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Cincinnati Medicine

Cincinnati Medicine

Cincinnati Medicine Magazine Debuts

The College of Medicine and its Medical Alumni Association have published the first issue of Cincinnati Medicine, a new magazine to be issued twice a year and replace the previous College of Medicine Bulletin.

Cincinnati Medicine includes articles about the college’s alumni, students, faculty, programs and history. This issue features stories about the Institute for Military Medicine, primary care scholarships, noted alumni John Shaw Billings, MD, the Medical Scientist Training Program and the Center for Environmental Genetics.

The magazine was mailed to all college faculty and can be found online here. Additional copies can be obtained by calling 513-558-5646 or emailing

2014 Match Day at UC College of Medicine

2014 Match Day

Results from Match Day

Students from class of 2014 found out their residency match during the annual Match Day, held Friday, March 21.

  • The most popular residency specialties were internal medicine, followed by family medicine and pediatrics.
  • Of the 163 matched students, 74 (45 percent) will stay in Ohio for their primary residencies.
  • Of those, 17 will complete all or a portion of their residency at UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center and 3 at will complete pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) announced matches for more than 17,000 United States allopathic medical school seniors and 16,000 other applicants in this year's match.

›› See more Match Day data

College of Medicine website

College Launches New Responsive Website

The College of Medicine has officially launched its new website – This yearlong project was a joint effort of the Public Relations and Communications office and UC Information Technologies (UCIT), and spearheaded by the newly formed web review committee.

The new site features a new navigational structure, streamlined content and innovative technology, all of which better showcase our research and education endeavors. In addition, the site was built using responsive design, which improves its viewing on digital devices, such as desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Further updating of all the department pages on the site will occur during the next year. For more information or questions, call 513-558-4639 or email web communications.

University of Cincinnati

Emergency Medicine Faculty Receive URC Grants

Two emergency medicine faculty members received funding for their interdisciplinary research through the University Research Council’s Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Support Program.

The program awarded four teams of researchers $25,000 each to support their projects aiming to create competitive research proposals to national funding agencies. This round saw forty applications for funding.

  • Michael Lyons, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, received funding for "Communication Empowering Decision-Making in Sexual Partner Selection to Reduce HIV Transmission,” with Stephen Haas, PhD, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.
  • George Shaw, MD, PhD, associate professor of emergency medicine, received funding for "Ultrasound-Mediated Thrombolysis Using Microfluidic Plasmin-Loaded Echogenic Liposomes,” with Ian Papautsky, PhD, College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Scott Holland, PhD

Scott Holland, PhD

Holland Receives Excellence in Mentoring Award

Scott Holland, PhD, will receive the 2014 Excellence in Mentoring Award, presented by the UC Graduate School.

Holland is a professor of pediatric radiology, holds the Tecklenburg Family Chair of Pediatric Literacy and teaches in the graduate programs in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. Additionally, he directs the Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation.

The award recognizes full-time graduate school faculty for outstanding and sustained guidance and support of students as they move through the process of becoming experts in their chosen fields.

Yana Zavros, PhD, director of the PhD program in systems biology and physiology, received an honorable mention for the award.

 Acting United States Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH

Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH

Acting Surgeon General to Speak March 26-27

Acting United States Surgeon General Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Kresge Auditorium. The lecture’s title is, "The United States Surgeon General—Fighting Tobacco for 50 Years.”

Lushniak’s medical career has roots in Cincinnati, as an alumnus of the UC residency program. In 1988, as a naval lieutenant, he was stationed at the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati. He conducted epidemiological investigations of workplace hazards and in 1990 was accepted for the CDC’s long-term training program, completing a three-year residency in dermatology at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

During his visit, Lushniak also will give the Charles L. Heaton Endowed Lectureship in Dermatology at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center (Room G344). His lecture will be titled, "Public Health and Dermatology—From Policy to Pox.”

Mark Di Corcia, PhD

Mark Di Corcia, PhD

Medical Education Lecture on Feedback and Communication March 28

The UC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will host Mark Di Corcia, PhD, for a special Medical Education Grand Rounds on feedback and communication Friday, March 28.

Di Corcia, PhD, vice chair for education at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, will present, "Impression Management: The Key to Interpreting Learner Behavior and Promoting Professionalism" from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. in MSB E-351.

A second lecture, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. will include skills training in giving and receiving feedback. Both lectures are open to all in the college community.

