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Health Sciences Library
Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library Offers Workshops

on Biomedical Informatics and Programming

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library is offering a series of workshops on biomedical informatics and programming. Open to all, the workshops will be held in the HSL’s Troup Learning Space, G005G in the Medical Sciences Building.

The sessions include:

  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 to 10:30 a.m.—"Bioinformatics: Seeking and Finding Data.” Learn to navigate the bioinformatics tools Ensembl and Cytoscape to discover information about genes, gene variants, biological pathways, comparative genomics, molecular interactions and phenotypes associated with disease. Registration is encouraged.
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2 to 4 p.m.—"Introduction to Python.” Learn the basics of Python, a widely used, general purpose, high-level programming language. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Registration is required.

>> Register for workshops here

In addition to these workshops, the Health Sciences Library will be offering a data management workshop, "Managing Research Data from Generation to Preservation,” in collaboration with the Science and Engineering Libraries on the west campus in 850D Baldwin from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. 

Contact Kristen Burgess, assistant director for research and informatics, at with any questions.

Laurie Petrie
Laurie Petrie

Two Presentations Today on Caring for Aging Parents

As part of National Caregivers Month, Laurie Petrie, vice president of communications for the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, will present "Caring for Your Aging Parents—and Yourself” in two sessions on the medical campus today (Monday, Nov. 16). The first will be from 2 to 3 p.m. in University Hall 454; the second will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in MSB 4051.

>> Register for a session

Phyllis Kanki, DSc
Phyllis Kanki, DSc

Global Bioethics Seminar on HIV Research Wednesday

"HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment in Africa: Ethical Considerations in Research” is the topic of a special seminar and panel discussion from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in MSB E-351. Featured speaker is Phyllis Kanki, DSc, professor, immunology and infectious diseases, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University. Panelists include Judith Feinberg, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; UC; Robert Frenck, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases; and Mary Wright, PhD, Wright State University.

The program is co-sponsored by the CCTST Global Bioethics Workgroup and College of Medicine Office of Global Health. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the CCTST website or contact program moderator Koffi Maglo, PhD, Department of Philosophy.

Dave DeSario
Dave DeSario

REMINDER: Free Screening of 'A Day's Work' Wednesday

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 

CARE/Crawley Atrium
CARE/Crawley Atrium

Medical Students to Showcase Summer Research Friday

The Office of Student Affairs and the Internal Medicine Interest Group will hold the fifth annual Summer Research and Service Symposium from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. UC medical students who have performed research during the past summer will present posters showcasing their work. The event is open to the public; food will be provided by Kitchen 452. For more information, please contact Karl Enroth.

Elizabeth McNeill
Elizabeth McNeill

CCTST Grand Rounds on Preventing Prematurity Friday

"Preventing Prematurity:  A model for academic discovery and community intervention” is the topic of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in MSB 3351. Featured speakers are Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Perinatal Institute co-directors James Greenberg, MD, and Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, and Cradle Cincinnati associate director Elizabeth McNeill.  

The presenters will provide an overview of trends and impact of preterm birth on infant mortality, limitations in current areas for understanding birth timing and preterm birth risk, new research designed to better prevent prematurity and innovative approaches to community intervention using collective impact collaboratives.

CME is offered. Lunch to CCTST members (join free of charge) who RSVP to Sarah Elam by Nov. 16.  

>> More information

Florence Rothenberg, MD
Florence Rothenberg, MD

Rothenberg Presenting at Symposium in China

Florence Rothenberg, MD, associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, will present, "Cardiac Troponin Measurement in the Critically Ill: Potential for Guiding Clinical Management” at a November symposium in Dalian Medical University in Dalian, China. This work was performed in collaboration with Stacy Poe, PhD; Robin Vandivier-Pletsch, MD; Michael Clay, MPH, DC; Erin Haynes, DrPH; and Hector Wong, MD. Rothenberg, a cardiologist at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, will also discuss her clinical interest in the cardio renal syndrome, as well as the process of mentoring of young physicians in academia.

