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John Breneman, MD
Breneman Appointed Senior Editor for Radiation Oncology Journal
John Breneman, MD, a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, has been appointed to the position of senior editor for pediatrics for theInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics – the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society. He also serves as chair of the exam writing committee for the pediatric and CNS sections of the American Board of Radiology radiation oncology initial certification and maintenance of certification exams and is vice chair of the Radiation Oncology Committee for the Children’s Oncology Group.
Hoxworth Donor Bus on Med Campus Sept. 15
As part of the university’s All-Campus Blood Drive Sept. 11-15, the Hoxworth Blood Center donor bus will be parked on the plaza in front of the CARE/Crawley Building from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate blood to save lives in our community.
Every donor receives a limited edition black "college” sweatshirt.
Blood donations also can be made from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 11-14, in the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center.
Visit http://www.hoxworth.org/uc or call 513-451-0910 to schedule your appointment at either location.
Outside Activity Reports Due Sept. 15
All College of Medicine and Hoxworth employees with a full-time equivalency (FTE) of 50 percent or more must complete the Outside Activity Report (OAR) no later than Friday, Sept. 15, to comply with federal deadlines. All faculty and staff who engage in research at UC are required to complete this annual report of collateral employment and outside activity regardless of their FTE percentage. Any activity outside of the scope of normal UC duties—even duties performed at UC and unpaid activities—must be reported. Failing to report or to truthfully report outside activities may result in disciplinary action.
The OAR system now uses human resources data to route an employee’s outside activity report to their supervisor for the first level of review and approval. A five-minute OAR approver training video for supervisors is available. To complete the OAR, go to https://webcentral.uc.edu/oar/index.cfm (requires your Central Login username and password). Questions other than technical issues can be sent to OARquestions@uc.edu.
Give to United Way
UC Health and the UC College of Medicine kick off their combined 2017 United Way giving campaign Monday, Sept. 11. Look for an email from United Way with your personalized link for giving. All donations made throughout the course of this campaign—or directly through the university’s campaign—will count toward the total giving of UC and UC Health combined. No matter where you choose to give, these funds are distributed among United Way’s more than 140 local organizations providing our neighbors with access to basic needs for good health. Make a point to pledge by Friday, Sept. 15, to be entered into an early bird drawing for an Apple iPad and future Kroger gift card drawings throughout the United Way campaign. Also look for events throughout this year’s campaign benefiting relief efforts in communities impacted by disasters like Hurricane Harvey. Questions should be directed to one of the following 2017 United Way campaign champions:
- Michelle Cooper
- Heather Cox
- Michael Lieberman, PhD
- Art Pancioli, MD
- Steve Petrovic
UC Health Launches New Campaign
UC Health is transitioning its "We See” advertising campaign to new messaging, shifting to better explain the benefit of academic medicine. Look for the new advertising messages in print, on billboards and on signs throughout UC Health locations.
UPCOMING LECTURES AND SEMINARS
- Department of Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 12: Thoru Pederson, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, will present "The Cycling Genome: Changing G1-S Dynamic of Human Chromosomal Loci Tracked by a New Ultra-Bright CRISPR-Cas9” at noon in MSB 3351.
- Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 13: Jason Blackard, PhD, will present "A Global Health Sabbatical in Southern Africa to Study Viral Hepatitis” at noon in MSB 5051.
- Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 14: Kenneth Nephew, PhD, Indiana University, will present "Epigenetic Therapies for Sensitizing Solid Tumors to Chemotherapy and Biological Therapies” at noon in the Vontz Center Rieveschl Auditorium.
- UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute Seminar Series Sept. 18: Faisal Syed, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, will present "At the Cutting Edge of Cardiac Ablation” at noon in MSB 3351.
- Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 19: Ertugrul Ozbudak, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Spatial Fold-Change of Cell Signaling Encodes Positional Information for Pattern Formation” at noon in MSB 3351.