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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

Save the Date: Mentorship Symposium Sept. 12

The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Office for Faculty Development is collaborating with the CCTST, the Center for Professional Excellence, and the colleges of medicine and nursing to present a half-day program on mentoring Friday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room 1.203.

This year’s program will include sessions on:

  • Jumpstarting successful mentoring relationships.
  • Effective communication, establishing expectations, and ensuring inclusion in mentoring relationships.
  • Hot topics in mentoring.

Workshops will include opportunities to interact with peers, presenters, and panel members around these topics. A detailed agenda and registration information will be available soon.

For more information, email

Robin Cotton, MD
Robin Cotton, MD

Cotton Receives Jacobson Innovation Award

Robin Cotton, MD, was named the recipient of the 2014 Jacobson Innovation Award by the American College of Surgeons.

Cotton is a professor of otolaryngology and pediatric surgery, and winner of a 2012 Daniel Drake Medal.

The prestigious Jacobson award honors living surgeons who have been innovators of a new development or technique. Cotton was recognized for his pioneering techniques used worldwide in the reconstruction of the larynx and trachea in children.

Additionally, Cotton directs the Aerodigestive Center at Cincinnati Children’s, and has directed the hospital’s division of pediatric otolaryngology/head and neck surgery since 1973.

Albert J Ryan fellows at 2014 annual meeting
Albert J Ryan fellows at 2014 annual meeting

Albert J. Ryan Fellows Named

Four graduate students have been awarded the Albert J. Ryan Fellowship for the 2014–15 academic year, the highest honor the College of Medicine can bestow on graduate students while they are still in their degree program.

This year’s fellows are:

  • Jeremy Kinder, Immunology
  • Elly Powell, Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine
  • Jennifer Schwanekamp, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Dusten Unruh, Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine

Students are selected for performance in formal courses, research talent and accomplishment, and participation in the scientific community.

They receive a stipend increase and an invitation to participate in an annual symposium with colleagues; this year, eight UC fellows attended the meeting.

For more information, contact Mary Jo Petersman at

A scientist conducts laboratory research

First Planning Grants Awarded

Senior Associate Dean for Research Melanie Cushion, PhD, and Associate Dean for Clinical Research Chris Lindsell, PhD, have announced the first awardees of the College of Medicine Planning Grants.They are:

  • "Novel Antibody Conjugated Nanoparticle System for Targeted and Controlled Drug Delivery,” by principal investigator Jagit Yadav, PhD, professor of environmental health, division of genetics and molecular toxicology, and partners in environmental health and engineering
  • "Molecular Mechanisms by Which Tobacco Smoke and Obesity Predispose to Cancer Development,” by principal investigator Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, professor of cancer biology, with partners in chemistry, internal medicine and environmental health.

The awards, up to $25,000 each, are designed to support the planning and preparation of new large-scale interdisciplinary or multi-investigator grants.

The program, supported by the UC Vice President for Research and the Dean of the College of Medicine, funds projects leading directly to the submission of a new large-scale or multi-investigator grant.

For more information, email

Student Clinician Ceremony
Student Clinician Ceremony

Class of 2017 Announces Gold, Silver Apple Awards

The College of Medicine class of 2017 has awarded the gold apple for teaching excellence to David Pettigrew, PhD, associate professor of medical education, and the silver apples to D.J. Lowrie, PhD, professor educator of medical education and Keith Stringer, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, division of pathology.

Both first- and second-year apple awards will be presented at the 2014 Student Clinician Ceremony, held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 27, in Kresge Auditorium, with a reception immediately following in the CARE/Crawley Atrium’s Kaplan Reception Hall.

RSVP to the clinician ceremony by Friday, June 20, to attend.

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. The workshop runs June 18-20, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

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.”

To kick off the workshop, the College of Medicine will host the 12th Annual Neurofest at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in MSB E-351.

For more details on the neurobiology workshop and a complete schedule, visit

University of Cincinnati

Innovation Collaboratory Open House, Ribbon Cutting June 26

Make plans to attend the public open house and ribbon cutting of the Innovation Collaboratory House on the campus of Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike.

The event, from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 26, will highlight this community learning partnership between Maple Knoll Village and the University of Cincinnati colleges of engineering and applied science, medicine and nursing. The event is free and open to the public.

›› Get more details about the Innovation Collaboratory open house.

UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Cancer Biology Seminar June 16: Jianjun Chen, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, hematology/oncology section, at the University of Chicago, will present "MicroRNA/Epigenetic Regulation and Translational Research in Acute Myeloid”, at 11 a.m. in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar June 17: Doctoral students Swati Tiwari (Punam Malik Lab) and Kanimozhi Vairamani (Shull Lab) will give presentations at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds June 18: Richard Curry, MD, assistant professor of medicine, will present "Neurological Complications of Cancer” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Transplant Lecture June 20: Madison Cuffy, MD, will discuss, "The National Kidney Registry: Kidney Exchange Program” at noon in MSB 2004.
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