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Punam Malik, MD
Punam Malik, MD

Malik Wins 'Shark Tank' Competition

Punam Malik, MD, professor of pediatrics at UC and Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Gene and Cell Therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, won the $5,000 grand prize as part of Research Week’s "Shark Tank" competition. The event featured four competitors whose research presentations were judged by a panel of venture capitalists to determine which idea should move towards commercialization. About 100 spectators attended the event, which was among the highlights of Research Week activities in the College of Medicine. Research Week 2015 was presented by Assurex Health.
A video archive of the week’s events is available.

Sarah Ronan-Bentle, MD
Sarah Ronan-Bentle, MD

Ronan-Bentle Honored for Innovation in Med Education

Sarah Ronan-Bentle, MD, associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, will be honored by the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) with this year’s award for innovation in medical education. The award is in recognition of her role in creating the "Getting Ready for Residency" course, which assists fourth-year medical students in their preparation for residency. The honor will be presented at the CDEM Business Meeting at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s annual meeting in San Diego May 14.

William Barrett, MD
William Barrett, MD

Barrett Speaks at Go Red for Women Luncheon

William Barrett, MD, director of the UC Cancer Institute, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and medical director for UC Health’s Barrett Cancer Center, spoke during a breakout session at the Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Duke Energy Convention Center Thursday, May 7. He presented "Effects of Radiation Therapy on the Heart and Blood Vessels.” The event included free health screenings, exhibits, boutique shopping and educational sessions. A luncheon and keynote address followed at noon and ended with a special red dress fashion show by UC DAAP Fashion Design students.

Christy Holland, PhD
Christy Holland, PhD

Last 'Ready, Set, Go!' Workshop of 2014-15 Thursday

In the final presentation of the 2014-15 "Ready, Set, Go!” series, Christy Holland, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine and UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, will present "Successful Collaborative Research” from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, in University Hall Room 450. This presentation was rescheduled from Jan. 8.

>> View the complete series listing, see learning objectives and register online

A crowd of about 200 gathered to hear Stephen Strakowski, MD (far right), discuss research activity at the UC College of Medicine and UC Health.

CCTST Grand Rounds on Design Thinking May 15

The next CCTST Grand Rounds will focus on health care improvement enabled by the Design Thinking Research Awards, a joint effort of the Live Well Collaborative (LWC) and CCTST, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, in MSB 2351. Three projects will be highlighted in which investigators worked with a multi-disciplinary team of UC faculty and students to utilize design thinking tools and a "co-invention” model with stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to health care challenges.

CME is offered. More information is available.

Steven Kyle Grinspoon, MD
Steven Kyle Grinspoon, MD

Research Symposium Trainees Grand Rounds June 12

The Department of Internal Medicine 2015 Research Symposium Trainees Grand Rounds is set for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 12 in the CARE/Crawley Atrium and MSB E-351. This year’s keynote speaker is Steven Kyle Grinspoon, MD, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center and Neuroendocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. The itinerary for the day’s events includes:

  • 8:30-9 a.m. Breakfast (Outside E-351)
  • 9-9:30 a.m. Welcome (E-351)
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Keynote speaker (E-351)
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Trainee Poster Session / TGR with Lunch (CARE/Crawley Atrium)
  • 1-5 p.m. – Symposium Speakers (E-351)
  • 5-6 p.m. – Cocktail hour (CARE/Crawley Atrium)


Terrence Cascino, MD
Terrence Cascino, MD

30th Annual Charles Aring Memorial Lecture, May 13

Terrence Cascino, MD, Mayo Clinic and president of the American Academy of Neurology, will present at the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine’s 30th annual Charles Aring Memorial Lecture at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, in MSB E-351. For more information, please call Lori Selm at 513-558-4050.

Josep Brugada
Josep Brugada, MD, PhD

College Hosts Sudden Cardiac Death Expert

Josep Brugada, MD, PhD, University of Barcelona, will be presenting "Sudden Death in Structurally Normal Heart” at the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease Grand Round at noon Tuesday, May 12, in MSB E-351. Brugada is an international expert in sudden cardiac death and founder of Brugada syndrome, named after him and his brother Pedro Brugada. Brugada syndrome is a genetic disease and major cause of sudden unexplained death syndrome (SUDS).

