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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: 

  • William Ridgway, MD, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine.
  • Carol Mercer, PhD, Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine.
  • Michael Lyons MD, Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • Matthew Tubb, MD, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine. 

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.

Jay Johannigman, MD
Jay Johannigman, MD

Johannigman Receives Distinguished Service Award

Jay Johannigman, MD, professor of surgery and director of the division of trauma and critical care, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium held Aug. 17-20 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Johannigman, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, was honored for his long-term contributions to military medicine and care of wounded military members. He was selected from 60 nominations for the award, which has been given annually for the last 15 years. In addition to his many years of contribution to Cincinnati C-STARS (Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills) at UC Medical Center, Johannigman has published and presented widely on innovations in military medicine and was instrumental in forming the UC Institute for Military Medicine. He also has been deployed on six tours of duty at military hospitals in southern Iraq and Afghanistan. 

T. Colin Campbell
T. Colin Campbell, PhD

Author Presents During Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of "The China Study,” will present "The Most Powerful Evidence-Based Protocol for Good Health” as part of the Integrative Health and Wellness Grand Rounds from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in MSB E-351. Light refreshments will be provided.

Campbell will also remain at UC for the screening of the documentary film "PlantPure Nation,” set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in Kresge Auditorium. The film looks at the benefits of a whole food majority plant-based diet in preventing and battling disease and features Campbell’s work. Its creators also produced the documentary film "Forks Over Knives,” which also features Campbell.

"PlantPure Nation” also includes segments from physicians and authors from across the nation including Rekha Chaudhary, MD, associate professor in the UC Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology, and UC Health Integrative Medicine physician.

Please register for the free event and bring your ticket. Space is limited, so please register early. Attendees are invited to participate in a panel discussion with Dr. T. Colin Campbell and director of the film Nelson Campbell on the issues raised in the film after the screening event.

>> Watch the trailer 

Sunflower Revoluton Bike Ride
Sunflower Revolution

Sunflower Revolution Weekend Sept. 12-13

The 2015 Sunflower Revolution weekend, featuring a free symposium and a fundraising bike ride and walk/run to benefit the research and educational efforts of the Gardner Family Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute, is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13.

The Sunflower Revolution Parkinson’s Disease Symposium & Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland, Ohio. Experts will discuss the challenges of managing Parkinson’s disease, new opportunities and alternative treatments, research breakthroughs and health and wellness information.

>> Register for the symposium

The Sunflower Revolution bicycle ride will begin with registration at 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Sawyer Point Park on the Cincinnati riverfront and include rides of 25, 40 and 100 kilometers. There will also be a 5-kilometer run/walk and a "Brick Challenge” (40-kilometer bike ride plus 5K run).

>> Register for a Sunflower revolution event

Renovations are underway at Eden Garage.
Eden Garage

Renovations Underway at Eden Garage; Kingsgate Next

As part of a new parking access system being instituted at UC, Eden Garage is undergoing renovations that will include new gate equipment and pay stations as part of a "pay-on-foot” system to facilitate cash parking. During the renovations, an attendant is checking parking passes or accepting cash payment. Work is scheduled to continue through Sept. 18, with intermittent lane closures.

Kingsgate Garage is scheduled for renovation Oct. 12-30.

Later this year, new Bearcat IDs containing a chip for garage access will become the primary access to parking. Further enhancements will also be unveiled, including a UC Fast Pass hang tag offered for purchase to faculty, staff and students that will be scanned and read while entering and exiting the garage. With the Fast Pass, a parking gate will rise without the need for the driver to reach out and swipe a permit.

>> Details and FAQs on service enhancements at UC parking garages

Additionally UC Parking Services notes that administrators who provide No. 2 vouchers to campus visitors will need to request vouchers for the transitioned garages through the Special Parking form. It is important to specify in the request that the department is requesting vouchers for the transitioned garages.

With the large number of departments on the medical campus, it is important to get your request in as soon as possible.

>> Special parking form 

Tangeman University Center

All-Campus Blood Drive Sept. 14-18

Hoxworth Blood Center and the University of Cincinnati are hosting an All-Campus Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14-18, in Tangeman University Center, giving students, faculty and staff the opportunity to save lives in our community by donating blood.

Every donor will receive a free stadium blanket.

Visit or call 513-451-0910 to schedule your appointment to donate.

Golf Tournament
Golf Outing

SAVE THE DATE: Heenan Memorial Golf Outing Oct. 12 

The Ed Heenan Memorial Golf Outing, benefitting the UC Cancer Institute, will take place beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the Oasis Golf Club, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland. Lunch will be served in the clubhouse followed by a 12:20 p.m. start for all participants. 

An awards ceremony will immediately follow the outing. Cost is $130 per player, $520 for a foursome or $250 to sponsor a hole. 

>> RSVP online by Oct. 7 

For questions, call Diana Fogel at 513-556-6716 or email Mike Heenan at

Lisa Larkin, MD, associate professor of obstretics and gynecology
Lisa Larkin, MD

SAVE THE DATE: Sexual Health After Cancer Talk Oct. 12

Lisa Larkin, MD, director of Midlife Women's Health, medical director of the UC Health Women's Center and associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will discuss sexual health after cancer treatment and share methods for managing sexual health problems during a free patient symposium being held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road. in Blue Ash. This will be an informative program for women survivors of all ages and will provide the opportunity to ask questions.

The event is free. With questions or to register, contact Kelly Schoen at 513-791-4060 or  

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

CURED Meet and Greet 'FUNdraiser' Nov. 7

The Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease (CURED) will host a meet and greet "FUNdraiser” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center to raise money for eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

For more information on this event, please contact Ellyn at 847-361-3292 or Shay at 810-444-1110.

Amit Govil, MD
Amit Govil, MD

Govil Serves on Review Board for The Renal Network

Amit Govil, MD, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and medical director of the Pancreas Transplant program at UC Medical Center, was nominated to the medical review board of The Renal Network, a not-for-profit organization which monitors quality of dialysis care in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio (Network 9) and Illinois (Network 10). The Renal Network is the contractor with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for end-stage renal disease in Networks 9 and 10. Govil’s term on the review board is for three years.

>> More on The Renal Network


  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds Sept. 9: Kevin Gray, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, will present, "Youth Marijuana Use: What Do We Know and What Should We Do?” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Stetson Building, Suite 2108. 
  • Anesthesia Grand Rounds Sept. 9: David Hom, MD, will present "Enhancing the Art of Care during Awake Procedures in this High-Tech Multi-Generational Environment” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 9: Mark Eckman, MD, will present "Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Medicine” at noon in MSB 3351.
  • Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Sept. 9: Ryan Collar, MD, will present at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology Graduate Seminar Series Sept. 9:  Allison Dixon will present "Natural Products: Vincristine,” and Katie Schappacher will present "Monoclonal Antibodies: Cetuximab (Erbitux)” at 11 a.m. in MSB 6051. 
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Sept. 10: Jianxiong Jiang, PhD, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, will present "Inflammation and Status Epilepticus: Mechanisms and Opportunities” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Department of Dermatology Procter & Gamble Scientific Lecture Series Sept. 10: Misha Rosenbach, MD, University of Pennsylvania, will present "Sarcoidosis: Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management” from 10 to 11 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 10: Nikolai Timchenko, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Molecular Mechanisms of Liver Cancer” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center’s, Rieveschl Auditorium.

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