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Date: Monday, October 27, 2014

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Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD
Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD

Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD, Named Kautz Family Endowed Chair

Jeffrey Schlaudecker, MD, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, has been named the Kautz Family Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine Education, pending Board of Trustees approval. The chair was created last year following a $2 million gift from James Kautz. On Oct. 15, UC President Santa Ono, PhD, presented Kautz with the President’s Award for Excellence for his support of and service to the university. 

>> More information about James Kautz and the Oct. 15 ceremony.

Thomas Boat, MD
Thomas Boat, MD

REMINDER: Reception Honoring Dean Boat Oct. 28

The College of Medicine will honor Thomas Boat, MD, who is stepping down as vice president for health affairs and dean at the end of the month, at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. The event will be held in the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Reception Hall, CARE/Crawley Atrium. Light refreshments will be served.

Drake Center
Drake Center

'Conquering Depression' Symposium Set for Nov. 15

The Mood Disorders Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute will present a free symposium on depression from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Conference Center at Drake on the campus of the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care.

"Conquering Depression: Different Approaches for All Ages” is for anyone who has suffered from depression and for their family members and friends. The afternoon’s agenda will include presentations by faculty members from the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. In addition, Carol Williams, news anchor at WCPO-TV, Channel 9, will speak on "Reporting When Nobody Wants to Talk.”

>> Register online or for more information or contact Sonya Kirkland at 513-558-4866.

Ride Cincinnati 2010
Ride Cincinnati 

Breast Cancer Pilot Grants Available

The Marlene Harris–Ride Cincinnati Breast Cancer Pilot Grant Program is offering five grants of $40,000, awarding a total of $200,000. 

Administered through UC Cancer Institute, the program serves to facilitate research in breast cancer through interaction and collaboration of investigators and also to encourage the entry of new investigators into the field of breast cancer research. 

Grants support innovative and novel pilot research projects in basic, translational, clinical and population-based research in breast cancer. 

All UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-based faculty and medical professionals are eligible to apply for funding. Applicants who have previously been funded under this program are eligible to reapply for funding as competitive renewals or new proposals.

Application deadline is Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Vijaya Gandhi, PhD, or call 513-558-9914.

Gary Rosenthal, MD
Gary Rosenthal, MD

CCTST Grand Rounds on Role of Pragmatic Trials Nov. 7

"Building an Evidence Base for Clinical Practice: The Role of Pragmatic Trials” is the topic of the next CCTST Grand Rounds Friday, Nov. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 3351. Featured speaker is Gary Rosenthal, MD, interim chair, department of internal medicine, and director, Institute for Clinical & Translational Science, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa.

Rosenthal will contrast the differences between pragmatic trials and explanatory clinical trials; discuss the methodological and practical challenges of conducting pragmatic trials and integrating research and clinical practice; and explain the role of pragmatic trials in creating learning health systems.

CME is offered. Seating is limited. CCTST members (join free of chargecan reserve lunch by emailing Sandra Geideman by Nov. 5.  For more information, visit

Procter Hall
Procter Hall

Nursing Alumni to Be Honored

Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing Alumni Legacy Awards. These awards—125 in total to be given—were created this year to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the founding of the nursing college.

Awardees—those who have gone above and beyond in their role as a nurse, health care provider and community member—will be selected based on demonstration of a number of criteria, including leadership, innovation and commitment to the profession.

The deadline for nomination is Dec. 15, 2014. Awardees will be recognized during the College of Nursing’s Alumni Weekend celebration April 10-11, 2015.

>> Get additional details and nominating information.

Cincinnati Cancer Consortium
Cancer research

REMINDER: UC Cancer Institute Events Saturday, Nov. 1

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

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.


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Series Oct. 28: Peter White, PhD, Rieveschl Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, will present "Bedside to Bedside: Seamless Genomic Data in a Diagnostic Setting” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Physiology Seminar Oct. 28: Brian Siroky, PhD, research fellow, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Primary Cilia and the Hyperosmolal Renal Microenvironment” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Oct. 28: E. Steve Woodle, MD, will present "Desensitization with Carfilzomib—A Second Generation Proteasome Inhibitor” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Oct. 29: Otolaryngology chief residents will present "M&M” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351. 
  • Neurology Grand Rounds Oct. 29: Andrew Duker, MD, will present "Ballism: A Hyperkinetic Movement Disorder” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Oct. 29: Maria Meyer, PE, Greater Cincinnati Water Works, will present "Greater Cincinnati Water WorksExperiences with Granulated Activated Carbon" at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 29: Neetu Radhakrishnan, Division of Hematology Oncology, will present "Updates in Breast Cancer” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • UC Brain Tumor Center Lecture Oct. 29: Jeremy Rich, MD, Lerner Research Institute at Cleveland Clinic, will present "Dynamic Complexity of Brain Tumor Stem Cells” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds Oct. 29: David Braff, MD, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, will present "Deconstructing and Overcoming Schizophrenia: Gene Networks, Neural Circuits, Endophenotypes, and Improving Outcomes” at noon in Stetson 2108.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 30: Eric Smith, cancer biology graduate program, will present "The RAD-ical DEK Oncogene in DNA Repair” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Oct. 30: Susanne Brummelte, PhD, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, will present "Consequences of maternal depression and anti-depressant treatment for the mother and the offspring” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Thursday Seminar Series Oct. 30: Kim Dietrich, PhD, and Mario Medvedovic, PhD, will present "The ‘Mysterious’ and ‘Scary’ Process of the Qualifying Examination and Letter of Intent” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.

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