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CARE/Crawley doorway
CARE/Crawley main entrance

Work Begins Today on Revolving Doors

at Main Entrance to CARE/Crawley

Work to replace the current double glass doors at the main entrance to the CARE/Crawley Building with a revolving door begins today (Monday, Nov. 2). Only the main entrance (adjacent to the Dean’s Suite) will be affected; access at that entrance will be maintained during construction. The work schedule will vary depending on the activity.

The revolving door will rectify issues that developed when wind sometimes forced open the existing doors. It also will help to better maintain temperature in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. 

The work will be done in two phases. In the first phase, workers will install a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant door on the north side of the entrance (on your left as you face the current doors entering from the staircase). In the second phase, the current double glass doors will be removed and replaced with a revolving door. The new ADA-compliant door will remain. Completion of the work is expected by the end of the year.

If you have questions, please contact Gary Wilkin, senior staff engineer with the Office of Planning, Design and Construction, at 513-910-6672 or

Veterans Day
Veterans Day

UC Veterans Day Celebration Tuesday, Nov. 10

You can help pay tribute to the men and women who have defended the United States while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces by attending the university’s Veterans Day Celebration. The 30-minute ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. This brief but meaningful event will be held on McMicken Commons or, in the case of bad weather, the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center. All are welcome to attend.

Amit Govil, MD, medical director of the pancreas transplant program, is hoping to expand the program so that more patients, like Brown, can have the chance to lead normal lives when vital organs start to fail.
Amit Govil, MD

Govil Speaks at International Nephrology Conclave

Amit Govil, MD, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology and medical director of the Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program, was invited to speak at the International Society of Nephrology-sponsored AIIMS Nephrology Conclave 2015 held in October at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

Govil was among six international faculty and the only transplant nephrologist to be invited to the  event. He discussed "Updates in Transplant" and moderated a transplant panel discussion.

Medical Sciences Building

Global Health Course Development Grants Available

For 2015-16, the Office of Global Health is seeking applicants for Global Health Course Development Grants. Two to three one-time grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded. The application deadline is Sunday, Nov. 15. 

Application materials should include:

  • Two-page description of the course to be offered that includes course/learning objectives; how the course differs from others already offered at UC; who can enroll (undergraduate, master’s, PhD, MPH and/or medical); and experiential learning aspects of the course.
  • Tentative course syllabus.
  • Tentative travel itinerary.
  • Budget explaining how grant money will be used; salary support is acceptable but should not account for more than 50 percent of the overall budget.
  • Letter from unit head confirming faculty member’s participation as course director and outlining course sustainability in subsequent years.

Of particular interest are courses that engage a variety of learners, are introductory in nature and/or include international trips. The course director must be from the College of Medicine, although participation of faculty and students from other colleges is strongly encouraged. The course must be registered and approved through the College of Medicine and provide academic credit. Variable credit, online or elective course options are acceptable.

Please submit all application materials as one PDF to the Office of Global Health at

Paul Wojciechowski, MD
Paul Wojciechowski, MD
Michael Hawryschuck, MD
Michael Hawryschuk, MD

Wojciechowski Leads Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists

Paul Wojciechowski, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology and associate residency program director, began his term as president of the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists (OSA) at the organization’s 76th annual conference Sept. 26-27 in Columbus. Michael Hawryschuk, MD, assistant residency program director, was elected assistant secretary-treasurer.  

Invited lectures were given by a number of UC Anesthesia faculty including James Bruns, MD, James Fortman, MD, Suzanne Bennett, MD, Gretchen Schultz, MD, and Helen Pappas, MD. Erica Lin, MD, Raj Subramanyam, MD, and Diane Gordon, MD, from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Division of Anesthesia also were invited lecturers.

In addition to the lectures, Wojciechowski, Hawryschuk, J.P. Lawrence, MD, and Benu Makkad, MD, moderated educational sessions, and Bennett, Schultz, Fortman, Maggie Mechlin, MD, and Erin Grawe, MD, presented workshops.

Desirae Christian, MD, a second-year resident, was awarded the prize for "Best Case Report From a Resident.”

Mark Baccei, PhD
Mark Baccei, PhD

Baccei Receives Akeson Award for Graduate Teaching

Mark Baccei, PhD, associate professor of anesthesiology, has been named this year’s recipient of the Richard Akeson Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching by the Health Sciences Graduate Association.

The graduate teaching award was created in 1990 in an effort to recognize the contributions of the outstanding faculty in the College of Medicine’s graduate programs. Graduate students in the medical school nominate faculty they view as excelling in the area of teaching in the classroom and/or in the lab. 

