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Thomas F. Boat, MD
Thomas Boat, MD

Boat and Ono to Speak at Oct. 13 Leadership Presentation

Thomas Boat, MD, vice president for health affairs and Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine, will make his annual presentation to the faculty and staff at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in Kresge Auditorium. He will be joined at the session by UC President Santa Ono, PhD.

This will be the second in this year’s series of leadership presentations. Richard Lofgren, MD, president and chief executive officer of UC Health, spoke Sept. 9. A video of his presentation can be viewed online.

Greer Glazer, PhD
Greer Glazer, PhD

National Study on Holistic Review to Be Released Sept. 30

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, UC College of Nursing Dean Greer Glazer, PhD, will present the results of a national study on the use of holistic review in the admissions process for students pursuing careers in the health professions. Glazer served as co-principal investigator on this Urban Universities for HEALTH study.

>>Get details and register for the 9 a.m. live webcast.

Peter Stern, MD
Peter Stern, MD

Surgeon Establishes Scholarship to Assist Students From Diverse Backgrounds

The Peter and Sandy Stern Diversity Scholarship has been established in the College of Medicine with a $500,000 pledge by Peter Stern, MD, former chair of orthopaedic surgery, and his wife, Sandy. Recipients of the scholarship will exhibit financial need, have a diverse background based on several factors and have an MCAT score in the top one-third of the entering medical class.

The first recipient is expected to be awarded in the fall of 2015.

>>Get more information about the scholarship.

Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD
Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD

Schlaudecker to Provide Keynote

Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD, associate professor of family and community medicine, will be the closing keynote speaker Nov. 7 at the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati’s 2014 Professional Symposium: Practical Pathways Through Dementia. His presentation is titled "Enhancing Hospital Geriatric Care: Teams That Include the Patient and Family.”

Gregg Warshaw, MD, UC director of geriatric medicine, chairs the planning committee for the symposium, which will be held at the METS Center at Northern Kentucky University. UC faculty leading workshops include Warshaw; Robert Cluxton, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy; Jennifer Molano, MD, assistant professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine; Rhonna Shatz, DO, who will join the UC neurology faculty later in the year; and Barbara Tobias, MD, professor of family and community medicine.

>>Get additional information on the conference.

 Barrett Cancer Center
Barrett Cancer Center

Free Integrative Medicine Clinics Offered in October

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the UC Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center and UC Health Integrative Medicine are teaming up to offer free evening wellness clinics for patients, their friends and their families.

Seven clinics, held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center throughout the month of October, include Pilates, a variety of forms of yoga, Tai Chi and meditation.

Pre-registration can be completed by calling Lynne Godsey at 513-584-2122.

>>View the complete schedule.

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

CCTST Just-In-Time Core Grant Deadline Oct. 1

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Just-In-Time (JIT) grant mechanism enables investigators to use participating UC or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center core facilities to obtain critical data for submission of a competitive extramural proposal, patent application or commercialization agreement.

The next deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 1. Investigators may apply for up to $7,500 annually in support for core services that would directly facilitate the submission of a new or revised application for extramural funding.

For complete details, application instructions and a list of participating cores, visit the CCTST website or email Bettie Durant at

Amy Fullenkamp, PhD
Amy Fullenkamp, PhD

Deadline Extended for AmeriCorps Service Opportunity

The UC colleges of medicine and nursing are in need of a part-time AmeriCorps member to serve across the Greater Cincinnati area and southwest Ohio as a Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) Specialist 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 member would also work toward a community health worker certification. For additional details, contact Amy Fullenkamp, PhD, at or 513-558-0132. Deadline for application has been extended to Oct. 1, 2014.

2008 Mini Medical College
Mini Medical College

REMINDER: Mini-Medical College Starts Oct. 1

The annual UC Mini-Medical College starts Wednesday, Oct. 1. The series, held over four Wednesday nights in October, showcases faculty from the College of Medicine who 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.

Each program begins at 6 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. Registration is $70 and includes a program booklet, parking and a T-shirt. Register online or call 513-556-6932.

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

IAMSE Fall Web Seminar Series Continues Oct. 2

This continuing series of sessions explores a variety of exciting innovations in medical education.

"Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships: Challenges of Expanding to All Campuses and All Students” is the topic of the Oct. 2, 2014, session, to be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Stanley Lucas Board Room. RSVP to

Note: The pros and cons of medical schools session, which was to be held Thursday, Sept. 25, was rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 16.

