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William Ball, MD, Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean, College of Medicine, and senior vice president for health affairs
William Ball, MD

Ball Appointed Dean of College of Medicine, Senior Vice President for Health Affairs

William Ball, MD, has been appointed University of Cincinnati (UC) senior vice president for health affairs and Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine. Ball’s April 15 appointment by the UC Board of Trustees was effective immediately.

Ball is the 51st dean of medicine since the college was founded as the Medical College of Ohio in 1819. The College of Medicine is the second oldest public medical school in the country.

UC President Santa Ono, PhD, had named Ball interim vice president for health affairs and dean Nov. 1, 2014, after Thomas Boat, MD, stepped down from those positions. The board’s action elevates the vice president for health affairs position to senior vice president. Ball becomes one of just three senior vice presidents at the university.

Ball will report to Ono and work closely with Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Beverly Davenport, PhD, who serves as the university’s chief academic officer. As senior vice president for health affairs, Ball will be responsible for Academic Health Center strategic planning relating to interprofessional training and translational and team science.

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New Commercialization Grant Opportunity, Info Session

University of Cincinnati, in collaboration with five other state institutions and the Ohio Board of Regents, has created I-Corps@Ohio. This statewide program is designed to assist faculty, staff and students from Ohio academic institutions in validating the market potential of technologies and launching startup companies. The UC Technology Accelerator for Commercialization is leading UC’s involvement in I-Corps@Ohio, which incorporates Lean Launch, Customer Discovery and Business Model Innovation methodologies from the highly successful National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.

I-Corps@Ohio funds ($15,000) will be offered on a competitive basis to teams comprising a faculty or staff member principal investigator (PI), an entrepreneurial lead (postdoc, graduate or undergraduate student with knowledge of the technology) and external executive mentor. An information open house is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, in University Hall Room 454. Questions can be directed to Dorothy Air, PhD, or Geoffrey Pinski.

>>Get details on additional requirements.
>>Find out more about I-Corps@Ohio.

Tangeman University Center

Town Hall Meeting In Search for New VP for Research

Faculty, staff and students interested in offering input as part of the search for a vice president for research at UC are invited to attend a town hall meeting Thursday, April 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. in 400B Tangeman University Center. Feedback may also be offered electronically. A search committee is now chaired by Dean Teik Lim, PhD, of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Eden Parking Garage on UC's medical campus
Eden Garage

Eden Garage Bridge to Be Closed Saturday, April 25

The pedestrian bridge that connects Eden Garage to the Medical Sciences Building and UC Medical Center will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, for cleaning, including pressure cleaning of its underside. During the underside cleaning, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., one-lane traffic will be in effect. The contractor will set up alternating lanes with flaggers for traffic control.

Signage will be posted this week informing pedestrians of alternate routes to the Life Uniform store and the MSB.

Kettering Laboratory is home to UC's environmental health department.
Kettering Lab

Mini Public Health Conference Set for Friday, April 24

The Master of Public Health Program, housed in the Department of Environmental Health, is hosting a Mini Public Health Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, in the Kettering Lab complex. During the conference, students will present their practicum and capstone projects. Refreshments, lunch and a poster exhibition are also included in the day’s activities. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Kettering Atrium.

For more information, contact Brandon Workman at 558-1875.

Judy Harrod works with yoga teacher Megan McCliment at UC Health Integrative Medicine.

Integrative Medicine Offers Health Event

UC Health Integrative Medicine presents "Breathing for Better Health” on Saturday, April 25, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at UC Health Midtown, 3590 Lucille Drive. The workshop is $30 and allows participants to develop breath awareness, establish healthy breathing patterns, learn relaxation and stress release techniques through the use of breathing, enhance posture and quiet the mind. The course is conducted by Tina Walter. Pre-registration is required; please call 513-475-9567.

 Medical Students Pie-A-Prof
Medical students Pie-A-Prof

Pie-a-Professor Event Set for April 27

Hosted by UC’s student chapter of the American Medical Association, the third annual "Pie-A-Prof” event will take place at 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 27, outside near Kresge Auditorium. Bid on which professor you’d most like to see with pie on their face with a contribution in IvaDean Lair-Adolph’s office. Chances to throw the pies will be raffled off to students. The last chance to bid will be Thursday, April 23, at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support AMA activities throughout the school year, including the annual Casino Night charity event, the Physician Meet-and-Greet and the M4 Meet-and-Greet.

Gregory Rouan, MD
Gregory Rouan, MD

Internal Medicine State of the Department Address May 7

Gregory Rouan, MD, Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Professor of Medicine and Chair, Internal Medicine, along with the department’s associate chairs and executive director will present the annual State of the Department address Thursday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5 p.m. The Department of Internal Medicine has 294 faculty members in nine divisions.

Bench to bedside research

Cancer Institute Clinical Research Pilot Grants Available

The UC Cancer Institute will offer two pilot grants of $50,000 to $60,000 each to facilitate the conduct of investigator-initiated clinical trials. The grants will be awarded for a period of one year with the possibility for a one-year renewal contingent upon adequate progress in accruals and availability of funds. It should be noted that renewal applications will be in competition with new applications for funding.

All proposed protocols should be eligible for review by the UC Cancer Institute Protocol Review Monitoring Committee and approved by the UC Institutional Review Board. Clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, instructors and research associates are eligible to apply as co-investigators with their UC faculty advisor or mentor as the principal investigator (PI).
Deadline for application is Monday, June 1, 2015.

