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Research Week 2017 Is Here: Events, Exhibitions and Speakers

More than 25 events are planned this week during Research Week 2017. The week is hosted collaboratively by UC, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Cincinnati Education and Research for Veterans Foundation and UC Health.

Topics each day will focus on specific areas of research starting today with heart, lung and vascular research followed by neuroscience, biomedical discovery, cancer and ethics.

Research Week 2017 also will highlight the work of undergraduate and graduate students. All events are free and open to the public. CME credit will be offered throughout the week.

In addition to other previously announced speakers, Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD, professor and chair of oncological sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will present "PTEN Upstream, Instream and Downstream” from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 20. The presentation will be held in MSB 7051. Lunch and CME credit is available.

Parsons has been a leader in establishing the importance of PTEN and the PI3K pathway for cancer using a combination of genetic, biochemical, human tissue and systems biology approaches. He also is co-leader of the Cancer Mechanisms Program of the Tisch Cancer Institute where he studies cancer signaling and biology with an emphasis on breast cancer.

>> Listing of all events

Liver Life Walk
Liver Life Walk

Liver Life Walk June 17

Sign up for the 2017 Liver Life Walk scheduled for Saturday, June 17, at Sawyer Point. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

>> Donate, join the team or volunteer for Liverwalk Cincinnati

UC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is a major research resource at the UC Academic Health Center.

REMINDER: Cancer Funding Available, LOIs Due Today

Three research grants to be used to study ovarian and pancreatic cancers are open to researchers within the Academic Health Center. Letters of intent for these studies, which range from $47,000 to $50,000 in funding, are due April 17 by midnight.

Grants include:

  • Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati Pilot Grant to support innovative and novel pilot research in basic, translational, clinical and population-based research in ovarian cancer.
  • Steven Goldman Memorial Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant to encourage research in the molecular genetics of cancer, tumor immunology, growth promoting factors of cancer, tumor virology that appears to have relevance to human cancers and other areas of basic research.
  • GiveHope Pancreatic Cancer Pilot Grant to support basic lab-based research and clinical research and to increase community awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection.

>> More details and instructions to submit LOIs

 Codie-Anne Crew shown with CARE Crawley Building in the background.

Past, Present and Future of Interprofessional Education

All faculty are invited to a session on the advancement of interprofessional education (IPE) at the UC Academic Health Center from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Friday, April 28. The event will be held in CARE/Crawley E-801C. Attendees will learn about national IPE requirements, successful IPE models and the current status of IPE at the Academic Health Center. Participants also will engage with other professions and enhance IPE skills and help plan our next steps of IPE.

The event will be hosted by the IPE Faculty Development Committee, which includes Jill Martin Boone, PharmD, professor, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy; Carolyn Smith PhD, RN, assistant professor, College of Nursing; Rose Smith PT, DPT, associate professor, College of Allied Health Sciences; and Tiffiny Diers, MD, associate professor, College of Medicine.

>> Register here


  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Seminar April 18-19: Jesus Media, MD, University of Oklahoma, will present "The Management of the Neck in the Era of Organ Preservation” for ENT Society Members at 6:15 p.m. on April 18 at the Hyde Park Country Club, 2740 Erie Avenue, and will present at ENT Grand Rounds on "Professionalism in an Imperfect World” at 7 a.m., April 19, in MSB E-351.   
  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus Group April 18: Kevin Dufendach, MD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "How’d You Do That? Techniques to Introduce New EHR Features” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S5.125.
  • Biomedical Informatics User Series April 19: Tesfaye Mersha, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, and PhD candidate Sudhir Ghandikota will present "Genease: Real Time Bioinformatics Tools for Multi-Omic and Phenotype Ontology Integration and Analysis” at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room
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  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar April 19: Irfan Rahman, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center, will present "Environmental Exposures Effect on Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Signaling Through Extracellular Vesicles/Exosomes” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Laboratory Building, Kehoe Auditorium. 
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and  Microbiology Seminar April 19: Yifan Cheng, PhD, Universtiy of California San Francisco, will present "Single Particle Cryo-EM of Membrane Protein in Lipid Environment” at 10 a.m. in MSB Room 2351
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 19: Kathleen Scrivens, director of UC Enterprise Risk Management, will present "Professional Liability Coverage and Claims Avoidance Strategies” at noon in MSB 7051.
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