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Bearcats Pep Rally Set for Sept. 10

Cheer on the UC Bearcats football team at a pep rally at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 10, on the plaza outside the main entrance to the CARE/Crawley Building. Head Coach Tommy Tuberville and UC Director of Athletics Mike Bohn, along with several members of the Bearcats football team, cheerleaders, marching band members and the Bearcat mascot, will be there.

The Academic Health Center rally comes just two days before the Bearcats kick off their 2014 season playing the University of Toledo Rockets at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, at Paul Brown Stadium.

Specially priced tickets to the Sept. 12 game also will be on sale at the rally. With the purchase of each $15 ticket, Academic Health Center faculty, staff and students and UC Health employees will receive a special "UC White Out” T-shirt. Game attendees also will enjoy a special postgame fireworks show. Tickets also can be ordered online or by calling 877-CATS-TIX and using the promo code UCHEALTH.

Christy Holland
Christy Holland, PhD

'Ready, Set, Go!' Lecture Series Begins in September

The College of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, UC Office of Research and UC LEAF are pleased to present the first lecture in the 2014-15 "Ready, Set, Go!" series.

Christy Holland, PhD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, will present "Hiring, Effective Interviewing, Evaluation," from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in University Hall, Room 450.

Ready, Set, Go! is a nine-course series of programs, facilitated by an interdisciplinary team of research faculty, and is designed to provide new faculty members with the competence and skills to set up and maintain a successful research laboratory or clinical research program.

>>View the complete series listing, see learning objectives and register online.

Mark your calendars for Workshop No. 2 in this series, "Setting the Tone of Your Lab & Personnel Conflict Management,” at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9.

Eric England, MD
Eric England, MD

England Named Director of Radiology Resident Education

Eric England, MD, assistant professor, Department of Radiology, was appointed the next Jerome F. Wiot Endowed Chair of Radiology Education, pending UC Board of Trustees approval, and program director for the diagnostic radiology residency training program. England replaces Robert Wissman, MD, who has held this position since 2005. Wissman will continue to serve as musculoskeletal section chief as well as program director for the musculoskeletal fellowship.

Alberto Espay, MD
Alberto Espay, MD

Espay Named to 4th World Parkinson Congress Committee

Alberto Espay, MD, associate professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, has been invited to join the Clinical Science Subcommittee of the Program Committee for the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC 2016) in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 20-23, 2016. Espay will play an active role in formulating the event’s program as the subcommittee collaborates with subcommittees on basic science and comprehensive care.

Evangelia (Litsa) Kranias, PhD
Evangelia (Litsa) Kranias, PhD

REMINDER: NCAI Letters of Intent Due Sept. 4

Letters of Intent are due Sept. 4, 2014, for the second round of funding from the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI), based at Cleveland Clinic (CC). NCAI-CC provides funding and project assistance to advance the development of high-priority early-stage technologies within the mission areas of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Funding opportunities exist for projects in the areas of cardiovascular, lung, blood and sleep disorders. UC investigators interested in applying should contact Litsa Kranias, PhD, the NCAI-CC site director at UC, for more information and/or assistance.

Brett Harnett
Brett Harnett

Center for Health Informatics Seeking Applications

The UC Center for Health Informatics, in partnership with UC Health, is soliciting requests to develop customized tools for research participant recruitment and research data collection in Epic. Applicants must have a research study actively recruiting within a UC Health facility that uses Epic. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Questions may be directed to Center for Health Informatics Director Brett Harnett at

>>View the Request for Applications.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S
Location S

Register by Sept. 5 for Imaging and Cytometry Event

The Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association (ORVCA) Annual Conference will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Location S, Rooms S1.203-204. This free conference (registration required) will feature breakout sessions, a poster session and vendor interaction. Awards will be given to the top poster presenters. Register by Sept. 5 on the ORVCA website.

University of Cincinnati gate
University of Cincinnati

REMINDER: Outside Activity Reports Due Sept. 5

To comply with federal deadlines, UC College of Medicine and Hoxworth employees must complete an annual report of collateral employment and outside activity no later than Sept. 5, 2014. All employees—faculty and staff—with a full-time equivalency (FTE) of 50 percent or more must complete the report. In addition, all faculty and staff who engage in research at UC are required to complete the outside activity report regardless of their FTE percentage. Use your central login username and password to complete the Outside Activity Report. Questions should be directed to

UC at the Zoo
UC at the Zoo

UC at the Zoo Saturday, Sept. 6

Join your fellow Bearcats for UC at the Zoo from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. The zoo will be open exclusively to the UC community for this special event. Tickets are $7 and include admission, parking and discounts. Since this is a private event, zoo memberships are not valid. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or the Tangeman University Center (TUC) Information Center. UC at the Zoo is sponsored by UC and UC Health.

Sunflower Revoluton Bike Ride
Sunflower Revoluton Bike Ride

2014 Sunflower Revolution Sept. 6-7

The Sunflower Revolution weekend, with fitness events benefiting the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7.

The symposium and expo, a free educational event for patients, caregivers and family members, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Oasis Conference Center near Loveland. The fitness festival is set for Sunday, Sept. 7, based at Sawyer Point on the Ohio River, downtown Cincinnati. Registration begins at 6 a.m., with events running from 7 to 10:30 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow until 1:30 p.m.

Visit for a complete list of Sunflower events and registration details.


  • Transplant Division Journal Club Sept. 2, 2014: Tarun Mittal, MD, UC transplant nephrology fellow, will present the February 2014 Journal of the American Medical Association manuscript "Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease Following Live Kidney Donation” at 4 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 3351.
  • Otolaryngology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds Sept. 3, 2014: Marc Schwartz, MD, House Ear Clinic and House Ear Institute, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, will present "Auditory Brainstem Implantation” at 7 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) E-351. The lecture is supported by the departments of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery and neurosurgery and the UC Neuroscience Institute. Hosts are Ravi Samy, MD, and Norberto Andaluz, MD.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 3, 2014: Eric Warm, MD, Richard W. & Sue P. Vilter Professor of Medicine in the UC Department of Internal Medicine, will present "State of the Residency,” at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) E-351. 
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds Sept. 4, 2014: Randa Khoury, MD, resident in the UC Department of Dermatology, will present "Health Care Policy for the Dermatologist” from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center, Room G344, on the ground level of the Hoxworth Center.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Series Sept. 4, 2014: Bryce Robinson, MD, associate professor of surgery in the UC Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, will present "Acute Lung Injury After Trauma: Is it Preventable?” from noon to 1 p.m. in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. 
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Series Sept. 4, 2014: Brian Clem, PhD, assistant professor in the biochemistry and molecular biology department at the University of Louisville, will present "Role for pRB in Regulating Tumor Metabolism and Potential Therapeutic Targets” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. Cancer biology students are required to attend.
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