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Alex Lentsch, PhD

Alex Lentsch, PhD

Lentsch Named Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development

Alex Lentsch, PhD, has been appointed by Dean Thomas Boat, MD, as senior associate dean for faculty affairs and development.

In this new position Lentsch will join with human resources to lead the college’s faculty affairs office, provide oversight for the faculty evaluation process and serve as a liaison to the college Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee.

He also will assist departments in faculty recruitment and the dean in the evaluation, recruitment and retention of chairs and institute leaders. Lentsch is a professor and vice chairman for research in the department of surgery and serves as director of the UC Institute for Military Medicine, positions which he will continue to hold.

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Alpha Omega Alpha

Residents, Faculty Elected Into Alpha Omega Alpha

Members of the UC College of Medicine faculty, residents and alumni have been elected into medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) for demonstrating a high level of scholarly achievement and important professional contributions.

Faculty inductees are: Christopher McPherson, MD, neurosurgery; Ralph Panos, MD, internal medicine; Betty Tsuei, MD, surgery; and Gregg Warshaw, MD, family and community medicine.

Resident inductees are: Marie Audett, MD, surgery; Brandy Blackwell-Ford, MD, pediatrics; Eleanor Glass, MD, family and community medicine; Katherine Parker, MD, internal medicine; and Muhammad Zafar, MD, internal medicine.

Alumni inductees are: Michael Adolph, MD, ’89, and Jeffrey Lekson, MD, ’89.

The annual banquet to honor these new AOA inductees along with new student members will be held Friday, Nov. 1, at the Phoenix, downtown Cincinnati. If you wish to attend, email by Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

Registration Extended for i3C Meeting Sept. 26

Investigators from the International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) Consortium will present an overview of the cohorts and current research on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Sabin Education Center, Fifth Third Auditorium.

Keynote speaker is Gerald Berenson, MD, principal investigator of the Bogalusa Heart Study in Louisiana since 1973, who will receive the Paavo Nurmi Foundation Award at this event. Berenson will present, "What has the Bogalusa Heart Study taught us in the last 40 years?”

To register, email Melinda Andrews today (Monday, Sept. 23).

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A scientist conducts laboratory research

Call for Nominations: CCTST Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research Awards

The CCTST Community Engagement core requests nominations for its annual awards recognizing excellence in leadership, collaboration, and health promotion in Greater Cincinnati.

Categories are:

  • Community Health Advocate Award
  • Academic-Community Research Partnership Award
  • Academic-Community Partnership Student Award
  • Practice-Based Research Award

Nomination deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 1. Email the completed award nomination form to or fax to (513) 636-7400. Awardees will be honored at the CCTST Community Awards Dinner Thursday, Oct. 17.

More information and details on past recipients are available at

Academic Health Center Campus

Cincinnati Cancer Center Looking for Membership

The Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) is inviting members of the Academic Health Center to join. The CCC is a partnership of UC, UC Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with the aspiration of obtaining National Cancer Institute designation.

CCC membership will allow building of collaborative teams across the partner institutions with an opportunity to develop innovative interdisciplinary initiatives in cancer research. Members are eligible to apply for CCC pilot grant funding and subsidies for core usage.

For more information, visit

Glenn Talaska, PhD

Glenn Talaska, PhD

Talaska to Lecture at Occupational Health Conference

Glenn Talaska, PhD, professor and director of the Department of Environmental Health’s Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Division, will deliver the Peter A. Breysse Memorial Lectureship in conjunction with the Northwest Occupational Health Conference Oct. 9 in Seaside, Ore. His topic will be, "Biomarkers and their Relevance for Exposure Sciences.”

He will also give a seminar, "Biological Monitoring Exposures to Workplace Carcinogens: Progress in Protecting Worker Health,” at the University of Washington in Seattle Oct. 10.

Divaker Choubey, PhD

Divaker Choubey, PhD

Choubey to Speak at International NeuroEndocrine Immunology Meeting

Divaker Choubey, PhD, professor and director of research in the department of environmental health, has been invited to speak at the 5th International Conference on the NeuroEndocrine Immunology in Rheumatic Disease (NEIRD), Oct. 1-3 in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy.

Choubey will present work that concerns identification of the molecular mechanisms that contribute to a gender bias in the development of autoimmune diseases.

Jiha Lee, MD

Jiha Lee, MD

Lee Receives Resident Research Award

Internal medicine resident Jiha Lee, MD, was awarded the Medical and Pediatric Resident Research Award through the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The award is given to those who are interested in rheumatology and are either the author or co-author of an abstract submitted to the ACR/ARHP annual meeting.

Lee has been working with Hermine Brunner, MD, a pediatric rheumatologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and had three abstracts accepted for presentation at the upcoming ACR conference.

Haley Titus-Mitchell

Haley Titus-Mitchell

Titus-Mitchell Receives ORVCA Poster Award

Haley Titus-Mitchell, neuroscience PhD candidate, was a poster award winner at the third annual Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association (ORVCA) Imaging and Cytometry Research Day, held at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Wednesday, Sept. 18.

This award includes a travel award to fund Titus-Mitchell’s attendance at the American Society of Neurochemistry (ASN) meeting, held March 8-12, 2014, in Long Beach, Calif. Titus-Mitchell is a fifth year neuroscience graduate candidate in the lab of Nancy Ratner, PhD, at Cincinnati Children's.

Cincinnati Digestive Health Center

Funding Opportunity in Digestive Disease Research

The Digestive Health Center (DHC) is accepting applications for pilot projects to conduct basic, translational, patient based or outcomes research broadly relating to pediatric digestive disease. Applications will be considered in all areas of digestive disease research with particular emphasis on the following DHC research themes: 1) Chronic Liver Disease; 2) Inflammatory and Diarrheal Diseases; 3) Obesity and the Digestive System; and 4) Development and Digestive Diseases.

Applicants do not have to be a member of the DHC. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. The DHC, based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is one of only 17 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases.

For application forms and directions, visit the DHC webpage. Questions should be directed to Cynthia Wetzel, PhD, at or 513-636-9605.

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 24: Raymond Boissy, PhD, Department of Dermatology, will discuss, "Cutaneous expression of the lectin Galactin-3: The sweetness of skin color,” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Physiology Seminar Sept. 24: Sang-Wook Cha, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s–Division of Developmental Biology, will discuss, "Insights into adhesion and polarity from Xenopus and gut organoids,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Sept. 25: Stephen Safe, DPhil, professor and director of the Center for Environmental and Genetic Medicine at the Texas A&M University Institute of Biosciences and Technology, will present, "The Nuclear Orphan Receptor TR3 (NRYA1) as a Drug Target,” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Sept. 25: Guest lecturer Donald Reed will discuss, "Treatment and Outcomes of Gallbladder Cancer in Northeastern Indiana, 2004-2013,” at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics Seminar Sept. 26: Gaurav Gulati, MD, Rheumatology Fellow, Division of Immunology, Allergy, and Rheumatology, will present, "Basic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum Among Internal Medicine Residents: A Pilot Study,” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 26: Shao-Chun Wang, PhD, assistant professor of cancer biology, will present, "Signaling Regulation of Cell Proliferation in Cancer and Obesity,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Transplant Lecture Series Sept. 27: Tayyab Diwan, MD, will discuss pancreas transplantation at noon in MSB 2004.
  • 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 and Medical Ethics and Islam & Medical Ethics," at 8:40 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).
  • Neuroscience Seminar Oct. 3: Matia Solomon, PhD, departments of psychology and psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, will discuss, "Immediate and sustained effects of chronic psychosocial stress on behavior,” at 4 p.m. in MSB E-351.
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