For questions regarding the definition of interventional trials, contact Thomas Herzog, MD. All other questions should be directed to Vijaya Gandhi, PhD.

David Baltimore
David Baltimore, PhD

Research Week 2015 Highlight: David Baltimore Talk

Nobel Laureate David Baltimore, PhD, president emeritus of Caltech, will present "The Future of Health" research, during a 4 p.m. lecture, Wednesday, May 6, in Kresge Auditorium. Baltimore's presentation is part of Research Week 2015, presented by Assurex Health.
Baltimore’s lecture is sponsored by the Fellows of the Graduate School and the Office of the President. During a special presentation at the talk, Baltimore will be presented with the Presidential Award for Excellence.

Research Week 2015 is hosted collaboratively by the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training (CCTST), Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Cincinnati Education & Research for Veterans (CERV) Foundation and UC Health.

All events are free and open to the public.
>> See the full Research Week 2015 schedule.
For more information, contact Brieanne Sheehan, College of Medicine Office of Research.

Shuk-mei Ho
Shuk-mei Ho, PhD

Peter Stambrook, PhD
Peter Stambrook, PhD

Two From College of Medicine Receive Faculty Awards

Two faculty from the College of Medicine were honored with faculty awards at the 2015 university Faculty Awards Ceremony Wednesday, April 15, in the Great Hall, Tangeman University Center.

Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, was given the 2015 George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research. Peter Stambrook, PhD, was honored with the title of Distinguished Research Professor.

UC also recognized new inductees into the Fellows of the Academy for Teaching and Learning and the Fellows of the Graduate School. Inductees from the College of Medicine are:

Fellows for the Academy of Teaching and Learning
D.J. Lowrie, PhD, College of Medicine

Fellows of the Graduate School
Simon Hogan, PhD, College of Medicine
Jaroslaw Meller, PhD, College of Medicine
Tiina Reponen, PhD, College of Medicine

Blegen Library
Blegen Library

Ophthalmology Woodcuts in Blegen Library Exhibit

A new exhibit featuring 16th-century woodcuts of detailed surgical techniques on ocular diseases has been mounted in the eighth-floor hallway of Blegen Library. The 14 woodcuts are from the book "Ophthalmodouleia Das ist Augendienst" by Georg Bartisch. One of the seminal medical texts of the Renaissance, the volume was published in 1583 and would build the foundation for ophthalmology research for the next 300 years. The woodcuts are reproduced from a volume in the university’s Archives & Rare Book Library. The exhibit will run until May 31. The library is open weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

>> For more information.

Steven Boyce, PhD
Steven Boyce, PhD

Boyce Receives Distinguished Service Award

Steven Boyce, PhD, Department of Surgery, will be awarded the Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award at the 47th annual meeting of the American Burn Association scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, in Chicago. The award is given to an outstanding North American scientist for his or her contribution in the burn field. Honorees receive an engraved medal and an honorarium of $2,000 along with complimentary annual meeting registration and hotel accommodations. 

Track Runners

LAPS Run/Walk for Pain Research May 9

Support research into fibromyalgia and chronic pain by registering for the LAPS (Laps Against Pain Syndromes) run/walk, set for 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at the UC outdoor track at Gettler Stadium. The entry fee is $25 per person; entrants will run or walk at their own pace, with all ages and fitness levels welcome. Sponsors include the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute.

For more information, call 513-558-6769.

>> Register here by May 7.


  • 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.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar April 21: Jennifer Schwanekamp, a doctoral student in the Jeff Molkentin Lab, will present "Defining the Role Of ẞigH3 In Cardiac Remodeling Following Injury” and Catie Shelton, a doctoral student in the Andrew Herr Lab, will present "Small Changes Make A Big Difference: Conserved Variation In Aap B-Repeats Affects Function” at noon in MSB 3051.
  • Physiology Seminar April 21: Steven Kleene, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, will present "Calcium Signaling in the Renal Primary Cilium” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Grand Rounds April 22: Sid Khosla, MD, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and Sian Cotton, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine, will present "Integrative Medicine” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar April 22: James Lockey, MD, will present "How Results From a 30-year UC Study of Workers Drove U.S. Public Health Policy” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium in the Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 22: Daniel Tanase, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, will present "All COPD Patients Are the Same–Not” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds April 22: Benjamin Goldstein, MD, PhD, University of Toronto, will present "Bipolar Disorder as a Vascular Disease: Clinical and Scientific Implications” at noon in Stetson 2108.
  • Research IT Clinic / Open House April 22: James Morgan, manager, biomaterial tracking and management, will present "Cincinnati Children’s Biobanking Software System” from at 10:30 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.204.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar April 23: Xi Jang, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology, will present "Targeting Tumor Suppressor MicroRNAs to Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium in the Vontz Center.
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Speaker Series April 24: Dong-Gil Ko, PhD, Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati, will present "An Examination of Data Integration Challenges in Healthcare: An Organizational Technology Management Perspective” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s S10.130.
  • Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds April 24: Diane Damiano, PhD, will present "Moving Towards Healthier Bodies and Brains in Children with Cerebral Palsy” at 8 a.m. in MSB 6051.

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