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NCAI Letters of Intent for 3rd Round

of Funding Are Due Feb. 10

UC faculty are encouraged to consider application for the third round of funding from the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI), based at Cleveland Clinic (CC). NCAI-CC provides funding and project assistance to advance the development of high priority early-stage technologies within the mission areas of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Funding opportunities exist for projects in the areas of cardiovascular, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

Letters of Intent are due Feb. 10, 2015. Letters of intent will be reviewed and scored, and a select number of finalists will be asked to submit full applications. Please refer to the NCAI website for more information.

UC investigators interested in applying should contact Litsa Kranias, PhD, the NCAI-CC site director at UC, for more information and/or assistance. The applicants have the opportunity to take advantage of the resources offered by the UC Technology Commercialization Accelerator in order to strengthen their applications.

J. John Mann, MD
J. John Mann, MD

Columbia’s Mann to Deliver Kaplan Lecture Jan. 28

J. John Mann, MD, of Columbia University and the New York Psychiatric Institute, will give the Stanley M. and Mickey J. Kaplan Distinguished Psychiatry Lectureship at noon Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Room 2108 of the Stetson Building. His topic will be, "Can Science Improve Suicide Prevention: An Exercise in Translational Medical Research.”

Mann is the Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience (in Psychiatry and Radiology) at Columbia and director, Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division, at the New York Psychiatric Institute.

The lectureship honors the late Stanley Kaplan, MD, who was a longtime faculty member of the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and his wife, Mickey. For more information, contact Shelly Gillespie at 513-558-9028.

Ellen Ernst Kossek, PhD
Ellen Ernst Kossek, PhD

Kossek to Speak at Best Practices Workshop Jan. 30

Ellen Ernst Kossek, PhD, an expert on work-life effectiveness, will visit UC Friday, Jan. 30, for the next Best Practices Workshop sponsored by UC LEAF. She will give the keynote talk at 1 p.m. in Tangeman University Center 400B and also participate in breakfast, lunch and afternoon workshops.

Kossek is Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She is also president of the Work and Family Researchers Network and associate director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety & Health of the Work Family Health Network.

UC LEAF (Leadership, Empowerment, Advancement for Women STEM, Faculty) is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers at U of Cincinnati.

For information on the day’s events and to RSVP, click here.

Alvin Crawford, MD
Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford Delivers Keynote Speech in Dubai

Alvin Crawford, MD, professor emeritus of orthopaedic surgery, will be the keynote speaker for the Orthopaedic Section of the Arab Health Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 26-29. The topic is: "Congenital and developmental variants of the Pediatric Knee from Neonate to Adolescence.”

Crawford is the recently retired director of the Crawford Spine Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, an institute that was dedicated in his name.

Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing

Nominations Open for Nightingale Awards

The UC College of Nursing is now accepting nominations for the 23nd annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing.

Awards will recognize registered nurses who demonstrate excellence in providing direct patient care. Nominations are accepted from patients, family and friends of patients, colleagues, physicians and other health care workers. Nurses previously nominated may be re-nominated for this award.
Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Final selection of award recipients will be made by a committee of the UC College of Nursing Board of Advisors.

View the nomination form here or call 513-556-6154 for more information.

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

REMINDER: Nominate Faculty 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.


  • Department of Environmental Health Epidemiology Faculty Candidate Jan. 21: Stephanie Donauer, PhD, MS, National Research Service Award Fellow, Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will present "Environmental Toxicants and Immunosuppression" at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 20: Pankja Desai, PhD, Director Drug Development Program at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy will present "Pharmacokinetics and Translational Studies in Oncology” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Physiology Seminar Jan. 20: Steven A. Crone, PhD, Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery will present "A circuit mechanism of degeneration in ALS” from 4 to 5 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Series Special Seminar Jan. 21: Janelle Arthur, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will present, "Linking functional capabilities of the microbiota with IBD and colorectal cancer” at 11:30 a.m. in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 21: Robert O’Donnell, MD, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, will present "Advances in Cardiovascular Imaging Diagnostics” at noon in MSB E351.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Jan. 21: Philip G. Chen, MD, University of Texas-San Antonio, will present "Management of the Frontal Sinus” at 7 a.m. in MSB 351.
  • Epidemiology Faculty Candidate Jan. 21: Stephanie Donauer, PhD, MS, National Research Service Award Research Fellow, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will discuss "Environmental Toxicants and Immunosuppression" at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex.
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds Jan. 21: Manpreet Singh, MD, Stanford University Medical School, will present "Risk, Reward and Loss In Childhood-onset Mood Disorders” at noon in Suite 2108 of the Stetson Building.
  • Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds Jan 21: Matthew Flaherty, MD, will present "Cerebral Vasculitis and Cerebral Vasculopathy” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Jan. 22: Donglu Shi, PhD, Chair of the College of Engineering, will present "Design and Development of Integrated Multi-Functional Nano Carriers for Medical Diagnosis and Treatment” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Department of Environmental Health Division of Epidemiology Thursday Seminar Series Jan. 22: Farhan Zafar, MBBS, instructor, Cardiothoracic Surgery Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Pediatric Heart Transplant Wait-List Mortality in the Era of Ventricular Assist Devices” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex.
  • UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and Cardiovascular Center 2014-15 Seminar Series Jan. 26: Kevin Haworth, PhD, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, will present "Ultrasound Microbubble Imaging: More Than Just Left Ventricular Opacification” at noon in MSB 2351. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.
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