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Andrew Filak, Jr., MD

Andrew Filak, Jr., MD

College of Medicine's Education Presentation March 11

On Tuesday, March 11, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Andrew Filak Jr., MD, will detail the College of Medicine’s graduate medical education efforts and provide updates on medical student education, global health initiatives and our venture into undergraduate education.

Filak will present, "Working Together to Advance Medical Education,” from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. A question and answer session will follow.

This presentation is fourth in the series of talks by senior leadership. The next presentation, by Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Myles Pensak, MD, will be Monday, April 7, 2014. Links to the previous presentations can be found on the College of Medicine home page,, in the "Dean’s Corner.”

Erin Haynes, DrPH

Erin Haynes, DrPH

Haynes Invited to Speak on Fracking

Erin Haynes, DrPH, an assistant professor in the environmental health department and director of the Center for Environmental Genetic's Community Outreach and Engagement Core, was invited to speak on fracking (or hydraulic fracturing) in Ohio at the 2014 Midwest Environmental Health Policy Summit, held Feb. 20-21 in Springfield, Il.

Additionally, Haynes was part of a panel discussion on fracking Wednesday, Feb. 26, as part of the Cincinnati Museum Center’s "Insights” lecture series. She appeared on the panel with Amy Townsend-Small, PhD, assistant professor of biogeochemistry at UC.

Megan Allyse, PhD

Megan Allyse, PhD

CCHMC Ethics Center Special Seminar March 3

The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) Ethics Center and UC Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training will offer a special seminar on Monday, March 3 from noon to 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children's Location D, Room 2.22.

"Prenatal Next Generation Sequencing: Ethical and Clinical Integration Challenges” will be presented by Megan Allyse, PhD, Law and Biosciences Fellow, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University.

Registration is not required. Space is limited. For more information, email CCHMC Ethics Center Director Armand Antommaria, MD, PhD or call (513) 636-3656.

CARE/Crawley Atrium

CARE/Crawley Atrium

Spring Diversity Reception March 5

Please consider attending the Spring Diversity Reception, hosted by UC President Santa Ono and Chief Diversity Officer Bleuzette Marshall.

This year’s reception will be held in the CARE/Crawley Atrium at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. For more information, contact Kathy Riehle at or 513-556-4119.

Kettering Laboratory

Kettering Laboratory

CDC HIV/AIDS Lectures March 10-11

The UC Department of Environmental Health, Center for Environmental Genetics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, and the UC Department of Philosophy will host Spencer Lloyd, Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for two lectures March 10-11.

  • From 3:30-5:50 p.m. Monday, March 10, Lloyd will discuss, "The HIV Epidemic and Human Rights in Resource-Limited Settings,” in 210 McMicken Hall.
  • From 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, he will present, "The HIV/AIDS Pandemic After 30 Years: A Global Perspective on Successes and Challenges,” in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.

Lloyd will be available immediately after the seminar to discuss opportunities for students and postdoctoral trainees with the Epidemic Intelligence Service.

For more information, contact Koffi Maglo at

Procter Hall

College of Nursing

UC Hosts National Telehealth Conference March 20-21

The UC College of Nursing will host a National Telehealth Conference March 20-21.

The conference will include six specialized tracks each day aimed at providing telehealth experiential learning for health care providers, administrators and faculty. Speakers include UC faculty, UC Health clinicians and administrators and outside experts.

The keynote address, "State of Telehealth Across the U.S. and Beyond the Borders,” will be given by Charles Doarn, professor of family and community medicine and editor-in-chief of the Telemedicine & e-Health Journal.

Registration $125 for UC and UC Health employees. All other attendees can register for $125 through March 5, $150 after. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and a March 20 evening reception.

Continuing education credits are available. For more information, contact Debi Sampsel at 513-558-5305 or

The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

Grant-Writing Workshops Offered in April

Registration is now open for the spring 2014 series of grant-writing workshops. All faculty, postdocs and graduate students in need of grant-writing training or assistance are eligible to attend.

Three workshops will be held, all in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies:

  • Write Winning Grants: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.
  • NIH Career Award Grants: 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 9.
  • NSF Career Award Grants: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9.

Workshops may require prerequisites or have fees. Questions should be directed to Dawn O'Neill at

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Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer April 12

Save the date for the 10th Annual Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer public forum, to be held Saturday, April 12, 2014. 

The forum will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the UC Reading Campus. Keynote speakers include Karen Joy Miller, president of the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc., and Laura Weinberg, president of the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition.

A complete agenda and registration details will be available soon. A buffet breakfast and educational materials are included in the $20 registration fee. Contact hours will be awarded to nurses who attend the entire program and complete an evaluation tool.

This forum, presented by the Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program and the Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati, provides timely information on potential environmental links to breast cancer and an update on the BCERP’s ongoing research.

ArtsWave Campaign

Help the Arts Thrive with UC's ArtsWave Campaign

Faculty and staff can participate in the University of Cincinnati's ArtsWave campaign through a convenient online form. Check your email for your personal invite and details on special incentives.

All UC faculty and staff should have received an email from ArtsWave with details on how to contribute. The email contains your personal login ID and password and guides you to the online pledge form.

If you have questions about e-pledge, or would prefer to use a paper form, contact Ashley Morgan at 513-556-3026 or

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UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar March 4: Eric Skaar, PhD, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, will be the featured speaker at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds March 5: Doug Waddell, director of Managed Care and Government Markets, will discuss, the "Affordable Care Act–A Stakeholder's Perspective,” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds March 5: Jim Merlino, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, will discuss, "Patient Experience–Essential for High Value Care,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Dermatology Procter and Gamble Scientific Lectureship March 6: Rachael Clark, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, Harvard Medical School, will discuss, "Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: How Understanding T-Cell Recirculation Can Guide Therapy”, at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G344), Hoxworth Building.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar: March 6: Rulang Jiang, PhD, professor of developmental biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present, "Odd-Skipped Transcription Factors Regulate Tissue Boundaries and Mesenchymal Cell Fate During Mammalian Organogenesis,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series March 6: Jenny Hsieh, PhD, of the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Department of Molecular Biology, will discuss, "Catching fire: new roles for neurogenesis in the generation of epilepsy,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 5051.
  • Communication Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture March 10: Brad Story, PhD, associate professor and associate department head of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona, will be the featured speaker at noon in CCHMC, S Bldg., Room S1.204.
  • Keller Lectureship in Surgical Neuroanatomy & Research March 19: Robert Spetzler, MD, J.N. Harber Chair of Neurological Surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Ariz.., will discuss, "Surgical Anatomy of Complex Intracranial Lesions,” from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
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