For more information, contact Amy Thompson, MD, at

The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

'Forks Over Knives' Talk March 28

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of the best-selling book The China Study and star in the 2011 American documentary "Forks Over Knives,” will present, "Nutrition: Its Health Effect Is Far More Than Generally Known,” during Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, March 28, in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus in the division of nutritional sciences at Cornell University, Campbell was one of the lead scientists of the China-Oxford–Cornell study on diet and disease.

The presentation is open to all at the Academic Health Center. For more information, call 513-558-2113.

St. Baldrick's 2013

St. Baldrick's 2013

Students Shave for St. Baldrick's March 28

UC students will shave their heads in support of childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick's Celebration, to be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Molly Malone's pub in Covington.

Organized locally by the College of Medicine pediatrics club, St. Baldrick's Day (named for "St. Patrick’s Day" and "bald") events are held worldwide to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Students will hold fundraisers throughout the month for the cause. If they raise $20,000, interim associate dean for medical education Bruce Giffin, PhD, has pledged to shave his mustache.

For more information and to donate, visit or email

John Shaw Billings, MD

John Shaw Billings, MD

Cecil Striker Lecture April 10

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine will host the Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture Thursday, April 10.

The evening will include a reception from 4 to 5 p.m with an exhibit on John Shaw Billings in the Lucas Room. At 5 p.m., Dale Smith, PhD, will present, "John Shaw Billings and the Medical College of Ohio: Shaping Twentieth Century Medicine,” in Kresge Auditorium.

Smith is senior vice president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and chair of medical history in the F. Edward Hubert School of Medicine, USHUS.

Billings was an 1860 graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, precursor to the College of Medicine. An internationally known physician, medical librarian, public health innovator, educator and researcher, Billings advocated for changes in pre-, undergraduate and graduate medical education that are today standards of medical education.

All are invited to this free event. RSVP by Tuesday, April 5, to or 513-558-5120.

Cincinnati Music Hall

Cincinnati Music Hall

World Voice Day April 19

UC Health and the Cincinnati Opera will co-host the World Voice Day event, "A Mind & Body Approach to the Voice,” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Corbett Opera Center, Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street.

To register, contact Angie Keith by April 16 at 513-475-TALK (8255) or with your name, address, phone number and email.

As part of the event, UC Health voice experts will offer free voice screenings Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18.

To see the full World Voice Day agenda and details about voice screenings, see the event flyer.

Denice Cora-Bramble, MD

Denice Cora-Bramble, MD

Visiting Professor Cora-Bramble Lectures April 29

The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Office for Faculty Development and the CCHMC and UC College of Medicine Offices of Diversity and Inclusion will host visiting professor Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, for a day of presentations Tuesday, April 29.

Cora-Bramble is professor of pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and chief medical officer & executive vice president of ambulatory and community health services at Children’s National Health System in D.C.

For a full list of her talks and registration information, visit

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Dean's Distinguished Cardiovascular Seminar March 24: Hemal Patel, PhD, associate professor of anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, will present, "Caveolae as Capacitors for Energy and Metabolism: Implications for Cardiac Injury, Aging and Diabetes,” at noon in MSB 3351.
  • Physiology Seminar March 25: Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, professor of cancer biology, will present, "MicroRNA networks in regulation of oncogenic autophagy in renal cancer,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds March 26: Mark Malangoni, MD, 14th Annual Max & Molly Fischer Visiting Professor, will present, "Quality Surgical Education and Quality Care: A Laudable Partnership," at 9 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Environmental Health Seminar March 26: Thomas Kocarek, PhD, associate professor at the Wayne State University Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will discuss, "Regulation of Xenobiotic Metabolism by the Mevalonate Pathway,” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Lab Complex, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Seminar March 26: Dennis McGraw, MD, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, will be the featured speaker at noon in MS E-351. His topic will be, "The safety of chronic ß-agonist use in asthma.”
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series March 27: Nicole Dangelo, of the neuroscience graduate program, will discuss, "The effects of psychoactive drugs during adolescent brain development,” and Bethany Hosford, also of the graduate program, will present, "Significance of Recently Generated Dentate Granule Cells During Epileptogenesis Following Status Epilepticus,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar March 27: David Hui, PhD, professor and vice-chair of research of pathology and laboratory medicine, will present, "LRP1: A Huge Protein with a Huge Role in Metabolic Disease Modulation,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
  • Transplant Lecture Series March 28: Bassam Abu Jawdeh, MD, will discuss, "FSGS Recurrence in the Kidney Allograftat," at noon in MSB 2004.
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