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Health Professions Building

As Part of Upcoming Renovation Project,

HPB Will Undergo Visual Inspection

Architectural and engineering team members for the HPB Renovation Project will be onsite to perform a visual inspection of the Health Professions Building façade between now and June 10. The inspection cannot be done during inclement weather, so exact dates are not possible to identify.

While inspecting the building exterior, staff may be examining the façade with binoculars. The team also will perform visual inspections of the interior side of exterior walls and may need to enter offices, labs or classrooms for a short time. Team members will identify themselves.

Please contact Dennis Funke, project manager in Planning + Design + Construction, via email or at 513-558-8999 if you have any questions.

Mary Mahoney, MD, is director of breast imaging at the UC Health Barrett Center, a professor of radiology at the UC College of Medicine and researcher affiliated with the UC Cancer Institute.
Mary Mahoney, MD

Mahoney Awarded 2015-16 ELAM Fellowship

Mary Mahoney, MD, interim chair and Eugene L. and Sue R. Saenger Professor of Radiology, has been awarded a fellowship in ELAM for 2015-16. The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program is a year-long part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. More than 800 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions in institutions around the world.

Shannon Miller, MD
Shannon Miller, MD

Miller Named Editor-in-Chief of Addiction Textbook

Shannon Miller, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry, has been selected by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) as editor-in-chief of its flagship textbook, "Principles of Addiction Medicine.” He previously served as associate editor on the fourth and fifth editions of this reference textbook for ASAM, the nation’s largest physician addiction specialty society.

Miller serves as associate director for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience’s Addiction Sciences Division, director of the Addiction Medicine Research and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowships and Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center acting director of substance abuse treatment programs.

Shahana Prakash
Shahana Prakash

Prakash Wins American Physiological Society Fellowship

Shahana Prakash, a junior studying biology with a minor in medical sciences, is a recipient of the 2015 Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Physiological Society (APS). Fellowship recipients spend the summer in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member. Each fellow receives a $4,000 stipend during the 10-week fellowship and an additional $1,300 in travel funds to present research at the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting in San Diego. Prakash will do research in the laboratory of Bryan Mackenzie, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology.

Findlay Market

Findlay Market Pop-Ups Returning to Medical Campus

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will return to UC’s medical campus to set up shop on four Thursdays through September. Dates are June 25, July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24. Each market pop-up will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CARE/Crawley Building Kaplan Reception Hall. Coordinated by the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, these market pop-ups offer fresh produce, locally made items and ready-to-eat foods for purchase. Back by popular demand and already confirmed for each of the upcoming four markets is Eli’s BBQ. Vendors, will be set up to accept cash and credit cards. For more information, contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer.

Allison Cooke
Allison Cooke

Cooke Awarded American Heart Association Fellowship

Allison Cooke, a second-year graduate student in the pathobiology and molecular medicine program, is a recipient of an American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award. Seventeen applications out of 105 were funded and Cooke’s grant was considered "excellent” based on scores and rank. Her mentor is Sean Davidson, PhD, professor, Metabolic Diseases Institute.

Robert McLaurin
Robert L. McLaurin, MD

Former Neurosurgery Director McLaurin Passes Away

Robert L. McLaurin, MD, former director and emeritus professor of neurosurgery, passed away May 17 at St. Simons Island, Georgia. He was 93.

McLaurin was appointed acting director of the Department of Surgery’s Division of Neurosurgery in 1954 and served as director from 1955 until 1982. He joined the College of Medicine faculty in August 1953, became professor of surgery in 1964 and was named emeritus professor in September 1990.

McLaurin had a strong interest in head injuries and pediatric neurosurgery. In 1954, he established the Division of Neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and served for many years as division director. He also was a co-founder of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS) Pediatric Neurosurgery Section.

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Carlos Sanchez, MD
Carlos Sanchez, MD

Jason J. Meunier Memorial Lecture Set for June 9

Carlos Sanchez, MD, OhioHealth Heart and Vascular Physicians-Riverside Methodist Hospital, is the featured speaker for the second annual Jason J. Meunier Memorial Lecture scheduled for noon Tuesday, June 9, in MSB 3351. Sanchez will present "Percutaneous Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation: Contemporary Data and Future Directions.”

The lecture is hosted by the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease and the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program to honor the memory of Jason Meunier, the late husband of fellowship program manager Eva Meunier. At the request of the Meunier family, the memorial lecture focuses on educational topics identified by current and previous fellows. Fellowship program alumni are invited as speakers.

Ride Cincinnati
Ride Cincinnati

Register for UC Advance Team for Ride Cincinnati Event

UC Advance, UC's first corporate team for Ride Cincinnati, is asking for participants to join the event Sunday, June 14. All proceeds benefit the UC Cancer Institute and the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center.

If participants are unable to register to ride, they can donate to the team. Riders who join the team and contribute or raise more than $100 will receive a University of Cincinnati cycling jersey. If you are unable to ride but would still like to support the team and receive a jersey, please indicate your shirt size in the comments section when making your donation of $100 or more.

Ride Cincinnati raises money to support breast cancer research at UC. Twenty-nine pilot grants totaling more than $1 million have been awarded to breast cancer research faculty.

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Bench to bedside research

UCCI Pilot Grants Program Deadline Is Today

The UC Cancer Institute will offer two pilot grants of $50,000 to $60,000 each to facilitate the conduct of investigator-initiated clinical trials. The grants will be awarded for a period of one year with the possibility for a one-year renewal contingent upon adequate progress in accruals and availability of funds. It should be noted that renewal applications will be in competition with new applications for funding.

All proposed protocols should be eligible for review by the UC Cancer Institute Protocol Review Monitoring Committee and approved by the UC Institutional Review Board. Clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, instructors and research associates are eligible to apply as co-investigators with their UC faculty advisor or mentor as the principal investigator (PI).

All proposals should be investigator-initiated cancer clinical trials. Preference will be given to interventional trial protocols (defined by NCI guidelines as protocols designed to evaluate one or more interventions for treating a disease, syndrome or condition. The participants may receive diagnostic, treatment, behavioral or other types of interventions) with the ability to accrue well.

The deadline for letters of intent is today (Monday, June 1). This is a change from the original announcement about this program that was distributed in mid-April. Full proposals (only for selected Letters of Intent) will be due Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

For questions regarding the definition of interventional trials, contact Thomas Herzog, MD. All other questions should be directed to Vijaya Gandhi, PhD.

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David Rakel, MD
David Rakel, MD

Rakel Presents on Integrative Medicine June 9

David Rakel, MD, director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin, will present "The Clinician Effect: How You Trump Pills” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in Kresge Auditorium. The event is part of the Mind-Body Interface in Health and Healing series and is sponsored by the Dr. Khushman V. Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship and the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.

Refreshments will be served and continuing medical education credits are available. For more information, contact Lisa Doogan or 513-558-2310.


  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds June 2: Rita Alloway, PharmD, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, will present "Generic Tacrolimus: Good Medicine or Cheap Fix” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • ENT Grand Rounds June 3: Chief residents will present "M&M” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds June 3: Bassam Abu Jawdeh, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, will present "The Treatment of Glomerulonephritis” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Child Neurology Grand Rounds June 3: Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Moyamoya” at 8 a.m. in Cincinnati Children's Fifth Third Bank Auditorium.

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