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Date: Monday, August 12, 2013

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2012 College of Medicine New Faculty Reception

College to Recognize New Faculty

The College of Medicine will recognize new faculty members Wednesday, Aug. 28, at a 5 p.m. reception in the CARE/Crawley atrium.

Thomas Boat, MD, College of Medicine dean and vice president for health affairs, will open the reception; each department will then introduce new faculty recruited over the past year. Light refreshments will be served.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by and meet and welcome our new clinicians and researchers.

Med Mentors Program

Med Mentors Program

Help the Med Mentors School Supply Drive

Help local students prepare for the school year with the UC Med Mentors school supply drive. Donations will be accepted in drop-in boxes located in the MSB through Saturday, Aug. 31.

Boxes are located in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, IvaDean Lair's office, and outside Kresge Auditorium.

CARE/Crawley Building

Family and Community Medicine Partners with Health Collaborative in QI Grant

The Health Collaborative (HC) of Greater Cincinnati is partnering with the UC Department of Family and Community Medicine on a $15,000 grant recently funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative.

This grant will assess consumer impact and sustainability of the HC’s "Make the Right Call” campaign to educate the public on the importance of having a primary care physician and only using the emergency room for true emergencies.

Nancy Elder, associate professor of clinical family medicine, will lead the evaluation along with Judy Hirsh of the Collaborative.

Lesley Arnold, MD

Lesley Arnold, MD

Arnold Featured at Fibromyalgia Presentation

Lesley Arnold, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, will be the featured speaker at a free presentation on fibromyalgia, a common chronic pain disorder, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

The presentation will take place at the Stetson Building, 260 Stetson St., Suite 2108. Complimentary parking will be available in the garage below the building.

RSVP to or 513-558-6769.

Winners of the Robert and Emma Lou Fellowship for Cancer and Cell Biological Research

Rhyasen and Lo

Students Receive Fellowship for Cancer and Cell Biological Research

Graduate students Garrett Rhyasen and Yuan-Hung Lo have been named co-recipients of the annual Robert and Emma Lou Cardell Fellowship for Cancer and Cell Biological Research.

Rhyasen thesis work, in assistant professor of pediatrics Dan Starczynowski’s lab, analyzes key signaling molecules during development of myelodysplastic syndromes, which are complex, multigenic hematologic malignancies that frequently progress to acute myeloid leukemia.

Lo's work, in assistant professor of pediatrics Noah Shroyer’s lab, analyzes the role of a transcription factor, SAM Pointed Domain ETS Transcription Factor (SPDEF), in colorectal cancer, one of the most lethal cancers worldwide.

Cardell fellowships, given annually for the last 15 years, are made possible by the Robert and Emma Lou Cardell Foundation, established by the Cardells, both practitioners of cutting-edge morphological approaches for relating cell structure and function.

Robert Cardell, PhD, is a professor emeritus of cell biology, having served as chair from 1979-1996 and as associate dean for graduate education from 1994-1998.

Drake Center

Drake Center Hosts Liver Conference Sept. 21

The Conference Center at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care will host the "2013 Advances in Liver and Biliary Tract Diseases” conference Saturday, Sept. 21.

The conference’s keynote speaker will be John Vierling, MD, professor of medicine and surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Chief of Hepatology.

Shimul Shah, MD, associate professor of surgery and director of liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery, and Nadeem Anwar, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine and medical director of liver transplantation, will serve as conference faculty.

Continuing education credits are available. Completed registration and payment must be received by Friday, Sept. 6.

For more information, contact Donna Griffith at 513-558-3993 or

MSB Rehabilitation

MSB Rehabilitation Project Update

Construction barrier walls for MSB Levels E and 1 will start to go up this week. The walls will allow construction access to the MSB Rehabilitation project Phase IV area while also maintaining access to other areas of the MSB.

Starting at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, walls will go up along the MSB’s southernmost east/west corridor (intersecting with the main corridor, which runs north/south) from Room 1351 to a point across from Suite 1358.

Starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, the north/south corridor on Level 1 will have barrier walls installed in it from Room 1351 south to the double doors entrance from UC Medical Center.

Starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, walls will go up along the MSB’s Level E north/south corridor from Room E362 to Room E601A (about 60 feet from the double doors leading to Eden Garage and UC Medical Center).

Read more information online or call 513-558-2992 or email For more information, including archived updates, visit the MSB rehabilitation project website at

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Transplant Grand Rounds Aug. 13: Faculty will present reporters from the 2013 American Transplant Congress at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Neurology Grand Rounds Aug. 14: Cynthia Harden, MD, department of neurology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, will present, "Women with Epilepsy: Current Management" at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 14: Shashi Kant, MD, nephrology, will present, "Onco-Nephrology: Cancer and the kidney: an update,” at noon in Kresge Auditorium.
  • 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 Children’s Location D, Room 2.22
  • Translational Cancer Research Seminar Series Aug. 22: Jorge F. DiMartino MD, PhD, executive director of translational development oncology at Celgene Corporation, will present, "The Celgene Early Development Oncology Pipeline,” at 3 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Research Auditorium, Location R, 3381.
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