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Alvin Crawford, MD
Alvin Crawford, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery's Crawford Gives Keynote Address at Harvard Medical School

Alvin Crawford, MD, professor emeritus in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was the keynote speaker at Harvard University’s Augustus White Symposium on Oct. 11.

The symposium honors Augustus White, MD, the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, who was the first African-American to graduate from the Stanford University School of Medicine.  Both physicians are considered role models for underrepresented minorities, as Crawford was the first African-American to graduate from University of Tennessee’s medical college in 1964.

Crawford started his residency in orthopaedics at the Boston (Chelsea) Naval Hospital and completed it at the combined Harvard University Orthopaedic Program as a navy-sponsored resident. He completed fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston and taught gross anatomy at Harvard Medical School. His presentation was titled "African-American Males entering the Medical Field: Disparity, Diminishing, and Distressing.”
While there, Crawford also presented at Brigham and Women’s Hospital grand rounds: "Cervical Spine Complications of NF-1 in Children, a Forty Year Experience.”   

Brian Grawe, MD
Brian Grawe, MD

Sarah Pickle, MD
Sarah Pickle, MD

James Canfield, PhD, assistant professor, College of Allied Health Sciences School of Social Work
James Canfield, PhD

Three AHC Faculty Members Named WCPO's Next Nine

Three of UC’s Academic Health Center faculty have been named WCPO Next Nine award winners:

  • Brian Grawe, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, at the College of Medicine. 
  • Sarah Pickle, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, at the College of Medicine. 
  • James Canfield, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the UC College of Allied Health Sciences.
WCPO started the recognition to highlight Cincinnati's young professionals, with a new professional category lauded each month.

Grawe, Pickle and Canfield will be recognized on Oct. 25 in the category of healthcare.

Su-Ju Lee
Su-Ju Lee, MD

Lee Named a Fellow in Society of Breast Imaging

Su-Ju Lee, MD, associate professor of radiology, has been named a fellow in the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI). SBI is the leading professional organization of breast radiologists in the country. There is a stringent qualification process for acceptance as a fellow of SBI, including publishing, teaching and presenting on the topic of breast imaging. Lee says there are currently only 131 breast radiologists elected as fellows of SBI.

Vijay Sanghvi, MD
Vijay Sanghvi, MD

Save the Date: Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship Nov. 3

Through a gift from UC cardiologist Vijay Sanghvi, MD, (1935-2015), an adjunct professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, and his daughters, UC created an annual endowed lectureship titled "The Dr. Khushman V. Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship on the Mind-Body Interface in Health and Healing,” with the goal of exposing health care professionals and interested community members to the importance and benefit of complementary medicine.

This year’s lectureship takes place at noon, Friday, Nov. 3, in the College of Medicine’s Kresge Auditorium, where guest speaker Margaret Chesney, PhD, will present "Integrative Medicine: Fad or Frontier?” Chesney is a professor emeritus at the University of California San Francisco, the former deputy director of the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, and the immediate past chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend. A boxed lunch will be provided, compliments of the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute. CME credits are available.

For more information, contact Lisa Doogan

Begoña Campos-Naciff, PhD, is currently a research associate and laboratory manager for the Dialysis Vascular Access Research Group within the division of nephrology at UC

Register for Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

ORCID, a sort of Social Security number for researchers, is a permanent, unique identifier that can be associated with a researcher's work to resolve any uncertainty about authorship. Nearly 2 million academics have signed up for an ORCID, in total laying claim to over 12 million documents. 

  • An ORCID removes author ambiguity especially for individuals with common names or for people who change their name through the course of their career.
  • Certain Publishers and Granting Agencies require that applicants have an ORCID.  
  • It helps generate an NIH biosketch more easily.
  • A researcher can build an online profile of scholarly works at

Register directly on the website ( Upon registering, access your ORCID account using your UC login. Visit the ORCID login page and click the Institutional Account button. Choose University of Cincinnati Main Campus. You will be prompted to link the two accounts. 

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

Community Health Grant Information Session Oct. 19

For those interested in applying for a CCTST Community Health Grant, Partnership Development Grant, or the Community Leaders Institute (CLI), an information session will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in Room A of the United Way Convening Center, 2400 Reading Road.

The CLI is an 8-session leadership development training program to enhance community research and capacity building competencies in community leaders and physicians. The Community Health Grant offers up to $20,000 for translational research conducted by partnerships of both academic and community organizations that improve outcomes in children, adults and/or the community. The Partnership Development Grant provides up to $5,000 for the development or strengthening of collaborations between community and academic partners.

>> More information on the application process and requirements

Jonathan Ross
Jonathon Ross, MD, PhD

Guest Lecture on Medicare at Xavier University Oct. 25

Johnathon Ross, MD, MPH, past president of the Physicians for a National Health Care Program, will present "Keeping it Simple: How an Improved Expanded Medicare for All Can Yield Liberal Benefits With Conservative Spending” at 6 p.m., Oct. 25, at Xavier University’s Kennedy Auditorium.

