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Ken Greis
Ken Greis, PhD

Greis Named Associate Dean for Research Core Facilities at College of Medicine

Ken Greis, PhD, professor of cancer biology, has been appointed associate dean for research core facilities.

In this new position, Greis will lead all activities related to the development, accountability, management and sustainability of College of Medicine research core facilities to include core laboratories, shared equipment and high-end instrumentation. He will lead this organization through the Core Management, Planning and Sustainability Committee, comprised of core stakeholders from across the research departments, institutes and affiliates.

His responsibilities will include cores that have been formally organized as recharge centers as well as other "shared” college resources, programs and equipment. He also will serve as the primary interface with the faculty leaders of the cores, the primary liaison to other university and affiliate cores, and will serve as the point of contact for faculty feedback regarding the quality and effectiveness of core operations.

Chester Pryor, MD
Chester Pryor, MD

Pryor Named Great Living Cincinnatian

Chester Pryor II, MD, professor emeritus in the Department of Ophthalmology, has been named one of four Great Living Cincinnatians by the Cincinnati USA Chamber.

Pryor joins 151 previous awardees chosen by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Senior Council for service to the community; business and civic attainment on a local, state, national or international level; leadership; awareness of the needs of others; and distinctive accomplishments that have brought favorable attention to their community, institution or organization.

The 2018 class consists of two leaders from health care and two from business.

>> More information about Pryor and the award

CARE/Crawley Atrium
CARE/Crawley Atrium

BBQ and Music in CARE/Crawley Atrium Dec. 7

Eli's Barbeque will be on sale in the CARE/Crawley Atrium from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7. On the same day, the College of Medicine Mixed Chorus will be singing in the Atrium between noon and 1 p.m. The Chorus will be performing a variety of songs, from classical to pop tunes. 

Alvin Crawford, MD
Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford Lauded a Champion of Health

Alvin Crawford, MD, professor emeritus in the Departments of Orthopaedic and Pediatric Surgery and founding director of the Crawford Spine Center at Cincinnati Children’s, was presented the Pioneer Award by National Medical Fellowships at a ceremony in Chicago on Nov. 13.

National Medical Fellowships provides scholarships and support for underrepresented minority students in medicine and the health professions. Crawford was the first African-American to be admitted to and graduate from the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1964 and himself received an NMF scholarship during his medical training.

A UC Drake Medalist, Crawford has received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Association of North America and the Lifetime Achievement award from the Scoliosis Research Society, of which he was the first African American President. He has trained 53 international fellows in pediatric orthopaedics and spine surgery. He started his career at UC Medical Center on December 1, 1977.

Elmore "Jack” Kindel Jr., MD

Professor Emeritus Jack Kindel Passes Away

Elmore "Jack” Kindel Jr., MD, professor emeritus of dermatology, passed away Nov. 22. He was 84. While he spent his career in private practice in the Cincinnati community, Elmore was intimately involved as a volunteer faculty member since 1962. He also taught and conducted research in the Department of Environmental Health as an associate clinical professor. Kindel graduated from the UC College of Medicine in 1958 and completed his internship at San Francisco Hospital and his dermatology residency at Cincinnati General Hospital. He is one of five generations of the Kindel family who have graduated from the UC College of Medicine, starting with his great grandfather in 1873 and including two of his children in 1986 and 1993.

Through Kindel’s generosity, he established the Elmore A. Kindel Jr., MD, Endowed Lectureship in the Department of Dermatology in 2006.

Gallery of Awardees
Gallery of Awardees

Gallery of Awardees Honors Research Award Recipients

A display created by the College of Medicine Office of Research to celebrate faculty members who have been awarded external research grants of $100,000 per year or more is now in the CARE/Crawley Atrium across from the Dean’s Suite.

Researchers currently being recognized in this Gallery of Awardees display for their studies are: Vladimir Bogdanov, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology; Opeolu Adeoye, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine; Jane Yu, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine; Daniel Woo, MD, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine; Timothy Pritts, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery; Kyle Walsh, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine; William Miller, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics; Kristin Hudock, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine; LaTrice Montgomery, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience; and Scott Langevin, PhD, Department of Environmental Health.

Medical Sciences Building
Medical Sciences Building

January Faculty Development Programs Offered

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development is offering a Teaching/Education Development Program, "How to Utilize Bloom’s Taxonomy in Educational Research and Design,” at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in MSB 3352.

This is one of three tracks of programming that will be offered in 2018.

Light refreshments will be offered for those who register on Faculty One Stop.

For a complete roster of programs, and program objectives, please see the Faculty Affairs and Development website.

Pathology Lab

Histopathology Core Laboratory Opening Dec. 7

An open house celebrating the creation of the UC Histopathology Core Laboratory, to support research and clinical practices on the Academic Health Center campus, will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in MSB 1252. Visitors can meet the laboratory directors and staff and discuss research and clinical needs.

These kind of labs provide pathology services to investigators working with a variety of experimental organisms and perform histology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, whole slide imaging, tissue microarray and more.

With questions, call 513-558-3840.


Health Collaborative to Livestream IHI Forum

The Cincinnati Health Collaborative is hosting a livestream broadcast of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. The two-day web conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 12, and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dec. 13, at the Health Collaborative facility, 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 500. The forum is geared toward all health care professionals. It offers ideas, insights and tools to tackle a variety of health care challenges from patient safety and behavioral health to equity in care and population health management. As a bonus, there will be a quality improvement panel discussion featuring local experts titled " All Healthcare is Local: Quality Improvement Innovation in Our Region.

Cost to register is $250 for non-members and $200 for members. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. CE credits are available.

For more information, contact Barbara Tobias, MD.


  • Cancer Biology Special Seminar Dec. 5: Kyoung Eun Lee, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, will present ”Hypoxic Influences on Inflammation, Tissue Repair, and Cancer of the Pancreas” at noon in the Vontz Center's Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology Seminar Dec. 5: Jeff Osborn, PhD, University of Kentucky, will present "Translating Basic Science to Clinical Medicine: Identifying The Animal Model for Renal and Cardiovascular Disease” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds Dec. 6: Sarah Pickle, MD and Megan Rich, MD, will present "Women's Health Care After the ACA: Impact of Health Policy and Reform on the Horizon" beginning at 7 a.m. in MSB 3051.
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) Grand Rounds Dec. 6: Barbara Walker, PhD, will present "Managing Difficult Patients: Strategies to Help You Turn Problematic Encounters Into Productive Ones" from 7 to 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Dec. 6: Nicholas Marko, MD, will present "Introduction to UC Brain Tumor Center” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Series Dec. 7: Yana Zavros, PhD, will present "Organoid Based Models of Human Gastric Cancer” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Research Seminar Series Dec. 15: Mihaela Pavlicev, PhD, will present "Using Bioinformatics to Understand Sources of Variation” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Dec. 20: Andrew Nguyen, MD, and Andrew Barfell, MD, will present "Resident Clinical and CPC Lectures” at 7:30 a.m. in Hoxworth G344.
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