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Date: Monday, September 21, 2015

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Findlay Market
Findlay Market

Final Findlay Market Pop-Up Outside CARE/Crawley Building Thursday

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will set up shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, outside the CARE/Crawley Building. 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. This is the final pop-up of the season and was coordinated by the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. For more information, contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer.

Medical Sciences Building

Reminder: 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.

CARE/Crawley Building

Schedule Time for Required Title IX Training

All College of Medicine employees are required to receive Title IX training in order to learn more about how to handle reports, including what issues need to be reported and to whom they should be reported. Those required to take the course include faculty, administrative staff, student employees, graduate assistants, interns, non-employees who are assisting in a course, mentors and anyone else working with the college in a leadership role. Individuals who are taking courses (students who are not also employees, mentors etc.) are not required to attend training.

The Title IX Required Reporter training is a 60-minute program that will cover what issues fall under Title IX, duty to report, how to respond to a disclosure and campus and community resources.

>> Register for a training session

When attending training, please bring your UCID.

Dorothy Supp, PhD

CCTST Just-In-Time Core Grant Deadline Oct. 1

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is asking for applications for its Just-In-Time grant by Oct. 1, 2015.

The grant enables investigators to use participating UC or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center core facilities to obtain critical preliminary data for the submission of a competitive external proposal, patent application or commercialization agreement. Investigators may apply for up to $7,500 annually. Funds must be spent within the fiscal year awarded.

Applications will be accepted from 80 percent or greater full-time UC faculty in the Academic Health Center, including those based at Cincinnati Children’s or the Cincinnati VA. Labs/investigators that have received CCTST funding in the past 12 months are not eligible for JIT funding. Applicants must be CCTST members. Join free of charge.

>> Request for applications and list of participating cores

For additional information, email Beth Hezlep or call 513-803-7039.

Chris White
Chris White, MD

White Named Research Director of Family Medicine

Chris White, MD, has been named research division director in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

White received medical and law degrees from Southern Illinois University and a master’s in health administration from UC. He completed a combined family medicine and psychiatry residency at UC and is boarded in both specialties. He will continue his work with the Christ Hospital/UC family medicine residency programs where he serves as the behavioral sciences curriculum director and the associate residency director for the combined family medicine and psychiatry program.

White replaces Nancy Elder, MD, who stepped down last month after nearly eight years in the position to assume the role of medical director for the Cincinnati Health Network, which provides health care for the homeless community and is a UC community partner. The Cincinnati Health Network also is a training site for College of Medicine students and family medicine residents. Elder will continue as a UC professor of family and community medicine.

Jerry Lingrel, PhD
Jerry Lingrel, PhD

Lingrel Presents at Experimental Biology Meeting

Jerry Lingrel, interim chair and professor of the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, was invited to present two scientific talks in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the annual meeting of the Brazilian Federation for the Societies for Experimental Biology. One talk was on the Role of KLF2 Transcription Factor in Atherosclerosis and Inflammation and the other was on Endogenous Cardiotonic Steroids in Blood Pressure Regulation and Ischemia Reperfusion Injury.

Jackie Knapke, EdM
Jackie Knapke, PhD

CCTST Grand Rounds on Improving Research Training

"Using Qualitative Research Methods to Improve Physician Research Training at the University of Cincinnati” is the topic of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the Kettering Lab Complex’s Kehoe Auditorium.

The featured speaker is Jackie Knapke, PhD, program director of the Clinical and Translational Research Training Program. Supported by the CCTST and based in the Department of Environmental Health, the program offers both a master’s of science and a certificate in clinical and translational research.

Knapke's talk will:

  • Contrast the differences between qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Describe how a theoretical framework can inform and influence qualitative research.
  • Demonstrate how a qualitative research approach can be used to evaluate an educational program.

CME is offered. Lunch is available to CCTST members who RSVP to Sarah Elam.

>> More information

The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Sponsors Lecture Oct. 13

Steve Robbins, PhD, a communication science expert, will present on the concept of "Unintentional Intolerance” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.

In his talk, Robbins will use neuroscience and the science of human behavior to challenge individuals and organizations to be more open-minded, mindful and intentional about inclusion and valuing people for their unique gifts, abilities and experiences. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in communication from Calvin College and a master’s and doctorate degree in communication science from Michigan State University.

For more information, visit

Faculty Forward
Faculty Forward

Reminder: Faculty Forward Engagement Survey

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.

All full- and part-time college faculty members received an email from the AAMC with information and links to an online Faculty Forward Engagement Survey. As of Friday, Sept. 18, 443 out of 1,950 faculty members within the college—a response rate of 23 percent—completed the 20 minute survey. The departments of environmental health (74 percent), cancer biology (73 percent), and emergency medicine (72 percent) were leading in response rates. The survey, which will benchmark the College of Medicine against peer institutions and provide data on key workplace issues important to faculty, will be open until Sept. 30. Data will be shared with everyone in early 2016.

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

Drake Center
Drake Center

SAVE THE DATE: Free Epilepsy Symposium Nov. 21

"Strategies for Managing Epilepsy,” a free symposium for the community, patients, families and caregivers presented by the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, 151 W. Galbraith Road. Topics will include new developments in diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, medical marijuana and epilepsy, strategies for living with epilepsy and more. There will also be a physician question-and-answer session.

For more information, call 513-558-5440.

>> Register online


  • UC Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute Seminar Series Sept. 21: Christy Holland, PhD, will present "Microbubble Pumps: Ultrasound Theragnostic Agents for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease” from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 3351. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.
  • Transplant Grand Rounds Sept. 22: John Bucuvalas, MD, will present "A Systems Approach to Improving Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients” from 4 to 5 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds Sept. 23: Ryan Collar, MD, will present "Case Based Approach to Reconstruction of the Nose” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Sept. 23: Philippe Grandjean, MD, DMSc, University of Southern Denmark and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present "Immune System Dysfunction in PFAS-Exposed Children” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Medical Grand Rounds September 23: A resident poster contest will occur from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. Oral presentations by Alicia Caldwell, MD; Catherine Donnelly, MD; Steven Gannon, MD; Nabeela Siddiqi, MD; and Whitney Whitis, MD, will occur at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds Sept. 23: Jeffrey Welge, PhD, will present "Designing a ‘Pragmatic’ Clinical Trial: The MOBILITY Study” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Stetson Building, Suite 2108.
  • Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology Graduate Seminar Series Sept. 23: George Gardner will present "Conjugated Monoclonal Antibodies: Genituzumab,” and Shaimaa Ibrahim will present "Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: Imatinib” at 11 a.m. in MSB 6051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Series Sept. 24: Jean Zhao, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will present "Targeting PI3K/PTEN in Cancer: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights From Genetics and Pharmacologic Approaches” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • The Leon Goldman Endowed Lecture in Dermatology Sept. 24: Tina Alster, MD, Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, will present "Laser Scar Revision: Research and Clinical Practice” from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Hoxworth Blood Center’s Heaton Conference Center, Room G344.
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Speaker Series Sept. 25: Eric Hall, PhD, will present "Informatics Applications in Infant Mortality Research" at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Cardiovascular Disease Grand Rounds Sept. 29: Rick Nishimura, MD, Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professorship in Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension at Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, will be presenting on American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Valve Guidelines at noon in MSB E-351.
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