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Lori Mackey and Neil Holsing

Lori Mackey and Neil Holsing

College of Medicine Operations Talk Feb. 11

Senior Associate Dean for Operations and Finance Lori Mackey and Associate Dean for Operations Neil Holsing will present, "The Business Side of the College of Medicine,” at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Kresge Auditorium.

Their presentation will provide an update on the financial status of the college along with an overview of finances, sources of funding, trends and upcoming initiatives.

The talk is part of a series of presentations by college leadership. Mark your calendars for the following talks:

  • Tuesday, March 11, with Andrew Filak Jr., MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs.
  • Monday, April 7, with Myles Pensak, MD, senior associate dean for clinical affairs.
  • Monday, May 12, with Alex Lentsch, PhD, senior associate dean for faculty affairs and development.


Elizabeth King, PhD

Elizabeth King, PhD

Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Feb. 11

Mark your calendars for the February speaker series "Diversity and Inclusion: Education, Collaboration and Transformation.”

This series of 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.

The second seminar will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in MSB E-351 and be hosted by Elizabeth King, PhD, dean, College of Allied Health Sciences.

Talks include: "Culturally Competent Care,” presented by Charla Weiss, PhD, human resource consultant at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and "Diverse by Design," presented by Mary Stagaman, executive director of Agenda 360.

Light snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Kelly Lyle at 513-558-7424 or

The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine occupies space in the Stetson Building.

Stetson Building.

Vice Chairs Named in Neurology

Brett Kissela, MD, Albert Barnes Voorheis Professor and Chair of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, has announced the following vice chair appointments:

  • Rob Neel, MD, as vice chair of education.
  • Kim Seroogy, PhD, as vice chair of basic research.
  • Reena Shah, MD, as vice chair of clinical services.
  • Daniel Woo, MD, as vice chair of clinical research.

›› Read more about each vice chair online.

Michael Goodman, MD, and Amy Makley, MD, are the 2011-2012 chief surgery residents at UC.

Amy Makley, MD

Makley Receives 2014 Trauma Research Scholarship

Amy Makley, MD, assistant professor of clinical surgery, division of trauma, was named 2014 recipient of the Trauma Research Scholarship Award, offered by the EAST Foundation.

Makley will receive $40,000 to fund her research titled, "Activation of pulmonary endothelium by microparticles derived from stored red blood cells.”

She received the career development award at the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly, held Jan. 14-18 in Naples, Fla.

Charles Doarn

Charles Doarn

Doarn Speaking Abroad in Russia, Belgium

Charles Doarn, professor of family and community medicine, recently traveled to Russia and Belgium for international sessions on telemedicine,

From Jan. 19-23, he attended a meeting of senior medical officers of the International Space Station Program in Moscow, and presented "Living and Working in Space” to medical students at Moscow State University.

This month, he will give the keynote address at a NATO telemedicine meeting in Brussels, Belgium, where he will serve as vice chair of the governance committee for a Romanian/Russian telemedicine program on emergency response in global disasters.

Fountain Square
Fountain Square

UC Health Primary Care Hosts Open House at Downtown Location

UC Health Primary Care will host a public open house at its Downtown Cincinnati location from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 425 Walnut St., Suite 200.

Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, as well as complimentary mini-acupuncture sessions, will be offered.

Attendees are encouraged to park in Fountain Square garage, accessible from Walnut or Vine streets. Exit toward Fifth Street and enter into the Westin Cincinnati atrium. UC Health Primary Care is at the top of the escalators on the 2nd floor.

Santa Ono, PhD

Santa Ono, PhD

President's Open Forum for Academic Master Plan Feb. 27

The President's Executive Committee is holding a number of open forums for interested faculty, staff, students and alumni to provide input and insights to the UC 2019/Academic Master Plan, being called Creating Our Third Century.

The forum for the medical campus will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in MSB 5051.

To learn more, including the background, process and timeline, visit

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture Feb. 10: Dennis Barbour, MD, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering, Washington University, will present, "Auditory Training in the Era of Portable Games” from noon to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s, Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Feb. 11: Kevin Mason, PhD, Ohio State University College of Medicine, will discuss, "The Paradoxical Effect of Host Immunity on Haemophilus-mediated Disease Severity" at 1:15 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • CCTST Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) Monthly Seminar Feb. 11: Lili Ding, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, division of biostatistics and epidemiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will discuss, "Modeling of Multivariate Longitudinal Phenotypes in Family Genetic Studies with Bayesian Multiplicity Adjustment,” from 3 to 4:45 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S5.125. For details contact Bettie Durant.
  • Physiology Seminar Feb. 11: Katherine Yutzey, PhD, professor of molecular cardiovascular biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will discuss, "Heart valve disease, lessons from development,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Association for Women In Science (AWIS) Career Development and Leadership Series Feb. 11: Pankaj Desai, PhD, professor of pharmacy, will discuss "Alternatives to the beaten path” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in HPB Room 231. Cost is $10 for non-AWIS Members.
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Feb. 12: John Kitzmiller, MD, director of the division of plastic/burn surgery, will be the featured presenter at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Feb. 12: Art Evans, MD, chair of the UC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will discuss "Gestational Diabetes,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Series Feb. 13: James Squires, MD, fellow of pediatric gastroenterology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will discuss, "Development of a translational model of chronic liver injury in experimental biliary atresia,” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • The William J. Larsen Distinguished Lecture Feb. 13: Roel Nusse, PhD, Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Developmental Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will present, "Wnt Signaling and Stem Cell Control,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.

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