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Bench to bedside research

With 3 Weeks to Go Until Research Week,

RSVPs Being Accepted for Select Events

Research Week 2015 kicks off in just three weeks and registration is now open for a select number of the week’s events for which RSVPs are requested. And with more than 20 events spanning May 4-8, the week is sure to offer something for everyone. For planning purposes, RSVPs are now being accepted for the following:

On Monday, May 4, the opening ceremony and block party for Research Week 2015 will occur from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Levine Park on Albert Sabin Way. UC President Santa Ono, PhD, and Gen. Peter Chiarelli (Ret.), CEO of One Mind, will offer remarks. The program will focus on brain injury along with PTSD and recovery. Free Food and live music are available for all to enjoy.

>>RSVP for opening ceremony events

On Tuesday, May 5, Visiting Professor J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at Harvard University, will present "Creating Resources for Chronic Disease Epidemiology: the Million Veteran Program” at 9 a.m. in MSB E-351.

>>RSVP for Gaziano’s talk

On Wednesday, May 6, join us at noon in MSB 5051, for the Shark Tank Competition: Do These Researchers Have What It Takes?

>>RSVP to watch the Shark Tank competition

On Thursday, May 7, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, will present "One Problem Fits All—Adherence and Disease Management” at 8 a.m. in French East, Room 135.

>>RSVP for Dunbar-Jacob’s talk

On Friday, May 8, Tom Beauchamp, PhD, senior research scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, will present "Moral Problems in the Research-Practice Distinction and in Oversight Systems to Protect Patients” as part of the Hutton Ethics Lecture at noon in MSB E-351.

>>RSVP for Beauchamp’s talk

>>See the full Research Week 2015 schedule

For more information, contact Brieanne Sheehan.

Tangeman University Center

Faculty Awards Ceremony Wednesday, April 15

UC will recognize 17 faculty members at the 2015 Faculty Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in Tangeman University Center’s Great Hall. Also to be recognized at the event are the year’s new inductees to the Fellows of the Academy for Teaching and Learning and Fellows of the Graduate School. A reception with refreshments and appetizers will follow.

Peter Stambrook, PhD
Peter Stambrook, PhD

Stambrook to Serve as President-Elect of Society

Peter Stambrook, PhD, a professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, has been elected to serve as president-elect for the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. His term as president-elect begins July 1, 2015, and his term as president begins July 1, 2017.

Founded in 1903, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine is a not-for-profit scientific society formed to promote investigation in the biomedical sciences by encouraging and facilitating interchange of scientific information among disciplines. Stambrook was nominated and elected by colleagues at the society’s annual meeting March 28-April 1 in Boston.

Chinyere Ogbonna, MD
Chinyere Ogbonna, MD

Ogbonna Receives Addiction Medicine Award

Chinyere Ogbonna, MD, a fifth-year resident in the Combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program, has been selected to receive a 2015-16 New Generation Award for Adolescent Substance Use Prevention from the ABAM (American Board of Addiction Medicine) Foundation.

The award recognizes addiction medicine fellows whose achievements and career plans distinguish them as emerging leaders in the field. It also recognizes the ability of the fellowship program to provide a training experience that will enable the fellow to reach their potential and that will remain as lasting curricular strength in the program for the benefit of future addiction medicine fellows.

Lindner Center of HOPE
Lindner Center of HOPE

Lindner Center of HOPE Hosts Education Day May 3

Lindner Center of HOPE’s Education Day, a half-day workshop designed to enhance awareness about the facts of mental illness and addiction, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio.

Paul Keck Jr., MD, president and CEO of Lindner Center of HOPE and professor and vice chair in the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, will give the welcome and keynote. Actress and singer Mackenzie Phillips will give a presentation based on her experience getting sober after her troubled teen years. Breakout sessions will follow.

Tickets are $10 per person, which includes a breakfast buffet and all sessions. Proceeds go toward the Bipolar and Mood Disorders Research Fund at Lindner Center of HOPE, a partnership of UC Health and the Lindner Family Foundation.

>>Register for Education Day

Alvin Crawford, MD
Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford Receives Honorary Professorship

Alvin Crawford, MD, has received the recognition of honorary professor of the University of Ioannina, Greece. The April 2 ceremony was presided over by the university’s rector, George Kapsalis, who inducted Crawford as an honorary faculty in Ioannina’s College of Health Sciences. Crawford, a professor emeritus of orthopaedic surgery, is world renowned for his advances in pediatric spine surgery.