The award was named for Richard Akeson, PhD, former director of the Molecular and Developmental Biology graduate program and chair of the Committee on Graduate Education, after his death.

Marshall Kaplan, PhD
Marshall Kaplan, PhD

Research Funding Workshop Set for Tuesday, Nov. 10

As part of its Advanced Seminar Series, the UC Office of Research is presenting a workshop, "Increasing Research Funding Productivity,” Tuesday, Nov. 10. Hours are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. (come and go as your schedule allows) in Tangeman University Center 400A. The presenter is Marshall Kaplan, PhD, founder and principal of Kaplan Sponsored Research Strategies.

This interactive seminar deals with the realities of today’s funding challenges and the complete end-to-end process by which successful faculty members and research groups achieve sponsorship from government agencies and other sources. Kaplan Sponsored Research Strategies has been working with UC faculty to increase the rate of grant acceptance.

>> Register through Faculty OneStop

Jarek Meller, PhD (left), and Mario Medvedovic, PhD, of the UC Department of Environmental Health.
Mario Medvedovic, PhD

CEG Career Development Seminar Thursday, Nov. 19

The Center for Environmental Genetics, housed in the Department of Environmental Health, presents its Career Development Seminar, "Big Data and Big Careers: What and Where?” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs. The speaker is Mario Medvedovic, PhD, professor and director, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

>> Lunch RSVP

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: James Heubi, MD, Department of Pediatrics; Christopher Bernheisel, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Xiaoyang Qi, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine; Bryan Mackenzie, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology; Amy Makley, MD, Department of Surgery; Pheruza Tarapore, PhD, Department of Environmental Health; Bruce Yacyshyn, MD, Department of Internal Medicine; and Steve Boyce, PhD, Department of Surgery.


Student IDs to Be Distributed in CARE/Crawley Atrium

In order to upgrade security of the university ID card, new cards are being distributed. Student distribution on the medical campus begins today (Monday, Nov. 2) in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. Times are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Thursday. Existing photographs are being used; there is no need to obtain a new photo. 

Faculty, staff and affiliates who did not pick up their cards at the CARE/Crawley Atrium last month may pick them up at the Public Safety Keys and Badges Office, Edwards 4. Cards for emeriti and retirees, which were not pre-printed, may be obtained on request at Edwards 4. 

>> More information about the new UC ID


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 3: Aris Economides, PhD, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will present "Modeling Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Dechiphering the Molecular Mechanism That Brings About Disease Leads to a New Potential Therapeutic” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Grand Rounds at Lindner Center of HOPE Nov. 3: R. Douglas Mitchell, DMin, director, pastoral services, Christ Hospital Health Network, will present "Grief Recovery: The Criteria for Wellness” at noon in the Gymnasium/Conference Center.
  • Computational Systems Biology Seminar Nov. 3: Timothy Elston, PhD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, will present "Polarity establishment and gradient sensing in yeast” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Nov. 3: Senad Divanovic, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunobiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Immunopathogenesis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • ENT Grand Rounds Nov. 4: Myles Pensak, MD, will present "SEX: It’s Not the Same Old Same Old” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Nov. 4: Sean Josephs, MD, will present "QA and Case Presentations” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Child Neurology Grand Rounds Nov. 4: Douglas Nordli Jr., Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will present "A Simple But Disruptive Categorization of Epilepsy” at 8 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Rooms S1.203-204.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Nov. 4: M. Firoze Khan, PhD, Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, will present "Environmental Chemicals, Oxidative Stress and Autoimmune Diseases” at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Lab Complex's Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology Graduate Seminar Series Nov. 4: Farah Sagin will present "Hormones: Glucocorticoids,” and Omar Sanyurah will present "Antimetabolites: Purine analogs" at 11 a.m. in MSB 6051.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Nov. 4: David Feldman, MD, PhD, and Louis B. Louis IV, MD, will present "Medical and invasive management of CHF” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds Nov. 5: Erik Stratman, MD, Marshfield (Wisconsin) Clinic, will present "Practice Gaps in Dermatology” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center, Room G344.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Nov. 5: Jane Yu, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, will present "The Role of Estrogen and mTOR in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis” at 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Fall Friday Speaker Series Nov. 6: Theresa Guilbert, MD, and Nanhua Zhang, PhD, will present "Asthma Phenotype Clusters Using Electronic Medical Records” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S, Room S10.130.

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