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Sigma XI
Sigma Xi

2015 Sigma Xi Nominations Due Jan. 23

The UC Chapter of Sigma Xi is accepting nominations for the 2015 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award. This annual award, presented in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research, recognizes a junior faculty member at UC for early career distinguished research accomplishments in a field of science or engineering appropriate to Sigma Xi. This award is made possible by the Violet M. Diller Endowment to the UC Chapter of Sigma Xi and the Office of the Vice President for Research.  Nomination forms are available.

Sigma Xi is also accepting nominations for high school math and science teachers of the year along with applications for full-time matriculated undergraduate and graduate students for Grants-in-Aid of Research awards in all areas of science and engineering. Three $3,000 awards will be made. Students may use the funds for travel expenses to and from a research site, to present research results at a national science or engineering meeting, or for purchase of consumable research materials and supplies or non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

The deadline for all nominations and applications is Friday, Jan. 23.

Brett Harnett
Brett Harnett

Next IT Workshop Jan. 15

The next College of Medicine Information Technology Workshop, "Data Privacy, Operations and Informatics,” will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in Room 4051 of the Medical Sciences Building.

Lorren Ratley, director of privacy, will provide an overview of the newly adopted HIPAA privacy policies and training. Wade Hedgren, director, College of Medicine IT Core Operations, will discuss the role of the core operations and data security issues. Brett Harnett, director, Center for Health Informatics, will provide a high-level overview of REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture).

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

REMINDER: 2015 Martin Luther King Celebration Friday

UC Health’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Kresge Auditorium in the 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 here for those who cannot attend.

Drake Medal

REMINDER: Drake Medal Nominations Due Jan. 31

The Daniel Drake Medal is the highest recognition the College of Medicine can bestow on its former students, former faculty, former residents or current faculty. Two awards will be made in 2015 to living individuals who have been associated with the College of Medicine, now or in the past.

Nominees for the first award will be evaluated on the basis of outstanding achievements in biomedical science as evidenced by major significant contributions to medical research. Nominees for the other will represent a distinguished career as a clinician-teacher.

Members of the full-time faculty, the alumni, the emeriti, past Daniel Drake medalists and former associates of the college are invited to submit nominations. Deadline for submission is Jan. 31, 2015.

>>> For more information and to download the nomination form

David Baltimore
David Baltimore, PhD

SAVE THE DATE: Research Week May 4-8

Research Week 2015, a joint effort between UC, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training (CCTST), the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, the Cincinnati Education and Research for Veterans (CERV) Foundation and UC Health, will be held May 4-8, 2015. The event will place focus on community research, the future of research, including education and commercialization, and celebrating future researchers. Highlights will include a technology and core facilities fair; a keynote presentation by Nobel Laureate and accomplished scientist David Baltimore, PhD; a "Shark Tank”-style research competition with cash prizes; a visiting professorship lecture by Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, principal investigator of the Million Veteran Program; and more.

With questions, contact Brieanne Sheehan at 513-558-7564.

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

Nominate a Faculty Member for Humanism Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Each year, this award is bestowed upon a College of Medicine faculty member who best demonstrates the foundation’s ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, as well as clinical excellence.

To nominate a physician faculty member, complete the brief nomination form by Monday, Feb. 2.


Scheduling Note: Next ‘Dean’s List’ Tuesday, Jan. 20

Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, Dean’s List will appear Tuesday, Jan. 20, next week. It will return to its normal schedule Monday, Jan. 26.


  • 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.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Series Special Seminar Jan. 12: Michael Gatza, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the department of genetics at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will present "An integrated genomics approach to identify drivers of oncogenesis and oncogenic signaling in human breast cancer” at 11 a.m. in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Physiology Seminar Jan. 13: Lubov Timchenko, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, will present "Myotonic Dystrophy: pathogenic mechanisms and new therapies”, from 4-5 p.m. in MSB 4051. 
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 13: S. Steven Potter, PhD, Division of Developmental Biology and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Single Cell Dissection of Development” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Medical Grand Rounds, Jan. 14: Trisha Wise, MD, PhD, instructor of clinical medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, will present, "The DEK Oncogene: A Potential Therapeutic Target in Head & Neck Squarmous Cell Carcinoma” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Jan. 14: Matthew Hensler, MD, will present "Distracted Doctoring” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351. 
  • Department of Environmental Health Epidemiology Faculty Candidate Jan. 14: Christine Ekenga, PhD, MPH, postdoctoral fellow, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will present "Occupational factors and breast cancer risk in women” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Jan. 15: Haining Zhu, PhD, University of Kentucky, will present "RNA Binding Proteins and Lou Gehrig’s Disease” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Department of Environmental Health Epidemiology Thursday Seminar Series Jan. 15: Ryan Moore, MD, Advanced Imaging Fellow, Division of Cardiology Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Utilization of 3-Dimensional Printing of Aortic Anomalies for Preoperative Planning” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex.

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