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Date: Monday, November 18, 2013

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Nominate Outstanding College of Medicine Alumni

Each year, the College of Medicine Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni though the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

The awards recognize MD graduates of the College of Medicine for achievements in the areas of basic research, education, clinical care, health service administration and public and/or civic duties.

Nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards are due by Sunday, Dec. 15. The awards will be presented during Reunion Weekend 2014.

›› Submit your nomination online

Keith Wilson, MD

Keith Wilson, MD

Wilson Recognized in 2013 Men of Honor

Keith Wilson, MD, associate professor of otolarynology–head and neck surgery, was honored as part of the "2013 Men of Honor: A Salute to African American Men” event, eld Saturday, Nov. 16.

The annual event celebrates the accomplishments of African American men in Greater Cincinnati who have succeeded against all odds and achieved special greatness. It is sponsored by the Salute Partners, Toyota, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, Cintas Corporation, the Abercrumbie Group and UC Health.

Wilson, who also serves as chief of staff of University of Cincinnati Medical Center, was honored along with four other recipients. Each honoree received a grant from The Men of Honor Foundation to designate to an organization of their choice that serves African American males.

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‘Transforming Health Care through Educational Diversity’ Nov. 20 & 21

A multidisciplinary task force from the Academic Health Center will present findings and recommendations from the educational pipeline project, "UC2019—Transforming Health Care through Educational Diversity,” in two presentations this week at the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium:

  • 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

The purpose of the project, which began in August 2012, was to assess and develop a plan for an educational pipeline in which underrepresented high school students will be recruited into UC’s AHC colleges.

The task force was led by principal investigator Greer Glazer, PhD, dean of UC’s College of Nursing, and co-investigator Elizabeth King, PhD, dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Jane Strasser, PhD

Jane Strasser, PhD

CCTST Regulatory Forum November 26

Sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), the forum "Acceptable Limits of Integrity: Responsibly Handling Pressures For Funding, Promotions And Personal Gain,” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Research Auditorium, Location R, Rooms 3381-3383.

Open to researchers, administrators, and staff from UC, Cincinnati Children’s, The Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, UC Health and affiliates, the event will feature panelists discussing pressures and pitfalls they have observed or navigated and focusing on the ethical mandate to preserve personal and professional integrity and the research record despite economic, professional and personal demands.

The session will be moderated by Jane Strasser, PhD, associate vice president for research and UC research integrity officer.

Registration is not required. A recording of the forum will be posted on the CCTST website. For more information, visit, call 513-803-2612 or email

University of Cincinnati

Open Enrollment Runs Through Nov. 30

UC’s annual open enrollment for benefits runs Nov. 1-30. To schedule a one-on-one benefits session with a Humana counselor to discuss new health plan options for 2014, register at

Sessions can help employees, who will experience benefits plan changes in 2014, analyze and compare new plan options during open enrollment. These changes are not applicable to all employee groups. Register early; sessions are limited.

To learn more about the 2014 health care, visit For questions or more information, call Human Resources at 513-556-6381.

IvaDean Concert 2012

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.

Melanie Cushion, PhD

Melanie Cushion, PhD

Christopher Lindsell, PhD

Christopher Lindsell, PhD

College of Medicine Research Presentation Dec. 9

Melanie Cushion, PhD, senior associate dean for research, and Christopher Lindsell, PhD, associate dean for clinical research, will give a presentation on the College of Medicine’s research endeavors at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in Kresge Auditorium.

The talk is the second in a series of presentations by college leadership.

It follows the Oct. 29 presentation, "Beyond Organizational Restructuring: Opportunities for Program Development,” by Thomas Boat, MD, vice president for health affairs and Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine.

›› Read more about Boat’s presentation online.

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 19: Joseph Qualls, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, will discuss, "Arginine Biosynthesis and Utilization in Immune Responses,” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Physiology Seminar Nov. 19: Tiffany Cook, PhD, Ophthalmology-Peds, will discuss, "Coordinating the Development of a Sensory Organ: Insights from the Drosophila Eye,” at 4 p.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Transplant Grand Rounds Nov. 19: Marwan Abouljoud, MD, Benson Ford Chair of Transplantation Surgery at Wayne State University will present, "Transplant Centers and Institutes: Strategic Imperatives,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Nov. 20: Gregory Weinstein, MD, will present, "The Surgical Robot: Added Value or Just Another Expensive Toy?” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Surgery Heekin Family Lectureship Nov. 20: Marwan Abouljoud, MD, Benson Ford Chair of Transplantation Surgery at Wayne State University, will discuss, "Perspectives in Living Donor Liver Transplantation,” at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Nov. 20: Erin Haynes, DrPH, assistant professor of environmental health, will present, "Neurodevelopment of Rural Children Exposed to Manganese and Lead,” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Nov. 20: Eric Warm, MD, will present, "State of the residency,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Neurosurgery Grand Rounds Nov. 20: Visiting Professor E. Sander Connolly, MD, Bennett M. Stein Professor of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University, will present, "Carotid Revascularizations 2013,” at 8 a.m. in Stetson 2108.
  • Cancer Biology Graduate Student Seminar Nov. 21: Joe Vasiliauskas will present, "HGFL Promotes Prostate Tumorigenesis in Murine Model of Prostate Cancer,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Nov. 21: Elizabeth Kopras, senior research associate, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, will present, "Vitamin K (no, it's NOT potassium!!),” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.


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