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Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Angela Fitch, MD
Angela Fitch, MD


Fitch Appointed VP of UC Health Primary Care

Angela Fitch, MD, associate professor of internal medicine, has been appointed vice president of UC Health’s Primary Care Network, effective Feb. 1. She replaces Nita Walker, MD, associate professor of internal medicine, who in September 2015 assumed the newly created position of senior vice president for ambulatory services at UC Health.

As vice president of the Primary Care Network, Fitch will lead UC Health’s 18 primary care practices and more than 70 primary care providers across Cincinnati and in Northern Kentucky and West Chester.

Fitch joined UC Health in September 2013. Board-certified in pediatrics, internal medicine and obesity medicine, she has served as director of medical weight management at the UC Health Weight Loss Center and is the medical director of the Executive Health and Wellness Program at UC Health’s Midtown location. She completed her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the College of Medicine and was chief resident of internal medicine. 

CARE/Crawley Atrium

College of Medicine Digital Signage

New video monitors have been installed around the medical campus. The monitors will advertise seminars and events, but also announce group visits, informational vignettes, UC historical facts, faculty and staff spotlights, and much more. All digital signage content must align with university policies and procedures. To learn more about the guidelines and how to complete a promotions request form, please visit our website.

The link is also available from the College of Medicine under featured links.


Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

2016 Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series

Mark your calendars for the Academic Health Center’s February 2016 speaker series "Diversity and Inclusion: Education, Collaboration and Transformation.”

This series of talks—to be held each week in February—is hosted by the UC Academic Health Center’s four health colleges and features different speakers each week. Continuing education credits are available. A light lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, Feb. 3
Noon to 1 p.m., Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center
"Unhealthy Attitudes in Healthcare: The Epidemic of Cultural Incompetence and Unconscious Bias,” presented by Tommie Lewis, president and CEO, Make It Plain Consulting, LLC

Wednesday, Feb. 10
Noon to 1 p.m., Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center
"Strategic Diversity Leadership: Strategies and Imperatives for Academic Health Centers," presented by Damon A. Williams, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Education Officer, Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Wednesday, Feb. 17
Noon to 1 p.m., Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center
"Cultural Competence in Healthcare,” presented by Lisette Martinez, MBA, Director of Diversity and Language Services, TriHealth

Thursday, Feb. 25
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building
"It’s About Us, Not Them: Unconscious Bias,” presented by Charla Weiss, PhD, Human Resource Consultant, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

For questions, contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer, at

CARE/Crawley Building

Genetics Pilot Project Applications Due Feb. 26

The Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG) is seeking applications for the 2016 Pilot Projects Program. Each year, the center provides seed money for innovative pilot projects focused on gene-environment interactions. Pilot funding supports new initiatives in basic research, attracts investigators to research in environmental health sciences and enables center members to use CEG facilities and services cores that would otherwise be unavailable to them. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-awarded funds for the program are supplemented by $50,000 per year from the dean’s office at the College of Medicine.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

>> More information and application

For more information, contact Teresa Donovan at 513-558-3625.
For any proposal involving human subjects or human specimens, applicants are urged to consult in advance with Susan Pinney, leader of the CEG Integrative Health Sciences Facilities Core, regarding protocol design.  


Gold Humanism Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

REMINDER: Humanism Award Nominations Due Feb. 1

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, recognizes the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families.

This annual award is presented to the UC faculty member who best demonstrates the foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care and respect for patients, their families and health care colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

Nominations for one faculty member are being sought at this time. Please fill out an online nomination from by Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

This year’s awardee will be recognized at the College of Medicine Honors Day on May 28, 2016.

The recipient becomes a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, has the opportunity to attend biennial conferences and events on sustaining humanism in their practice and will be presented with a certificate and monetary prize.

For more information email Laura Malosh, PhD, Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, in the College of Medicine at or call 513-558-2143


REMINDER: 'Resolve to Get Healthy' Symposium

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.

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


  • Biomedical Informatics Focus Group Jan. 19: The BMI Clinical Informatics Focus Group will hold a discussion session at noon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S, Room S7.110.  
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology Seminar Jan.19: James Bridges, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Regulation of Alveolar Homeostasis by Epithelial G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling" at noon in MSB 2351. 
  • BioMedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Jan. 19: Brett Harnett, UC Center for Health Informatics and Jason Keller, will present "UCTriNetX: A Self-Serice Patient Cohort Identification Tool” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S5.125,.  

  • Transplant Division Journal Club Jan. 19: Aleksandr Reznichenko, MD, will present "Therapeutic Hypothermia in Deceased Organ Donors and Kidney-Graft Function” at 4 p.m. in MSB 7051.

  • ENT Grand Rounds Jan. 20: Niall Jefferson, MD,pediatric otolaryngology fellow Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Chronic Suppurative Ear Disease – an Australian Perspective” at 7 a.m. in MSB E351.  

  • Environmental Health Seminar Series Jan. 20: Mary Beth Gente, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health will present "News From the Nose: The Responses and Therapy Advances”  at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium in Kettering Lab Complex.  
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Jan. 20: Sarah Carreira, MD, family medicine and psychiatry, will present "The Art of Therapeutic Relationships: Case Report” at noon in Suite 2108, 260 Stetson St.   
  • Center for Transplant Immunology Jan 20: Jason Woods, MD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Imaging Lung Transplantion and Rejection: MRI, a Good Eye, and a Mouse for Milan” from 1-2 p.m., in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S7.125  
  • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 20: Olugbenga Olowokure, MD, associate professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology and a member of the UC Cancer Institute, will present "Pancreatic Cancer in 2016: Where Are We, Where Are We Going?” at noon in MSB 5051. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Services Series Jan. 21: Natalie Reno and Donald Moore will present "Your Research is Safe with Us: Data and Software Hosting through BMI” at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.203. 
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Jan. 21: Chenran Wang, PhD, will present "The Function of Autophagy in a Model of Brain Tuberous Sclerosis Complex” and Raghav Pandey, graduate student, will present "MicroRNA Mediated Proliferation of Adult Cardiomyocytes to Regenerate Ischemic Myocardium” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.   
  • Center for Environmental Genetics Career Development Program Seminar Jan. 21: Daniel Woo, MD, MS, professor of neurology, will present "Generating New Grant Ideas & Understanding NIH Peer Review” at noon in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Laboratory Bldg. Lunch RSVP required   
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Jan. 21: Lee Eiden, PhD, National Institutes of Health, will present "PACAP Signaling in Neuronal and Neuroendocrine Cells Responding to Stress: Translational Focusing Through in cellua and in vivo Experimentation” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.  
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series Jan. 22: Roman Jandarov, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health, will present "Challenges in Analysis of Health Effects of Multi-Pollutant Exposure in Cohort Studies” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Room S7.125, Location S. 

  • UC Cancer Institute Jan. 27: Karen Knudsen, PhD, will present "Targeting Hormone-DNA Repair Crosstalk in Prostate Cancer: Bench to Bedside” at 4 p.m. in MSB E351.



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