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Academic Health Center Launches Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series
Mark your calendars for the February speaker series "Diversity and Inclusion: Education, Collaboration and Transformation.”
This series of noon-time talks—to be held each Tuesday in February—is hosted by the deans of the UC Academic Health Center’s four health colleges and features different speakers each week. Topics include UC’s diversity and inclusion plan, health disparities and culturally competent care, among others.
The first series will occur Tuesday, Feb. 4, at noon in Kresge Auditorium, hosted by Greer Glazer, PhD, dean, College of Nursing, and associate vice president for health affairs. Speakers are:
- "UC’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan for the Future,” presented by Bleuzette Marshall, PhD, chief diversity officer, University of Cincinnati.
- "Coaching Across Cultures,” presented by Tommie Lewis, president and CEO, Make It Plain Consulting, LLC.
›› See the full schedule online.
Student Nominations Open for Gold Humanism Honor Society
Nominations are being accepted for the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS).
The purpose of GHHS is to promote a culture of humanism in the practice of medicine by publicly recognizing students, residents and faculty whose clinical competence and professionalism include exceptional humanistic behavior and commitment to service.
Third- and fourth-year medical students are eligible for nomination. Nominations are accepted from faculty/staff and peers and are due Thursday, Feb. 6.
For information about nominations, visit healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/23722/.
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UC Cancer Institute Names New Survivorship Program Director
Beverly (Bev) Reigle, PhD, associate professor of nursing, has been named director of the UC Cancer Institute’s Cancer Survivorship Program.
The program is centered on enhancing the quality of life for cancer survivors through patient-centered care which begins during diagnosis and progresses throughout that person’s life.
It will focus on educating health care providers, patients and caregivers, and broader community about the short and long-term effects of treatment, evidence-based interventions to address these effects, surveillance and prevention strategies and cancer rehabilitation approaches.
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UC Health Integrative Medicine Open House Today
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. today (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.
MSB Rehabilitation Project Update
Work began Jan. 20 in the area of the passenger elevators on Level 7 of the Medical Sciences Building (MSB). This work will involve removing ceiling tiles to provide access to duct work, conduits, lights and other equipment.
Work will take place nightly between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., with a scheduled completion of 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24. An employee of the contractor, Messer Construction, will be available for any university personnel using the elevator during these hours to help them through the construction area.
The work space will be cleaned and ready for normal use by 6 a.m. daily. In the coming weeks, work will progress downward through Level 3. Notifications will be sent prior to work beginning on each level.
Research Ethics Special Seminar Jan. 22
The CCHMC Ethics Center and Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will offer a Research Ethics Special Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from noon to 1 p.m.in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S, Room 1.203.
"Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Testing: Mapping Bioethics in Translation,” will be presented by Marsha Michie, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.
The program is free; registration is not required. For more information, email Cincinnati Children’s Ethics Center Director Armand Antommaria, MD, PhD.
Subway, Dining Area Closed Jan. 24-27
UC Facilities Management will be refinishing the floors in the seating area outside the Subway in CARE/Crawley from Friday, Jan. 24 to Monday, Jan. 27.
Subway will close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 24 and re-open at the regular time (7 a.m.) Monday, Jan. 27. Tables and chairs will be returned to the area at 2 p.m. on the 27th.
Next Deadline Feb. 1 for CCTST Just-in-Time Grants
TheCCTST Just-in-Time (JIT) grant mechanism enables investigators to use UC or Cincinnati Children’s 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 six months of the award and within the fiscal year awarded (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014).
For more information, see the JIT application instructions or email Bettie Durant. Application deadline is Feb. 1 by midnight.
Breast Cancer Pilot Grants Available
The Marlene Harris–Ride Cincinnati Breast Cancer Pilot Grant Program is offering five grants of $40,000, awarding a total of $200,000. The grants will be awarded for a period of one year with the possibility of a one-year renewal, contingent upon adequate progress and availability of funds.
Grants support innovative and novel pilot research projects in basic, translational, clinical and population-based research in breast cancer.
Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 14. If you have any questions, please contact Vijaya Gandhi, PhD.
Cardiovascular Imaging Modality Symposium Feb. 15
Registration is now open for a cardiac imaging symposium hosted by the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Diseases and the Continuing Medical Education Program.
"Which Cardiovascular Imaging Modality is best for my patient?” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.
Registration is $25. UC Physicians and affiliates will have the registration fee waived.
Register online at regonline.com/UCCardiologyCMEImaging2014. Continuing education credits are available. For more information, contact Eva Meunier at 513-558-3070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Management of Infectious Diseases Conference March 15
UC’s Division of Infectious Diseases and the UC Local Performance Site of the Pennsylvania MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center will host the 13th annual "State-of-the-Art Management of Infectious Diseases Conference" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.
Continuing education credits are available. Registration required; there is no cost to attend. Space is limited, so register early: events.pamaaetc.org/events/view/345.
Upcoming Lectures and Seminars
- Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 21: Antonis Hatzopoulos, PhD, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, Vanderbilt University, will discuss, "Stem Cells and Cardiac Repair” at noon in MSB 3051.
- Transplant Grand Rounds Jan. 21: Angus Thomson, PhD, DSc, distinguished professor of surgery and immunology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will discuss, "Regulatory Immune Cell Therapy in Transplantation—The New Frontier,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
- Environmental Health Seminar Jan. 22: Mildred Maisonet, PhD, adjunct assistant professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, will discuss "Prenatal exposures to endocrine disruptors and reproductive outcomes in a contemporary British cohort,” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
- Stanley M. and Mickey J. Kaplan Distinguished Psychiatry Lectureship Jan. 22: Wayne Katon, MD, will present, "Depression and Diabetes: Epidemiology and Treatment,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Stetson Building, Room 2108.
- Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 22: Jason Jiang, PhD, will be the featured presenter at noon in MSB E-351.
- Neuroscience Seminar Jan. 23: Sarah Cassella, of the neuroscience graduate program, will present, "Potential role of the glucocorticoid receptor in microglial priming in aging,” and Brittany Kopp, also of the graduate program, will present, "Sequestration stress: a novel animal model for depression,” at 4 p.m in MSB 5051.
- Physiology Seminar Jan. 28: Max Reif, MD, professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, will discuss "Essential hypertension,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
- Lucille & Smith Gibson Endowed Lectureship in Medical Ethics (Rescheduled) Feb. 6: Clark Otley, MD, professor and chairman of dermatology, Mayo Clinic, will discuss, "Ethics in Cosmetic Surgery,” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).
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