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Lori Uphaus Named Administrative Director
of UC Neuroscience Institute
Lori Uphaus, an experienced health care administrator, is the new administrative director at the UC Neuroscience Institute. She replaces Anya Sanchez, MD, who is now enterprise director of special projects at UC Health.
Uphaus worked for nearly three decades at Bethesda Hospital and TriHealth, where she was most recently administrator of the Women’s Services and Operations Group. She is an alumna of Xavier University, with a bachelor of arts in economics and a master’s in hospital and health administration.
The UC Neuroscience Institute is a partnership of the College of Medicine and UC Health. Its director is Joseph Broderick, MD, professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Michael Privitera, MD
Privitera Appointed 1st VP of American Epilepsy Society
Michael Privitera, MD, professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine and director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, has been appointed first vice president of the American Epilepsy Society.
Privitera previously served as treasurer (2008–2013) and second vice president (2014) of the society, which is the world’s largest association of professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy. The announcement was made last week at the society’s 2013 annual meeting in Seattle.
Privitera established the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute—a partnership of the College of Medicine and UC Health—more than 25 years ago as the first comprehensive epilepsy program in the region, and has authored more than 100 scientific publications on epilepsy.
Avoid Confusion in Sending Emails to Dean
A change in the Dean’s Suite has brought unintended confusion for some email users, and staff members are asking that faculty, staff and students take steps to avoid having their communications go astray.
Interim Dean William S. Ball, MD, can be reached at email@example.com. Emails sent to William.Ball@uc.edu go to William J. Ball, PhD (also known as Jim Ball), a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics. Professor Ball can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Season Days
No 'Dean's List' Dec. 29; Early Deadline for Jan. 5
Due to UC’s Winter Season Days, there will be no Dean’s List Monday, Dec. 29. Following the issue of Monday, Dec. 22, the next issue will appear Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The submission deadline for material to appear in the Jan. 5 edition will be noon Tuesday, Dec. 23.
REMINDER: Required Online HIPAA Training Modules
All faculty, staff, students and affiliates of the College of Medicine have until Friday, Dec. 19, to complete two online training modules for HIPAA privacy and security. The modules are easy to navigate and should take less than an hour to complete. The URL for the training modules is https://canopy.uc.edu and directions can be found here.
Those who have completed UC Health HIPAA training in the last year are exempt from the UC training requirement this year.
UPCOMING LECTURES AND SEMINARS
- Research in Patient Services Colloquium Dec. 15: Scott Holland, PhD, director of the Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Center at the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, will present "The Pediatric Functional Neuroimaging Research Network and the CMIND Database of normal brain development” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center Location S, Room S8.125.
- Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Dec. 16: Douglas Millay, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, and Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Molecular Regulation of Muscle Cell Fusion” at noon in MSB 2351.
- Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Dec. 17: Anya Sanchez, MD, enterprise director of special projects, UC Health, will present "Introduction to UC Health’s TeleHealth Platform” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
- Neurology Grand Rounds Dec. 17: Karl Golnik, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, will present "Deadly (and not so Deadly) Ptosis” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
- Medical Grand Rounds Dec. 17: Charles Kim, MD, will present at noon in MSB E-351.
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds Dec. 17: Karen Byerly-Lamm, Peter Fox and Scott Bresler, PhD, will present "Correctional Mental Health: Managing Risk for Aggression to Self and Others” at noon in Stetson 2108.