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Honors Day 2014
Honors Day 2014

Students, Faculty Awarded at Honors Day

During the Honors Day graduation ceremony Sunday, May 25, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine recognized over 50 students with awards, including 25 students inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, five students inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and numerous specialty awards.

›› See the full list of student awards online.

The Class of 2014 recognized several of their professors for teaching excellence at the ceremony: David Fischer, MD, chief of general surgery, received the Golden Apple teaching award for the eighth consecutive year.

Bradley Mathis, MD, associate professor of medicine, and John Quinlan, MD, professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine, received Silver Apples. This is the third time Mathis has received the Silver Apple, and the seventh award for Quinlan.

Rita Alloway, PharmD
Rita Alloway, PharmD

Alloway Receives Top Clinical Pharmacy Award

Research professor of medicine Rita Alloway, PharmD, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Russell R. Miller Award, the most prestigious scholarly award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

The award recognizes a college member who has made substantial contributions to the literature of clinical pharmacy, thereby advancing both clinical pharmacy practice and rational pharmacotherapy.

Alloway will receive the award at the college’s annual meeting, held Oct. 12 in Austin, Texas.

Rakesh Rathore, PhD
Rakesh Rathore, PhD

Rathore Named to Drug Discovery Editorial Board

Rakesh Rathore, PhD, research scientist in the UC Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry core and cancer biology department, has been invited to join the editorial board of the journal Current Research in Drug Discovery.

Rathore also serves as reviewer and editorial advisory board member in other drug discovery and development journals. His research focus is on mass spectrometry-based high-throughput screening technologies to identify drug leads.

Lucas Conference Room, Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
Lucas Board Room

Exhibit of WWI Artifacts Runs Through June 6

In a partnership with the Cincinnati Opera in advance of their performance of "Silent Night” July 10 and 12, , the UC Department of Surgery is holding an exhibit of World War I-era military artifacts at UC’s Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions.

The exhibit includes WWI-era military uniforms, helmets, masks and photographs from field hospitals. Materials are on loan from the Geier Collections & Research Center at the Cincinnati Museum Center, from the private collection of David Peck and the Winkler Center, and were curated by UC historians Elizabeth Frierson and Josh Benner.

The exhibit will run until Friday, June 6, in the Lucas Board Room of the Winkler Center, housed in the CARE/Crawley building, 3235 Eden Ave. Parking is available in Eden Garage across the street.

The exhibit is open to the public, but visitors are asked to make an appointment. Guided tours are possible for groups. For more information, email or call 513-558-5120.

CARE/Crawley Building

Sports Concussion Clinical Research Initiative June 13

UC will host the third session of the Sports Concussion Clinical Research Initiative from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 13, in MSB E-351.

The meeting will include investigator updates since the January 2014 session, an introduction of new, interested investigators and, to close, a brainstorming session for collaborative projects. Lunch will be provided.

New investigators are welcome and encouraged to attend and present their research focus. It is not necessary to have attended previous sessions. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kim Hasselfeld at 513-584-3931 or

Translational Research

CCTST Just-In-Time Core Grant Deadline July 1

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Just-In-Time (JIT) grant mechanism enables investigators to use participating UC or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center core facilities to obtain critical data for submission of a competitive extramural proposal, patent application or commercialization agreement.

The next deadline is Tuesday July 1. Investigators may apply for up to $7,500 annually in support for core services that would directly facilitate the submission of a new or revised application for extramural funding.

For complete details and a list of participating cores, see the JIT application instructions , visit the CCTST website or email Bettie Durant at

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

Neurobiology of Stress Workshop June 17-20

UC will host the 2014 Neurobiology of Stress Workshop, bringing together researchers to discuss current findings on the impact of stress on physiology, brain and behavior, from June 17-20, at the Kingsgate Marriott.

During the conference, researchers will share their findings with basic, translational and clinical colleagues in workshops and poster sessions.

The workshop’s keynote address will be given at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, June 19, by Marian Joels, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her topic will be, "Stress: It is all about time and timing.”

For details and a complete schedule, visit

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars:

  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar June 3: Doctoral students Anukana Bhattacharjee (Price Lab) and Shu-en Wu (Miller Lab) will give presentations at noon in MSB 3051
  • Cancer Biology Seminar June 2: Chong Chen, PhD, research fellow with the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will present, "Epigenetic Regulators & Therapeutic Susceptibility in Acute Myeloid Leukemia,” at 11 a.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds June 3: William Asch, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine and director of pre-transplant operations at Yale-New Haven Hospital, will present, "Kidney Transplants for the Elderly: Hope or Hype?” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds June 4: David Moore, PhD, will discuss "Hidden Hearing Loss," at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds June 4: Amit Govil, MD, and Gautham Mogilishetty, MD, associate professors in the nephrology and hypertension, will present, "Road to Kidney Transplant: Challenges and New Frontiers” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • The Lucille & Smith Gibson Endowed Lecture in Dermatology July 24: Vera Price, MD, professor emeritus of dermatology at the University of California San Francisco, will discuss, "Androgenic Alopecia & Cicatricial Alopecia: Update on Current Management,” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center (Room G344).
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