Ross is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toledo where he practices and teaches at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

The lecture is sponsored by the Physicians for a National Health Care Program, TriHealth and Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway.   

Sheakley Lawn
Sheakley Lawn

Taekwondo Club Fundraiser for Cancer Institute Oct. 27

The UC Taekwondo Club is holding a fundraising event from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Sheakley Lawn on UC’s Uptown Campus to raise money for the UC Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will offer attendees free food and drink samples as well as free self-defense seminars and demonstrations. Attendees can also purchase tickets for chances to win a raffle; all proceeds benefit the UC Cancer Institute.

Purchase tickets and find out more at

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CCTST Just-In-Time Core Grant Deadline Nov. 1

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Just-In-Time (JIT) grant mechanism enables investigators to use participating UC or Cincinnati Children’s core facilities to obtain critical preliminary data for submission of a competitive extramural proposal, patent application or commercialization agreement.

Investigators may apply for up to $7,500 annually. Funds must be spent within the fiscal year awarded.

Applications will be accepted from 80 percent or greater FTE UC faculty in the Academic Health Center, including those based at Cincinnati Children’s or the VA. Labs/investigators that have received CCTST funding in the past 12 months are not eligible for JIT funding. Applicants must be CCTST members. Join free of charge.  

The program’s next deadline is Nov. 1 by 5 p.m. Details including the request for applications and list of participating cores are available here. For additional information, email Laura Reedy or call 513-803-1412.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Children's 

Funding Opportunity: Digestive Health Center Dec. 4

The Digestive Health Center (DHC) is now accepting applications for pilot projects to conduct basic, translational, patient-based or outcomes research broadly relating to pediatric digestive disease. Applications will be considered in all areas of digestive disease research with particular emphasis on the following DHC research themes: 1) Liver Disease Modeling; 2) Digestive Disease and Immunity; 3) Digestive Disease and Obesity; and 4) Translational Embryology.

Applicants do not have to be members of the DHC. The deadline for submission is Monday, Dec.4, at 5 p.m. The DHC, based at Cincinnati Children’s, is one of only 18 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. For application forms and directions, visit the DHC webpage.

Questions should be directed to Cynthia Wetzel, PhD, at or 513-636-9605.

Medical Sciences Building

Bridge Funding Program Deadline Dec. 4

The College of Medicine Bridge Funding Program was established by the college to provide short-term bridge- or "gap”- funding for established and productive researchers who have had previous NIH funding and who have remained active in research and in submitting grant applications, but who are now between funding cycles. This program is one of the most successful in the college for sustaining the research mission.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the Submission Portal by 5 p.m. on Dec. 4.

If you have any questions, please contact Brieanne Sheehan at or 513-558-7564.

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REMINDER: Breast Reconstruction Event Oct. 18

The UC Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Center will hold a reception celebrating National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Center for Women’s Cancer, located on the third floor of the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Dr.

The event, aimed at women who have undergone breast reconstruction or have questions about it along with their families, will offer a chance for attendees to learn more about breast reconstruction, interact with breast and reconstruction support groups, enjoy light refreshments and enter into a free basket giveaway. Valet parking will be available.

For more information or to RSVP, email or call 513-558-2030.


  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Seminar Oct. 17: Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, Georgetown University, will present "Physician Wellness: From Burnout to Balance” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351. The ENT society will also meet later that evening, at 6:15 p.m. at the Hyde Park Country Club. 
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 17: William Miller, PhD, will present "The Cytomegalovirus GPCRs: Signaling and Effects on Viral Dissemination and Persistence” at noon in MSB 3351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 18: Amy Herman, JD, MA, will present "The Art of Perception: Rethinking How We See” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 19: Sasha Ruiz-Torres will present "HGFL Ron Signaling Regulates Breast Cancer Stem Cells in a Cell Type Structure,” and Mingang Hao, PhD, will present "Exploring the Role of FIP200 in Her2-Driven Breast Cancer” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • Neuroscience Seminar Oct.19: Rebecca Bailey will present "Developmental Manganese Overexposure: Identifying Contributing Factors in Neurotoxicity,” and Andrew Winter will present "Delineating Mechanisms Underlying Panic Pathophysiology”at 4 p.m. in MSB 6051.
  • Department of Psychiatry Seminar Oct. 25: The 27th Annual Lurie Psychiatric Lecture Series will feature Richard Isaacson, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, who will present "Advances in the Management of Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment: A Clinical Precision Medicine Approach” at noon in the Stetson Building, Room 2108.
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds Nov. 1: Gregory Rouan, MD, will present "Screening and Treatment of Common Medical Conditions in OB-GYN Practice" beginning at 7 a.m. in MSB-3051.
  • The UC Brain Tumor Center Seminar Nov. 8: William Weiss, MD, PhD, UCSF School of Medicine, will present "Modeling and Treating Neural Cancers” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.

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