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2007 College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony Aug. 9

The College of Medicine's 18th annual White Coat Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati.

The ceremony, symbolic of entrance into medical school, features incoming students donning a white lab coat with assistance from faculty.

UC President Santa Ono, PhD, and Dean of the College of Medicine Thomas Boat, MD, will give their own remarks during Fridayís ceremony, with the keynote address provided by Laura Wexler, MD, adjunct professor of medicine and recipient of the 2013 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at 513-558-5577 or

Mia Mallory, MD

Mia Mallory, MD

Mallory Named Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Mia Mallory, MD, has been named associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the College of Medicine.

Mallory, an associate professor of pediatrics, is returning to Cincinnati after two years as an emergency physician at Childrenís Healthcare of Atlanta. Previously, she served eight years as the associate residency director for pediatrics at Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center.

In her new role, Mallory will be responsible for the development and implementation of plans and programs to recruit and retain a diverse community of faculty, students and staff within the college. In addition to chairing the diversity council, she will work with the deanís office and departments to assure compliance with LCME and other applicable standards related to diversity and inclusion.

In a memo announcing the appointment, College of Medicine Dean Thomas Boat, MD, and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Andrew Filak Jr., MD, thanked Charles Collins, MD, for his work during his eight years in the associate dean position. Collins will return full time to his role as vice chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience.

Alpha Omega Alpha

Nominations Needed for Alpha Omega Alpha

The nomination deadline for Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national honorary medical society, has been extended until Friday, Aug. 9. Each year, the College of Medicine submits nominations for three residents with at least one year of training, two faculty members and two UC alumni with at least 10 years of post-UC experience.

Resident nominations must include a medical school transcript, CV and nomination letter from their respective department chair. Faculty nominations must include a CV and a department chair letter. Alumni nominations require a CV and department chair letter. Letters can be addressed to Alpha Omega Selection Committee

Submit nominations, electronically, to IvaDean Lair at no later than Aug. 9, 2013.

Eric Eisenhauer, MD

Eric Eisenhauer, MD

Eisenhauer to Lead UC Health Gynecologic Oncology Team

Eric Eisenhauer, MD, has joined the College of Medicine as director of the division of gynecologic oncology and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Eisenhauer will also join the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute and serve as UC Health medical director of gynecologic oncology.

A graduate of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Eisenhauer completed his residency and internship at Brigham and Womenís Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He completed fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Since 2008, Eisenhauer has served on the faculty at Ohio State University and with Ohio Stateís Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, and Bill Mase, DrPH

MPH Director Bill Mase, DrPH

MPH Program to Join Public Health Association

UCís Masterís of Public Health Program, housed within the department of environmental health, will join the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, a new association which launched Aug. 1.

UC is the 33rd program to join the association, which connects the 50 Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools, five associate members and 32 CEPH-accredited programs of public health.

Forty Under 40

Two from UC Named in 'Forty under 40'

Ellen Air, MD, PhD, assistant professor of clinical neurosurgery, and Eric Langevin, assistant director of donor recruiting and community relations at Hoxworth Blood Center, have been named to the Business Courierís 2013 "Forty under 40Ē class.

The Forty Under 40 program identifies and recognizes the regionís young core of future business, community and economic leaders.

Winners will be formally recognized at a luncheon Thursday, Sept. 19. For more information, contact Lisa Muhlenkamp at or 513-337-9467.

A scientist conducts laboratory research

Clinical Research Feasibility Fund Available for Junior Faculty

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training is accepting applications from junior faculty for the next round of Clinical Research Feasibility Fund (CReFF) pilot grants.

Applicants must already have an active CTRC-approved protocol or submit one for review with their proposal. The CReFF provides one-year start-up funding of up to $20,000 for pilot studies, potentially renewable for one additional year. One or two grants are anticipated this cycle.

Applications must be submitted by noon Friday, Nov. 1. View the complete Request for Applications online or call 513-636-4273 or email Amy Hartkemeyer for more information.

For more information, including eligibility, visit

The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

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

University of Cincinnati

Outside Activity Reporting Due Sept. 6

UC employees of the College of Medicine must complete an annual report of collateral employment, conflicts of commitment, and conflicts of interest by no later than Friday, Sept. 6, with the exception of all externally-funded investigators who must complete their report by Tuesday, Sept. 10, to comply with federal deadlines. To complete the Outside Activity Report (OAR), follow this link (requires your Central Login username and password):

The OAR form has been revised this year to comply with requirements for federally-funded research and in response to feedback on how to make the form easier to understand and complete.

For more information on who must complete the report and activities to report, visit the online FAQ. For questions, email or

2007 Sunflower Revolution

2013 Sunflower Revolution Sept. 7-8

The Sunflower Revolution weekend, featuring the Parkinsonís Disease Symposium and Expo and the Sunflower Revolution Fitness Festival, will be held is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8

The symposium and expo, a free educational event for patients, caregivers and family members, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Oasis Conference Center near Loveland. It features experts on the challenges of managing Parkinsonís disease, new opportunities and alternative treatments, research breakthroughs and health and wellness information.

The fitness festival is set for Sunday, Sept. 8, based at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine and offering several events including bicycle rides of 100 and 40 kilometers, a 5-kilometer run and walk and the Sunflower Sprouts Kidsí Fun Run. There will also be yoga on the lawn, music and a mini taste of Over-the-Rhine.

Fitness events benefit the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinsonís Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health.

Visit for a complete list of Sunflower events and registration details.

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Transplant Grand Rounds Aug. 6: Faculty will present reporters from the 2013 American Transplant Congress at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Neurology Grand Rounds Aug. 7: Darcy Krueger, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Division of Neurology, will present, "Are You Up to Date? 2012 Update of the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Diagnostic Criteria and Management Recommendations,Ē at 8 a.m. in Cincinnati Childrenís 5/3 Bank Auditorium.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 7: Kenneth Casey, MD, division of pulmonary, sleep medicine and critical care, will discuss, "What every internist needs to know about sleep,Ē at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Evidence-Based Inquiry Grand Rounds Aug. 15: Katherine Brunck and Sarah Peterson with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will present, "Communication: Slow and Steady Change for Lasting Results," on practice changes related to safe-handoffs, at noon in Cincinnati Childrenís Location D, Room 2.22
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