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Analyzing Data

Secrets of the Dead: The Ethics of Sharing Their Data

The need to protect the privacy rights of the individual while also considering the potential benefit of sharing health information with surviving family will be the focus of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Regulatory Forum titled "Secrets of the Dead: The Ethics of Sharing Their Data.” The forum will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Cincinnati Children’s Research Auditorium, 3381-3383 Location R. The forum will be monitored by Jane Strasser, PhD, research integrity officer at UC, and will include panelists with experts in ethics, communications, genetics and privacy.

Registration is not required and ample time will be provided for audience questions and discussion. A recording will be posted on the CCTST website after the event. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Heubi at or view the event flier.

Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH
Richard Lofgren, MD

SAVE THE DATE: Richard Lofgren, MD, Leadership Presentation

The College of Medicine leadership presentation by UC Health CEO Richard Lofgren, MD, is scheduled for 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Kresge Auditorium. This will be the first in the 2014-15 series of presentations by College of Medicine and UC Health leaders. The next will be at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, in Kresge Auditorium with Dean Thomas Boat, MD.

All six of the 2013-14 College of Medicine leadership presentations can be found online in the College of Medicine's Dean's Corner.

Amy Argus, MD
Amy Argus, MD

Argus Named Section Chief

Amy Argus, MD, assistant professor of radiology, has been named section chief of breast imaging for UC Radiology, effective Aug. 1, 2014.

Argus, who received her medical degree from the UC College of Medicine, completed her radiology residency in 2008 and a breast imaging fellowship at UC in 2009. She is director of breast imaging at West Chester Hospital, a member of the Society of Breast Imaging, American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. Argus is also a member of the American Association for Women Radiologists.

Shannon Miller, MD
Shannon Miller, MD

Miller Publishes Addiction Medicine Textbook

Shannon Miller, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry and psychiatrist at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, had his textbook "Principles of Addiction Medicine” published in May 2014. He serves both as editor and author. This is the fifth edition for the textbook, which is the official textbook of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Miller also served as an editor for the fourth edition. Miller served as section lead for the sections on pharmacology, pain and addiction and child and adolescent addiction medicine.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

REMINDER: Career Development Seminar Aug. 27

Tips for successful post-award grant management is the topic of a Career Development Seminar Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Location S, First Floor, Room S1.203. Presented by Peggy Hostetter, MD, chair of pediatrics, and Larry Dolan, MD, pediatrics professor, the session will include a discussion about finances, publishing, keeping a team together, readying a future application and fostering collateral research as they relate to successful post-award grant management. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to

University of Cincinnati gate
University of Cincinnati

REMINDER: Comparative Effectiveness Pilot Grant Letters of Intent Due Sept. 1

Letters of Intent for the Comparative Effectiveness and Patient Centered Outcome Research Pilot Grants are due no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Up to five grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded through this program, which is supported by UC Health and the UC offices of the vice president for research, dean of the College of Medicine and dean of the College of Nursing.

Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate a clear pathway to future competitive extramural funding. Principal investigators must hold a full-time faculty appointment within UC and submit any resulting applications through UC. Collaborations between colleges and with faculty based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center are strongly encouraged.

For more information about eligibility criteria, see the request for applications (PDF) or contact Debbie Lueders at

Lee Zimmer, MD
Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD

Register Now for Allergy and Rhinology Update

Registration is open for the University of Cincinnati Allergy and Rhinology Update–Otolaryngology, from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre, West Chester.

Sponsored by the UC Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the conference is directed to practicing general practitioners, general internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Continuing medical education credit is available.

The program director is Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD. Joining him as presenters will be Alfred Sassler, DO, and Allen Seiden, MD. All three are faculty members in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

For registration information, contact Barbara Huber at 513-558-5391 or

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Faculty Mentorship Symposium Sept. 12

The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Office for Faculty Development in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, the Center for Professional Excellence, the UC College of Medicine, and the UC College of Nursing will offer the 2nd Annual Faculty Mentorship Symposium, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.203. 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.

Register by Sept. 1 at


  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 27, 2014: Greg Fitz, MD, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost and dean at UT Southwestern Medical School, will present "Re-Thinking NAFLD: A Model for Translational Research” at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) E-351. The Aug. 27 Medical Grand Rounds marks the 29th annual Leon Schiff Lecture, named in honor of Leon Schiff, MD, a clinician and researcher who began his career at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Aug. 28: Nancy Ratner, PhD, Beatrice C. Lampkin Chair, Cancer Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, will speak at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.

Scheduling Note

Due to the Labor Day Holiday Monday, Sept. 1, the next Dean's List will be distributed Tuesday, Sept. 2. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, Aug. 28.

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