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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.

Louis Muglia, MD, PhD
Louis Muglia, MD, PhD

Muglia Named to Institute of Medicine

Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics, has been elected to membership in the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences.

New IOM members are elected by current active members through a highly selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions in the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.

Muglia serves as director of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth and co-director of the Perinatal Institute. He has pioneered the in vivo analyses of regulation of the endocrine stress response and the molecular pathways leading to birth.

›› Read more about Muglia

Michael Archdeacon, MD

Michael Archdeacon, MD

Archdeacon Named Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Archdeacon, MD, has been selected as permanent chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, effective Nov. 1 and pending UC Board of Trustees approval.

A professor of orthopaedic surgery and adjuvant professor of biomedical engineering as well as the director of the division of musculoskeletal traumatology, he also will hold the Peter J. Stern, MD, Endowed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Archdeacon was named interim chair in August when Peter Stern, MD, stepped down after 21 years as department chair. He has served as vice chair of the department since 2007 and medical director since 2002.

›› Read more about Archdeacon

University of Cincinnati

Board of Trustees Approves Endowed Chair Positions

At its Oct. 22 meeting, the UC Board of Trustees approved the following endowed chair appointments:

  • James Augsburger, MD, as Dr. E. Vernon & Eloise C. Smith Research and Education Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology.
  • Richard Becker, MD, as Mabel Stearns Stonehill Chair of Cardiology.
  • Jun-Lin Guan, PhD, as Frances Bunning Endowed Chair of Cancer Biology.
  • Stephen Zucker, MD, as Alice W. & Mark A. Brown Chair in Internal Medicine.

The board also approved the reappointment of Stephen Strakowski, MD, as chairman and Dr. Stanley M. & Mickey Kaplan Endowed Chair in Psychiatry.

David Plas, PhD, of UC's cancer and cell biology department

David Plas, PhD

Plas Receives Akeson Award for Graduate Teaching

Associate professor of cancer and cell biology David Plas, PhD, has been named this year’s recipient of the Richard Akeson Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching by the Health Sciences Graduate Association.

The graduate teaching award was created in 1990 in an effort to recognize the contributions of the outstanding faculty in the College of Medicine’s graduate programs. Graduate students in the medical school nominate faculty who they view as excelling in the area of teaching in the classroom and/or in the lab.

The award was named for Richard Akeson, PhD, former director of the Molecular and Developmental Biology graduate program and chair of the Committee on Graduate Education, after his death.

Matia Solomon, PhD

Matia Solomon, PhD

Solomon Named to Emerging Scholars Program

Matia Solomon, PhD, assistant professor of psychology and psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, has been selected to represent UC for the Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine Emerging Scholars program.

The award recognizes minority scholars from around the country who demonstrate a robust and innovative research agenda, and a commitment to service. From the pool of representatives, the magazine will select 12 winners to be announced in January 2014.

Solomon is the principal investigator of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, based at the Reading Campus.

Jason Hinzman, PhD

Jason Hinzman, PhD

Hinzman Receives Young Investigator Award

Jason Hinzman, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of neurosurgery, was honored with the Young Investigator Award at the annual Neurocritical Care Society meeting in Philadelphia for his analysis of blood flow and intracranial EEG monitoring data in patients who had suffered severe traumatic brain injury.

UC Health Mobile Diagnostics Van

UC Health Mobile Diagnostics Van

UC Benefits Fair Nov. 1

UC Human Resources will hold the 17th annual Benefits Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Kingsgate Marriott. Representatives from benefit providers will be available, along with Human Resources staff members.

In addition, the UC Health Mobile Diagnostics van will provide 3D screening mammograms from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 513-585-TEST (8378) to schedule your appointment.

Flu shots will also be available. Pre-register for an appointment at (from "Schedule Appointments,” click on "UC Benefits Fair”) and download and complete the consent form. You will need to present it, your Humana ID card and your UC ID to get a free flu shot.

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 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in the Marriott Kingsgate Amphitheater, Conference Level.

Continuing education credits are available. Registration is $75. For more information, contact Ashley Bonner at 513-584-8900 or

Register online at

CARE/Crawley Building

The New Economics of Growth Nov. 12

UC Health Foundation will host Michael Hubble, MBA, of the Advisory Board Company, for a presentation titled "The New Economics of Growth: Forces Shaping Provider Strategy in the New Health Care Economy," at noon Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Kresge Auditorium.

Hubble is a senior director and a national spokesperson for he Advisory Board Company. His areas of focus include general hospital administration and management, health system economics and health policy.

For more information, contact Liz Keating at 513-585-7777 or

IvaDean Concert 2012

Save the Date: IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Concert Dec. 6

The 10th annual IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Kresge Auditorium.

The night will include a silent auction starting at 5:30 to raise funds for scholarships.

Tickets are $5 for students/children under 12 and $15 for non-students, with the option to donate more. Call 513-558-5577 or see IvaDean Lair for more information.

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 29: Craig Vander Kooi, PhD, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky, will discuss, "Structural Basis for Neuropilin Ligand Binding and Novel Modes of Inhibition,” at 1:15 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Oct. 30: Chief residents will present the "Morbidity and Mortality” lecture at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Oct. 30: Mario Medvedovic, PhD, associate professor of environmental health, will present, "Leveraging Genomics Big Data to Uncover Master Regulators of Gene Expression,” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 30: Dalia Dawoud, MD, and Karthik Ramani, MD, will discuss, "Interventional nephrology for the general internist,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Thursday Seminar Series Oct. 31: Neera Goyal, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, will present, "Observational Analyses of Hospitalized Late Preterm Infants,” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Series Oct. 31: Graduate student Anne von Koschembahr will present, "Endothelin-1 Modulates the Signaling Pathway Induced by UV and Oxidative Stress in Primary Human Melanocytes and Promotes Genomic Stability via the SAPK and ATF-2,” and graduate student Andrew Paluch will present, "The Ron Receptor is Required for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Oct. 31: Graduate students Tara Kyser and Haley Titus-Mitchell will present, "Alterations of motor and non-motor behaviors in the DJ-1 knockout rat model of Parkinson's disease,” and "Take it down a Notch: aberrant behavior of the canonical Notch pathway in neurofibromatosis type I,” respectively, at 4 p.m. in MSB E-351.
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