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CARE/Crawley Building

Urban Health Project Committed to Community Event July 31

The Urban Health Project will showcase interns’ summer projects during its "Committed to Community” event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium.

The Urban Health Project is an all-volunteer, student-run organization founded at the College of Medicine in 1986. It pairs medical students with existing nonprofits in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas to provide health-related services to underserved populations, including the homeless, elderly, mentally ill, minorities, and women and children.

Faculty and staff at the College of Medicine, as well as co-workers, friends and family, are invited to attend the event. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP required.

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Brian Adams, MD

Adams Invited to World Melanoma Congress

Brian Adams, MD, interim chair of the department of dermatology, lectured at the 8th World Congress of Melanoma in Hamburg, Germany, July 17-20. The World Congress of Melanoma was first held 1985 in Venice, and every four years since then it has attracted the international melanoma community of basic researchers and clinicians.

Adams’ lecture, "Sun Safety and Barriers to Implementation”), was part of a workshop, "Skin Cancer in Professional Sportsmen.”

Adams is also the director of dermatology at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

AATS scholarship winners

AATS scholarship winners

Medical Students Receive Summer Surgery Scholarship

Students Alex Meyer, Daniel Dolan and Rahul Handa were all named recipients of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) cardiothoracic scholarship this summer.

The highly competitive award allows students between their first and second year of medical school to spend eight weeks on the cardiothoracic service with both clinical and research experiences.

As part of the scholarship, students rotated on three surgical services this summer headed by College of Medicine faculty: John B. Flege, Jr. Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery Sandra Starnes, MD, professor of pediatrics David Morales, MD, and associate professor of surgery J. Michael Smith, MD.

Read more about the summer scholarship at

Art Unveiling

Call to Artists: UC Health Art Show

This year, the UC Health Women’s Center will hold a year-long art show, "Hear Me Roar.” This is a juried art show awarding a one-year residency/consignment opportunity and cash awards, with the theme of women’s health, empowerment and art therapy.

Up to three pieces may be submitted online through Sept. 23. Submissions and questions can be directed to curator Melissa Mitchell at or call 513-348-6808.

›› For more information and submission guidelines

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

Register for UC Libraries August Classes Online

The UC Libraries August calendar of classes is now posted at

Class topics include Outlook, PowerPoint and a "Research Series” held July 29 through Aug. 2. 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.

MSB Rehabilitation

Construction Walls Going Up on Levels 3-4

Construction barrier walls for Levels 3 and 4 of the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) will go up this week, allowing construction access to the MSB Rehabilitation project Phase IV area while maintaining access to other areas of the MSB.

Starting at 8 p.m. today, walls will go up along the MSB’s east/west corridor (intersecting with the main corridor, which runs north/south) from Room 4352 to a point adjacent to Room 4060 The wall will divide the existing corridor in half to allow access to the labs and offices that were part of Phase II (northeast quadrant) and are now occupied. All work in this area will be done by 6 a.m. Tuesday. Additional barrier walls will be installed each evening through Thursday, Aug. 1.

›› For more information

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • CCTST Regulatory Forum on Suppression of Negative Results July 30: Christopher Lindsell, PhD, professor and vice chair of emergency medicine, will moderate the forum, "Suppression of Negative Results: impact, outcomes and ethics," from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Research Auditorium, Location R, Rooms 3381-3383. For more information, visit
  • 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. in Stetson Room 2108.
  • Medical Grand Rounds July 31: Robert Cohen, endocrinology, will present, "Weighing Treatment Choices for the Arising Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Epidemic: The GRADE Trial,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Reading Campus Special Lecture Aug. 5: Wolfgang Meyerhof, PhD, head of molecular genetics and professor at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, will present "The Complexity of Bitter Taste," at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the UC Reading Campus, Lecture Room A. For more information, call 513-558-2401 or email
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