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Alvin Roth, PhD
Alvin Roth, PhD

Nobel Laureate to Speak Wednesday

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

Amy Fullenkamp, PhD
Amy Fullenkamp, PhD

AmeriCorps Service Opportunity

The UC colleges of medicine and nursing are in need of two part-time AmeriCorps members to serve across the Greater Cincinnati area and southwest Ohio as Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) Specialists for the 2014-15 academic year. UC is partnering with NEOMED (Northeast Ohio Medical University) AmeriCorps members to create a rural volunteer health corps devoted to advancing the health and success of rural Ohio communities. Through this opportunity, the AmeriCorps members would also work towards a community health worker certification. For additional details, contact Amy Fullenkamp, PhD, at or 513-558-0132. Deadline for application is Sept. 22, 2014.

Nursing Mentor Program

Hughes High School Seeking Mentors

Mentors are needed for all seniors enrolled in the Hughes High School Health Pathway Program. Mentors can be UC faculty, professional research staff, graduate students or college-recommended seniors. For additional program details, contact Tammy Mentzel, UC College of Nursing, at or 513-558-5574.

Lucas Conference Room, Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
Stanley Lucas Conference Room

IAMSE Fall Seminar Series

A series sessions will explore a variety of exciting innovations in medical education that include the impact of the changes in the interviewing process (Multiple Mini-Interviews, Holistic Review) on curricular modifications in medical schools, a review of best-practices for pre-matriculation programs to enhance student success in medical school, a pro and con presentation on the impact of compressing medical schools into three-year programs, approaches to continuing basic science into the clinical years, and a review of the advantages and disadvantages of the longitudinal integrated clerkship models.

Pre-matriculation programs are the topic of the Thursday, Sept. 18, session, to be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Stanley Lucas Board Room. RSVP to
>>Upcoming seminar descriptions.

Medical Sciences Building
Medical Sciences Building

IT Workshop Sept. 18

Join the College of Medicine and Center for Health Informatics IT Support Services for a workshop Thursday, Sept. 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 4051.
Wade Hedgren, director, College of Medicine IT Core Operations, and Brett Harnett, director, Center for Health Informatics, will present.

Hedgren will discuss the role of the COM-IT System Services group and the services that are available including Server Management, Database Management and Application Management and Development. Additionally, the discussion will include Data Security issues in the College of Medicine.

Harnett will discuss the newly created Department of Biomedical Informatics, services offered for researchers by the Center for Health Informatics, and ask for comments regarding specific needs/ideas to better facilitate the data management for research.

Please contact Erin Groeting with any questions.

Christy Holland
Christy Holland, PhD

REMINDER: 'Ready, Set, Go!' Series Kicks Off Sept. 18

As part of 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.

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

College of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building

CCTST Grand Rounds Sept. 19

"Will We Make Electronic Medical Records the New Engine for Clinical Research?” is the topic of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds, Friday Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m, Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 4051. The featured speaker is Daniel Ford, MD, MPH, vice dean for clinical investigation and director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Ford will discuss how electronic medical records (EMRs) currently support clinical research; ways that EMRs can better support conduct of clinical trials and creation of clinical research registries; and the means by which EMR data can be better utilized for discovery.

CME is offered. Lunch is available to CCTST members (join free of charge) who email Sandy Geideman by Sept. 17.  For more information, visit

Brett Harnett
Brett Harnett

REMINDER: CHI Applications Due Sept. 22

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.

>>View the Request for Applications

Questions may be directed to Center for Health Informatics Director Brett Harnett at

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

Cancer Survivorship Conference Seeks Posters

The UC Cancer Institute Survivorship Program is hosting a conference, titled, "Transforming Cancer Survivorship Through Research and Best Practice," from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

Julia Rowland, PhD, director of the National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Survivorship, will be the keynote speaker.

Organizers are currently seeking scientific abstract submissions for poster presentations that address (a) completed or in-progress research or (b) quality improvement projects. Research or quality improvement projects must focus on problems/questions relevant to cancer survivorship. Abstract submission will close at midnight, Nov.11, 2014.

This event is planned to meet the needs of physicians, nurses, psychologists, residents, medical students, social workers, counselors, dietitians and other oncology health professionals.

The fee for the conference $150 per person; the early bird discount is $130 before Jan. 31, 2015.

>>Register or get details.

For more information, contact Shanah Cole at 513-558-9908 or email


  • UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Seminar Series Sept. 15: Ivan Robbins, MD, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University, will present "Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension,” at noon, Monday, Sept. 15, in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) 3351. Lunch is provided. The next seminar of the season will be Monday, Oct. 20.  
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 16: Jason Collier, radiation safety specialist, will discuss radiation safety at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Lecture Sept. 17: Otolaryngology chief residents will present "M&M” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds Sept. 17: Ayman Mahdy, MD, UC Department of Surgery, will present "Initial and Long Term Management of Neurogenic Bladder and Related Complications” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Sept. 17: As part of the Center for Environmental Genetics annual symposium, Bernhard Hennig, PhD, RD, professor and director, Superfund Research Center, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, will present "Nutritional Modulation of Environmental Pollutant Toxicity: Implications in Public Health” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 17: Owen McGuinness, PhD, Johnson McGuire Visiting Professor, will present will present "Impact of Alpha Cell Dysfunction on Glucose Homeostasis" at noon in MSB E-351. 
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Series Sept. 18: Christopher Wolfe, clinical research coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Comparisons Between Weighted Road Density and Other Exposure Methods for Traffic Related Air Pollution and Their Ability to Predict Lung Function in Asthmatic Children,” and Cole Brokamp, PhD student (biostatistics) will present "Does the Elemental Composition of Indoor and Outdoor PM2.5 Accurately Represent the Elemental Composition of Personal PM2.5?” Presentations begin at noon Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. 
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 18: Nissim Hay, PhD, distinguished UIC professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular genetics, University of Illinois, will present "The Role of Akt Isoforms in Cancer and Diabetes: Lessons from Akt KO Mice,” 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.
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