>>Upcoming seminar descriptions.

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Next 'Ready, Set, Go!' Workshop Oct. 9

As part of the 2014-15 "Ready, Set, Go!" series, Heidi Kloos, PhD, associate professor of psychology, and Karen Faaborg, JD, professor emeritus and LEAF accountability and advocacy council chair, will present "Funding Your Research Enterprise," from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in University Hall, Room 450.

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

Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

Education and Research Center Pilot Research Project Symposium Oct. 9-10

Scientists will discuss the latest occupational and environmental health research at the UC Education and Research Center’s 15th annual Pilot Research Project Symposium Thursday, Oct. 9, and Friday, Oct. 10. The public symposium is free and will take place in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.

Led by Amit Bhattacharya, PhD, professor of environmental health, the Pilot Research Project seeks to increase the Tristate’s research capacity through collaboration with 12 universities and colleges.

Continuing education units are available. To register, contact Marianne Kautz at or 513-558-1730 or 800-207-9399.

Emergency Care

Community Paramedicine Seminar Oct. 11

The UC College of Engineering and Applied Science fire science and emergency medicine management program will host a Community Paramedicine Seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, on the campus of Maple Knoll Village in Springdale.

Community Paramedicine is an emerging field in health care where EMTs and paramedics operate in expanded roles in an effort to connect underutilized resources to underserved populations. Ohio Senator Bill Seitz will offer the keynote address, titled "Legislation to Implement Community Paramedicine.”

Other presentations will feature representatives from area fire departments, the Ohio Board of Emergency Medical Services, UC’s School of Social Work, the Council on Aging and UC’s College of Nursing.

RSVP to Lawrence Bennett, JD, UC fire science program chair and associate professor, at

>>View the complete program.

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Hoxworth in Critical Need of Platelet Donors

Hoxworth Blood Center is in critical need of platelet donors. All eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood at their earliest convenience regardless of blood type. Currently 40 to 50 donors are needed each day to meet needs of patients in area hospitals. Walk-ins are always welcomed. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 513-451-0910 or by visiting


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 30: Ian Papautsky, PhD, College of Engineering and Applied Science, will present "Inertial Microfluidics for Cell Separations” at noon in Medical Sciences Building (MSB) 2351.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Oct. 1: J.P. Giliberto, MD, chief resident, will present "Office Injection Laryngoplasty: Materials, Methods and Pearls” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Child Neurology Grand Rounds Oct. 1: Francesco Mangano, DO, associate professor neurosurgery and pediatrics and director of the pediatric epilepsy surgery program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Epilepsy Surgery Update” at 8 a.m. in 5/3 Bank Auditorium Sabin Education Center at Cincinnati Children’s.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Oct.1: Paul Winchester, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, will present "Environmental Contaminants: Are We Imprinting our Babies?” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 1: Fred Finkelman, MD, professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, will present "Suppressing Allergy in Just 24 Hours,” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds Oct. 2: Suzanne Olbricht, MD, chair of the dermatology department at Lahey Clinic in Boston, will present "Lentigo Maligna in 2014” from 10 to 11 a.m. in Hoxworth Center’s Heaton Conference Center, Room G344.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Oct. 2: Jed Hartings, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, will present "Electrophysiology of Acute Brain Lesion Development: From Bench to Bedside” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Series Oct. 2: Two talks will be presented at noon in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. Konstantin Averin, MD, cardiology fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Cener, will present "Left Ventricular Systolic Eccentricity Index is Predictive of Catheter-Determined Right Ventricular to Aortic Pressure,” and Rishi Agarwal, MD, hematology oncology fellow at UC, will present "Utility of Surplus Cryopreserved Stem Cells in Allogenic Unrelated Stem Cell Transplant.”
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 2: Zhenkun Lou, PhD, professor of pharmacology and co-chair of the Developmental Therapeutics Program, Mayo Clinic, will present, "Regulation of the Metabolic Checkpoint and DNA Damage Checkpoint” 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.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds Oct. 3: Andrea Paulson, MD, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, will present "Birth Brachial Plexus Injuries” at 8 a.m. in MSB 6051.
  • Physiology Seminar Oct. 3: John Tyson, PhD, University Distinguished Professor in the biological sciences department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, will present "What Can Mathematical Modeling Teach Us About Cell Cycle Regulation?” at 10:30 a.m. in MSB 4051.
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