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Gabe DeVela

IvaDean Scholarship Concert Jan. 10

The 10th annual IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Concert will now be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in Kresge Auditorium. The concert was rescheduled from its original December date due to inclement weather.

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.

Daniel Drake

Daniel Drake

Daniel Drake Medal Nominations Due 

The Daniel Drake Medal is the highest recognition the College of Medicine can bestow on its former students, former faculty, former residents or current faculty. Two awards will be made in 2014 to living individuals who have been associated with the College of Medicine, now or in the past.

Nominees for the first award will be evaluated on the basis of outstanding achievements in biomedical science as evidenced by major significant contributions to medical research. Nominees for the other will represent a distinguished career as a clinician-teacher.

Members of the full-time faculty, the alumni, the emeriti, past Daniel Drake medalists and former associates of the college are invited to submit nominations. Deadline for submission is Jan. 31, 2014.

For more information, download the nomination form or visit

Hoxworth Blood Center

Hoxworth Building

Smith & Lucille Gibson Endowed Lecture in Medical Ethics Jan. 9

The UC Department of Dermatology will host Clark Otley, MD, for the Smith & Lucille Gibson Endowed Lecture in Medical Ethics from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Hoxworth Building’s Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).

Otley is the professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He will discuss "Ethics in Cosmetic Surgery."

For more information, contact Bobbie Lambert at 513-558-0945 or

University of Cincinnati

Nominations for Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards Due Jan. 10

UC’s Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization is soliciting nominations for the 2013–14 Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards.

Two categories of awards will be given to faculty for exceptional accomplishment in promoting and maximizing the human benefits and commercial potential of university intellectual property and/or research: the Established Entrepreneur Award and the Emerging Entrepreneur Award.

Faculty members from all colleges are eligible to apply. Nominations are due Jan. 10, 2014. For more information, visit

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day Jan. 17

The College of Medicine and UC Health will host the 42nd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Ceremony, "If Not You—Then Who?” at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in Kresge Auditorium.

Tonya Matthews, PhD, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, will serve as keynote speaker, with entertainment provided by Mother Wizdom and the band Smoooth.

During the event, Lee Ann Liska, UC Medical Center president and CEO, will present the Humanitarian Award and UCMC vice president of human resources Clarence Pauley will announce the recipients of the MLK Grant. 

A scientist conducts laboratory research

CReFF Pilot Funding Available for Junior Faculty

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is now accepting applications from junior faculty for the next round of Clinical Research Feasibility Fund (CReFF) pilot grants.

The CReFF provides one-year startup funding of up to $20,000 for pilot studies, potentially renewable for one additional year. One or two grants are anticipated this cycle.

Applications (electronic and hard copies) must be submitted by noon Monday, March 3. For more information and a link to the RFA, click here, call 513-636-4273 or email Amy Hartkemeyer.

Medical Students

Admissions Committee Seeking MMI Volunteers 

In 2009, the College of Medicine Admissions Committee started interviewing prospective medical students with a new interview process:  the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). During the MMI, applicants participate in a series of six- or eight-minute interviews with up to eight volunteer interviewers called "raters.”

The Admissions Committee is seeking volunteer interviewers for the current school year. Faculty and staff with a background in hiring, judging character, working in teams, management and leadership are especially adept for the interview process. 

There are three MMIs scheduled per month until the close of the season in March. Volunteers may participate in as many sessions as they wish.

To sign up for training to become an MMI rater, contact the Admissions Office at

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Immunohematology Club Research Seminar Jan. 6: Stephen Waggoner, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, division of rheumatology, will present, "Et tu, NK? Can innate betrayal of adaptive immunity be harnessed to enhance vaccines and immunotherapies,” at noon in CCHMC S10.130. 
  • Physiology Seminar Jan. 7: Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics–neonatology, will discuss, "The impact of maternal obesity and insulin resistance on lactation sufficiency,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051. 
    • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Jan. 8: Allen Seiden, MD, will discuss, "Sinus Headache—Does it Exist?” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351. 
    • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 8: Tom Inge, MD, PhD, will discuss, "Severe Obesity and Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents: Update 2014,” at noon in MSB E-351.
    • Cancer Biology Seminar Jan. 9: Benjamin Peng-Chu Tu, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present, "Metabolic Signals that Drive Cell Growth and Proliferation,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center. 
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Jan. 9: Wambui Waruingi, MD, neonatologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will present, "Barriers to Effective Antenatal Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Screening,” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs.
    • Neuroscience Seminar Series Jan. 9: Artur Kania, PhD, of the University of Montreal and McGill University, will discuss, "Ephrin-netrin synergy in spinal motor axon guidance,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 5051.
    • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 14: Michael Poirier, PhD, Department of Physics, Ohio State University, will discuss, "Functional Dynamics of Chromatin,” at noon in MSB 3051.

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