Current Issue | Archives | Send Us Your News | Join Mailing List

Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

More Ways to Connect With Us

connect with us on Facebook  connect with us on Twitter  connect with us on YouTube  subscribe to our rss feed
Alex Lentsch, PhD
Alex Lentsch, PhD

College of Medicine's Faculty Affairs Presentation May 12

On Monday, May 12, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Alex Lentsch, PhD, will speak about the successes and future challenges of faculty in the College of Medicine and their impact on our broader academic missions.

Lentsch will present, "Improvise, Adapt and Overcome: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Environment," from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. A question-and-answer session will follow.

This presentation is sixth in the series of talks by senior leadership. The next presentation, by UC Health CEO Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH, will be Tuesday, June 10.

Links to the previous presentations can be found on the College of Medicine home page,, in the "Dean’s Corner.”

Pamela Baker, PhD
Pamela Baker, PhD

Baker Joins Office of Medical Education

Pamela Baker, PhD, has been appointed associate dean of medical education.

Baker holds a doctorate in history from the University of Illinois, Chicago; since 2009, she has served as director of the UC Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L). She has also served as adjunct assistant professor of history in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School.

At CET&L, Baker has been actively involved with the College of Medicine, serving on the college curriculum committee and a member of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences steering committee.

Baker’s office is located in Medical Sciences Building Room 1053C and she may be reached at 513-558-1891 or

MedPlus Advantage Global Health Challenge

Vote for UC Med Students in Global Health Competition

A team of four first-year medical students has made it to the finals in the MedPlus Advantage Global Health Challenge contest.

In their video, "MedMujeres,” Farah Dadabhoy, Kate Blatt, Shama Milon and Sara McCrate discuss the health and education disparities faced by women across the globe and their previous experiences with national and international service.

Winners will receive the opportunity and funding to spend up to three weeks in Guatemala, Ecuador or the Dominican Republic helping to provide medical treatment in the world's poorest communities. You can vote on finalist videos every day for the next three weeks.

View and vote for the video at

Kathleen Chard, PhD
Kathleen Chard, PhD

Chard Invited to Capitol Hill Briefing

Kathleen Chard, PhD, professor of clinical psychiatry, spoke at a May 9 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Capitol Hill lunch briefing in Washington, D.C., about treating posttraumatic stress with cognitive processing therapy.

Chard was invited to the briefing along with Gen. Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Ret.), CEO of One Mind for Research, and JoAnn Difede, PhD, professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College. The three speakers participated in a panel discussion after their talks.

Stephen Medlin, DO
Stephen Medlin, DO

Medlin Named Hematologic Malignancies Interim Director

Stephen Medlin, DO, associate professor of medicine, division of hematology oncology, has been named interim director of the Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplant Program within the UC Cancer Institute.

Medlin received his medical degree from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and specializes in hematology and stem cell transplantation.

The UC Cancer Institute Hematologic Malignancies and BMT team includes hematology oncology specialists who focus exclusively on blood cancers as well as dedicated multidisciplinary care teams and quality management teams.

CARE/Crawley Building
CARE/Crawley Building

Transplant Research Forum May 15

The Departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery will host a transplant research forum from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in Kresge Auditorium.

The forum will summarize the collaborations within UC and Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center related to the transplant clinical research program’s mission of advancing the field of transplantation by strategic design and conduct of innovative basic research and translational/clinical trials. Impact on internal, national, and international impact will be highlighted.

A reception will follow. RSVP by Tuesday, May 13 to

AMA Student Spring Blood Drive May 15

The College of Medicine student chapter of the American Medical Association will host a Spring Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in Kresge Circle.

The drive is being run by Hoxworth Blood Center and will be done in its mobile unit. All donors will receive a $5 Chipotle gift card.

