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Leonard Lind, MD
Leonard Lind, MD

Leonard Lind, MD, Named Interim Chair 

of the Department of Anesthesiology

Leonard Lind, MD, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, effective January 1, 2016. Lind will lead the department until the impending completion of the search for a permanent chair. William Hurford, MD, chair of the department for the last 12 years, stepped down Dec. 31, 2015, to accept a position full time as Chief Medical Officer of UC Health, a position to which he was appointed in February 2015.

Lind has served as professor of anesthesiology at the College of Medicine since 1998. He joined the faculty in 1992 after leaving Harvard Medical School, where he was an assistant professor of anesthesia.
Board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, Lind served as the medical director of the UC Medical Center Post Anesthesia Care and Same Day Surgery units from 1996 until 2014. He has also been active in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corps, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Lind is very active in the educational activities of the department, serving since 2008 as chair of the Clinical Competence Committee. He is a member of the department’s Executive Committee, Education Committee and Reappointment, Promotions and Tenure Committee. He currently serves as a member of the Honors Council, previously served on the Clinical Leadership Council and chaired the Special Care Committee. He is a three-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year award for the Department of Anesthesiology.

UC Health

UC Health Premieres New Brand Jan 11-13

UC Health will be offering a sneak peek of its new brand campaign with new television commercials and advertisements at one of three sessions.

The sessions will be held at 11:30 a.m., today in the main lobby of UC Medical Center. Additional sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 12, will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Daniel Drake Center’s Conference Rooms D and E, and at 3 p.m. in the West Chester Hospital Plaza Conference Room. No RSVP is required; refreshments will be provided.

Karen Bankston, PhD
Karen Bankston, PhD

Martin Luther King Jr. Event Jan.12

The University of Cincinnati pays tribute to the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the program "Continuing The Legacy: A Call To Action" beginning at noon, Tuesday, January 12, in the Great Hall of Tangeman University Center.

The event is free and open to the public with a light reception to follow.

The keynote speaker is Karen Bankston, PhD, an associate dean at the UC College of Nursing.

The program is sponsored by the African American Cultural and Resource Center, Ethnic Programs and Services, UC LGBTQ Center, Student Activities and Leadership Development and the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.

For more information, contact Eric Watford at 513-556-1175 or

Judy Harrod works with yoga teacher Megan McCliment at UC Health Integrative Medicine.

'Resolve to Get Healthy' Symposium Jan. 23

The University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness will host "Resolve to Get Healthy: A Community Day Focused on Wellness” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive.

Presentations, discussions and hands-on demonstrations will be offered to help participants understand the benefits of Tai Chi, yoga, mindfulness, food as medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, stress reduction, a healing space and other topics.

The event is open to the public; costs range from $25 for a half day to $50 for the whole day with lunch served. VIP admission of $75 covers all activities including a post-event reception. Forty tickets have been purchased by the Cincinnati-based nonprofit Interact for Health and will be made available to low-income residents for free.

>> View an agenda of the day’s events online.

To register, visit For additional information, email or call 558-2310.

Ride Cincinnati
Ride Cincinnati

Ride Cincinnati Pilot Grant Program Seeking Applications

The UC Cancer Institute is seeking applications for the 2015-2016 Marlene Harris–Ride Cincinnati Breast Cancer Pilot Grant Program. The program, with the purpose of encouraging interaction and collaboration between basic scientific and clinical investigators in breast cancer, is offering five, $40,000 grants to support innovative and novel pilot research projects in basic, translational, clinical and population-based research in breast cancer. The grants will be awarded for a period of one year with the possibility of a one year renewal.
All UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center faculty and medical professionals are eligible to apply for funding. Applicants who have previously been funded under this program are eligible to reapply for funding as competitive renewals or new proposals.

Deadline for application is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19.
>> Find out more and download application materials

2016 Patient Experience Excellence Award recipients
2016 Patient Experience Excellence Award recipients

Nationally Recognized Medical Professors

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine faculty and staff celebrated the 13 medical professors who were among the Top 10 percent of clinical providers in the Press Ganey national database. Their achievement was recognized by the college with a Patient Experience Excellence Award.

