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Myles Pensak, MD
Myles Pensak, MD

Myles Pensak, MD, Named UC Health Chief of Physician Services

Myles Pensak, MD, has stepped into a new role at UC Health as chief of physician services. UC Health will be recruiting a new senior vice president of ambulatory services to fill Pensak’s former position.

As chief of physician services, Pensak is responsible for UC Health’s recruitment, support and retention of an outstanding physician workforce. He will help establish strategic goals and work with College of Medicine Dean William Ball, MD, and Richard Lofgren, MD, president & CEO of UC Health, to help ensure that the goals and priorities of UC Health and the UC College of Medicine are closely aligned. Pensak will also engage physician leaders to solicit their ideas, input and feedback regarding the strategic goals of UC Health and will also help maintain strong working relationships with community physicians.

This position complements Pensak’s role as president of University of Cincinnati Physicians, the affiliated faculty practice plan and the physician division of UC Health.

Pensak will continue his role as senior associate dean of the College of Medicine and H.B. Broidy Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Leslie Lawson
Leslie Lawson

Lawson Named EDBA for Radiology

Leslie Lawson has been named executive director of business administration for the Department of Radiology, effective March 9, 2015. A Michigan native, Lawson earned a bachelor’s in health communications from Grand Valley State University. She is a registered nurse (University of Southern Indiana in Evansville) and earned a master’s of health administration from Xavier in 2010. Lawson was formerly the clinical operations manager for Healthpoint Family Care in Northern Kentucky. Since 2011, she has been assistant director of business administration for the UC Department of Surgery.

Eric England, MD
Eric England, MD

England Receives Joseph E. and Nancy O. Whitley Award

Eric England, MD, assistant professor of radiology, Jerome F. Wiot Endowed Chair of Radiology Residency Education and program director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program, will receive the Joseph E. and Nancy O. Whitley Award from the Association of University Radiologists at their annual meeting April 14-17, 2015, in New Orleans. The award recognizes the year’s best manuscript on a subject related to radiology education. England will present his manuscript, "Radiology Report Turn-Around Time: Effect on Resident Education,” at a scientific session Thursday, April 16.

Tangeman University Center

Memorial Service to Honor UC Lives Lost in 2014

The University of Cincinnati will hold a memorial service to remember faculty, staff and students who lost their lives this past year. The service will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Tangeman University Center, 4th Floor, Great Hall.


UC Health Offers Free Wellness Classes

UC Health’s Integrative Medicine Program is expanding its free classes on the second floor of the Barrett Cancer Center. Moving for Life Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery – a safe, graduated aerobic exercise routine – will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through June 4, and Yoga Therapy for all UC Health Associates will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. These classes are in addition to Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness (YCAT) classes at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, which are for patients undergoing cancer treatment, survivors and their families. No registration is required. Find out more about the integrative medicine program at

Jumping for exercise

Tai Chi, Yoga Offered at 'Let's Move! UC' Event April 3

The University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness will host a booth at the upcoming Let’s Move! UC Health and Wellness Fair, Friday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on UC’s Campus Green lawn. UC Health Integrative Medicine  providers will staff the booth and offer classes in Tai Chi (9:45 to 10:30 a.m.) and Yoga (12:45 to 1:30 p.m.).

The Let’s Move! UC wellness event is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s national campaign to end childhood obesity.

The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness promotes integrative medicine practices and principles at the UC Academic Health Center and throughout the community. The center, directed by Sian Cotton, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, conducts research, education and community outreach activities and is represented clinically by UC Health Integrative Medicine.

Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD
Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD

REMINDER: Lucille & Smith Gibson Endowed Lecture in Medical Ethics

The Department of Dermatology will host Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, on March 26, 2015, for the Lucille & Smith Gibson Endowed Lecture in Medical Ethics. Sulmasy, of the University of Chicago, is the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School and associate director at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and the director of the program on medicine and religion. His lecture is titled "United States STD Experiment in Guatemala after World War II.”

The lecture will be held in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center, Room G344, at 10 a.m. For more information, call Bobbie Lambert at 513-558-0198.


  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds April 1: Justin Golub, MD, neurotology fellow, will present "You Would do What???? Panel Discussion of Exemplary Otologic/Neurotologic Cases” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Center for Environmental Genetics Wednesday Seminar April 1: Guang Hu, PhD, principal investigator, molecular carcinogenesis laboratory, stem cell biology group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), will present "Embryonic Stem Cells: From Developmental Biology to Environmental Health Sciences,” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Lab Complex, Kehoe Auditorium. A Q&A session will follow at 11 a.m. Lunch is complimentary. RSVP requested. Contact Teresa Donovan at
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 1: Vincent Martin, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Program at the UC Neuroscience Institute, will present "Weather and Human Health” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds April 1: Fred Finkelman, MD, will present "IgG1 protects against immune complex-mediated kidney disease in a mouse model of cryoglobulinemia” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Series April 2: Nick Brown will present "Ron Receptor Signaling Promotes Resistance to Androgen Ablation Therapy in Prostate Cancer” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series April 2: Ryan Makinson will present "Regulation of medial prefrontal cortex pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide by stress” and Jessica Ross will present "No pain, no gain: examining the role of IL-1B in ischemic myalgia” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Speaker Series April 3: Junbo Liu, PhD, Division of Biomedical Informatics at Cincinnati Children's, will present "Quantitative Studies of the Design Logic of Pattern Formation in the Drosophila Embryo" at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S7.125.
  • Physiology Seminar April 7: James Ferrell Jr., PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine, will present "Trigger Waves in mitosis and apoptosis” at 9 a.m. Cincinnati Children’s Rm 3881.

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