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Date: Monday, December 16, 2013

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Joseph Broderick, MD
Joseph Broderick, MD


UC Selected as National Center for New Stroke Trials Network

UC has been selected as the national coordinating center for a new National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) clinical trials network.

Additionally, UC will be one of 25 regional stroke centers for what will be known as the NIH Stroke Trials Network, or NIH StrokeNet.

Joseph Broderick, MD, Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine will be the principal investigator for the national center. The designation comes with a five-year grant from NINDS which includes $7.2 million over the first three years; milestones will determine the funding for the remaining two years.

Pooja Khatri, MD, and Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, professors of neurology and rehabilitation medicine, will be co-principal investigators of the regional center.

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Cincy Magazine's Best Doctors 2013

Cincy Magazine's Best Doctors 2013

UC Faculty on Cincy Magazine’s 2014 'Best Doctors' List

The 2014 "Best Doctors" issue of Cincy magazine includes 331 (71 percent) who currently hold UC faculty appointments. Of the 467 different physician names on the list, 398 (85 percent) have some connection to the UC College of Medicine.

Of these, 128 (27 percent) received residency or fellowship training at UC and 106 (23 percent) are graduates of the College of Medicine. Thirty-four of the UC-affiliated doctors are graduates of the college, trained at UC and are now faculty members. Only 69 doctors on the list had no connection to the College of Medicine.

›› See the magazine, which features UC surgeon Bradley Davis, MD, on the cover, online.

Richard (Rick) Lofgren, MD, MPH
Richard (Rick) Lofgren, MD, MPH


Town Hall Meeting With Rick Lofgren Dec. 18

The College of Medicine will host new UC Health President and CEO Rick Lofgren, MD, for a town hall meeting for faculty, staff and students at noon Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the CARE/Crawley Building’s Kaplan Reception Hall.

Lofgren began his duties Dec. 2. Most recently, he was senior vice president and chief clinical officer for the University Health System Consortium in Chicago responsible for helping UHC member institutions improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of their clinical services.

Prior to that, he served as chief medical officer and then vice president for health care operations and chief clinical officer at UK Healthcare, the University of Kentucky’s health system.

Santa Ono, PhD

Santa Ono, PhD

Ono Named to National Academy of Inventors 

UC President and professor of pediatrics Santa Ono, PhD, along with professor of engineering Jason Heikenfeld, PhD, have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). 

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Ono’s research focuses on the pathogenesis of allergic inflammation in the eye and the role of the immune response in age-related macular degeneration. He is chief scientific officer and co-founder of iCo Therapeutics Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia, which holds exclusive worldwide rights to three products related to diabetic macular edema and other sight-threatening and infectious diseases.

CARE/Crawley Building

CCTST Offers Research Methods, Ethics Grant Programs 

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) requests applications for the study of innovative research methodology and ethical issues in clinical and translational research. 

The Methodologic Research Program advances the study of biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics and related disciplines in order to enhance the capacity to conduct and analyze data from clinical and translational studies. Applications are due Jan. 24, 2014.

The Research Ethics Grant Program supports interdisciplinary empirical research that aims to develop, inform or apply morally, socially and culturally acceptable frameworks that maximize the ethics of conducting clinical and translational research. Applications are due Feb. 3, 2014.

Each program offers one year, non-renewable grants of up to $10,000. For more information and requests for applications (RFAs), email Sandra Geideman.

Amit Govil, MD

Amit Govil, MD

Govil Named to AIP Executive Committee

Amit Govil, MD, associate professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension, has been elected to the executive committee of the Association of Indian Physicians (AIP) Cincinnati for 2014-2017.  

AIP Cincinnati has been in existence for over 20 years to bring together physicians, dentists, medical students and residents of Indian origin residing in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

University of Cincinnati

Trustees Approve Emeriti, Chair Appointments

At its Tuesday, Dec. 3 meeting, the UC Board of Trustees approved the following appointments:

  • Amelia Nasrallah, as research assistant professor emerita, psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience.
  • Henry Nasrallah, MD, as professor emeritus, psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience.
  • Dan Wiginton, PhD, as professor emeritus, pediatrics.
  • Michael Archdeacon, MD, as chairman and Peter A. Stern Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery.

The board also approved renaming the graduate program in Immunobiology to Immunology.

College of Medicine

Admissions Committee Seeking MMI Volunteers 

The admissions committee is seeking volunteers to interview prospective medical students for the 2014-2015 school year.

During the MMI, applicants participate in a series of six to eight-minute conversations with up to eight volunteer interviewers.

Faculty and staff with a background in hiring, judging character, working in teams, management and leadership are especially adept for the interview process. Interviewers cannot have a first degree relative, or they themselves, be applying to medical school in the next three years.

Students will be interviewed every other week until March 26. Training is required. 

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UC Academic Health Center

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars 

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Dec. 17: Jarek Meller, PhD, Department of Environmental Health, will discuss, "Ultrafast Clustering of Macromolecular Structures for Folding Simulations and Model Quality Assessment,” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Neurology Grand Rounds Dec. 18: Karl Golnik, MD, adjunct professor of ophthalmology, will present, "Distinctive & Differentiating Signs in Neuro-ophthalmology,” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Ohio Rivery Valley Cytometry Association Users Meeting Dec. 18: Laura Conforti, PhD, associate professor of medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension, will present, "Intracellular Ca2+ Measurements in T Lymphocytes," from 2 to 3 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S-S6.125.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Dec. 18: David Bernstein, MD, Allergy-Rheumatology, will present at noon in MSB E-351.

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