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CARE/Crawley Atrium
CARE/Crawley Atrium

College of Medicine to Hold Research Recognition Program Nov. 15

All are welcome to attend the College of Medicine’s Research Recognition Awards Program, 5–7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium and Kaplan Reception Area.

The College will celebrate its research successes and congratulate key contributors during the event. Faculty members within the college will be recognized for their research excellence and contributions in five distinguished categories or as researchers who have received grant funding and industry-funded clinical trials during FY2017. Awards will include Clinical Trialist of the Year, Team Science Research, Mid-Career Research Scientist Finalists, Research Rising Star and Citizenship/Research Service.

Erin Haynes, DrPH
Erin Haynes, DrPH

Kim Dietrich, PhD
Kim Dietrich, PhD

Environmental Health Research Honored by NIEHS 

A recently published study from researchers in the Department of Environmental Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was selected by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as a Paper of the Month. The NIEHS-funded study, published in the journal Neurotoxicology, revealed that children in East Liverpool, Ohio who had higher levels of manganese (Mn) in their hair had lower IQ scores. 

Researchers on the community collaborative paper included Erin Haynes, DrPH, associate professor; Kim Dietrich, PhD, professor; Heidi Sucharew, PhD, associate professor; Nicholas Newman, assistant professor; and Timothy Hilbert and Pierce Kuhnell, as well as partners from the Kent State East Liverpool campus and a local community organization.

 A group of College of Medicine career advisors are shown in CARE/Crawley Building. From left to right: Gurjit Khurana Hershey, MD, Christopher Lewis, MD, Alice Mills, MD, and Aurora Bennett, MD.
Alice Mills, MD

AAMC Honors UC College of Medicine 

The UC College of Medicine has won the 2017 Careers in Medicine (CiM) Excellence in Medical Student Career Advising Program award, granted by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). The honor was presented Nov. 3, 2017 during the AAMC Annual meeting in Boston.

Alice Mills, MD, director of career development in College of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, accepted the honor on behalf of the college. AAMC, since the inception of CiM in 1999, has been supporting the career decisions of medical students by working with faculty and staff at medical schools who implement career development programs locally.

>> Read more about the award online.

University of Cincinnati logo

Nov. 20 Open Forum for Provost Finalist

A fourth finalist for the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost position will visit the medical campus next week to hold an open forum and meet with faculty, staff and students.

William Latimer, PhD, dean of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing, Lehman College, will meet the UC community from 5–6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, in Room E-255, Medical Sciences Building.

Previous candidates visiting UC medical campus were Chaden Djalali, PhD, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa; Keith Moo-Young, PhD, chancellor, Washington State University Tri-Cities; and Eric Eisenberg, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida.

Details on this search, the candidates and their upcoming visits to campus can be found at

Nora Volkow,
Nora Volkow, MD

Reminder: NIDA Director Volkow to Speak Nov. 27

UC and UC Health present a public symposium, "Tackling the Ohio Opioid Crisis: Harnessing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle,” on Monday Nov. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the Medical Sciences Building, Kresge Auditorium. The symposium will feature keynote speaker Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

The itinerary for the symposium includes remarks and perspectives from across Ohio as well as a panel of researchers and clinicians discussing research and gaps in evidence. 

Volkow’s keynote, "Medication-Assisted Therapies—Tackling the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic,” will begin at 1:30 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

>> More information and an agenda of the symposium

>> RSVP for Opioid Symposium

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library Hosts New Workshops 

The Health Sciences Library will host the workshop "Statistical Analyses with R” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15. In this workshop, participants will use R to understand Visualization using the GG plot library and understand when to choose a statistical analysis for answering a type of research question. All programming codes in R along with dummy medical record data will be provided for demonstration during this workshop. Some basic statistical analyses that will be covered include one sample t-test, two-sample t-test.

For more information and to register, visit

Teaching Kitchen

Healing Benefits of Herbs, Spices Program Nov. 15

The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at Turner Farm has openings for their Wednesday, Nov. 15, Community Education Series Wellness program, titled "Healing Benefits of Herbs and Spices," from 6:30–8:30 p.m. with Tammy Ward, RD. 

Cost for the class is $75, which includes a meal. 

>> More information and registration

Vence Bonham, JD
Vence Bonham

CCTST Community Engagement Speaker Series Nov. 15

The CCTST Community Engagement Fall Speaker Series features Vence Bonham of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) for two events focused on genomics and health equity on Nov. 15 in Cincinnati Children’s Medical Education and Resource Center (MERC), 620 Oak St., Oak Campus.  

Bonham will lead a panel discussion of Precision Medicine:  A Path Forward for Increasing Health Equity for a Community Forum and Coffee Hour from 8:30-11 a.m.  He will present "Making the Promise of Genomic Medicine a Reality for Community" during grand rounds from noon to 1 p.m.

CME is available and meals are provided. Registration and parking are free of charge.  For more information, contact Stacey Gomes or visit the CCTST website.


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 14: Greg Dressler, PhD, University of Michigan, will present "Modulating TGF-beta, BMP, and Wnt Signaling in Animal Models of Fibrosis” at noon in MSB 3351. 
  • Physiology Seminar Nov. 14: Qiong Yang, PhD, will present "From Molecules to Development: Understanding Design Principles of Biological Oscillators” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Nov. 15: Mark Eckman, MD, will present "Shared Decision Making for Thromboprophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar Nov. 15: Andrew Patterson, PhD, Penn State University, will present "Decoding Host Microbiota Interactions Through the Lens of Metabolomics” at 10 a.m. in Kowalewski Hall, Room 310.
  • Center for Transplant Immunology Research Forum Nov. 15: Jonathan Katz, PhD, will present "Targeting Autoreactive T Cells in Cardiac Transplantation” at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children's Location S, Room S7.125
  • ENT Grand Rounds Nov. 15: Jesus Medina, MD, University of Oklahoma, will present "Professionalism in an Imperfect World” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Nov. 16: Bryan Maliken, a graduate student in the lab of Jeff Molkentin, PhD, will present "Loss of Gata4 in Kit Lineage-Derived Endothelium Leads to Vascular Permeability and Increased Heterotypic Fusion” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. After Maliken’s presentation, Joe Racca, PhD, will also make a presentation.
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Nov. 17: Daniel Starczynowski, PhD, will present "Dysregulation of Innate Immune Pathways in Malignant Hematopoiesis” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children's Location S, Room, S10.130.

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