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Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH
Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH

Lofgren Leadership Presentation Tuesday

The College of Medicine leadership presentation by UC Health President and CEO Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH, 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.

Iain Cartwright, PhD
Iain Cartwright, PhD

Cartwright to Lead Graduate Education

Iain Cartwright, PhD, has been named associate dean for the College of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Education. He replaces Robert Highsmith, PhD, who began Sept. 1, 2014, as interim chair of the Departments of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics.

Cartwright, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, has been on faculty at the College of Medicine since 1985. Over the last year, he has served as co-director of graduate programs at the college, and throughout his tenure at UC has been integrally involved in graduate education. He has trained numerous master’s and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, and has been part of three National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded graduate student training programs.

His own research is focused in the area of toxicology, particularly as it relates to how arsenic interacts with biological tissues from both a genetic and a molecular perspective. He has held 11 research grants from local, regional and national organizations and has been a long-term member of UC’s NIH-funded Center for Environmental Genetics.

Bearcats football helmet
Bearcats football

Bearcats Pep Rally Wednesday: Note Time Change

Cheer on the UC Bearcats football team at a pep rally at 11:15 a.m. 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.

Get details about specially priced tickets for Academic Health Center faculty, staff and students and UC Health employees.

Alvin Roth, PhD
Alvin Roth, PhD

Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth to Speak Sept. 17

Alvin Roth, PhD, co-winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2012 and a founder of the New England Program for Kidney Exchange, will give two presentations Wednesday, Sept. 17, during a visit hosted by the Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation.

At 9 a.m., during the J. Wesley Alexander Lecture, Surgical Grand Rounds, Surgical Amphitheatre, Roth will present "Application of Market Design Principles for Kidney Exchange."
At 2:30 p.m., in Kresge Auditorium, Roth will present a special lecture for the College of Medicine titled "Design of Markets for the National Residency Matching Program."

For more information, contact Angela Sadler at 513-558-3892 or

Alvin Crawford, MD
Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Alvin Crawford, MD, has been selected as a 2014 Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The award honors long and distinguished service to the SRS and to spinal deformity care. Crawford will receive his award Sept. 11, 2014, during SRS’s 49th annual meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.

Crawford, a professor emeritus in the department of orthopaedic surgery, is internationally known for his contributions to pediatric orthopaedic patient care and clinical research, his commitment to the education of orthopaedic surgery residents and fellows, and for his excellence in leadership in the pediatric and global orthopaedic community.

Mary Gaskill-Shipley, MD
Mary Gaskill-Shipley, MD

Gaskill-Shipley Named Section Chief

Mary Gaskill-Shipley, MD, professor of radiology, has been appointed section chief of neuroradiology within the Department of Radiology. Gaskill-Shipley has served as director of operations for neuroradiology since 2009. A graduate of the UC College of Medicine, she completed her radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship at UC Medical Center. Gaskill-Shipley, an authority on brain tumors, serves on the UC Neuroscience Institute Implementation Committee and is the radiology department’s chair for the ARPT Committee.

Medical Sciences Building
Medical Sciences Building

New Seminar Series Begins Sept. 15

The UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence are offering a new seminar series bringing together professionals whose research or clinical expertise includes cardiology, pulmonary and vascular medicine.

Seminars are held at noon on one Monday a month; lunch will be provided. The first seminar of the season, "Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension,” will be presented by Ivan Robbins, MD, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University, Monday, Sept. 15, in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) 3351. Please contact Laura Hildreth at 513-558-1057 or for more information. Look for upcoming sessions to be listed in the Dean’s List under Upcoming Lectures and Seminars.

Kettering Laboratory
Kettering Laboratory

Center for Environmental Genetics Symposium Sept. 17

The Center for Environmental Genetics will hold its annual symposium Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. At 10 a.m., keynote speaker Bernhard Henning, PhD, professor of animal and food sciences and director of the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center, will present "Nutritional Modulation of Environmental Pollutant Toxicity: Implications in Public Health.” Two pilot sessions, lunch and a career development program will round out the day. Registration is required for lunch. To RSVP or for a complete program, contact Teresa Donovan at or 513-558-3646.

Art Exhibit
Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit Features College of Medicine Faculty Work

Photography by Timothy Freeman, MD, voluntary assistant professor of family and community medicine and a 1984 alumnus of the College of Medicine, is included in the recently opened local art exhibit "With and Without: Challenges.” The six-image series, "Esther – Crucible,” is of his daughter, desperate to free herself of drugs and alcohol, and her recovery, which he helped facilitate.

The exhibit was curated by Mary Heider, PhD, assistant dean emerita of medical education. It presents art that artists have created in response to challenges they have experienced in their lives. It explores how art can be a healing force helping people through difficult times. Challenges include physical and mental health, life cycle issues and unfortunate events. The event is dedicated to local artist Thom Shaw, who died in 2010. Shaw’s 1997 woodcut "A Gallery of Angels Looking Just Like Me” hangs in Medical Sciences Building Room 1310.

The exhibit runs through Nov. 1 at the Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Kentucky. The gallery is open from noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. There is no admission charge.


  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Sept. 10: College-Conservatory of Music Dean Peter Landgren will present "Enhancing Existing UC Connections Between the Performing and Medical Arts" at 7 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) E-351.
  • Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds Sept. 10: Brian Eckerle, MD, clinical instructor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, will present "Cervical Arterial Dissection,” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351. 
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Sept. 10: "Introduction to NIOSH Education and Information Division Programs and Activities: Opportunities for Collaboration” will be presented at 10 a.m. in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 10: UC Health President and CEO Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH, will present "Making Health Care Affordable: A New Look at Population Health,” at noon in MSB E-351. 
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Series Sept. 11: William Hannah, MD, critical care fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "IL-27: A Novel Biomarker in Predicting Infection Among the Critically Ill,” from noon to 1 p.m. in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds Sept. 11: Jack Arbiser, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine, will be welcomed as the Procter & Gamble Visiting Lecturer for a presentation titled "NADPH Oxidase Inhibitors for the Reactive Oxygen Driven Tumor.” The talk begins at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center, Room G344, on the ground level of the Hoxworth Center. For more information, contact Janet Burdsall at 513-584-6803.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 11: Annual radiation safety training will be provided by the UC Radiation Safety Office from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. For more information, contact Kelli Moquin at 513-558-7379.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Sept. 11: Monika Fleshner, PhD, University of Colorado Department of Integrative Physiology, will present "Exercise Promotes Stress Robustness” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
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