Current Issue | Archives | Send Us Your News | Join Mailing List

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014

More Ways to Connect With Us

connect with us on Facebook  connect with us on Twitter  connect with us on YouTube  subscribe to our rss feed
CARE/Crawley Building

On-Site Advisory Panel Visit to Learn More About UC Academic Health Center

An external advisory panel will be on-site Nov. 23 through Nov. 25 to hear from Academic Health Center faculty, staff and students and leadership of UC and its affiliates. The advisors from the firm Merritt Hawkins have been asked by President Santa Ono, PhD, to review the structure of the Academic Health Center and make recommendations for future organization and alignment. All are encouraged to participate in open sessions at the College of Medicine scheduled for:

•  Basic science faculty and staff, 8:15 a.m., Nov. 24, MSB E-351.

•  Pediatrics faculty and staff, 12:30 p.m., Nov. 24, Sabin Auditorium at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

•  Students, 2 p.m., Nov. 24, MSB E-351.

•  Clinical faculty and staff, 7 a.m., Nov. 25, MSB E-351.

•  Residents and fellows, 8:15 a.m., Nov. 25, MSB E-351.

These advisors will share their findings with the university community in mid-January, and a final decision about the structure of the Academic Health Center will be made by President Ono by Jan. 30, 2015. This decision will provide the necessary direction to plan search activities for permanent leadership of the Academic Health Center and College of Medicine. Additional information can be found at

Nature Medicine

Resident's Manuscript Featured on Cover of Journal

The first authored manuscript by Carey Watson, MD, a third-year resident in the Department of Surgery, was featured on the cover of the November 2014 issue of Nature Medicine, along with an image provided by Watson. In the article, "An in vivo model of human small intestine using pluripotent stem cells,” Watson and colleagues report that human intestinal organoids engraft in vivo to form mature and functional small intestine. The cover image depicts pluripotent stem cell-generated human small intestine grafted under the mouse kidney capsule. Watson’s mentor is Michael Helmrath, MD, a professor in the Department of Surgery and director of surgical research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Guo-Chang Fan, PhD
Guo-Chang Fan, PhD

Fan Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Current Angiogenesis

Guo-Chang Fan, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, has been appointed editor-in-chief for Current Angiogenesis, a peer-reviewed journal published by Bentham Science Publishers. Fan’s laboratory focuses on understanding the possible roles of microRNAs and the proteins that they regulate in heart disease such as cardiac infarction and endotoxin-cardiac injury.

Drake Center
Drake Center

Symposium Explores Strategies for Managing Epilepsy

"Strategies for Managing Your Epilepsy,” a free symposium for patients, families and caregivers, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, 151 W. Galbraith Road. Hosted by the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, the event will feature faculty members of the UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine who will give presentations and participate in a question-and-answer session.

>> Details and online registration.

Precision Radiotherapy
Precision Radiotherapy

Vote for UC Cancer Institute/GIVEHOPE To Receive Grant

The UC Cancer Institute along with GIVEHOPE is one of four finalists to potentially receive a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty. The grant will provide the clinical data to change the national protocol on treatment of operable pancreatic cancer patients. Data shows the five-year survival rates of inoperable patients using this protocol have increased from 6 percent to over 50 percent. Currently, patients have surgery, then chemotherapy and radiation. This grant will alter that to patients doing targeted radiation and chemotherapy first, then having surgery. 

The only facility that has the radiation equipment is Precision Radiotherapy Center at the UC Health West Chester campus. The money from this grant will be used to pay for the $1,800-per-patient test that is not covered by insurance.

The foundation is asking for votes from community members on which project they would support. (If you live or work in the 45069 ZIP Code, be sure to use that when providing information.) The foundation’s board will decide the grant recipient, but the community vote will play a significant role. Please help by voting between Nov. 10 and Nov. 21.

A scientist conducts laboratory research

UC Cancer Institute Survivorship Pilot Grants

The UC Cancer Institute’s Cancer Survivorship Program is offering two grants of $50,000 that will focus on adult and pediatric cancer survivorship. The grants support exploratory research to test interventions, develop research methodologies and explore novel areas of research in cancer survivorship. All projects should have a strong scientific basis for development into peer-reviewed extramural support.

