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Gallery of Awardees
Gallery of Awardees

Display in CARE/Crawley Atrium Honors

College's Research Award Recipients

A display created by the College of Medicine Office of Research to celebrate faculty members who have been awarded external research grants of $100,000 per year or more is now in the CARE/Crawley Atrium across from the Dean’s Suite.

Researchers recognized in this Gallery of Awardees display for their studies are: Brett Kissela, MD, and Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine; Siddarth Khosla, MD, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery; Theresa Winhusen, PhD, Department of  Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience; Alex Lentsch, PhD, Department of Surgery; Francis (Frank) McCormack, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; Marshall (Chip) Montrose, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology; Philip Owens, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine; Bryce Robinson, MD, Department of Surgery; and Scott Belcher, PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics. 

Faculty honored in this display in addition to others inducted into the Gallery of Awardees will be featured in the College of Medicine Research Awards Program from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium and Kaplan Reception Area. There will be a pre and post reception.


Celebrate Faculty & Staff Campaign With Ice Cream

To celebrate the success of this year’s Faculty & Staff Campaign, an ice cream celebration is planned for 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in Kresge Circle. Everyone is invited to enjoy ice cream from The Cone.

The campaign raised $13,980,427, including gifts from current, retired, emeritus and former UC faculty and staff. Overall UC participation was 72.72 percent, nearly reaching the 75 percent goal and making the campaign the most successful in UC history in terms of both dollars raised and participation.

The College of Medicine led the way in donors with 828, with participation jumping from 43 percent to 51 percent within the last week.

Molecular Therapeutics Program for Brain Metastases

Applications Open for Molecular Therapeutics Pilot Grant

The UC Brain Tumor Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute is seeking applications for its fourth Molecular Therapeutics Pilot Grant Program to accelerate basic translational research of primary and metastatic brain tumors. The center invites applications from all cancer researchers who investigate tumors of the brain and/or brain metastases. 

For more information, contact Cathy Chien

Backpack Pain

School Supplies Drive at Academic Health Center

The UC Academic Health Center Pathways Program is collecting school supplies for underserved youth in Adams County. The drive is part of the Adams County Kids Health Fairs, which provides health screenings and academic vouchers for children ages 3 to 18. Donations can be dropped off at marked containers located around UC’s medical campus. The drive will continue through the end of July.

>> See the complete list of school supplies needed in Adams County

The UC Academic Health Center Pathways Program is an effort to develop an evidence-based interprofessional pipeline pathway curriculum to attract and retain diverse students from urban and rural communities to health professions programs. Questions about the school supplies drive or the Pathways Program can be directed to Samantha McKenzie via email or at 513-558-0132.

Xiaoting Zhang, PhD, in his cancer biology lab at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.

Cancer Retreat Awards 2 Teams With $50,000 Grants

Two $50,000 grants were awarded as a result of the 2015 half-day cancer research retreat, "University Retreat for Research: Cincinnati Charge Against Cancer/Cancer Curathon,” held Tuesday, July 14. It was held at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center and involved multidisciplinary researchers from across UC as well as students and residents.

The winning projects are titled, "A New Therapy to Overcome DNA Repair Associated with Resistance to B-Raf Inhibition in Melanoma,” which was presented by the Clifford Grulee Team, and "Leveraging Aptamir and SiRNA Technologies to Overcome Platinum Resistance in Cancer,” which was presented by the Leon Goldman Team. The teams—12 in total—were named in honor of the UC College of Medicine’s first Daniel Drake Medal awardees. 

Members of the winning teams include:

Grulee Team: Principal Investigator Zalfa Abdel-Malek, dermatology; Howard Elson, radiation oncology; Joan Garrett, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy; Ana Luisa Kadekaro, dermatology; Phil Leming, hematology oncology; Eddie Merino, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (chemistry); Jeffrey Sussman, surgical oncology; Yuhang Zhang, dermatology.

Goldman Team: Principal Investigator Pheruza Tarapore, environmental health, and Co-PI Tim Struve, radiation oncology; Samantha Bitter, UC medical student; Michael Fry, Lindner College of Business; Tom Herzog, gynecologic oncology; Kay Kinoshita, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (physics); Caroline Morrison, College of Nursing.

Second-year medical student Andrea Sitlinger (front row,far right), UHP voluteer, leads a walking group for Off the Streets

Walk It Wednesday With Campus Recreation Trainer

A new walking program, free and open to everyone, is being held at 11:45 a.m. every Wednesday until Nov. 18 at both the Campus Recreation Center and the Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley. It allows participants to warm up, walk and cool down outdoors during the lunch hour with a Certified Personal Trainer. The program counts toward rec rewards requirements if you swipe in at the Member Services Desk. Rain or shine, activities will be planned. Each time you participate, you will be entered to win a prize, and one prize will be given out on the last Wednesday of each month. 

>>More information on the program

Faculty Forward
Faculty Forward

Faculty Forward Engagement Survey Coming Sept. 1

The College of Medicine is participating with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) on an initiative called "Faculty Forward: Advancing the Academic Medicine Workplace” to support medical schools in their efforts to attract and retain the best and brightest academic scientists, educators and clinicians. 

On Sept. 1 all full- and part-time college faculty members will receive an email from the AAMC with information and links to an online Faculty Forward Engagement Survey. The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete and will be open until Sept. 30. The college will only receive aggregate data and anonymous comments from the AAMC. The survey will benchmark the College of Medicine against peer institutions and provide actionable data on key workplace issues important to faculty. Data will be shared with everyone in early 2016.

Contact Alex Lentsch, PhD, senior associate dean for faculty affairs and development, via email or by phone at 513-558-0175 with questions.

Medical Sciences Building

SAVE THE DATE: Oct. Faculty Development Programming

The College of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development will offer the following professional, research and teaching/education development programs in October:

Oct. 6, noon to 1:30 p.m., Professional Development: "How to Be An Effective Mentor” with Karl Golnik, MD, interim chair of ophthalmology, as facilitator. 

>> Register online 

Oct. 13, noon to 1:30 p.m., Research Development: "Pre and Post Award Management” with Kim Maune, director of College of Medicine operations and finance, and Will Parr, director of the UC Health Office of Clinical Research, as facilitators. 

>> Register online 

Oct. 20, noon to 1:30 p.m., Teaching/Education Development: "Medical Education Research” with Theresa Beery, PhD, professor emerita of nursing, as facilitator.

>> Register online 

All sessions will be held in Medical Sciences Building Room 3051. Lunch will be provided for those who register.

Georgia Anderson and Clair Bifro
Georgia Anderson

Cancer Survivorship Program Hosts Patient Seminar

The UC Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program is hosting a free patient seminar, titled "Another New Normal? Addressing Anxiety in Cancer Survivorship,” at 6 p.m. today (Monday, July 20), at Hope Lodge, 2808 Reading Road. Georgia Anderson, manager for palliative care and outpatient social work for the institute, will speak. 

The seminar, aimed at survivors and their loved ones, will focus on ways to cope with anxiety and distress during and after cancer diagnosis and finding a "new normal” after treatment.

>> Register for the program 


  • Integrative Health and Wellness Grand Rounds July 21: Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, will present "Mindfulness in Clinical Practice” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds July 22: Robert Neel, MD, will present "Update in Education” at 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds July 22: Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, will present "HIV Related Infections: A Model of Ongoing Immunosuppression and Inflammation” at noon in MSB 5051.

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