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Kettering North
Kettering North

Demolition of Kettering North Wing 

To Begin During Week of Aug. 17

With rerouting of utilities almost complete, the demolition of the North Wing of the Kettering Lab complex is ready to proceed. The contractor, Turner Construction, plans to mobilize its demolition contractor, O’Rourke Wrecking Company, on site early in the week of Aug. 17 and begin demolition. Demolition work is expected to take approximately six weeks. Work will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The building will be demolished using a combination of hydraulic equipment and manual labor. Steps will be taken to restrict dust in the area.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Planning, Design and Construction at 513-558-8999.

Peter Stambrook, PhD
Peter Stambrook, PhD

Event Honoring Stambrook Set for Aug. 17

The College of Medicine Office of Research is hosting three events to recognize the work of our research community. The first, being held from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, in MSB E-351, will recognize Peter Stambrook, PhD, for a Lifetime of Achievement in Research. Dr. Stambrook joined the College of Medicine faculty in 1981 and was recently recognized as a UC 2015 Distinguished Research Professor. A reception will follow the event.

College of Medicine Admission
College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony Inaugurates Class of 2019

The College of Medicine welcomed 174 first-year students into the medical field Friday, Aug. 7, during the college’s 20th annual White Coat Ceremony, held at Cincinnati Music Hall.

This year’s class is the first in recent history to admit more women than men to the UC College of Medicine: Fifty-one percent of the class is female while 49 percent is male. About 13 percent of the class consists of students from underrepresented minority groups. Forty percent of the incoming students are residents of states other than Ohio, while 60 percent are Ohio residents. In total, this year’s class represents 21 states.

The average cumulative undergraduate grade point average for the class is 3.73.

Classes for medical students officially start today (Monday, Aug. 10).

Medical Sciences Building
College of Medicine

Register for 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. 
>> Register online

  • 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. 

>> Register online  

  • Sept. 15, noon–1:30 p.m., Teaching/Education Development: "FERPA Fears: How Does PERPA Apply to Medical Education?” Facilitators to be announced. 

>> Register online

  • Sept. 29, noon–1:30 p.m., Teaching/Education Development: "FERPA Fears: How Does PERPA Apply to Medical Education?” Facilitators to be announced. 

>> Register online

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

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

Cross-Disciplinary Team Research Workshops Sept. 4

Two cross-disciplinary team research workshops will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. They include:

  • Crossing Boundaries: Exploring Disciplinary Frameworks for Collaborative Health Research: This workshop will answer questions about result satisfaction in previous cross-disciplinary research experiences, reconciling different epistemic boundaries and methods in an integrative research study design and finding common ground among researchers from different backgrounds. This initial conversation will also expose some of the barriers to cross-disciplinary team research from different perspectives.
  • Practical Matters in Cross-Disciplinary Research in Health and Medicine: In this workshop, a cross-disciplinary panel will discuss research projects in health and medicine and will answer questions relating to discovering collaborators, working with community partners or medical practices, ethical concerns and choosing methods on which all members of the team can agree.  

>> More details about the workshops 

For more information, contact Lisa Meloncon at 803-370-0008 or


'drawn' Interactive Exhibit Encourages Open Dialogue

The Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery in the heart of MainStreet is hosting an interactive exhibit titled "drawn,” where chalkboard walls invite students, faculty and staff to express their views and experts share their work to promote understanding and encourage dialogue among all members of our community. 

The exhibit, created by UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, serves as the backdrop for how the university’s chief academic officer and Provost Beverly Davenport, PhD, has drawn on resources from across campus to promote understanding and community after the shooting death of Samuel DuBose on July 19, 2015, by a UC police officer. "drawn” will also open to the public for community members to compose as well as connect with one another through words, images and ideas on the chalkboards and through other forms of work presented in the gallery.

Faculty, staff, students and community members who would like to schedule events in the gallery space between Aug. 10 and Aug. 25 should contact Kristi Nelson via email at

Michael Dourson
Michael Dourson, PhD

Dourson on Faculty at International Toxicology Workshop

Michael Dourson, PhD, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health and director of Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) at UC, was a faculty member for the International Workshop on Comprehensive Toxicology July 27-31 in Bangalore, India.

The workshop, previously offered in the United States, was being held in India for the first time. Dourson gave lectures on liver toxicology, cardiac toxicology, hazard identification, dose response assessment and risk characterization.


  • Transplant Grand Rounds Aug. 11: E. Steve Woodle, MD, will present "Acute Rejection Phenotypes and Allograft Survival” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351. 
  • Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds Aug. 12: Alberto Espay, MD, will present "Technology in Parkinson’s Disease: Challenges and Promises in Use?” at 8 a.m. in MSB 5051. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 12: Anumeha Gupta, MD, will present "Incorporating Palliative Care in Oncology: A New Paradigm in Comprehensive Cancer Care” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Dermatology Procter & Gamble Scientific Lecture Series Aug. 13: A patient presentation and discussion and a presentation, titled "Causes of Cutaneous Lymphoma” by Peter Heald, MD, Yale University School of Medicine, will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center, Room G344, located on the ground level of the Hoxworth Building. 

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