, MD
Miller Recognized for Research Contributions
Shannon Miller, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, was selected for the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation Research of the Year Award.
Miller’s original research on addiction disorders in active duty Airmen with mild traumatic brain injury was recently featured on the cover of The American Journal of Psychiatry (April 2013). The journal ranks as the top journal worldwide in clinical psychiatry.
Miller is program director for the addiction medicine research fellowship at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and co-program director for the addiction psychiatry fellowship.
Cobb Invited to Present at Headache Conference
Third-year medical student Katie Cobb was invited to present her abstract, "Factors Influencing Migraine Recurrence after Acute Inpatient Treatment in Children and Adolescents,” at the International Headache Congress, held June 27-30 in Boston.
Cobb worked with advisor Marielle Kabbouche, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, and the headache team in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Neurology Division for her research.
CCTST Regulatory Forum on Suppression of Negative Results July 30
Sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), the forum, "Suppression of Negative Results: impact, outcomes and ethics," will be held Tuesday, July 30, from 2-4 p.m. in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Research Auditorium, Location R, Rooms 3381- 3383.
Speakers will discuss how the ethical mandate to ensure research contributes to generalizable knowledge conflicts with the failure to make negative results public. Panelists will consider the ethical implications of this failure to publish on the risks and benefits of research and the consequences for future research programs. They will also discuss strategies for overcoming difficulties in publishing negative results.
The session will be moderated by Christopher Lindsell, PhD, professor and vice chair of emergency medicine, UC, and co-director of the CCTST BERD core.
Registration is not required. For more information, including forum panelists and directions, visit cctst.uc.edu, call 513- 803-2612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A recording will be linked from the CCTST website after the event.
New Faculty/Staff Voicemail System Coming July 22
UC will launch a new voicemail system at 6 p.m. Monday, July 22. The new system offers a host of new features, including a Web PhoneManager that allows users to manage their voice messages online.
All current faculty and staff voicemail users need to set up a new voicemail box before July 22. For more information, including FAQs and a printable Quick Reference Card, please visit www.uc.edu/ucit/phone/vmail.
For technical assistance, call the UCIT Help Desk at 513-556-HELP (4357).
Ohio Department of Health Town Hall Tour Aug. 12
Join other interested professionals as Ohio Department of Health Director Ted Wymyslo, MD, travels the state to convene discussions on improving the health outcomes of Ohioans.
UC will host Wymyslo for a talk on the integration of public health and clinical medicine from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 12, in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
For more information and to register, visit www.odh.ohio.gov/TownHallTour.
Volunteers Needed for "Helping Hands” Move-in Day
Campus Services needs volunteers to help for the 13th annual Helping Hands program, an effort to assist students as they move into the residence halls in August.
As a Helping Hands volunteer, faculty/staff greet students, assist with directions, answer questions, provide water and help unload vehicles.
This year’s move-in is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22. High-traffic times are expected to be between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
›› For more information and to register
Save the Date: Night on the Serengeti Sept. 6
The annual "Night on the Serengeti” fundraiser for the Village Life Outreach Project will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 26.
The Village Life Outreach Project is a nonprofit organization led by UC Health primary care physician Chris Lewis, MD. Most of Village Life’s work focuses on three remote and impoverished villages in the Rorya district of Tanzania in East Africa.
See information on sponsorship opportunities or learn more about Village Life Outreach online.
Upcoming Lectures and Seminars
- Hematology-Oncology and Brain Tumor Center Seminar July 17: Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD, Head and Neck Cancer Basic Research Director at the Tisch Cancer Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will present, "Understanding Solitary Disseminated Tumor Cell Behavior to Target the Root of Metastasis,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
- Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar July 24: Dipankar Nandi, PhD, Nandi is a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, will discuss, "Infection-induced Thymic Atrophy," at noon in MSB 2351.
- Transplant Division Grand Rounds July 30: Jacqueline O’Leary, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center, will present, "The Impact of DSA in Liver Transplant,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
- Neurosurgery Grand Rounds July 31: Amin Kassam, MD, professor of neurosurgery and director of minimally invasive skull base and cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Ottawa, will present, "The Thirteenth Cranial Nerve: Could It Be?” at 8 a.m.
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