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Gallery of Awardees
Gallery of Awardees

Display Honors 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 the latest Gallery of Awardees display for their studies are: Jun-Lin Guan, PhD, Francis Brunning Chair and Professor, Department of Cancer Biology ("Mechanisms of Neural Stem Cells Regulation by Autophagy”); Theresa Winhusen, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience (Ohio Valley Node–Network (OVNN) of the NIDA Clinical trials Network”); and Joel Tsevat, MD, Department of Internal Medicine (Research Scholars Mentored Career Development Award”).

Joseph Kiesler, MD
Joseph Kiesler, MD

Kiesler Receives Community Health Transformation Award

Joseph Kiesler, MD, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, is the recipient of the Community Health Transformation Award. The honor recognizes an individual for excellence in leadership, collaboration and health promotion in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Kiesler was honored for his efforts to improve the health of the community through his work with medical students, community organizations, and the homeless. He was presented the award Nov. 5, at the Cincinnati Museum Center as part of the fall Community Engagement Speaker Series.

Suzanne Sampang, MD
Suzanne Sampang, MD

Sampang Named to Residency Review Committee

Suzanne Sampang, MD, associate professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, has been named to the American Medical Association’s Psychiatry Residency Review Committee (RRC). RRCs propose requirements for revising residency program accreditation standards and ensure compliance with standards by individual programs.

Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD

Cancer Survivorship Program on Lymphedema Jan. 11

The UC Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program will hold "The Early Detection and Treatment of lymphedema in Cancer Survivors” from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Cancer Support Community–Blue Ash, 4928 Cooper Road. Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Surgery and a surgical oncologist for the UC Cancer Institute, and Cherryanne Gunsch, a physical therapist for UC Health, will be speaking about the detection and treatment of lymphedema, a side effect of cancer treatment.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, contact Kelly Shoen at 513-791-4060; with questions, contact Beverly Reigle at 513-558-4472.


REMINDER: Celebrate Top Clinical Providers Jan. 6

College of Medicine faculty and staff are invited to join in the recognition of UC Health’s top health care providers from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. The event is hosted by William Ball, MD, senior vice president for health affairs and dean.

Thirteen providers will receive Patient Experience Excellence Awards for being among the top 10 percent of providers in the Press Ganey national database for patient experience with clinic visits. Those being recognized are: Hugh Gloster, MD, and Adam Ingraffea, MD, dermatology; Michael Holliday, MD, family and community medicine; Michael Canos, MD, Bradley Mathis, MD, Caroline Mueller, MD, Sona Sharma, MD, Abid Yaqub, MD, and Nadia Yaqub, MD, internal medicine; Andrew Duker, MD, neurology and rehabilitation medicine; Stephen Dailey, MD, orthopaedic surgery; Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery; and Barbara Vinegar, DPM, surgery.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

>> RSVP to Kamari Green by Dec. 22

UC Bearcats
Bearcat mascot

UC Basketball Ticket Offer for UC Health and AHC

Cheer on the UC men’s basketball team vs. the University of Tulsa at Bearcats Family Day, 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, featuring an exclusive ticket offer for UC Health and the Academic Health Center. Use promo code UCHEALTH for $10 chairback bleachers, $15 upper corner chairbacks, a private pregame family event hosted by the Bearcat mascot and a chance to win a courtside seat upgrade for you and up to three guests. The offer is valid through Dec. 31.

>> Buy tickets

CARE/Crawley Building
Winter Season Days

No Dean's List Monday, Dec. 28

Due to UC’s Winter Season Days, Dean’s List will not appear Monday, Dec. 28. It will resume Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. The deadline for the Jan. 4 issue is noon Wednesday, Dec. 23.


  • Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute Seminar Series Dec. 14: Andrew Redington, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics, chief, pediatric cardiology, and executive co-director, Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Remote Ischemic Preconditioning: Getting Lost in Translation?” at noon in MSB 3351. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.
  • ENT Grand Rounds Dec. 16: Yash Patil, MD, will present "Diffusion of Innovations in Healthcare” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Dec. 16: Lance Hoffman, MD, will present "Liposomal Bupivacaine: A long-acting local anesthetic for the treatment of post-operative pain” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Biomedical Informatics Services Series Dec. 16: Prakash Velayutham, system administrator, and Nathan Salomonis, PhD, will present "Genomic Analysis and High performance Computing” at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.204.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Dec. 16: William A. Petri Jr., MD, PhD, University of Virginia, will present "Environmental Enteropathy, Oral Vaccine Failure and Malnutrition” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Clinical Case Conference (Grand Rounds) Dec. 16: Dustin Wygant, PhD, Eastern Kentucky University, will present, "A Bad Case of Psychopathy” at noon in Stetson 2108. [Note: Due to HIPAA regulations, only UC employees and UC affiliates may attend. Employee ID required.]
  • Center for Transplant Immunology Research Forum Dec. 16: Chandrashekhar Gandhi, PhD, Department of Surgery, will present, "Hepatic Stellate Cells and Immunological Tolerance” at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S5.125.
  • Cancer Biology Graduate Program Student Seminar Dec. 17: PhD candidate Xiaoyi Chen (mentor: Yi Zheng, PhD) will present "Susceptibility of AML to Choloroquine Treatment is Independent of Autophagy” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series Special Event Dec. 17: Paul Harris, PhD, Vanderbilt University, will present "Building and Evolving Sustainable Informatics Programs to Support Clinical and Translational Research" at 4 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room 1.204.
  • Risk Assessment Seminar Series Dec. 18: Michael Dourson, PhD, will present "Hazard & Dose Response Assessment: Roadmaps & Methods for Using 21st Century Data” at 11 a.m. in Room G-17, Kettering Labs Complex.

>> Register to view via Webinar

  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Speaker Series Dec. 18: Graduate student presentations in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room 10.130.

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