Awardees: Michael Canos, MD, (Internal Medicine), Stephen Dailey, MD, (Orthopaedic Surgery), Andrew Duker, MD, (Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine), Hugh Gloster, MD, (Dermatology), Adam Ingraffea, MD,(Dermatology, Michael Holliday, MD, (Family and Community Medicine), Bradley Mathis, MD, (Internal Medicine), Caroline Mueller, MD,(Internal Medicine), Sona Sharma, MD, (Internal Medicine), Barbara Vinegar, DPM, (Surgery), Abid Yaqub, MD, (Internal Medicine), Nadia Yaqub, MD, (Internal Medicine), Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, (Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery).

Press Ganey provides patient experience measurement and performance analytics for more than 22,000 health care facilities.

>> See the full story

UC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is a major research resource at the UC Academic Health Center.

CCTST Just-In-Time Core Grant Deadline Feb. 1

Applications are being sought for the next round of Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Just-In-Time (JIT) grants. These grants enable investigators to use participating UC or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center core facilities to obtain critical preliminary data for submission of a competitive extramural proposal, patent application or commercialization agreement. 

Investigators may apply for up to $7,500 annually. Funds must be spent within the fiscal year awarded.

Applications will be accepted from 80 percent or greater full-time faculty members within the UC Academic Health Center, including those based at Cincinnati Children’s or the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Labs or investigators that have received CCTST funding in the past 12 months are not eligible for JIT funding. Applicants must be CCTST members. It is free to join.

The program’s next deadline is Feb. 1, 2016. For additional information, email Beth Hezlep or call (513) 803-7039.

>> Request for applications and participating cores


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


  • UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute Series Jan. 11: George Meier III, MD, professor of surgery and director of the Division of Vascular Surgery, will present "Contemporary Paradigms of Vascular Medicine” at noon in MSB 3351.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology Seminar Jan.12: Gustavo Leone, Ohio State University, will present "The E2F Family in Cancer: Specific Roles Among Family Members” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • ENT Grand Rounds Jan. 13: Chelsea Schmalenberg and Katelyn Reid will present "Speech Therapy: When and Why” at 7 a.m. in MSB E351.  
  • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 13, 2016: Prasad Devarajan, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics, will present "New Frontiers in Biomarkers of Acute Kidney Injury” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Jan.13: Lawson Wulson, MD, professor of psychiatry and family medicine, will present "Autonomic Imbalance and Psychiatry: Time to Get Smart About Prevention?” at noon in Stetson Building, Suite 2108.  
  • Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Jan.13: Sarah Hensley, MD, anesthesiology resident, will present "The Acute Management of the Chronic Pain Patient” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Jan. 14: Chuan He, PhD, University of Chicago, will present "Reversible DNA and RNA Methylation in Gene Expression Regulation” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Jan. 14: Brian Popko, PhD, University of Chicago, will present "Oligodendrocytes: The Epicenter of Multiple Sclerosis?” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Internal Medicine Research Conference Jan. 14: Jack Rubinstein, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, will present at noon "Remote Ischemic Preconditioning via Phylactery Use” and at 12:30 p.m.  Rita Alloway, PharmD, research professor in the Division on Nephrology and Hypertension, will present "Generic Tacrolimus: Good Medicine or Cheap Fix” both in MSB 4051. Lunch will be provided.
  • Environmental Health Risk Assessment Seminar Series Jan. 15: John Reichard, PhD, will present "TOXCAST//TOX21 Data and "Big Data”:  What the Heck is This Stuff and What Is It Good for?” An Unbiased Evaluation” at 11 a.m. in the  Kettering Lab Complex, Room G-17. The seminar will also be available via webinar. View lecture series schedule.    
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology Seminar Series Jan. 12: Gustavo Leone, PhD, Ohio State University, will present "The E2F Family in Cancer: Specific Roles Among Family Members” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology Graduate Seminar Series Jan. 13:  Alex Ross (Norman lab) will present "Simulating Maintained Self-Administration of Dopamine Receptor Agonists in Rats Through PK-PD Modeling,” and Allyson Hamlin will present "Low Density LDL Receptor-Related Protein 1 (Lrp1) and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease" at 11 a.m. in MSB 6051.
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