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New Faculty Reception
New Faculty Reception

College to Recognize New Faculty Aug. 20

The College of Medicine will recognize new faculty members Wednesday, Aug. 20, at a 6 p.m. reception in the CARE/Crawley atrium.

Thomas Boat, MD, College of Medicine dean and UC vice president for health affairs, will open the reception; each department will then introduce new faculty recruited over the past year. Light refreshments will be served.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by and meet and welcome our new clinicians and researchers.

University of Cincinnati

Nominate Outstanding College of Medicine Alumni

Each year, the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni though the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards are due by Oct. 17, 2014.

The awards will be presented in the spring at the UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration, an annual event recognizing and celebrating the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni in countless fields of endeavor, throughout the world.

›› Submit your nomination online

Mary Mahoney, MD
Mary Mahoney, MD

Radiology Leadership Changes

Mary Mahoney, MD, has been appointed interim chair of the UC Department of Radiology, effective Aug. 1. The appointment follows the resignation of Jannette Collins, MD, whose last day was Thursday, July 31.

Mahoney has served as vice chair of research since last year and holds the Eugene L. and Sue R. Saenger Chair of Radiological Sciences. A 1983 graduate of the UC College of Medicine, Mahoney has been a professor of radiology since 2007. She currently serves as director of breast imaging and intervention and fellowship program director of breast imaging. Previously she served as director of the division of ultrasound, director of breast intervention and director of breast imaging and intervention at West Chester Hospital.

Collins has served as the Ben Felson Professor and Chair of Radiology since Feb. 1, 2009. Under her leadership, the department became hospital-based and its multimillion dollar deficit was erased. She led the development of a cardiac imaging program in collaboration with the division of cardiovascular diseases and the department added the direction of breast imaging at West Chester Hospital. She also expanded department fellowship programs, including a new emergency radiology fellowship in collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s.

Alberto Espay, MD
Alberto Espay, MD

Espay Named Chair of Technology Task Force

Alberto Espay, MD, an associate professor in the UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine and member of the UC Neuroscience Institute, has accepted an invitation to serve as chair of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society’s newly created Task Force on Technology. The task force’s mandate will be to keep abreast of technologies as they apply to patient evaluation, diagnostics and patient treatment and to consider the possibility of a satellite symposium at the society’s 19th International Congress June 14-18, 2015, in San Diego. Espay will serve through June 21, 2015.

CARE/Crawley Atrium
CARE/Crawley Atrium

Urban Health Project Community Event Aug. 5

The Urban Health Project will hold a community event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in the CARE/Crawley atrium to recognize the work of summer interns. It is open to the public, and members of the university community are especially encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be available.

The Urban Health Project is an eight-week summer program that pairs second-year medical students with nonprofits in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. The experience challenges them to incorporate this awareness into their future practice. The project marked its 29th year of existence this summer. For more information, please contact

Walkways connect Eden Garage to the MSB and UC Medical Center.
Walkways connect Eden Garage to the MSB and UC Medical Center.

Weekend Walkway Closures Underway

Starting Friday night, Aug. 1, the walkways that connect Eden Garage to the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) and UC Medical Center are being closed for seven consecutive weekends to remove the old flooring and install new flooring. This closure includes the pedestrian bridge over Eden Avenue and the interior walkways that connect the bridge to Level E and Level G. (The bridge will not receive new flooring; it is being closed because it will lead to a dead end while work is being done.) Work will begin at 6 p.m. each Friday and continue until 6 a.m. the following Monday. During these times, the walkways and pedestrian bridge will be closed with barricades. Appropriate signage will be in place.

›› Get more details about the closure and re-routed areas.

UC Med Mentors
UC Med Mentors

Med Mentors School Supply Drive

Med Mentors is collecting materials for its annual School Supplies Drive. Donations can be dropped in collection boxes placed in various locations around the College of Medicine. Items like notebooks, folders, loose-leaf paper, composition books and children’s backpacks are needed. Gift cards to stores selling supplies are also welcomed and can be delivered to IvaDean Lair in Medical Sciences Building, Room E-251.

Med Mentors is an organization that pairs UC College of Medicine students with students from local Cincinnati elementary schools to establish positive mentoring relationships.

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 6, 2014: Max Reif, MD, professor in the department of internal medicine’s division of nephrology and hypertension, will present "Hypertension Guidelines—Where Are We Now?" at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) E-351.
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