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Evelyn Hess, MD
Evelyn Hess, MD


Evelyn Hess, MD, Founder of Immunology Division, Passes Away at Age of 90

Evelyn Hess, MD, professor emerita of internal medicine and founder of the Division of Immunology, Rheumatology and Allergy, passed away on Christmas Day. She was 90.
Hess achieved international renown for a distinguished research career focused across the broad spectrum of immunological and rheumatic diseases with particular expertise in lupus. Her trailblazing work on the environmental aspects of lupus advanced this area of investigation. She was equally known as a compassionate clinician and extraordinary teacher. Widely respected as "the doctor's doctor," her contributions to the well-being of patients and the community have been recognized throughout the world.

Dr. Hess received a Daniel Drake Medal in 2001, and the Evelyn V. Hess Chair for Lupus Research was established at the College of Medicine in 2009 in her honor.

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Celebrate UC Health’s 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, 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


$1.8M Gift to Benefit Stroke Treatment, Prevention at UC

The Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation has gifted $1.8 million to the Department of Emergency Medicine to establish the Mary Louise "Weezie” Bays Endowed Chair for Stroke Treatment and Prevention Fund. The fund is named for the late mother-in-law of JR Verkamp, a trustee at the Schott Foundation. Bays passed away after suffering a stroke in 1997. The fund supports research, educational and patient care efforts for stroke treatment and prevention.

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Jagjit Yadav, Phd
Jagjit Yadav, PhD

Carol Rice, PhD, left, with Scott Clark, PhD, and Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD.
Carol Rice, PhD

Environmental Health Faculty Present at Symposium

Two Department of Environmental Health faculty were invited to participate in the International Symposium on the Impact of Chemical Exposures on Health and the Environment Dec. 16-18 at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. Jagjit Yadav, PhD, presented "New Hazards—Inhalational Toxicity of Carbon Nanoparticles Versus Asbestos.” Carol Rice, PhD, discussed "Exposure Assessment for Prevention and Control.” Both also chaired sessions.

2013 IvaDean Concert

REMINDER: 12th Annual IvaDean Concert Jan. 8

The 12th annual IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in Kresge Auditorium. The night will include a silent auction starting at 5:30 p.m. to raise funds for scholarships.

Tickets are $5 for students/children under 12 and $15 for non-students, with the option to donate more. Call 513-558-5577 or see IvaDean Lair (Room G-260) for more information.

Drake Medal
Drake Medal

REMINDER: Daniel Drake Medal Nominations Due Jan. 31

The Daniel Drake Medal is the highest recognition the College of Medicine can bestow on its former students, former faculty, former residents or current faculty. Up to three medals are awarded to living individuals who have been associated with the College of Medicine, now or in the past.

Nominees are evaluated on the basis of outstanding scholarly achievements in biomedical science as evidenced by major significant contributions to medical research and/or represent a distinguished career as a clinician-teacher. To be eligible, a nominee must be a graduate of the UC College of Medicine or have received a PhD degree from one of the programs in the college. Also eligible are those who have been members of the college faculty for five or more years or individuals who have completed a residency in a College of Medicine program sponsored by the University of Cincinnati/UC Medical Center or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Members of the full-time faculty, the alumni, the emeriti, past Daniel Drake medalists and former associates of the college are invited to submit nominations. Deadline for submission is Jan. 31, 2016.

For more information and to download the nomination form, visit


REMINDER: 2015/16 Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards 

The Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization is seeking nominations for the 2015/2016 Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards. Nominations are due by Jan. 8, 2016.

Two awards are given: Established Entrepreneur Award for faculty with a record of five or more years of successful entrepreneurial ventures and Emerging Entrepreneur Award for faculty who have successfully launched a new venture during the past five years. Winners will be notified by early February 2016. Awards will be presented at the university-wide Faculty Awards Celebration in the spring.

>> Further information and to nominate someone 


  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus Group Jan. 5: "Translational Informatics: Chapter Author Presentations” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S, Room S7.110.
  • Transplant Division Journal Club Jan. 5: Simon Tremblay, PharmD, will present "One-Year Results of the Effects of Rituximab on Acute Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Renal Transplantation RITUX ERAH, a Multicenter Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 6: David Norton, MD, will present "Minimally Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Critical Care” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Jan. 7: Min Liu, PhD, will present ”Apoliproprotein A-IV Mediates the Catabolic Action of Estrogen in the Brain.” The seminar series takes place every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Academic Seminar Series Jan. 8: Nathan Salomonis, PhD, will present "Novel Cardiomyopathy Splicing Defects Revealed by Isogenic Modeling of Human RBM20 Mutations” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.  
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology Seminar Series Jan. 12: Gustavo Leone, PhD, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University, will present "The E2F Family in Cancer: Specific Roles Among Family Members” at noon in MSB 2351.




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