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2008 Mini Medical College
Mini Medical College

Mini-Medical College Starts Oct. 1

The annual UC Mini-Medical College, a continuing education event for interested students from all walks of life, will start Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The series will be held over four Wednesday nights in October. Faculty from the College of Medicine will share expertise and insights on a range of topics, including stroke, clinical research, hip and knee replacements, posttraumatic stress disorder, pediatric oncology, epilepsy and Type 1 diabetes.

>>Get specific program information.

Gregg Warshaw, MD
Gregg Warshaw, MD

Warshaw Receives VNA Honor

Gregg Warshaw, MD, director of geriatric medicine and the Martha Betty Semmons Chair of Geriatrics, was honored by the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky last week at the organization’s annual meeting. Warshaw received the VNA Today Award for contributions to the region’s health care that impact the lives of others through progressive innovation, a game-changing mentality and spearheading initiatives that influence positive community change.

Lester Duplechan, MD
Lester Duplechan, MD

Duplechan Named Interim Division Director

Lester Duplechan, MD, a volunteer assistant professor in the UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, has been named the department’s interim division director of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Duplechan is a former residency program director in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, which merged with the department of neurology in January 2013 to form the department of neurology and rehabilitation medicine. He has a musculoskeletal practice based at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care. He succeeds Mark Goddard, MD, who had led physical medicine and rehabilitation since 1999.

Melissa DelBello, MD
Melissa DelBello, MD

DelBello Honored by NAMI Hamilton County

Melissa DelBello, MD, the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, has been named this year’s "Exemplary Psychiatrist working with adults,” one of six annual awards by NAMI Hamilton County. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will recognize the honorees Friday, Oct. 10, during its 2014 Evening of Hope at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. For more information, visit NAMI Hamilton County’s website or call 513-351-3500.

James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD

CCTST Special Seminar Sept. 25

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will host a Special Seminar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Medical Education and Resource Center (MERC) Auditorium on the Oak Campus.

Lorraine Hodsdon, head of nursing clinical research and manager of the Somers Clinical Research Facility within London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, will present "Pediatric Research and Patient Public Involvement” at 11 a.m.

An open forum and discussion of local research participant engagement opportunities will follow at noon, moderated by Peggy Clark, nurse practitioner in the division of neurology, Cincinnati Children's.

Lunch is available to CCTST members (join free of charge) who RSVP to Beth Hezlep by Sept. 23. The Cincinnati Children’s Red Shuttle serves the Oak Campus and limited free parking is available.

>>Get more information.

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

IAMSE Fall Web Seminar Series Continues

A series of sessions will explore a variety of exciting innovations in medical education, including the impact of the changes in the interviewing process 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.

Pros and cons of medical schools is the topic of the Thursday, Sept. 25, session, to be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Stanley Lucas Board Room. RSVP to

>>Upcoming seminar descriptions.

Drake Center
Daniel Drake Center

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Conference Sept. 27

Register now for the conference "2014 Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Advances & Challenges for a Rapidly Increasing Malignancy,” to be held from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the conference center at Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care. Registration is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. UC designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. UC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CE activity has been approved for 6.0 contact hours by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver Unit at UC Health (OBN-007-92).

>>Register online.

Slice Night Cincinnati
Slice Night Cincinnati

REMINDER: Slice Night Cincinnati Benefiting UC Cancer Institute Oct. 2

Enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and support the UC Cancer Institute at Slice Night Cincinnati, being held from 5 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, at Sawyer Point. The event is being sponsored by UC Health, Presto and Cincinnati Magazine.

The event is a pizzeria competition and tasting event. Tickets are $10, which include all of the pizza you can eat from 24 different vendors and live music by Savannah Jack. All proceeds benefit the UC Cancer Institute. Beer and other drinks will be available for purchase.

>>Purchase tickets to Slice Night.

Track Runners

Oct. 11 Warrior Run Benefits Student Mindfulness Program

The College of Medicine is taking part in the first "College Challenge” as part of this year’s Warrior Run: The Race for Life. The event includes a one-mile walk—called the Jim Miller Memorial Mile—starting at 5:15 p.m. and a 5K race starting at 5:30 p.m. Both races begin at Bell Tower Park off Pleasant Street in Mariemont. There will be food, drinks, music, kids games and a family movie at dark following the races.

Part of the funds from College of Medicine participants’ registration fees will benefit the Student Mindfulness Program, which is a part of the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, and fund grants for mindfulness outcomes research. The Student Mindfulness Program provides mind-body skills training to medical students, who often experience stress and anxiety that can interfere with learning to be effective, compassionate caregivers. They can become more resilient and empathetic when able to develop self-awareness, gaining perspective on stressful situations and integrating self-care into their lives.

Participants can join one of several college-related teams and are also encouraged to raise additional donations.

The Warrior Run "College Challenge” is in memory of Brogan Dulle, a UC student who committed suicide in May. Runners can participate individually or as part of college or UC Health teams. For more information on this event, visit or contact Kelly Lyle.

Procter Hall
Procter Hall

‘Flipping the Classroom’ Talk Oct. 16

Russell Mumper, vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Georgia, will be on campus Oct. 16 for a presentation on "flipping” the classroom. This type of teaching has been lauded for its improved outcomes. Mumper will discuss what it means to stop lecturing in class and incorporate active learning strategies.

The talk is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Procter Hall, Room 103, and is free and open to all UC faculty, staff and students.

>>Get more information.


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 23: Melanie Cushion, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, and senior associate dean for research, College of Medicine, will present, "Comparative genomics of Pneumocystis species reveals the absence of genes for myo-inositol synthesis and reliance on inositol transport and metabolism” at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) 2351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Sept. 24: James Lazorchak, PhD, research aquatic ecologist/toxicologist at the Ecosystems Research Branch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will present "What Are Contaminants of Emerging Concerns (CECs) and How Can CECs Be Detected Using Biological Based Methods or Approaches?” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds Sept. 24: David Ficker, MD, associate professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, will present "PLEDs, GPEDs and SIRPIDs! Oh My! Controversial EEG Patterns in the Critically Ill Patient” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 24: Four residents and one medical student will give oral presentations as part of the Department of Internal Medicine poster competition at noon in MSB E-351.
  • George W. Hambrick Endowed Lecture in Dermatology Sept. 25: Roy Rogers III, MD, professor of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, will present "Dramatic Oral Diseases” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Center’s Heaton Conference Center, Room G344.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Sept. 25: Jay Slack, PhD, Givaudan Flavors Corporation, will discuss, "Applying pharmacology and molecular biology for the discovery of novel tastants” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Series Sept. 25: Stephani Kim, MPH, PhD, student in epidemiology, will present two talks at noon in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. Talk titles are "Ambient air heavy metals in PM2.5 and potential human health risk assessment in an informal e-waste recycling site in China,” and "Assessment of health risk and trace metal pollution in surface soil and road dust from an e-waste recycling area in China.”
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 25: Saraswati Sukumar, PhD, Barbara B. Rubenstein Professor of Oncology and professor of pathology, Johns Hopkins University, and co-director of the Breast Cancer Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, will present, "Targeting HOX Genes to Overcome Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancer.” 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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