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CARE/Crawley Building

Research Week Oct. 21-25

Mark your calendars for a week full of research-focused events during the UC Health and University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Research Week Oct. 21-25.

The week will include a kickoff celebration Monday, Oct. 21 in the UC Medical Center, an Academic Health Center poster session Thursday, Oct. 24 and a day-long Epigenetics symposium Friday, Oct. 25, in the Vontz Center.

›› See the entire schedule online.

College of Medicine

College Honors Students With Fall Awards

The College of Medicine announced their annual fall awards last week to four students:

Sally Woods received the Eugene B. Ferris award, presented to the student whose scholastic performance and qualities of leadership during the first two years of medical school best exemplify the importance of excellence in the basic science disciplines.

Sara Serbin received the H.B. Weiss Award, presented to the student who, after the first two years of medical school, demonstrated outstanding academic skills and abilities in evaluating a patient on the basis of the history and physical.

Alexander Meyer and Robert Sturm received the McGraw Hill Publishing Award, for the top two students at the end of the first year of medical school.

University of Cincinnati

Benefits Information Sessions at the Academic Health Center

UC will hold several benefits information sessions regarding the new 2014 benefits plans for benefit-eligible employees. This excludes AAUP Faculty.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16: 2 p.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Monday, Oct. 21: 8:30 a.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23: 2:30 p.m. in MSB 6051.

For more information, contact Ashley Harrell (, 513-558-0297) or Angie Sklenka (, 513-558-0248).

Breast Cancer

Bake Sale to Benefit Breast Cancer Center Oct. 14-17

The UC Chapter of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) and Oncology Club is holding a daily bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14-17 in the CARE/Crawley Atrium to benefit the UC Cancer Institute's Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center.

This bake sale, held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will raise money that will go to patient services.

For more information, contact Hayley Ward at or 937-684-1133.

IvaDean Concert 2012

First Instrumental Ensemble Meeting Oct. 18

The first meeting of the newly formed UCCOM Instrumental Ensemble Group will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 18.

The ensemble is looking for medical student musicians of all levels. The meeting will include discussion of instrumentation, music choices, formation of small group ensembles, community service opportunities and performance opportunities.

Sign up for the meeting at the online Google doc online and fill out the additional spreadsheet for group instrumentation planning. For more information, email

Benjamin Felson, MD,

Lecture Celebrates First Radiology Chair Oct. 21

The UC Department of Radiology will mark what would have been the 100th birthday of its first chairman, Benjamin Felson, MD, with a special edition of its annual Felson Lecture series.

Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, a radiologist and radiology historian from Indiana University, will present "The Varieties of Leadership Experience” at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in MSB E-351. Gunderman will highlight the different ways in which people can lead and the contributions made by different types of leadership.

Felson served as chair of radiology from 1951 to 1973. In 1987—just a year before his death—an endowed chair was established in his honor.

For more information or to RSVP, call Pam Sherman at 513-584-4396.

A scientist conducts laboratory research

CCTST KL2 Research Scholars Award LOI Due Oct. 25

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training is now accepting letters of intent (LOI) from junior faculty for the next round of the KL2 Research Scholars mentored career development award.

Funded by an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the KL2 program provides 75 percent salary support plus $25,000 in research-related expenses for up to two consecutive years.

Letters of Intent (LOI) are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. CCTST membership (free of charge) is required.

Complete details, including the RFA and application forms, are available at Questions? Email or call 513-803-1044.

Thomas Boat, MD

Thomas Boat, MD

College of Medicine Update Oct. 29

Thomas Boat, MD, vice president for health affairs and Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine, will make his annual presentation to the faculty and staff at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Kresge Auditorium.

During this session, he will highlight some of the plans put in place over the past two years and progress toward the goals of these plans.

Kingsgate Marriott

UC Pancreatic Cancer Symposium Nov. 2

The UC Cancer Institute, Give Hope and BSI Engineering are partnering to present the UC Pancreatic Cancer Symposium: Updates for Clinical Care 2013.

The event—intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses treating patients with pancreatic cancer—will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Marriott Kingsgate Amphitheater, Conference Level, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Continuing education credits are available. Registration is $50 through Oct. 18 ($75 afterward). For more information, contact Ashley Bonner at 513-584-8900 or

Register online at

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 15: Chia-Chi Ho, PhD, UC Department of Chemical Engineering, will discuss, "Directed Cell Movement and Assembly on Biomaterials,” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Transplant Grand Rounds Oct. 15: Marlon Levy, MD, surgical director of transplantation at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, Texas, will present, "Allogenic and Autologous Islet Transplantation at Baylor," at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Oct. 16: Peter Anderson, MD, will discuss, "Simulation in Medical Education,” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds Oct. 16: Visiting Professor Marlon Levy, MD, surgical director of transplantation at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, Texas, will present, "Overview of the Baylor Liver Transplantation Program,” at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Brain Tumor Center Talk Oct. 16: Paul Mischel, MD, will deliver, "Targeting EGFR / PI3K / mTOR Signaling in Glioblastoma,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 17: Mien-Chie Hung, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology and vice president for basic research of MD Anderson Cancer Center, will present, "Novel Signaling in Cancer Cells and Development of Target Therapy,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Oct. 17: Isaiah Rolle, of the neuroscience graduate program, will present, "Threshold for hippocampal granule cell mediated epilepsy,” and Jessica McKlveen, also of the graduate program, will present, "Chronic stress diminishes the actions of glucocorticoids in the prefrontal cortex,” at 4 p.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Elmore Kindel Endowed Lectureship in Dermatology Oct. 24: Ronald Rapini, MD, Josey Professor and Chair of Dermatology and professor of pathology at the University of Texas Medical School, will present, "Bad Things Happened,” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).
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