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Christopher Lindsell, PhD

Christopher Lindsell, PhD

Lindsell Appointed Associate Dean for Research

Christopher Lindsell, PhD, has been appointed associate dean for clinical research at the College of Medicine and vice president for research at UC Health.

A professor and vice chair for research in the department of emergency medicine, Lindsell will lead and coordinate clinical research management activities at the college, UC Health and UC Physicians, including the clinical trials office, UC Health research office, and the many clinical research operations across the health system.

In this new role Lindsell will develop college and UC Health-wide strategic initiatives to grow the research enterprise and build capacity for conducting clinical research.

Additionally, he will work with the leadership of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) to bridge between the academic clinical research environment and clinical research implementation at UC Health facilities.


CCTST Offers ‘T1’ Pilot Grants, Just-in-Time Funding

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) announces the next funding round of its "T1” Pilot Grant Program and Just-in-Time Core Funds Grant Program.

"T1” Pilot Grant Program:
Letters of intent are due Friday, Oct. 4. Proposals of up to $100,000 are requested to fund T1 translational research, which seeks to apply clinical or basic research knowledge in an identifiable pathway toward the development of trials and studies in humans. Complete details are available online or contact Susan Swearingen.

Just-in-Time Core Funds Grant Program:
Application deadlines are Oct. 1, 2013, and Feb. 1, 2014. The mission of the Just-in-Time (JIT) grant mechanism is to enable investigators to use UC or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center core facilities to obtain critical data for submission of a competitive extramural proposal, patent application or commercialization agreement. Click here for complete details or contact Bettie Durant.

Barb Kowalcyk

Barbara Kowalcyk, PhD

Kowalcyk Appointed to FDA Science Board

Barbara Kowalcyk, PhD, graduate of the epidemiology and biostatistics program in the department of environmental health, has been appointed to the Science Board of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Her term runs from June 24, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2016.

Kowalcyk is CEO of the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention in Raleigh, N.C., and assistant research professor in the department of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences at North Carolina State University. Her 2-year-old son, Kevin, died in 2001 after contracting an aggressive strain of E. coli; since then, she has made it her mission to educate others about the genesis and dangers of foodborne illnesses.

The Science Board provides advice to the FDA commissioner and other officials on scientific and technical issues. Daniel Acosta, PhD, a professor in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, has been a member of the board since 2012.

Daniel Kanter, MD

Daniel Kanter, MD

Kanter Appointed Medical Director for Telestroke, NSICU

Daniel Kanter, MD, an associate professor in the department of neurology and rehabilitation medicine, UC Health neurologist and member of the UC Stroke Team, has been appointed medical director for UC Medical Center's Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and the UC Health Telestroke Network.

Kanter graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, performed his residency at Harvard University and completed a neurocritical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Emily Hautman

Emily Hautman

Hautman to Present Research at Neurology Society

Second-year medical student Emily Hautman has been invited to present her research at the Child Neurology Society Conference, held Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in Austin, Texas.

Hautman will present her poster, "Unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) Striatal Lesions Associated with Earlier Onset Parkinsonian Phenotype in Creatine Transporter Deficient Mice as compared to Wild Type Controls” Thursday, Oct. 31.

She worked with Matthew Skelton, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Division of Neurology, for the summer research project.

Dave deBronkart

Dave deBronkart

CCTST Grand Rounds on Participatory Medicine Sept. 20

The next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds on Friday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 4051 will focus on the role of the patient in health care transformation.

Featured speaker is Dave deBronkart, a technology executive who became a blogger, policy advisor and international keynote speaker on patient engagement in health care after defeating stage 4 kidney cancer in 2007. Better known as "e-Patient Dave,” deBronkart has been a leading advocate of participatory medicine, allowing patients access to their own health care data and a role in decision-making with their physicians.

He will discuss, "Putting Patients at the Heart of the Clinical Trial.” Lunch is available to CCTST members (join free of charge) who register by Wednesday, Sept. 18, by emailing Elizabeth Heubi.