Dorothy Supp, PhD

CCTST Offers Opportunities for Training and Grants

The CCTST Community Engagement core announces opportunities to:

  • Apply for participation in the February-March 2016 Community Leaders Institute (CLI). The CLI is a leadership development training program designed to enhance community translational research skills and capacity building competencies.  Application deadline: Dec. 18.
  • Apply for an academic-community Translational Research Partnership Grant (formerly the Community Health Grant) to improve health outcomes in children, adults and/or communities. Applicants may request up to $20,000 for a one-year funding period. Each application must have at least one academic partner and one community partner. Optional letter of intent deadline: Dec. 11; proposal deadline: Jan. 8, 2016. 

An optional Pre-Application Information Session for both programs is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Interact for Health, Rookwood Tower, 3805 Edwards Road.

>> Program details

If you have questions or need more information, please email or call 513-803-0917.

Telehealth robot and simulated patient
Telehealth robot

REMINDER: Care Delivery Innovation Event Thursday

The inaugural Care Delivery Innovation Competition will 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 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

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

REMINDER: CEG Career Development Seminar Thursday

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 Lab. The speaker is Mario Medvedovic, PhD, professor and director, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

>> Lunch RSVP

Tangeman University Center

Last On-Campus Be Well Health Screening Is Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 17, will be the last on-campus health screening for the Be Well UC program. Screenings will be held at Tangeman University Center 400 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

>> Schedule an appointment


  • UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute Seminar Nov. 16: Marvin Konstam, MD, Tufts Medical Center, will present "Current Concepts in the Management of Acute Heart Failure with Emphasis on the Cardiorenal Syndrome” at noon in MSB 3351. Lunch at 11:45.
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 17: Marie-Dominique Filippi, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, will present "Rho GTPases in Neutrophil Transendothelial Migration and Inflammation” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Integrative Health and Wellness Grand Rounds Nov. 17: Mark King, DC, Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center, will present "Conservative Healthcare and Chiropractic Care” at noon in MSB 7051.  Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Physiology Seminar Nov. 17: Graduate students Robert Koncar and Jeremy Riddell will give presentations at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Nov. 18: Madelyn Kahana, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present "The Art and Scholarship of Teaching in Medicine in the 21st Century … A Salute to a Great Teacher, Edward Lowe, MD” at 7 a.m. in Kresge Auditorium.
  • ENT Grand Rounds Nov. 18: Jonas Johnson, MD, University of Pittsburgh, will present "Designing the High Quality, Affordable Surgical Services for the 21st Century” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Neurology Grand Rounds Nov. 18: Jonathan Newmark, MD, will present "What Neurologist Should Know About Nerve Agents?" at 8 a.m. in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Nov. 18: Patrick Ryan, PhD, will present "Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Cincinnati: From Exposure Assessment to Children’s Health” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex.
  • Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Pharmacology Graduate Seminar Series Nov. 18: Graduate students Elizabeth Harrison and Hala Alnazawi will give presentations at 11 a.m. in MSB 6051. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds Nov. 18: Jason Blackard, PhD, will present "Hepatitis B: At Home and Abroad” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds Nov. 18: Barbara Boat, PhD, will present "Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence: Links between the Toxic Triad and Toxic Stress” at noon in Stetson 2108.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Nov. 19: Yingming Zhao, PhD, University of Chicago, will present "Epigenetic and Metabolic Regulation by a Family of New Lysine Acylation Pathways” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • Department of Internal Medicine Research Conference Nov. 19: George Deepe, MD, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, will present "Metallothionein Regulation of Macrophage Function” at noon, and Jason Blackard PhD, associate professor in the Division of Digestive Diseases, will present "Exploring Hepatitis C Transmission Dynamics in Southern Ohio” at 12:30 p.m., both in MSB 3051.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Nov. 19: Gavril Pasternak, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will present at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • TERA Risk Assessment Seminar Series Nov. 20: Charles Menzie, PhD, global executive director, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, will present "Using Causal Analysis for Evaluating Environmental and Health Issues” at 11 a.m. in Kettering Lab, Room G-17.
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Speaker Series Nov. 20: Eric Kirkendall, MD, and Kristin Melton, MD, will present "Improving Intensive Care Medication Safety Through EHR-based Algorithms” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S, Room S10.130.

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