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Date: Monday, August 11, 2014

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UC College of Medicine Class of 2018 Recites the Oath of Professionalism in Aronoff Center for the Arts.
College of Medicine Class of 2018 

College Welcomes New Medical Students

The College of Medicine welcomed 171 first-year students into the medical field Friday, Aug. 8, during the college’s 19th annual White Coat Ceremony.

Each member of the class of 2018 was presented with a white coat symbolizing their entry into the medical profession; the UC Alumni Association provides the coats as a gift. The white coat is also a symbol of the patients the students will treat and the compassion, honesty and caring to which the students should always aspire.

By almost every measure this year’s class has the strongest profile in the college’s history, based on MCAT scores and prior academic performance. Thirty-three percent of this year’s class is from outside of Ohio and 17 different states are represented. About 13 percent of students are from underrepresented minorities in medicine.

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College of Medicine Kresge lobby entrance

Kresge Lobby Carpet Replacement

Work is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, on replacing the carpet in the lobby of Kresge Auditorium. This work is scheduled to continue until 2 a.m., then resume at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, with completion of the project expected by 2 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. While work is underway, passage will be maintained through the doors opening onto Kresge Circle. (Access to and from Kresge Circle will also be maintained during the day Tuesday, Aug. 12.) In addition, access will be available through the CARE/Crawley Building entrances facing Eden Avenue.

Kettering Laboratory
Kettering Laboratory

Asbestos Abatement in Kettering

Asbestos abatement will begin in Kettering North Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. At that time, Kettering North will be segregated from the rest of the Kettering complex by containment barriers installed by the abatement contractor. While the abatement work is occurring, there will be negative air containment at Kettering North, creating inward airflow and confining odors and particles to the work area. The abatement contractor will follow all required protocols for performing this work. Work will begin on the third floor of the building with abatement progressing downward through the building. Due to the nature of the work, no specific completion date has been set. Please direct all questions regarding this work to Dennis Funke, Planning + Design + Construction, at 513-558-8999, or Jan Utrecht, Environmental Health and Safety, at 513-556-4968.

Academic Health Center Campus
Academic Health Center Campus

Save the Date: Investigator Training Program Oct. 2-3

Mark your calendars for the Investigator Training Program (ITP), a free two-day educational program designed by Pfizer to support clinical trial investigators and research professionals. Clinical research professionals are encouraged to attend. The event, held at the UC Health Business Center, runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Twelve and a half hours of ACRP continuing education credit will be given for those certified by ACRP. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Additional details and registration information to follow.

University of Cincinnati gate
University of Cincinnati

Mark Your Calendars: Slice Night Oct. 2

University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute will be the beneficiary of ticket sales to Slice Night, a pizzeria competition and tasting event from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Cincinnatus Sculpture Area at Sawyer Point. Tickets are $10 and include all the pizza you can eat. Beverages will be available for purchase.
>> Order tickets.


  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 13, 2014: Saulius Girnius, MD, assistant professor in the department of internal medicine’s division of hematology oncology, will present "Overview of Systemic Amyloidosis, From Localized to Systemic Amyloidosis" at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) 2351. Note: This location is a change from standing Medical Grand Rounds meetings. 
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds Aug. 14, 2014: Procter and Gamble Visiting Lecturer Keith Flaherty, MD, director of the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at Mass General Cancer Center and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present "Using Oncogene Targeted Therapy to Unravel the Biology of Melanoma” at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center, Room G344, on the ground level of the Hoxworth Building.

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