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UC's Bearcat mascot was front and center at last year's pep rally on the medical campus.

Bearcats Pep Rally on Medical Campus

Set for Noon Wednesday at CARE/Crawley

Cheer on the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team at a pep rally at noon Wednesday, Oct. 21, outside the main entrance to the CARE/Crawley Building. Academic Health Center faculty, staff and students and UC Health employees will welcome Head Coach Tommy Tuberville, UC cheerleaders, UC Marching Band members and the Bearcat mascot for the event.

The rally comes just three days before the Bearcats celebrate Homecoming against the University of Connecticut at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Nippert Stadium. Specially priced tickets to the Homecoming game will be on sale at the pep rally site between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. With the purchase of each $20 ticket, Academic Health Center faculty, staff and students and UC Health employees will receive a Bearcats T-shirt. Tickets also can be ordered online or by calling 513-556-0549 and using the promo code UCHEALTH.

Gallery of Awardees
Gallery of Awardees

Display 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: Renu Sah, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience; Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Department of Environmental Health; Chandrashekhar Gandhi, PhD, Department of Surgery; Susan Waltz, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology; Melissa DelBello, MD, and Robert McNamara, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience; Marzieh Salehi, MD, Department of Internal Medicine; Xiaoting Zhang, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology; Laura Conforti, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine; Katherine Burns, PhD, Department of Environmental Health; Timothy Pritts, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery; Zalfa Abdelmalek, PhD, Department of Dermatology; and Justin Benoit, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine.


Medical Campus Starbucks Closed for Renovations

The Starbucks on Level 1 of the Medical Sciences Building, adjacent to the UC Medical Center cafeteria, closed Friday, Oct. 16, to accommodate a renovation that will expand both its size and menu offerings. It is expected to reopen in early 2016.

Renovations will include expansion into the adjacent vending area for an additional 575 square feet of space, menu updates to include warm food selections and new comfortable seating options.


New UC IDs Available at CARE/Crawley Building Atrium

In order to upgrade security of the university ID card, new cards are being distributed. UC faculty, staff and affiliates may pick up their new cards Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 21-22, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. Times are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Existing employee photographs are being used; there is no need to obtain a new photo. 

Student distribution begins Oct. 26 on the west campus and Nov. 2 on the medical campus. Cards for emeriti and retirees will be made as requested at the Public Safety Keys and Badges Office after Nov. 2.

The new ID cards cannot be punched for clip-on attachments. Public Safety has ordered new badge holders, and they will be distributed with new IDs. If you have already picked up your badge and need a holder, you may pick one up in the CARE/Crawley Atrium at the distribution point Wednesday or Thursday. 

 >> More information about the new UC ID

UC at the Zoo

Annual UC at the Zoo Event Is Saturday, Nov. 7

The annual UC at the Zoo event is set for 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Discounted tickets are $5 ($7 after Oct. 31) and include parking, entertainment, a 10 percent discount at food vendors (excluding alcoholic beverages) and a 20 percent discount at the gift shop.

UC at the Zoo is sponsored by UC and UC Health.

>> Information on UC at the Zoo

Faculty Forward
Faculty Forward

Thank You for Participating in Faculty Forward Survey

All faculty who participated in the recent Faculty Forward survey are thanked for their input and time. The survey was part of an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) initiative to support medical schools in their efforts to attract and retain the best and brightest academic scientists, educators and clinicians.

Fifty-two percent (or 996) faculty responded to the online survey between Sept. 1 and Oct. 9. 

The college will receive aggregate data and anonymous comments from the AAMC. The survey also 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. Please contact Alex Lentsch, PhD, senior associate dean for faculty affairs and development, via email at or by phone at 513-558-0175 with questions.

CARE/Crawley Atrium
CARE/Crawley Atrium

Care Delivery Innovation Competition Nov. 19

Mark your calendars for the inaugural Care Delivery Innovation Competition, to be held Thursday, Nov. 19, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. The field of entries in this year’s telehealth-focused competition will be narrowed to a selection of finalists who will share their proposals live in front of an audience of peers and judges. The competition runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Innovation awards—two, each totaling $20,000—will be presented following the competition. Light refreshments will be available.

The Care Delivery Innovation Competition is co-sponsored by UC Health and the UC Academic Health Center with the purpose of showcasing successes in care delivery innovation and to drive, recognize and reward novel ideas throughout our academic health system. For more information, contact Pamela Kimmel, UC Health’s director of telehealth, at 513-520-3716 or

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

Cancer Survivorship Workshop Set for Nov. 13

"The Essentials of Cancer Survivorship Care: A Workshop for Health Care Professionals” will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, Amphitheater II/Room 144. 

The event is being hosted by the UC Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program as part of the Midwest Consortium for Cancer Survivorship Education and Research, a collaborative effort of the University of Cincinnati, Indiana University and Ohio State University. Registration is free and includes handouts and some meals; seats are limited. Continuing education credits are available. 