Dale Smith, PhD
Dale Smith, PhD

Cecil Striker Lecture on Public Hospitals May 19

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine will host the Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture Tuesday, May 19, in Kresge Auditorium.

Sponsored in part by UC Health, the evening will include a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. At 5, Dale Smith, PhD, will present "The History of Public Hospitals: Cornerstone of American Healthcare,” with a focus on Cincinnati General Hospital (now UC Medical Center).

Smith is senior vice president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and chair of medical history in the F. Edward Hubert School of Medicine, USHUS.

Admittance is free. RSVP by Friday, May 15, to or call 513-558-5120.

Rekha Chaudhary, MD
Rekha Chaudhary, MD

Chaudhary Presents "Healing and Cancer”

Rekha Chaudhary, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology, will present "Healing and Cancer: Is There More Than Traditional Medicine Has to Offer?” at 7:30 a.m. in MSB 2351 Wednesday, May 27, as part of the Integrative Health and Wellness Grand Rounds.

John Koo, MD
John Koo, MD

Koo Featured at Leon Goldman Endowed Lecture

John Koo, MD, University of California, San Francisco, will present the Leon Goldman Endowed Lecture in Dermatology at 10 a.m. May 14 in Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center, Room G344. The title of his lecture is "Psychodermatology: The Interface Between the Skin and the Mind.” For more information, please contact Jordan Perry at 513-558-0945.

IvaDean Concert 2012

Rock Out Cancer With The Guess Who Concert June 20

The first "Rock Out Cancer” concert benefiting the UC Cancer Institute and GIVEHOPE is set for 6:30 p.m. June 20 at the Horseshoe Casino. The Guess Who will be performing. Gold Star Chili and BSI Engineering will sponsor the event. Tickets are $80 for general admission and include dinner by the bite featuring restaurants Gold Star Chili, Rock Bottom Brewery, Via Vita, Palomino, Taft’s Ale House and Horseshoe Casino and desserts by Patricia’s Wedding Cakes.

VIP tickets are $160 and include the above plus a meet-and-greet with the band before the concert, reserved seating, VIP cash bar area with bar service from seats, goodie bags and the opportunity to nominate a cancer patient/survivor or someone who lost their battle with cancer to be highlighted during the event. Super VIP tickets are $500 and feature dinner with the band after the concert, front row reserved seats with cash bar service from seats and free VIP parking.

Purchase tickets online.



  • UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and Cardiovascular Center Series May 11: Klazina Kooiman, PhD, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will present "Microbubble for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapy” at noon in MSB 3351. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics Biochemistry & Microbiology May 12: Cameron McDaniel, doctoral student, Daniel Hassett Lab, will present "The Putative Pseudomonas Aeruginosa ABC Transporter Permease PA4455 Provides Resistance to Reactive Nitrogen Intermediates and a Membrane Permeabilizing Agent” and Jeffrey Schubert, doctoral student, Stephanie Ware Lab, will present "Exome Sequencing Identifies Potential Disease-Causing Variants in Cardiomyopathy and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm” at noon in MSB 4051.
  • Physiology Seminar May 12: Steven Potter, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, will present "Single Cell Dissection of Organogenesis” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • ENT Grand Rounds May 13: Christine Gourin, MD, Johns Hopkins University, will present "Improving Quality Measurement in H&N Cancer Care” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Internal Medicine Medical Grand Rounds May 13: Michael Thomas, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will present "Non-Contraceptive Benefits of Hormonal Contraceptives” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds May 13: PGY-3 residents will present "Medication Reconciliation for Vitamins and Supplements" at noon and "Can We Improve the No-Show Rate?" at 12:30 in Stetson 2108.
  • Department of Pediatrics Division of Neurology Grand Rounds May 13: Ana Martinez, PhD, Biological Research Center, Spanish Council for Research, CIB-CSIC, will present "Discovering the Future Drugs to Combat Neurodegeneration” at 9:15 a.m. in Stetson 2319.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar May 14: Rupak Banerjee, PhD, PE, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, will present "Enhanced Thermal Ablation of Tissue Using HIFU Energized Magnetic Nanoparticles” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium in the Vontz Center.
  • Physiology Seminar May 18: Peter Lauf, MD, Wright State University, will present "Na/K Pump ATPase and Bcl-2 Proteins: An Oligomeric Bio-Sensor Controlling Cellular Life and Death?" in MSB 4051.
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