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Cincinnati Cancer Consortium
Cancer research

UC Cancer Institute Events Saturday, Nov. 1, Will Showcase Advances

Two UC Cancer Institute centers will host events Saturday, Nov. 1, to showcase advances in research, screening and the future of diagnostic and treatment options.

The "Breast Cancer Journey: Snapshot of Research” and the "Hope. Fight. Breathe.” symposiums are hosted by the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center and Lung Cancer Center, respectively. Both are free and open to the public.

The "Breast Cancer Journey: Snapshot of Research” event is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive. A light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

>>View the full agenda.

The "Hope. Fight. Breathe.” symposium is being held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, 151 W. Galbraith Road. A light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

>>View the full agenda.

Academic Health Center IPE event on error disclosure

Interprofessional Event Draws Nearly 400 Students

Nearly 400 students and 70 faculty and staff participated in the Academic Health Center's interprofessional education event on error disclosure, held Thursday, Oct. 9, in UC's Tangeman University Center.

Students broke into 21 groups to work through a case study as interprofessional teams, with the objectives of reviewing the process of error disclosure and its importance in patient care, practicing discussion of medical errors in a blame-free way, formulating plans for disclosure of a medical error and practicing disclosure of a medical error to a patient/family.

Interprofessional Education, often called IPE, has become a priority of the UC Academic Health Center. In recognition of the importance of interprofessional and interdisciplinary education, the Academic Health Center in 2013 named Kelly Lyle as health affairs program officer. Lyle is responsible for establishing linkages between the four health colleges, specifically around the topic of interprofessional education.

For more information about interprofessional education activities, contact Lyle at 513-558-7424 or

Karl Golnik, MD
Karl Golnik, MD
Mary Rich, ACGME
Mary Rich

Golnik, Rich Win Awards From ACGME

Karl Golnik, MD, interim chair of the UC Department of Ophthalmology, and Mary Rich, administrative program director in the UC Department of Internal Medicine, are recipients of 2015 awards from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Golnik received the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, while Rich is recipient of the Program Coordinator Award. Both awardees will be honored at a luncheon during the 2015 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in San Diego.

The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award is awarded to 10 program directors who find innovative ways to teach residents and to provide quality health care while remaining connected to the initial impulse to care for others in this environment. Parker J. Palmer is the author of the book "The Courage to Teach.”

The GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award is presented to up to five program coordinators in recognition of their in-depth understanding of the accreditation process, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and projects to improve residency programs.

Kati Elfers
Kati Elfers

Elfers Joins College of Allied Health Sciences

Kati Elfers, formerly executive director, business and administration, department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, has joined the College of Allied Health Sciences as director of business affairs.

Elfers had been associated with the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience since 2001, when she started at Central Clinic as a student helper. Before becoming executive director, business and administration, she was a staff assistant in the Center for Imaging Research (CIR) and business manager for psychiatry and the CIR in the Academic Health Center Office of Finance and Administration. She earned a master’s of business administration from UC in 2008.

A replacement has not been named. Joe Fodor, who held numerous positions at the Academic Health Center before retiring in 2011, will assist in the transition on a part-time basis.

Oliver McGee III, PhD
Oliver McGee III, PhD

REMINDER: Diversity and Inclusion Symposium Oct. 23

The Academic Health Center will host a Diversity and Inclusion Symposium Thursday, Oct. 23, at noon in Procter Hall, Room 103. Oliver McGee III, PhD, will present "Why Diversity Matters in Health Care.” McGee, a Cincinnati native and Woodward High School graduate, directs the Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm Partnership Possibilities for America. From 2001 to 2005, McGee served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science at Ohio State University.

Lunch will be provided. For questions, contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer, at 513-558-7424 or

George Loss Jr., Heekin Lecture
George Loss Jr., MD, PhD

Loss Is Guest Speaker for Heekin Lectureship

George Loss Jr., MD, PhD, transplant surgeon and chief of the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute in New Orleans, will be the guest speaker for the Heekin Family Lectureship hosted by the division of transplantation Nov. 4–5, 2014.

Loss will speak Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Transplant Grand Rounds in MSB 3351 on "Current Issues in Liver Transplantation.” He will give the Heekin Family Lectureship at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Surgical Amphitheater on "The Pursuit of Value in Transplantation.”



  • UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Series Oct. 20: Jason Woods, PhD, director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "New Technologies to Image the Pediatric Lung” at noon in MSB 3351.
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Monthly Research in Patient Services Colloquium Oct. 20: Karen Harpster, PhD, will present "Snack time intervention for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders: Fun and function” at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S2.600.
  • Physiology Seminar Oct. 21: Ronald Warclaw, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Signaling pathways controlling oligodendrocyte development” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Oct. 22: Jeffery Simmons, MD, will present "Patient Safety” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Neurology Grand Rounds Oct. 22: Joshua Martin, MD, will present "Neurological Clinicopathologic Case Presentation” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Oct. 22: Karl Kelsey, MD, Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University, will present "DNA Methylation Biomarkers of Human Immune Cells” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 22: Shashi Kant, MD, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, will present "CKD for the Internist” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds Oct. 22: Joshua Magee, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine, will present "Applying Lifespan Theories of Development in Older Adults: Implications for Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders” at noon in Stetson 2108.
  • Elmore A. Kindel, MD, Endowed Lecture in Dermatology Oct. 23: Jason Lee, MD, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, will present "Dermatoscopy: When is it useful and when is it not?” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building’s Heaton Conference Center, Room G344.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 23: Douglas Millay, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Molecular Regulation of Myoblast Fusion” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Oct. 23: Haley Titus-Mitchell and Nasrin Shahana, both of the Neuroscience Graduate Program, will present at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351. Titus-Mitchell will discuss "Nf1 loss in oligodendrocytes induces Notch-driven defects in myelin.” Shahan’s topic will be "Sensory discrimination and Tourette syndrome.”
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Thursday Seminar Series Oct. 23: Natalie Kreitzer, PhD, neurocritical care fellow, and Simon Tremblay, PharmD, MSc, transplant pharmacy fellow, will present at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab. Kreitzer’s topic will be "Factors Influencing the Acute Management of the Mild Traumatic Brain Injured Patient.” Tremblay will discuss "Absence of Effect of Pre-Transplant Body Mass Index on Post Kidney Transplant Outcomes.”


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