CARE/Crawley Building

Cincinnati Hemodialysis Vascular Access Symposium Sept. 27-28

Register now for the Cincinnati Hemodialysis Vascular Access Symposium 2013, being held Sept. 27-28, at the Westin Cincinnati, 21 E. Fifth Street, downtown.

The symposium is presented by the UC Departments of Surgery and Internal Medicine, in partnership with the Renal Network. Rino Munda, MD and Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, will serve as symposium co-chairs.

Continuing education credits are available. Register online at

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Walk Supports Cincinnati Children's Lead Clinic

Join the Center for Environmental Genetics’ (CEG) Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) in supporting the Cincinnati Children’s Environmental Health and Lead Clinic at Cincinnati Walks for Kids Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Cincinnati Walks for Kids is a scenic half-mile stroll through the zoo to celebrate and raise money for Cincinnati Children's. Check-in starts at 3 p.m.; the walk starts at 4:30.

Participating in the event will support funds for activities and outreach led by the clinic and its director, CEG COEC Physician Project Leader Nicholas Newman, DO, assistant professor of pediatrics.

Click on the following links to participate—join the "Environmental Health and Lead Clinic” team, register as an individual or make a donation.

2006 IvaDean Benefit Concert

Join UCCOM Instrumental Ensemble

The UCCOM Instrumental Ensemble is a student-run organization that seeks to explore the connections between music and healing, provide opportunities for members’ personal and artistic development and build partnerships with the medical community through service in Cincinnati.

The ensemble welcomes any and all students, physicians and staff members in the health care profession to join us in making music. Possible performance opportunities include: the IvaDean Benefit Concert, the art show, music therapy sessions and the annual College of Medicine talent show..

Interested musicians may sign up online or email with any questions or suggestions.

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 17: Kenneth Egan, senior radiation safety specialist, will speak at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Physiology Seminar Sept. 17: C. Shekhar Gandhi, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-Gastroenterology, UC Department of Surgery, will discuss stellate cells, liver inflammation and immunity at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Sept. 18: David Steward, MD, will present, "Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Results of Multicenter Trial," at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Sept 18: Ana Luisa Kadekaro, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology, will discuss, "Identifying Mechanisms Involved with MC1R Variants and Increased Risk to Skin Cancer," at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 18: Robert O'Donnell, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of cardiology, will discuss, "Not to worry, you have been diagnosed with Takotsubo's,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics Thursday Seminar Sept. 19: Animesh (Aashoo) Tandon, MD, Pediatric Cardiology Fellow at Cincinnati Children’s and MSCTR trainee, will present, "A Longitudinal Examination of Cardiac Dysfunction in Patients with Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy via Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 19: Rytis Prekeris, PhD, associate professor in the department of cell and developmental biology, University of Colorado, will present, "The Role of Polarized Protein Transport in Mid-Body Inheritance and Cancer Cell Invasion," at noon in the Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Sept. 19: Michael Jankowski, PhD, Pediatric Anesthesia Research Center, Cincinnati Children's, will present, "'Interfering' with ischemic myalgia," at 4 p.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Transplant Lecture Series Sept. 20: Ashish Singhal, MD, assistant professor of surgery, division of transplantation, will present, "Hemostasis and Thrombosis in Liver Disease & Liver Transplantation,” at noon in MSB 2004.
  • Dean's Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar Sept. 23: Stephan Lehnart, MD, professor of translational cardiology, University Medical Center Goettingen, will present, "Charting Arrhythmia Mechanisms-Nanoscopic Approaches to Calcium Dysfunction in Heart,” at noon in MSB 3351.
  • Charles L. Heaton Endowed Lectureship in Medical Ethics Sept. 26: Ida Critelli Schick, PhD, of Xavier University, and Inayat Malik, MD, of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, will discuss "The Role of Great Religions in Patient Care: Catholicism & Medical Ethics and Islam & Medical Ethics," at 8:40 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).
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