Walk-ins are welcome, but sign up in advance for a time slot at:

Michael Edwards, MD
Michael Edwards, MD

John Tew, MD
John Tew, MD

‘Lessons from the Trenches’ WWI Presentation May 22

Cincinnati Opera, the Department of Surgery and the Institute for Military Medicine will present "Lessons from the Trenches: How World War I Changed the Study and Practice of Medicine” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in Kresge Auditorium.

The event includes a panel discussion on the impact of World War I on the medical field, focusing on how warfare spurred major advances in medicine.

The discussion will be led by Michael Edwards, MD, Christian R. Holmes Professor and Chair of Surgery, and John Tew Jr., MD, professor of neurosurgery, radiology and surgery.

Additionally, tours of the surgical amphitheater will be available and a short program of WWI poetry and songs will be presented by Cincinnati Opera during a cocktail reception following the discussion.

Admission is free but reservations are required. Call 513-768-5511 to reserve a space.

University of Cincinnati

9th Annual Women's Football Clinic June 4

UC Athletics will host the 9th annual Women's Football Clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Richard E. Lindner Center.

The night will include dinner provided by Panera Bread as well as live music, an open bar, photo opportunities with Bearcats football coach Tommy Tuberville, a Q&A with the coach and his staff and a lesson on catching, throwing and tackling like a Bearcat.

All proceeds benefit the UC Cancer Institute's Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center.

Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. RSVP by May 28. To RSVP, visit or call 1-877-CATS-TIX; for more information, call 513-556-0838.

CARE/Crawley Atrium

Technology Commercialization Workshop Series Starts June 3

UC’s Technology Commercialization Accelerator will host a series of workshops at the College of Medicine to offer interested faculty a chance to learn more about entrepreneurialism, technology development and pathways to commercialization.

Each hour-and-a-half session will offer attendees the chance to talk with the Accelerator’s Entrepreneurs in Residence and/or faculty inventors about the process of turning ideas into commercial potential. Sessions include:

  • Session 1: Overview of Commercialization: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, in MSB E-151
  • Session 2: Pathways to Development: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, in MSB E-151
  • Session 3: Putting Your Idea on Path to Commercialization: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, MSB E-005h (Stanley Lucas Boardroom)

See details about each session at For more information, email Dorothy Air at

MSB Rehabilitation

MSB Rehabilitation Update

Beginning Monday night, May 12, the contractor for the MSB Rehabilitation Project will begin removing barrier walls on Level 3 in preparation for ceiling duct work. This work will be performed on weeknights between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The walls will be removed Monday, May 12, and Tuesday, May 13; the duct work will continue for about six more weeks.

In addition, the ceiling will be removed in the main passenger elevator area of Level 3, also for duct work, and a plastic barrier will be installed with negative air containment.

For more information, call 513-558-2992 or email To see the latest news on the project, visit

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar May 13: Doctoral students Ryan Walker (Thompson Lab) and Nassif Tabaja (Kovall Lab) will discuss their research in separate presentations at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Transplant Grand Rounds May 13: Banu Sis, MD, assistant professor of pathology and lead investigator at the Alberta Transplant Applied Genomics Centre, University of Alberta, will present, "Getting Into a New Era: Precision Diagnosis of Antibody-Mediated Transplant Rejection and Predicting Outcomes,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Physiology Seminar Series May 13: Max Reif, MD, department of internal medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension, will present, "Essential hypertension,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Charles Aring Memorial Lecture May 14: Ruben Kuzniecky, MD, professor and co-director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York University, will present, "Brain Imaging in Epilepsy: Update 2014,” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Internal Medicine Trainees’ Research Grand Rounds May 14: Medical trainees will hold a poster presentations are from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the CARE/Crawley Atrium.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar May 15: Xiaochun Yu, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Michigan, will present, "Protein PARylation in DNA Damage Response and Tumor Suppression,” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
University Hall, Suite 620 | PO Box 670550 | Cincinnati, OH 45267-0550 | Phone: 513-558-4553Call: 513-558-4553 | Fax: (513) 558-2910Call: (513) 558-2910 | Web: | Email:
  < prev issue | back to top | next issue >