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Paul Root Wolpe
Paul Root Wolpe, PhD

Wolpe Will Deliver Charles L. Heaton Endowed Lectureship Thursday, Jan. 8

The Department of Dermatology will host Paul Root Wolpe, PhD, for the Charles L. Heaton Endowed Lectureship in Medical Ethics Thursday, Jan. 8. Wolpe is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics and director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University in Atlanta.

Wolpe’s lecture, titled "Ethics and the Medical Encounter,” will be held at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building’s Heaton Conference Center, Room G344. It will be preceded by two patient presentations (8 and 8:45 a.m.), also in Room G344. For more information, contact Bobbie Lambert at 513-558-0945.

Bearcat hoops

Specially Priced Tickets for Upcoming Basketball Games

College of Medicine faculty, staff and students can purchase specially priced tickets for two upcoming UC Bearcats men’s basketball games. Bleacher seats are $10 and chairback seats are $20 for the Saturday, Jan. 17 (tipoff at 7:30 p.m.), game against Temple University and the Saturday, Feb. 7 (8 p.m. tipoff), game against the University of South Florida. Both games are at Fifth Third Arena. The price includes a game ticket, a pregame behind-the-scenes experience in the team’s practice gym and photo opportunities with former UC basketball players and current spirit squad members. To purchase tickets, click here and enter promo code UCHEALTH15, or call 877-CATS-TIX. 

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

UC Health Martin Luther King Celebration Friday, Jan. 16

UC Health’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in Kresge Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building. The program will feature a keynote presentation by Cincinnati State President O’dell Owens, MD, live music and recognition of a community member and UC Health associates who have made contributions toward a better society.

The event will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend. Check next week’s Dean’s List for details.

Wendy Pomerantz, MD
Wendy Pomerantz, MD

Pomerantz Voted President-Elect of National Coalition

Wendy Pomerantz, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics in the UC College of Medicine and emergency medicine physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, has been voted president-elect of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. The coalition is a national association of injury prevention programs and centers located in 39 general and pediatric Level I trauma centers.

Pomerantz has 14 years of service as co-principal investigator of Injury Free Cincinnati. Her interests include poison prevention, concussions, program evaluation, education and geographic information systems.

David Plas, PhD, Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, and Jarek Meller, PhD
David Plas, PhD

REMINDER: Biomedical Research Day Tuesday

Biomedical Research Day will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the CARE/Crawley Building and Medical Sciences Building. The event targets undergraduate students who might be interested in exploring biomedical research opportunities at the University of Cincinnati.

A morning graduate fair will feature current students and representatives of the UC College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center graduate programs who be available to talk about their programs and answer questions. There will also be opportunities to learn about the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, and David Plas, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology, will present "New Opportunities in Biomedical Science from the Perspective of Cancer Research.”

A number of afternoon demonstrations and a workshop for professors and high school Advanced Placement biology teachers will be held in the afternoon.

For more information, contact Lisa Griffith at 513-558-5626 or

Atsuo Sasaki, PhD
Atsuo Sasaki, PhD

Sasaki to Present at Conference

Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, and a member of both the UC Cancer Institute and the UC Brain Tumor Center, will be presenting at the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology Integrating Metabolism and Tumor Biology Conference being held Jan. 13-18 in Vancouver, British Columbia. This conference will be held jointly with the meeting on PI 3-Kinase signaling pathways in disease.

Rekha Chaudhary, MD
Rekha Chaudhary, MD

Monthly Community Educational Series Focuses on Cancer

The UC Cancer Institute will hold a series of educational events throughout 2015 to teach the community about various types of cancer, risk factors and the interventions and treatments available. These seminars will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cancer Support Community in Blue Ash, 4918 Cooper Road, although the location may vary throughout the year. The events are free and open to the public. The current schedule is as follows:

  • Jan. 19: Nutrition; "Healing and Cancer:  Is there more than traditional medicine has to offer?”  (Rekha Chaudhary, MD, and Chef Suzy of La Soupe). 
  • March 16: Gynecologic Oncology (Thomas Herzog, MD, and Eric Eisenhasuer, MD).
  • April 20: Pancreatic Cancer (Michelle Mierzwa, MD).

For more information, contact Tara Mink at 501-773-3736.

IvaDean Concert 2012

REMINDER: 11th Annual IvaDean Concert at 7 Friday Night

The 11th annual IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in Kresge Auditorium. 

The night will include a silent auction starting at 5:30 p.m. to raise funds for scholarships.

Tickets are $5 for students/children under 12 and $15 for non-students, with the option to donate more. Call 513-558-5577 or see IvaDean Lair for more information.


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 6: Jack Rubenstein, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, will present "Role of TRPV2 Channels in Regulating Cardiac Function and Hypertrophic” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds Jan. 6: Lester Duplechan, MD, will present "Multidisciplinary Spinal Cord Injury Clinic: An Introduction” at noon in "A” Level, Room F, of the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Jan. 6: John Friedewald, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will present "Changes in Kidney Allocation” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351. 
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Jan. 7: Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, will present "CSF Rhinorrhea” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351. 
  • Child Neurology Grand Rounds Jan. 7: Alexander Rotenberg, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital, will present "Translational Research in TBI and Epilepsy” at 7 a.m. in Sabin Auditorium, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
  • Department of Environmental Health Epidemiology Faculty Candidate Jan. 7: Ashley Felix, PhD, MPH, postdoctoral fellow, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, will present "Endometrial cancer research along the cancer control continuum” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 7: Charu Thakar, MD, will present "Diagnosis and Management of Acute Kidney Injury” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Graduate Student Seminar Jan. 8: Michelle Glaunert (mentor Lionel Chow, MD, PhD) will present "A Novel Genetically Engineered Mouse Model for Angiosarcoma” at noon in the Vont Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Research in Patient Services Colloquium Jan. 12: Amy Bailes, PT, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Effects of functional stimulation neuroprosthesis in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S, Room S5.125.

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