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Date: Monday, May 18, 2009

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T1 Translational Research Funding Opportunity

Research proposals are now being accepted for the new “T1” award program of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training’s Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies Core. Proposals are being requested to fund “T1” translational research and establish novel cores to support clinical and translational research. Grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 will be awarded. UC faculty, include those based at Cincinnati Children’s and Cincinnati Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center with at least 80 percent full-time status are eligible to apply. No letters of intent are needed for this first round, and interdisciplinary collaborations of clinical and translational researchers are strongly encouraged. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. The award period is Sept. 1 through June 30, 2010. For more information, visit cctst.uc.eduor contact Angela Sterwerf at (513) 803-2778 or


Cho Receives Louise Rauh Scholarship

Gerald Cho has received the 2008–09 Louise Rauh Scholarship from the Women’s Faculty Association of the UC pediatrics department. The $2,000 scholarship—named after 1928 College of Medicine alumna Louise Rauh, MD—is awarded to a fourth-year medical student who best demonstrates excellence in academic performance, leadership skills, community service, resourcefulness and the need for financial assistance. Cho is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, has served as a tutor and microsurgical skills laboratory instructor, was a surgical assistant on medical mission trips to Venezuela, and received numerous honors and awards for his research interests in pediatric plastic surgery. He plans to specialize in pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery. Rauh practiced pediatrics for over 50 years and made many pioneering contributions to the delivery of pediatric care in the Cincinnati area.


Neurosurgery History Exhibit Opens in Winkler Center
“History of Neurosurgery in Cincinnati,” a new exhibit highlighting UC’s path in neurosurgery, is on display now through June 1 in the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. The exhibit examines Cincinnati’s rich history of neurosurgical innovation and progress, beginning with the first electrical stimulation of the human brain, by Roberts Bartholow, MD, in 1874, and the arrival of George Heuer, MD, from Johns Hopkins University in 1921. The exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Because meetings are occasionally held at the center, visitors are advised to call (513) 558-5120 prior to their visit to ensure that the center is not occupied.


All-University Faculty Awards Ceremony
The All-University Faculty Awards ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in Tangeman University Center’s Great Hall. Jeffrey Robbins, PhD, professor of pediatrics, will be presented with the George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research. All are invited to attend. A reception with food and refreshments will be held immediately following the ceremony. For more information, e-mail

UC to Hold Free Screening of Food Documentary
The UC environmental health department’s Center for Environmental Genetics will host a screening of the documentary Food, Inc., at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the Medical Sciences Building’s Kresge Auditorium. UC faculty, staff, students and affiliates are invited to attend. The film—which features UC doctoral student Barb Kowalcyk, who lost her son to an e.coli infection—reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how food is produced and where we are going from here. Admission is free and on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit


Honors Day to Be Held May 24

The 2009 Honors Day celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, downtown. David Fischer, MD, chief of general surgery, has been selected to receive the Gold Apple teaching award. Eric Warm, MD, internal medicine, and Thomas deHoop, MD, obstetrics and gynecology, will be awarded Silver Apples. This year’s class speaker is David Feazell, and the keynote speaker is the Honorable Nathaniel Jones, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Blank Rome LLP, and judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Ret.). For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at (513) 558-5577 or

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