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Honors Day 2012

College Holds Honors Day May 25

The College of Medicine will recognize 161 graduates during the 2014 Honors Day celebration, held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 25, in Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

This year's Honors Day speaker is Scott Rauch, MD, president and psychiatrist in chief at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The title of his address is "Revolutionary Change and Enduring Traditions in Medicine and Healthcare."

Rauch, a 1987 College of Medicine graduate, also will receive the John Shaw Billings MD, Alumni Leadership Award.

After their hooding, graduating students will recite the class oath that they wrote upon entering medical school along with the Hippocratic Oath.

For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at or 513-558-5577.

CARE/Crawley Building at night

Safety Town Hall Meeting May 23

The College of Medicine will host a town hall meeting Friday, May 23, to discuss safety issues with Robert Ambach, senior vice president for administration and finance and interim director of public safety, and Interim Police Chief Jeff Corcoran.

The meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Pizza and beverages will be provided by the Medical Student Association and College of Medicine.

More information on campus safety can be found at

Translational Research

Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Group Forming

An organizational meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in CVC 1919 to discuss the formation of a junior faculty group designed to promote networking and collaboration between different laboratories, departments, colleges and campuses for biomedical research.

Group organizers aim to connect junior faculty to the physical and intellectual resources available at UC for biomedical research.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kevin Haworth, PhD, assistant research professor of medicine, 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.

Great American Ball Park
Great American Ball Park

Strike Out Stroke at the Ballpark May 25

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a time to reinforce the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke.

Members of the UC Comprehensive Stroke Center will mark the occasion by taking part in Strike Out Stroke on Sunday, May 25, as the Cincinnati Reds take on the St. Louis Cardinals for an evening of baseball and stroke awareness activities at Great American Ball Park.

Discounted tickets will benefit the Greater Cincinnati Stroke Consortium. To order tickets, visit (password "strike").

CARE/Crawley Atrium

Technology Commercialization 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

John Breneman, MD
John Breneman, MD

Free Pediatric Brain Tumor Webinar June 5

John Breneman, MD, professor emeritus of radiation oncology, adjunct professor of neurosurgery and a radiation oncologist at the UC Brain Tumor Center, will present a free online webinar, "Radiotherapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors," on June 5.

He will discuss radiotherapy for pediatric brain tumors, proton therapy and late effects of radiation in children.

The webinar will include an online Q&A session and will also be recorded and posted to

To register, visit

Keith Casper, MD, examines a patient.
Keith Casper, MD

UC Health Offers Voice, Oral Cancer Screenings

This spring, UC Health Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery is offering free health screenings for a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions.

In response to high demand for their May events, additional voice screenings, conducted by UC Health speech pathologists, will be held in June. Screenings are available:

  • Thursday, June 5, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at UC Health Barrett Cancer Center Area F.
  • Friday, June 6, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at UC Health Physicians Office North, West Chester.

Additionally, UC Health otolaryngologist Keith Casper, MD, will perform free oral head and neck cancer risk screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in UC Health Barrett Center Area F. 

Space is limited. Call 513-475-8400 to reserve an appointment.

Wanda Wilson, PhD, CRNA

Nominate an Ohio Nurse of the Year

Nominate a nurse who provides exceptional care to the March of Dimes Ohio Nurse of the Year awards. There are awards in 17 categories, including advanced practice and surgical services.

The 2014 recipients will be announced during an awards ceremony Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center.

Submit nominations to

UC Bearcats

#HottestCollegeinAmerica T-Shirt Design Contest Runs through June 30

UC is hosting the #HottestCollegeinAmerica T-shirt Design Contest to find the best design for a new UC t-shirt.

The contest is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans. A panel of judges representing alumni, athletics, student government, faculty and communications will choose the top submissions, which will be put to a public vote from July 7 to July 18.  

The winning design will be produced by Alta Gracia and sold in the UC Bookstores this fall. The winner will receive a $250 gift card to the UC Bookstore.

›› See more information and the contest rules

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar May 20: Doctoral student Kristof Nolan (T. Thompson Lab) will present, "Molecular determinants required for DAN-family mediated antagonism of BMP signaling” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Physiology Seminar May 20: David Richards, PhD, department of pediatrics—anesthesiology, will present, "Vesicle highways and byways: How secretory vesicles find their way to release sites,” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds May 21: Matt Hershcovitch, MD, will present, "Radiation Safety: Myth, Fact, and Practical Knowledge,” at 6:45 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Seminar May 21: Jason Blackard, PhD, director of the Office of Global Health in the College of Medicine, will present "Emerging topics in viral hepatitis in patients with HIV,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar May 22: Nissim Hay, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics, University of Illinois, will be the featured speaker at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.

Scheduling note

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the next issue of Dean’s List will be posted Tuesday, May 27. The deadline for items is 5 p.m. Thursday, May 22, to or

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