All UC faculty, and those with appointments at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center or Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center who have  at least a 50 percent UC appointment, are eligible to apply for funding as the principal investigator (PI). Clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, instructors and research associates are also eligible to apply as the PI but will require their faculty advisor designated as the mentor.

If you have any questions, please contact Vijaya Gandhi or call 513-558-9914.

>>Full Instructions and Application Documents

Christine Grant, PhD
Christine Grant, PhD

UC LEAF Best Practices Events Nov. 20-21

UC LEAF will host its next Best Practices Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in Engineering Research Center Room 427. Christine Grant, PhD, associate dean of engineering, North Carolina State University, will present "Leveraged Empowerment: Flourishing at the Intersection of Inclusion, Innovation and Freedom of Intellectual Inquiry.” 

Grant will also be on campus for a number of breakout sessions Nov. 20-21, including a "Celebrating Women and Diversity in STEM” breakfast, a minority faculty networking lunch and a "Leveraged Empowerment” coaching session with STEM women faculty. 

RSVPs are required.

>> Get more information and RSVP

Protecting data

REMINDER: Next College of Medicine IT Workshop Nov. 20

Join the College of Medicine information technology team Thursday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 4051, for the next update on college IT operations and core services. 

Wade Hedgren, director, College of Medicine IT (COM-IT) Core Operations, Kent Norton, assistant director and manager of information systems, and Jesse Fatherree, UC system services manager, will present. The agenda will include device encryption, email forwarding, a new COM-IT website and cloud file sharing/storage options. 

The Nov. 20 workshop marks the third IT session since a May 1 presentation on information security.

Lynn Rosenthal
Lynn Rosenthal

White House Advisor to Discuss Sexual Violence

The Fellows of the Graduate School are co-sponsoring an event featuring Lynn Rosenthal, White House advisor on violence against women, at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the Tangeman University Center Great Hall. The event, "#ItsOnUs: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence on Campus,” will include two breakout sessions. 

For more information, contact the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence at or by phone at 216-658-1381.


  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Monthly Research in Patient Services Colloquium Nov. 17: Sharron Docherty, PhD, will present "Trajectories of Decision Making for Infants with Complex Life-Threatening Conditions” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S8.125. 
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 18: Stephen Blacklow, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, will present "Unraveling the Mechanism of Notch Activation” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Physiology Seminar Nov. 18: Karyn Esser, PhD, University of Kentucky Department of Physiology, will present "Circadian rhythms, molecular clock and skeletal muscle. Why muscles need to keep time” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Transplant Grand Rounds Nov. 18: Transplant Division Journal Club will meet at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Nov. 19: Paul Lambert, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, will present "CSF Otorrhea” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351. 
  • Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds Nov. 19: Garima Agrawal, MD, will present "Neurological Clinicopathologic Case Presentation” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Nov. 19: Koffi Maglo, PhD, Department of Philosophy, will present "Personalized Genomic Medicine and its Moral Equity Challenges: How Normative Values and Clinical Facts Interrelate” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Nov. 19: JT Tolentino, MD, will present "Adult survivors of childhood malignancy” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds Nov. 19: Tamara Campbell, MD, Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, will present "Maintenance of Certification: a Best Practice Model” at noon in Stetson 2108.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Nov. 20: Jan Karlseder, PhD, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will present "Telomere Function During the Cell Cycle” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Thursday Seminar Series Nov. 20: Halley Wasserman, MD, clinical fellow, division of endocrinology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Pon Trairatvorakul, MD, division of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s, will present at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab. Wasserman will discuss "Effect of Bariatric Surgery in Adolescence on Bone Mineral Density and Cortical Thickness.” Trairatvorakul’s topic is "Safety of Stimulant Medication in Children with Congenital Heart Disease and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.”
  • Center for Environmental Genetics Career Development Seminar Nov. 25: Panelists will present "Balancing Life, Family, and Career: 16 Tips for Maintaining Sanity, Productivity, and Peace” at noon in Room 121, Kettering Lab. Complimentary lunch. >> Register.
  < prev issue | back to top | next issue >