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Date: Monday, January 13, 2014

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William Barrett, MD

William Barrett, MD

Barrett Named UC Cancer Institute Director

William Barrett, MD, has been appointed director of the UC Cancer Institute, effective Feb. 3.

Barrett currently serves as chair of the department of radiation oncology and medical director for UC Health’s Barrett Center and will continue in those roles. He also serves as associate director for education and community outreach for the Cancer Institute.

Nationally, he is an American Cancer Society Liaison and is on the American Board of Radiation Oncology Board Examination Committee for Head and Neck Cancer. He has received numerous awards for his expertise, including a Community Leadership Award from the American Cancer Society and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from UC.

Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors 2013

Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors 2013

UC Graduates, Faculty Fill 2014 'Top Doctors' List

Cincinnati Magazine’s 2014 "Top Doctors” survey includes the names of hundreds of College of Medicine faculty, graduates and past residents and fellows.

Featuring Jordan Bonomo, MD, from the departments of emergency medicine and neurosurgery, on the cover, 64 percent (or 529 physicians) of those listed are affiliated with the College of Medicine, up from 54 percent last year. Twenty-nine percent (243) graduated from the College of Medicine, 31 percent (258) had been a UC resident or fellow and 36 percent (302) currently hold a faculty appointment. Fifty-four graduated from the College of Medicine, completed a residency or fellowship here and are now on faculty.

Printed in the January 2014 issue, the list totals 832 physicians chosen by their peers. Several current faculty also were highlighted in accompanying articles: 

Included were:

  • Opeolu Adeoye, MD, departments of emergency medicine and neurosurgery
  • James Greenberg, MD, department of pediatrics
  • Lisa Larkin, MD, department of obstetrics and gynecology
  • Andrew Ringer, MD, departments of neurosurgery and radiology
  • Sandra Starnes, MD, department of surgery.
  • Thomas Maynard, MD, who completed his internship and surgical residency at UC.
For more information on UC's inclusion in the issue, click here.


UC's NightRide

NightRide Expands Free Ride Service on Campus

UC’s NightRide service is expanding for spring semester, adding three vans and walking escort teams.

NightRide is a free nighttime transportation service provided by Public Safety to offer safe and reliable transportation to and from locations within a one-mile radius of the UC campus. The service is available for students, faculty and staff. UC ID is required to use the service, and each UC user may take one non-UC person as a guest.

Walking escort teams are available for those who want an escort to their own car in a garage on campus, or just from one building to another.

Call 513-556-RIDE (7433) for service. For more information, including operating hours, visit Contact NightRide at or call the coordinator at 513-556-4912.

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.


UC Health Barrett Center

UC Health Integrative Medicine Open House Jan. 21

UC Health Integrative Medicine will hold an open house in the second-floor lobby of the UC Health Barrett Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, to showcase the range of integrative services that will be provided in the new space.

Mini acupuncture, chair massages, light refreshments and tours will be offered. The event is free and open to the public.

Wayne Katon, MD

Wayne Katon, MD

Stanley M. and Mickey J. Kaplan Distinguished Psychiatry Lectureship Jan. 22

Wayne Katon, MD, professor and director of the division of health services and epidemiology in the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will serve as the Stanley M. and Mickey J. Kaplan Distinguished Psychiatry Lecturer Wednesday, Jan. 22.

He will discuss, "Depression and Diabetes: Epidemiology and Treatment,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Stetson Building, Room 2108.

For more information, contact Sonya Kirkland, Continuing Medical Education program coordinator, at 513-558-4866 or

University of Cincinnati

Make a Nomination for the 2014 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award

The UC Chapter of Sigma Xi is accepting nominations for the 2014 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes a junior faculty member at UC for early-career distinguished research accomplishments in a field of science or engineering appropriate to Sigma Xi.

Deadline to make a nomination is Jan. 21.

›› For more information

A scientist conducts laboratory research

Next Deadline Feb. 1 for CCTST Just-in-Time Grants

The CCTST Just-in-Time (JIT) grant mechanism enables investigators to use UC or CCHMC core facilities to obtain critical data for submission of a competitive extramural proposal, patent application or commercialization agreement. The program is designed to support clinical and translational science investigators who require the services of an institutional core to develop key preliminary data for federal (K23, R01, DOD, VA, etc.), foundation or professional association grant funding.

Investigators may apply for up to $7,500 annually, which must be spent within 6 months of award and within the fiscal year awarded (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014). Applicants must be CCTST members (join free of charge).

For more information, see the JIT application instructions, visit the CCTST website, or email Bettie Durant. Application deadline is February 1 by midnight.

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • McMicken Lecture Series Jan. 13: TED speaker and University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski will discuss minority math and science education at noon in the TUC Cinema.
  • CSRC Colloquium Lecture Jan. 13: Dimitar Deliyski, PhD, professor and associate director, Communication Sciences Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present, "Advancing the Voice Assessment Paradigm: Status and Future Directions of Laryngeal Imaging,” from noon to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
  • 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.
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Jan. 15: Steve Hamilton, MD, will be the featured speaker at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Jan 15: John Snawder, PhD, CIH Research Toxicologist with the CDC-NIOSH, will present, "NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Research of Unconventional Gas and Oil Production," at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 15: Michael Edwards, MD/James Donovan, MD, will present on prostate cancer at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Pathology Seminar Jan. 16: Mark Sussman, MD, California State University, will present, "Adult Cardiac Stem Cells: You Can't Turn Back the Clock, But You Can Wind It Up Again,” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics Seminar Jan. 16: Jessica Tan, MD, MPH, UC Health Allergy & Immunology fellow, will discuss, "Medication Adherence in Older Asthmatics," at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Jan. 16: Matthew Hill, PhD, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, will present, "Mechanisms of amygdalar endocannabinoid regulation of stress and anxiety,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 5051.

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