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Dave DeSario
Dave DeSario

Discussion Follows Free Screening

of Documentary 'A Day's Work' Nov. 18

A free screening of "A Day’s Work,” a 2015 documentary film that focuses on the temporary staffing industry, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex. A panel discussion will follow the screening, which is open to the public.

The film tells the story of Lawrence Daquan "Day” Davis, a 21-year-old Florida temporary employee who died Aug. 16, 2012, on his first day of work at a bottling facility. It was produced, directed and edited by David Garcia and executive produced by Dave DeSario; DeSario will attend the screening and provide background remarks.

The event is sponsored by the UC Education and Research Center, which is housed in the Department of Environmental Health, and the UC student chapters of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Society of Safety Engineers. For information, call 513-558-5710.

>> RSVP by Nov. 16

Veterans Day
Veterans Day

REMINDER: UC Veterans Day Ceremony Tuesday

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.


Active Shooter Seminars Scheduled This Month

The Department of Public Safety is hosting a number of Active Shooter seminars to educate faculty, staff and students about how to prepare for and deal with an active shooter situation. 

Participants will learn about appropriate response actions and develop the skills and mindset necessary to successfully respond to an active threat event. Additionally, attendees will be advised of the communication tools Public Safety will use to alert members of the UC Community if an active shooter emergency occurs. 

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend a seminar, each of which will last approximately one hour. On the medical campus, seminars are scheduled in Kresge Auditorium at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10; 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12; and 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

Paul Wojciechowski, MD, and Amy Bunger, PhD
Amy Bunger, PhD

SAVE THE DATES: Faculty Development Programming

The College of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development has several courses scheduled for December and January:

  • Dec. 15, 2015:  Teaching/Education Development Program. Facilitator:  TBD.
  • Jan. 5, 2016: Time Management. Facilitator: Amy Bunger, PhD. 

>> Click to register for Time Management

  •  Jan. 19, 2016: Millennial Students and Faculty:  How are they different from previous generations? Facilitator:  TBD.

All sessions will be held in MSB 3051. Lunch will be provided for those who confirm registration.

CARE/Crawley Atrium
CARE/Crawley Atrium

REMINDER: 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 Building 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 begins at 10 a.m. Innovation awards—two, each totaling $20,000—will be presented around 12:30 p.m. 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


2015 Alpha Omega Alpha Inductees

Forty-four faculty, residents, alumni and students were inducted Friday evening, Nov. 6, into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing. 

  • Faculty: Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, Internal Medicine; David Hom, MD, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Shimul Shah, MD, Surgery; and Daniel Woo, MD, Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Resident: Meredith Frost, MD, Pediatrics; Francisco Lopez Menendez, MD, Internal Medicine; Steven Miller, MD, Surgery; Hilja Ruegg, MD; Family and Community Medicine; and Ashley Walther, MD, Surgery.
  • Alumni: Thomas Herzog, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Adam Kaufman, MD, Ophthalmology; Joseph Kiesler, MD, Family and Community Medicine; and Christopher Lewis, MD, Family and Community Medicine.
  • Class of 2016: Ashley Altman, Dhruv Amratia, Katharine Amalfitano, Kara Barfell, James Bayley, Julie Broderick, Ashley Cattran, Grant Comstock, Mark Costello, Sarah Coyne, Zachary DeVore, Amy Dutko, Ashley Gibson, Kristie Griffith, Sarah Halula, Craig Hansen, Emily Hautman, Charissa Lake, Maria LeSaint, Kyle McCracken, Alexander Meyer, Tricia Minton, Mason Nistel, Christine Schaeffer, Victoria Schopper Miller, Ethan Senser, Robert Sturm, Katherine Talbott, Jaime Tomko, Amanda Ventura and Suma Yalmanchili. 

Anthony Iarussi, MD, Anesthesiology, received the Volunteer Teaching Award.


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 10: Vladimir Bogdanov, PhD, Department of Internal medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology, will present "Alternatively Spliced Tissue Factor and Pancreatic Cancer” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Physiology Seminar Nov. 10: James Herman, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, will present "The Systems Biology of Stress” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • ENT Grand Rounds Nov. 11: Shawn Stevens, MD, neurotology fellow, will present "Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Implications for the Otolaryngologist” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Dermatology Procter & Gamble Scientific Series Nov. 12: Sarah Arron, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, will present "Update on Squamous Cell Carcinoma” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Heaton Conference Center, Room G344.
  • Biomedical Informatics User Series Nov. 12: Andrew Rupert, senior application developer, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Custom Software Development for Clinical and Basic Research: When Your Needs Go Beyond Standard Tools” at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.203.
  • Biomedical Informatics Fall Friday Speaker Series Nov. 13: Eric Kirkendall, MD, and Kristin Melton, MD, will present "Improving Intensive Care Medication Safety through Electronic Health Record-Based Algorithms” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.

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