Rooms are available at Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center. Book your group rate at and use code ECSECSA, or call 888-720-1299 and reference the event title, or book rooms when registering for the workshop. Group rates are available through Oct. 23.

>> More information and registration for the event

Ohio Women's Leadership Summit
Ohio Women's Leadership Summit

Ohio Women's Leadership Summit Nov. 7

"The Ohio Women’s Leadership Summit: The Power of You” will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The summit will emphasize the power and potential of women and will feature speakers and panels to showcase the accomplishments of women. Representatives from UC, UC Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will be speaking and participating. 

The event is free and includes lunch, but registration is required.

>> Register for the event

Bruce McEwen, PhD
Bruce McEwen, PhD

Graduate Research Forum Set for Tuesday, Oct. 27

The College of Medicine Office of Graduate Education is presenting the 36th annual Graduate Student Research Forum, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. This event showcases biomedical research being performed by graduate students enrolled in the various doctoral programs of the College of Medicine.  A juried student poster exhibit will occur in the CARE/Crawley Atrium from 9 a.m. to noon. 

The keynote address will be delivered at 1 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium by Bruce McEwen, PhD, of Rockefeller University. The topic of McEwen’s presentation is "Sex, Stress and the Brain: Hormone Actions Over the Lifecourse via Novel Mechanisms."

Poster awards will follow the presentation.  In addition, the Richard Akeson Award for Excellence in Graduate Education will be presented to a College of Medicine faculty member.

Stanley Troup, MD
Stanley Troup, MD

Classroom in Library Honors Stanley Troup, MD

An instructional classroom within the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library has been named the Dr. Stanley B. Troup Learning Space to honor Stanley Troup, MD, former senior vice president at UC and director of the UC Medical Center from July 1, 1974, until Dec. 31, 1981. A $50,000 gift from Paula Troup, his wife of 62 years, honored Dr. Troup with a portrait and plaque and provided for furniture and technology updates.

Dr. Troup led the UC Medical Center—when it included the colleges of medicine, nursing and pharmacy, General Hospital, Holmes Hospital and the Health Sciences Library—through enormous changes during his tenure.

French East - College of Allied Health Sciences

Donate to Clothes for a Cause at French East This Month

For the month of October, the UC College of Allied Health Sciences organization Multicultural Concerns in Communication Sciences and Disorders (MC2) will be holding a clothing drive for the Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses of West End Cincinnati. Faculty, staff and students are asked to consider donating gently used clothing. Donation bins are located in Rooms G65 and 344 of French East and in the 700 Swift Hall Honors Suite on the west campus. For more information, contact Jade Clark.

Cincinnati Pops

UC Night at the Pops Is Friday, Dec. 11

Get into the holiday spirit with specially priced tickets to see John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops at a concert set for 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Grammy-winning vocal quartet New York Voices joins the Pops for an evening of traditional and contemporary favorites.

>> Information on UC Night at the Pops


  • UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute Seminar Series Oct. 19: Alan Daugherty, PhD, University of Kentucky, will present "Angiotensin II—the Pivotal Regulator of Aortic Aneurysms” at noon in MSB 3351. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 20: Kamyar Zahedi, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, will present "The Role of Polyamine Catabolism in the Mediation of Acute Kidney Injury” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Neurology Grand Rounds Oct. 21: Lilia Lovera, MD, will present "Post-Stroke Movement Disorders: Localizing value of semiology and treatment update" at 8 a.m. in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Oct. 21: Liza Bronner Murrison, MPH, Bloomburg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, will present "An Evaluation of Private Sector Pathways to Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Chennai, India” at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Lab Complex’s Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology Graduate Seminar Series Oct. 21: Jordan Marckel will present "Proteosome Inhibition: Borterzomib,” and Esam Salem will present "Resistance to Anticancer Drugs” at 11 a.m. in MSB 6051. 
  • ENT Grand Rounds Oct. 21: Jonathan Mark, MD, will present "Surgical Management of Low Risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 21: Saulius Girnius, MD, will present "Stem Cell Transplantation for the Internist” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Oct. 21: Johannes Steyn, MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, will present "Anesthetic Considerations for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Lurie Psychiatric Lecture Series Oct. 21: Neil Buckholtz, PhD, National Institute on Aging, will present "The Past, Present, and Future of Alzheimer’s Disease Research” in Stetson 2108.
  • Elmore Kindel Endowed Lectureship in Dermatology Oct. 22: John Wolf Jr., MD, Baylor College of Medicine, will present "The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes & the Art of Dermatological Diagnosis” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center, Room G344.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 22: Eric Smith, MD/PhD candidate (mentor: Susanne Wells, PhD), will present "Loss of the DEK Oncogene Disrupts Homologous Recombination by Destabilizing RAD51 Filament Formation” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Fall Friday Speaker Series Oct. 23: Daniel Lin, MD, PhD, will present "In-Silico Screenings for Environmental Factors that Modify Genetic Effects of Autism” at  11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Faculty Forum Oct. 26: The Faculty Forum meeting will be at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.

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