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Date: Monday, October 26, 2015

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Roslyn Seligman, MD
Roslyn Seligman, MD

Vijay Sanghvi, MD
Vijay Sanghvi, MD

Influential UC Psychiatry, Cardiology 

Educators, Clinicians Pass Away 

Roslyn Seligman, MD, professor emerita in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Vijay Sanghvi, MD, adjunct professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, both recently passed away at the age of 80.

Seligman’s expertise included general psychiatry; child, adolescent and family psychiatry; forensic psychiatry; psychotherapy and psychopharmacology; and diagnostic and therapeutic matters.

She served as a consultant to adolescent medicine of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disabilities and the Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati. She was also the first woman to serve as president of the Cincinnati Psychiatric Society (1975-76) and the first woman to serve as president of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association (1981-82).

Sanghvi had been an active member of the Cincinnati medical community and joined the faculty at the College of Medicine as an acting assistant professor of medicine in 1971, while also serving as medical director for the division of cardiology at Jewish Hospital. He remained at Jewish Hospital until 1990 and was responsible for introducing what now represents the core techniques used in the cardiology field.  

He remained a faculty member at UC until 1994 attaining the rank of associate professor and then rejoined the faculty in 2003 as an adjunct professor. Sanghvi also generously donated $2 million for the Drs. Vijay and Khushman Sanghvi Endowed Chair in Cardiac Imaging to support a faculty member dedicated to the advanced cardiac imaging program in the College of Medicine, and he endowed "The Dr. Khushman V. Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship on the Mind-Body Interface in Health and Healing.”

Charles Menzie, PhD
Charles Menzie, PhD

TERA Center Launching Monthly Seminar Series

The TERA Center at UC will sponsor a monthly Risk Assessment Seminar Series, with the first event scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20. Charles Menzie, PhD, global executive director for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and a principal with Exponent Inc., a science and engineering consulting company, will be the inaugural speaker. He will present "Using Causal Analysis for Evaluating Environmental and Health Issues” at 11 a.m. in Room G-17 of the Kettering Lab Complex. Subsequent seminars will be held on the third Friday of the month.  

The TERA (Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment) Center, housed in the Department of Environmental Health, is directed by Michael Dourson, PhD. Its co-director is Andrew Maier, PhD.

Senu Apewokin
Senu Apewokin, MD

Apewokin Discusses Health, Fitness and Wellness Oct. 29

Senu Apewokin, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, will be among a panel of young professionals discussing topics in health, fitness and wellness at the LinkedIn Networking Happy Hour at Igby’s, 122 E. Sixth St., in downtown Cincinnati, on Thursday, Oct. 29. The event is sponsored by Generation Now Cincinnati. Learn more information online or email

Bev Reigle, PhD
Beverly Reigle, PhD

Poster Submissions for Survivorship Conference Needed

The UC Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program is seeking abstract submissions for poster presentation at the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Research and Best Practice Conference titled "Transitions in Cancer Survivorship Care” and being held March 12.

Abstracts should describe completed or in-progress research studies that address an aspect of the cancer survivorship continuum and will be peer reviewed. Selection will be based on scientific rigor, scholarship and relevance to cancer survivorship. 

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. Recipients will be notified by Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

>> More information on submission and the conference 

For questions, contact Beverly Reigle at 513-558-4472 or

Charles Doarn
Charles Doarn

Doarn Joins Telehealth Workgroup, Co-Chairs Symposium

Charles Doarn, research professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and director of the telemedicine program, has been invited to participate as a member of the Federal Telehealth/Health IT Coordinating Workgroup, which is part of FedTel, the U.S. government’s telehealth working group, of which Doarn is currently co-chair.

The workgroup will collaborate and coordinate select telehealth and health information technology priority activities and interest areas across relevant federal agencies and will produce defined deliverables to help advance telehealth. 

Additionally, Doarn will serve as one of four co-chairs of a National Space Biomedical Research Institute symposium titled "Surgical Capabilities for Exploration and Colonization Space Flight—An Exploratory Symposium” being held Dec. 9-10. The symposium will focus on achievable pathways for surgical care in exploration and colonization of space.

Lucas Conference Room, Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
Stanley J. Lucas Board Room

Reminder: Winkler Center 'Lunch and a Film' Oct. 27

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions will hold the first event in its new Impressions in Medicine series, "Lunch and a Film: An Interview with Dr. William Altemeier” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Stanley J. Lucas Board Room, E Level of the Medical Sciences Building.

William Camm, MD, secretary of the Winkler Center Advisory Board, will give the introduction. Complimentary lunch will be provided as well as a viewing of an exhibit on the history of Cincinnati General Hospital. 

William Altemeier, MD, who died in 1983, was the longtime Christian R. Holmes Professor of Surgery and chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1952 to 1978. The William A. Altemeier, MD, Collection is housed in the Winkler Center.

Center for Women's Cancer
Center for Women's Cancer

Reminder: Cancer Institute Holding Resource Fair Oct. 29

The UC Cancer Institute is holding "A Night in Pink and Teal,” a free resource fair for breast and gynecologic cancer patients, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Center for Women’s Cancer, UC Health Barrett Center’s third floor.

A number of community agencies will be represented to showcase resources available for patients. The fair also provides an opportunity for patients to network and meet one another. Light refreshments, raffles and free integrative medicine demonstrations will be available. Free parking is available at Goodman Garage. 

For more information, contact Sarah Lukey at 513-584-2005 or


  • Faculty Forum Oct. 26: The monthly Faculty Forum meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology Graduate Seminar Series Oct. 28: Catherine Schomaker will present "Alkylating Agents: Nitrosoureas,” and Sher Gill will present "Natural products: Paclitaxel” at 11 a.m. in MSB 6051. 
  • ENT Grand Rounds Oct. 28: Chief residents will present "M&M” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar Series Oct. 28: David Haslam, MD, Department of Pediatrics; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Using While Genome Sequencing” at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Lab Complex Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 28: Shashi Kant, MD, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, will present "Cardiovascular Complications of CKD” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 29: Thomas Glover, PhD, University of Michigan, will present "Replication of Stress Induces CNVs in Mammalian Cells with Hotspots in Large Active Transcription Units and Fragile Sites” from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Vontz’s Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Oct. 29: Graduate student Ryan Hofacer will present "Dlx5/6-Derived Cortical Interneurons: A Possible Target of Postnatal Anesthesia” followed by graduate student Tara Kyser presenting "Park7 (DJ-1) Knockout Rats Exhibit Behavioral Alterations and Degeneration in Extranigral Brain Regions” at 4 p.m. in MSB Room 3351.

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