A team of new surgeons and heart researchers at UC and UC Health aim to boost heart care in the Tristate.

Cardiovascular Symposium Planned for April 25

The Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease is hosting the fourth annual Cardiovascular Disease for Primary Care and Specialists symposium Saturday, April 25, at Northern Kentucky University METS Center in Erlanger, Kentucky.

The event is an opportunity for physicians in primary care, family practice, internal medicine and cardiovascular disease physicians to obtain up-to-date practical information about the treatment and management of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure (including device therapies), cardiac imaging, structural heart disease and adult congenital heart disease.

The symposium is also beneficial for anesthesiologists, general surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other medical professionals. The fee for the event is $25. The activity has been approved for 6 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) through the University of Cincinnati Continuing Medical Education Office.

>>More information and registration

Questions? Contact Eva Meunier.

Health Professions Building
Health Professions Building

Design Team Visiting HPB for Assessments

In preparation for the upcoming Health Professions Building renovation project, the design team and its consultants will be performing assessments to document existing building conditions. This work will occur over the next three to four weeks, although personnel might not be on site every day.

Team members and consultants are expected to wear identification badges. If you are unsure who they are, please ask for identification. If you have questions, contact the Office of Planning, Design and Construction at 513-558-8999.

In August 2014, the UC Board of Trustees approved funds for renovating portions of the Health Professions Building. These renovations are expected to begin in fall 2015 and will include state-of-the-art classrooms, new laboratories, replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing systems, upgrades for electrical and lighting systems and replacement windows.

Keith Casper, MD
Keith Casper, MD

UC Health Otolaryngology Offers Free Screenings

UC Health Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is offering free screenings this spring for a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions and problems. The next screenings, in connection with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center, Area F. They will be performed by Keith Casper, MD, and the Otolaryngology team. To reserve a spot, call 513-475-8400.

Cincinnati Music Hall
Music Hall

Conference Part of Voice Day Celebration

As part of the celebration of World Voice Day 2015, UC Health and the Cincinnati Opera are presenting a conference Saturday, April 18, "An Arts as Medicine Approach to the Voice.” The conference, featuring presentations by caregivers and music professionals, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Corbett Opera Center, Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine. 

To register for the conference, contact Angie Keith by April 16 via email or by phone at 513-475-TALK (8255).

In addition, free voice screenings by UC Health speech pathologists will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 27 (UC Physicians Office North in West Chester), and Tuesday, April 28 (UC Health Barrett Cancer Center Area F). Space is limited; to reserve a spot call 513-475-8400.


  • Molecular Genetics Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar April 14: Anukana Bhattacharjee, doctoral student, will present "Different Binding Modes of Human CST Mediate Specific Aspects of Telomere Replication and Genome-Wide Replication Rescue” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds April 14: Michael Jordan, MD, Department of Pediatrics, will present "LRBA Deficiency: New Insights and Promising Targeted Therapies for a New Immune Regulatory Disorder” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Physiology Seminar April 14: Rulang Jiang, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, will present "Integration of Signaling Pathways in Patterning the Mammalian Face” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar Series April 15: Eileen Kuempel, PhD, senior research health scientists and risk assessment, critical area coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Center, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, will present "Changes in Using Toxicology Data to Develop Occupational Exposure Limits for Engineered Nanomaterials” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 15: Christopher McKnight, MD, a fellow in the Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, will present "Chronic Rhinitis—What It is and How to Treat It” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Grand Rounds April 15: B. Tucker Woodson, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, will present "Why Airway Imaging in OSA Fails” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds April 15: Aristide Merola, MD, PhD, Universita degli Studi di Torino, will present "Neurophysiology and Ultrasonography for a Movement Disorders Laboratory: Practical Applications” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Graduate Student Seminar April 16: Sasha Ruiz-Torres will present "HGFL-RON Signaling Enhances Breast Cancer Stem Cell Populations” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Speaker Series April 17: William Fairbrother, PhD, Brown University, Center for Computational Molecular Biology, will speak at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S7.125.
  • UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and Cardiovascular Center Seminar April 20: Roberta Gottlieb, MD, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, will present "Mitochondrial Quality Control in the Heart” at noon in MSB 3351. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.
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