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Date: Monday, June 22, 2015

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Medical Sciences Building
College of Medicine

Upcoming and Recent Moves
Around the College of Medicine

The dean’s conference room, currently in MSB Room E-151C, will move to MSB Room 2001 (Broadman Conference Room) by the end of June. The move is to allow for construction that will convert the E-251 and E-151 suites into classrooms and related support space.

The offices of the Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) and University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute (UCCI) have moved to MSB Suite 2005 and office block 2006 just to the north from HPB Suite 250. Phone numbers for office staff and mail locations (0662 for the CCC and 0552 for the UCCI) remain unchanged.

The Office of Student Affairs, including academic support and counseling, financial services, recruitment programs, admissions, registrar and ceremonies and events, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion have moved to MSB Suite E-450 and adjoining offices opposite the UC Bookstore. Formerly in the E-251 and E-151 suites, phone numbers for office staff and mail location (0552) remain the same.

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development and College of Medicine Operations and Finance has moved to the fourth floor of Stetson Building. Formerly located in the Victory Parkway Campus Administrative Building, phone numbers for office staff and mail locations (0554 for Faculty Affairs and 0553 for Operations and Finance) remain unchanged.

Ryan Fellows
Tony Jiang, Carolyn Rydyznski and Nina Bertaux-Skeink

Tony Jiang, Ann Egan, Nina Bertaux-Skeink, Xiaoming Lu, and Carolyn Rydyznski
Xiaoming Lu and Ann Egan

Graduate Education Announces Ryan Fellows

The College of Medicine Office of Graduate Education recently announced this year’s recipients of the Albert J. Ryan Foundation Fellowship award. The Ryan Fellowship is the College of Medicine’s top academic honor for graduate students pursuing research in the college's doctoral programs. UC College of Medicine is one of three schools receiving fellowship funding; the others are Harvard Medical School and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

The Fellowship recipients this year include: 

  • Tony Jiang, Immunology
    Advisor: Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD
  • Carolyn Rydyznski, Immunology
    Advisor: Stephen Waggoner, PhD
  • Ann Egan, Neuroscience
    Advisor: Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, PhD
  • Xiaoming Lu, Immunology
    Advisor: John B. Harley, MD, PhD
  • Nina Bertaux-Skeink, Systems Biology and Physiology
    Advisor: Yana Zavros, PhD
Amanda Stein, PhD
Amanda Stein, PhD

Stein Elected to Faculty Senate

Amanda Stein, PhD, has been elected to the UC Faculty Senate for the 2015-2017 term representing the College of Medicine. An assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, she succeeds Robert Krikorian, PhD, a professor of clinical psychiatry.

Maxine McClain, PhD
Maxine McClain, PhD

Environmental Health Hosts Workshop

The Department of Environmental Health is hosting the Fluidigm Corporation for a single cell workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, in the Kettering Lab Complex, Room 121. Maxine McClain, PhD, field application scientist from Fluidigm, will discuss the company’s latest technologies in microfluidics.

For more information, contact Xiang Zhang, PhD, at 513-558-4764.

Andrew Maier, PhD
Andrew Maier, PhD

Maier Presents Webinar

Andrew Maier, PhD, associate professor of environmental health, was among the speakers in the Infection Control Today Webinar "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Healthcare Antiseptics Tentative Final Monograph (TFM): What Does it Really Mean?” The webinar explains what the monograph is and summarizes recent changes. It also reviews current alcohol safety science within the context of health care worker use of alcohol-based hand hygiene products. Continuing education credit is available.

>> Download the Webinar

Center for Women's Cancer
Center for Women's Cancer

Catch First Glimpse of Center for Women's Cancer

An open house to unveil the new Center for Women’s Cancer, housed on the third floor of the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Ave., will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Tours of the new space and refreshments will be available, and UC Health Integrative Medicine will also be at the open house offering demonstrations in auricular acupuncture, breathing workshops, Y-Cat Yoga and massage therapy.

The center—equipped with a waiting room which will also be used for educational initiatives, four mammography suites, three ultrasound suites, 18 exam and 18 infusion rooms, a procedure room and a large work area for physicians and staff to promote communication between specialists and other care providers—will serve as a facility for dedicated women’s cancer care in the areas of breast imaging, infusion and special services along with consultation, second opinion and follow-up physician service for women suspected or diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancers. There will also be clinical trial access for patients.

William Ridgway Appointed Director of UC's Divsion of Immunology
William Ridgway, MD

Ridgway Serves on NIH Study Section

William Ridgway, MD, Alice W. and Mark A. Brown Professor & Director, Division of Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology, will serve as a member of the Hypersensitivity Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for the National Institutes of Health, starting July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2019.


Findlay Market Pop-up Thursday, Location Changed

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will set up shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 25, outside the CARE/Crawley Building (all other markets are scheduled for the CARE/Crawley Kaplan Reception Area). Fresh produce, locally made items and ready-to-eat foods will be available for purchase. Most vendors will be set up to accept cash and credit cards. Back by popular demand for Thursday’s market is Eli’s BBQ. The June 25 pop-up market is the second of the season and was coordinated by the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. Additional pop-ups are scheduled for July 30, August 27 and September 24. For more information, contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer, at

Alex Lentsch, PhD
Alex Lentsch, PhD

Rita Alloway, PharmD
Rita Alloway, PharmD

Save the Date: September Faculty Development Programming

Beginning in September, the College of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development will offer three tracks for the year on professional, research and teaching/education development programs. The first of the monthly sessions are:

  • Sept. 1, noon – 1:30 p.m., Professional Development: "Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure” with Alex Lentsch, PhD, senior associate dean for faculty affairs and development, as facilitator
  • Sept. 8, noon – 1:30 p.m., Research Development: "Hiring and Managing Research Personnel” with James Herman, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, and Rita Alloway, PharmD, research professor of internal medicine, as facilitators
  • Sept. 15, noon – 1:30 p.m., Teaching/Education Development: topic and facilitators to be announced

 All sessions will be held in Medical Sciences Building Room 3051. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Instructions on how to register will be announced soon.

Florence Rothenberg, MD
Florence Rothenberg, MD

Rothenberg President-Elect of AFMR National Council

Florence Rothenberg, MD, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, has been elected President-Elect of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) National Council. In her role, Rothenberg will also be a member of the AFMR Executive Committee, which may act on AFMR policy between meetings of the National Council.



  • Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds June 24: Andrew Friedrich, MD, and Sean Josephs, MD, will present "QA and Case Presentations” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine June 24: State of the Department address set for 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds June 24: Richard Becker, MD, director of the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, will present "New Paradigms in Thrombosis” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer Biology Weekly Seminar June 24: Tom Cunningham, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, will present "Deciphering the Molecular Choreography of Protein Synthesis and Metabolism in Myc-Driven Cancers” at 11 a.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
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