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Date: Monday, August 17, 2015

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Be Well UC

Wellness Program Requesting Assistance

From Faculty During Screening Events

UC Human Resources is launching a wellness program ("Be Well UC”) for UC employees this fall with a series of on-campus health screening events between September and November. UC health professions students will be assisting at these events, and the Wellness Advisory Committee is looking for faculty members from the different colleges to help supervise students.

The health professions students will be providing brief health coaching and/or performing screenings, including BMI, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol. Faculty members will be there to help answer students’ clinical questions. Shifts will be 1.5 to 2.5 hours long.

For interested College of Medicine faculty, please contact Alice Mills, MD, at or 513-558-2632 for more information.

Telehealth robot and simulated patient

Reminder: Innovation Competition Deadline Sept. 1

Deadline for entry in to the first-ever "Care Delivery Innovation Competition,” announced in July by UC Health and the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, is Sept. 1. The purpose of this competition is to showcase successes in care delivery innovation, and to drive, recognize and reward novel ideas throughout the academic medical center in fulfillment of our tripartite mission of clinical care, education and research. Winners—the top two proposal teams as determined by a panel of judges—will be named in November 2015. A total sum of $20,000 will be awarded to each team.

This inaugural competition will focus on telehealth solutions that enable more effective ways to provide care to patients by increasing efficiency, improving quality and enhancing access to care. Examples include home monitoring for complex patients, emergency consultations for providers in rural areas, outpatient video visits and specialist consults to primary care providers.

All health professionals and researchers within UC Health and the UC Academic Health Center currently part of a telehealth initiative in either the implementation or pilot stage are eligible to apply. Proposals must represent collaborations between UC Health and the UC Academic Health Center.

>>Read the full competition announcement

>>Download the Competition Entry Form

For more information, please contact Pamela Kimmel, UC Health’s director of telehealth, at 513-520-3716 or

Medical Sciences Building
Medical Sciences Building

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?” with Lorre Ratley, director of privacy, as facilitator. 
>> Register online
  • Sept. 29, noon–1:30 p.m., Teaching/Education Development: "FERPA Fears: How Does PERPA Apply to Medical Education?” with Lorre Ratley, director of privacy, as facilitator. 
>> Register online

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

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Location S

Imaging and Cytometry Research Day Held Sept. 17

The Imaging and Cytometry Research Day, a free event in its fifth year, is organized by the Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in Cincinnati Children Hospital Medical Center’s Location S, Room S1.203/4.

A number of lectures will take place in addition to breakout sessions discussing the fundamentals of data analysis, single molecule imaging, RNA detection in flow cytometry and more. There will also be a poster session with monetary awards for the Top 3 posters to be used for travel to scientific meetings.

>> Register

For more information, contact Monica DeLay at 513-636-3575 or

Bev Reigle, PhD
Bev Reigle, PhD, Director, UC Cancer Survivorship Program

2016 UC Cancer Institute Survivorship Pilot Grants Request

The UC Cancer Institute Cancer Survivorship Program will offer two pilot grants of $50,000 each to facilitate research in adult and pediatric cancer survivorship. The grants will be awarded for a period of one year with the ability to carry over any unspent funds in order to complete the project.

All UC, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, researchers are eligible to apply for funding as the PI. Clinical and postdoctoral research fellows, instructors and research associates are also eligible to apply as the PI but will require their faculty advisor designated as the mentor. The deadline for the letter of intent is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. All questions should be directed to Kara Evans at or 513-558-3845.

>>More information about the 2016 Survivorship Pilot Grants

Kettering Laboratory is home to UC's environmental health department.
Kettering Laboratory

Environmental Health Atrium Gallery Opening Aug. 19

The Department of Environmental Health will celebrate its Atrium Gallery opening at Kettering Laboratory from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. The event will feature the unveiling of works of art created expressly for the department by six Communication Design students from UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). Robert Probst, DAAP’s dean, will attend, and refreshments will be served.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Outside Activity Reports Due Sept. 4

To comply with federal deadlines, UC College of Medicine and Hoxworth Blood Center employees must complete an annual report of collateral employment and outside activity no later than Sept. 4. All employees—faculty and staff—with a full-time equivalency (FTE) of 50 percent or more must complete the report. In addition, all faculty and staff who engage in research at UC are required to complete the outside activity report regardless of their FTE percentage. Use your central login username and password to complete the Outside Activity Report. Questions should be directed to

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

SAVE THE DATE: Psychopharmacology Update Oct. 24

The 14th annual Psychopharmacology Update, "Pharmacology of Special Populations,” will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Kingsgate Marriott. The full-day event is presented by Henry Nasrallah, MD, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at UC and current chair of the department of neurology and psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Topics, covered by nationally renowned faculty, will include aggression and violence, pregnancy, cannabis in psychiatry, suicidal patients, posttraumatic stress disorder, child and adolescent psychiatry and depression.

>> More information and registration details

Rita Alloway, PharmD
Rita Alloway, PharmD

Alloway Appointed as Organizer for FDA Workshop

Rita Alloway, PharmD, research professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and director, Transplant Clinical Research, has been appointed an organizer for a FDA workshop titled, "Surrogate Endpoints in Clinical Renal Transplant Trials for Therapeutics Indicated for Prevention or Treatment of Immune/Inflammation-Mediated Transplant Failure or Prevention or Treatment of Irreversible Morbidity and Mortality.” The goal of this workshop will be to identify potential SEPs to incorporate into clinical trials addressing issues of long-term graft function and survival.



  • Center for Transplant Immunology Research Forum Aug. 18: John Bucuvalas, MD, UC Department of Pediatrics and associate medical director, Pediatric Liver Care Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "What Stands in the Way of a Best Outcome of Best Outcome for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients?” at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Room D2.22.
  • Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds Aug. 19: Stephanie Roller, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, will present "Neurological Clinicopathologic Case Presentation” at 8 a.m. in MSB 5051.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 19: Lawson Wulsin, MD, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Family and Community Medicine, will present "Autonomic Imbalance and Cardiovascular Risks" at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Anesthesia Grand Rounds Aug. 19: Zaki Hassan, MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, will present "Human Patient Simulation: An Overview of History, Evidence-Based Simulation and Current Concepts in Crisis Resource Management” from 7 to 8 a.m. in MSB 3351.


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