CTSA Meeting a Success
Nearly 100 faculty and staff of the Academic Health Center (AHC), the VA Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center participated in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Planning Conference on Aug. 18. Over the next two months, eight working groups focused on specific areas will meet regularly to develop reports for inclusion in an NIH Institutional CTSA grant application due Jan. 17, 2007. This grant will provide the institutional infrastructure to allow the AHC to completely reengineer how clinical research is conducted and how basic science is translated into a clinical setting—and back into the laboratory. To join a working group, contact Susan Swearingen at (513) 558-7540. The event was hosted by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, led by Joel Tsevat, MD, and Jim Heubi, MD. For more information, visit med.research.uc.edu/cctst/ctsa.cfm.
Hess Named Master of Rheumatology
Evelyn Hess, MD, professor emeritus in the division of immunology, was named a Pan American Master of Rheumatology during the XIV Pan American Congress of Rheumatology held Aug. 19–23 in Lima, Peru. The award honored Hess’s career in rheumatology research and teaching. Hess is a member of numerous national and international societies, an honorary member of six international societies and has served on the NIH National Advisory Council for Research Resources. An expert in autoimmune diseases, Hess founded and formerly chaired the Greater Cincinnati AIDS Task Force. She has been on UC’s faculty since 1964.
Diller Receives AAFP Award
Philip Diller, MD, PhD, has won the 2006 American Academy of Family Physicians Exemplary Teaching Award. An associate professor of clinic family medicine and director of the residency program at UC, Diller has been on the faculty since 1991.
Avissar Named Shapiro Award Recipient
Uri Avissar, MD, a third-year fellow in the division of digestive diseases, has been named 2006 recipient of the Nathan Shapiro Award. Gwendolyn Shapiro established the award fund in memory of her late husband, Nathan Shapiro, MD. The fund provides support that allows a gastroenterology fellow to learn from outstanding researchers in the field and explore new areas of investigation. Avissar will use the award to continue studying the use of natural bile constituents to prevent colon cancer.
Goldenhar Elected to International Society Committee
Linda Goldenhar, PhD, assistant dean of medical education and director of the office of medical education, has been elected to the executive committee of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education, an international organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of medical school education. Through its membership, the society serves as an advocate for education research and development in medicine and seeks to influence national research policy. It is composed of directors of units with responsibility for educational research, evaluation and program development.
Scientific Research Advisory Seminar
The next Scientific Research Advisory Seminar will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in Hoxworth Blood Center classroom 4052. David Williams, MD, professor of pediatrics at UC, director of the division of experimental hematology and associate chair for translational research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will discuss “Fanconi Anemia and Gene Therapy.” For more information, call (513) 558-1324.
P&G Scientific Leadership Series
The department of dermatologyannounces the schedule for the 2006–07 Procter & Gamble Scientific Leadership Series. All lectures will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Noah Worcester/Daniel F. Richfield conference room on the third floor of pavilion A at University Hospital. The schedule is as follows:
Sept. 28, 2006
“Atopic Dermatitis: Clinical Manifestations of a Defect in Innate Immunity”
Richard Gallo, MD, PhD,professor of medicine and pediatrics, University of California, and chief of dermatology at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.
Nov. 9, 2006
“Regulation of Langerhans Cell Function”
Richard Granstein, MD, professor and chair of dermatology, Cornell University
Dec. 14, 2006
“Update on Cutaneous Lymphomas—The New WHO/EORTC Classification and More”
Steven Swerdlow, MD, director of hematopathology, University of Pittsburgh
Jan. 25, 2007
“The Role of Ganglioside in Regulating Keratinocyte Function: In Vitro and Mouse Model”
Amy Paller, MD, professor and chair of dermatology, Northwestern University
Feb. 22, 2007
“Dermatitis Herpetiformis: A Model for Cutaneous Manifestation of Gastrointestinal Disease”
Russell Hall, MD, professor and chief of the dermatology, Duke University
March 22, 2007
“Raynaud’s Phenomenon: 2007”
Fredrick Wigley, MD, codirector of rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University
April 12, 2007
“Melanoma, a Tumor Based on a Mutant Stem Cell?”
John Grichnik, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, Duke University