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Neil Holsing

Neil Holsing

Neil Holsing Named Associate Dean

Neil Holsing has been appointed as an associate dean for the College of Medicine, primarily focused on enhancing operational efficiencies and financial reporting.

Holsing joined the college 12 years ago as the information technology (IT) director for the department of internal medicine and has served many roles during his tenure. In 2009, he became the executive director for business and administration (EDBA) for the departments of neurology and pathology.

He has been actively involved in centralization initiatives for the college, including development of robust financial reporting, centralization of accounting functions, consolidation of the IT service desk and development of a single practice plan for University of Cincinnati Physicians.

In his new role, Holsing will spend approximately 30 percent of his time in the Dean’s Office, continuing as the EDBA for the neurology and rehabilitation medicine department.

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Study Section Notices of Participation Due Aug. 2

The College of Medicine Study Section is requesting notices of participation for proposals targeting the October 5 NIH cycle.

The purpose of the study section program is to internally review grant applications prior to submission to granting agencies in order to improve grant-writing success for our investigators.

Notices allow appropriate reviewers to be lined up to evaluate the proposals. The notice face sheet and one-page project summary is due 5 p.m. Friday, August 2.

Completed grant applications are due to Pete Koch, by 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19. Details of the Study Section program, including the notice of participation face page, are available online.

Charles Doarn

Charles Doarn

Doarn Named Co-Chair of Telemedicine Working Group

Charles Doarn, research professor of family and community medicine, was recently named the co-chair of the Federal Telemedicine working group. Doarn is on the group through his work as assistant to the chief health and medical officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

"FedTel” is a cross-federal workgroup on telehealth that includes membership from agencies and offices across government to discuss how to best collaborate in the development and implementation of telemedicine and telehealth nationwide.

Kettering Laboratory

Krishan and Carreira Win Toxicology Awards

Two students in the department of environment health’s division of environmental genetics and molecular toxicology, Mansi Krishan and Vinicius Carreira, DVM, are recent winners of endowment awards presented by the Society of Toxicology.

Krishan, a PhD candidate and research assistant, received the Harihara Mehendale Graduate Student Best Abstract Award for her work titled, "Enhanced Intranasal Delivery of Gemcitabine to the Central Nervous System.” She has also received a EUROTOX 2013 Fellowship to present her work (oral and poster) at the EUROTOX 2013 meeting in Interlaken, Switzerland, Sept. 1-4.

Carreira, a postdoctoral fellow whose specialty is veterinary pathology, received the Roger McClellan Award for his work titled, "The AHR Contributions to Cardiovascular Development, Developmental Toxicity, and Adult Disease.” Carreira presented the latest results of the project at the annual Society of Toxicologic Pathology meeting in Portland, Ore., where his poster won second place for the Young Investigator Award.

The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

Domestic Water Outage in Vontz Center July 23

There will be a domestic water outage in the Vontz Center from 6 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, so that Cincinnati Water Works can install a new meter. Restrooms, sinks and water fountains will be out of service during the outage.

If you have questions, please call Charles Jones at 513-558-2501.

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

Library Hosts Research Series July 29-Aug. 2

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library will hold five educational sessions in its "Research Series” Monday, July 29, to Friday, Aug. 2. Sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. daily in the classroom on the G Level of the Health Sciences Library.

Topics include:

  • Show Me the Money
  • NCBI Tools: An Introduction to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases
  • Discovering Datasets
  • Research Data Management 101
  • Unique Author Identifiers: Manage Your Research Identify.

Attendees can bring lunch to the interactive sessions. Seats are limited.

›› View the complete schedule and register online

A scientist conducts laboratory 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 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 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, call 513-803-2612 or email A recording will be linked from the CCTST website after the event.

UC at the Zoo

UC at the Zoo Event Sept. 7

Join your fellow Bearcats for UC at the Zoo Saturday, Sept. 7, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The zoo will be open exclusively to the UC community for this special event.

Tickets are $7 and include admission, parking, entertainment, food discounts and more. Since this is a private event, zoo memberships are not valid.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or the Mainstreet Connection Center, Tangeman University Center (Level 3). UC at the Zoo is sponsored by UC and UC Health.

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Neurology Grand Rounds July 24: Vincent Martin, MD, professor of clinical medicine, will present, "Ovarian Hormones and Migraine: In Search of the Holy Grail...” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar July 24: Dipankar Nandi, PhD, a faculty member in the department of biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, will discuss, "Infection-induced Thymic Atrophy," at noon in MSB 2351. Nandi was a postdoctoral assistant in UC’s department of molecular genetics from 1993 to 1997.
  • 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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