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Date: Monday, August 7, 2017

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Justin Benoit
Justin Benoit, MD

Brian Grawe, MD
Brian Grawe, MD

Sarah Pickle, MD
Sarah Pickle, MD

Three Faculty Make ‘Forty Under 40’ List

The Cincinnati Business Courier’s list of "Forty Under 40” for 2017 includes College of Medicine faculty members Justin Benoit, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine; Brian Grawe, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery; and Sarah Pickle, MD, assistant professor of family and community medicine. "Forty Under 40” honors young professionals who have reached major milestones in their careers and made significant contributions to the Cincinnati community. The three will be honored with the rest of the 2017 class at a Business Courier luncheon Sept. 19.

Mary Mahoney, MD
Mary Mahoney, MD

Mahoney Named to American College of Radiology Board

Mary Mahoney, MD, Benjamin Felson Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Radiology, was recently named to the Board of Chancellors for the American College of Radiology (ACR), making her the only individual who serves on leadership boards for all three major radiological societies in the U.S. The other two organizations are the American Board of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.

>> More about Mahoney’s appointment

Paul Hurtubise, PhD
Paul Hurtubise, PhD

Pathology Emeritus Paul Hurtubise Passes Away

Paul Hurtubise, PhD, professor emeritus in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory, passed away July 29. He was 77. Hurtubise began his career at the College of Medicine in 1976 as assistant professor and director of diagnostic immunology. He was appointed professor in 1986. Hurtubise introduced cellular immunology, including flow cytometry, into the clinical lab at University Hospital (now UC Medical Center). He was also a member of the University-wide Graduate Faculty and a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology.  

Over the course of his career, Hurtubise served on review committees for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. He was one of the founding members and elected officers of the Clinical Cytometry Society. He also was chosen as the Clinical Pathology Teacher of the Year for three years by residents in the department before retiring in March 2006. 

Mia Mallory, MD, associate dean for diversity and inclusion, places a White Coat on an incoming medical student.

Physicians in Training Ready to Wear White Coats

The College of Medicine welcomes 173 first-year medical students this week to orientation activities,  beginning with today’s opening session featuring remarks by Dean William Ball, MD, and Christopher Lewis, MD, assistant dean in the Office of Diversity Affairs. The week culminates with the college’s annual White Coat Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati. 

Presented to each incoming medical student at Friday’s ceremony, the white coat is a symbol of the patients these students will treat and the compassion, honesty and caring to which the students should always aspire. Of this incoming class of 2021, two-thirds are Ohio residents, with men making up 53 percent (91 students) and women 47 percent (82 students). About 20 percent (34 students) of the incoming class are individuals from underrepresented minority groups, the highest percentage ever in the college.

David Stern, MD, Thomas Boat, MD, and Lee Ann Liska

Epic Upgrade to Take Place Sept. 9

UC Health’s electronic health record system Epic will undergo a major upgrade on Saturday, Sept. 9. This upgrade will improve functionality and security of the system and will affect all users of Epic at all locations within the UC Health system. The upgrade includes significant changes to the look and feel of Epic, including an updated user interface and design. It also represents a major change to how most users log into and out of Epic and how workstations are secured, especially kiosk-style and shared workstations. 

On Aug. 7, UC Health’s Information Systems and Technology and Corporate Training and Development departments will launch e-learning materials through myKnowledge. The education will be customized according to each Epic user’s role and security template(s). In addition, the Sandbox (SND) will be upgraded and training IDs will be available so that employees can practice what they have learned prior to the Sept. 9 upgrade. Details will be provided via myKnowledge.

>> FAQ about the upgrade

With questions, call 513-585-6972 (MYPC).

Vanessa Nomellini, MD
Vanessa Nomellini, MD

Trauma Surgeon Funded to Study Pneumonia in Elderly

A study of immune system in the elderly has garnered Vanessa Nomellini, MD, PhD, a research award from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Nomellini, assistant professor and UC Health surgeon, is evaluating older adults and their risk for contracting pneumonia, a pulmonary infection cited as the leading cause of death among this particular patient population. She’s studying a non-antibiotic molecule used to target infection in mouse models. Nomellini and her team will receive $50,000 to further investigate the mechanism of imbalance between sphingosine in the lungs of younger and older mice.


  • Medical Grand Rounds August 9: Charuhas Thakar, MD, will present "Kidney Disease: Changing Landscapes and New Horizons” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Series August, 14 : Azeddine Atfi, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, will present a special seminar titled, "Multiple Roles of TGIF in Cancer Pathogenesis and Progression” at 4 p.m. in the Vontz Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Gall Lectureship August 18: Jeffrey Myers, MD, will present, "Pulmonary Fibrosis in the Age of Consensus: Pathology’s Place in the Diagnostic Pathway”, at 11 a.m. in the Kresge Auditorium. Lunch provided for those who RSVP at

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