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Date: Monday, January 25, 2016

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Top Docs 2016
Cincinnati Magazine
'Top Docs' 2016 with Krystene DiPaola, MD, on cover

UC Faculty, Graduates Fill 2016 'Top Doctors' Issue in Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati Magazine’s 2016 "Top Doctors” survey includes the names of hundreds of College of Medicine faculty, graduates and past residents and fellows.

Featuring Krystene DiPaola, MD, from the department obstetrics and gynecology on the cover, 65 percent (or 582 physicians) of the 892 physicians listed are affiliated with the College of Medicine. Twenty-eight percent (251) graduated from the College of Medicine, 31 percent (273) had been a UC resident or fellow and 36 percent (320) currently hold a faculty appointment. Forty-seven graduated from the College of Medicine, completed a residency or fellowship here and are now on faculty.

Printed in the January 2016 issue, the list includes "exceptional physicians in 50 specialties, chosen by more than 6,000 of their peers.”

>>See the magazine

Joe Bruns
Jason Bruns

Bruns Named to C-Change Leadership Class

Jason Bruns, UC Health Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine’s Clinical Operations Director, has been named as one of 55 members of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce 11th C-Change class. C-Change is a young professional leadership program focused on developing and retaining the region’s talent.


College of Medicine Patent Recipients Recognized

The UC Office of Research and the Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization recognized faculty who received patents in 2015 during the Jan. 21 men’s basketball game at Fifth Third Arena.

Honorees from the College of Medicine included:

Begoña Campos-Naciff, PhD

AACAP Applications for Pilot Research Due March 30

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is seeking applications for the AACAP Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities. Supported by the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund, the program offers an annual award of $15,000 to a child and adolescent psychiatry resident or junior faculty who has an interest in beginning a career in child and adolescent mental health research. The program is designed to support a young investigator at a critical stage, encouraging a future career in child and adolescent psychiatry research. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2016. 

For more information, visit the AACAP website

Translational Research Day

Research Week 2016, Poster Session Submission

Research Week 2016, a jointly sponsored showcase of biomedical and health related research from UC, UC Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, is being held April 18-22. As part of the activities, a poster session titled "Engaging the Community to Improve Health” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Poster submissions are now being sought if your work involves innovative health partnerships, translating research to the community, or evaluation and quality improvement of health related programs.

Submissions are due at 5 p.m. Feb. 22.

>>Submit your poster.

If your work is accepted, you will be notified by March 21.

CARE/Crawley Atrium

Gallery of Awardees Recognizes Outstanding Faculty

Each month the Office of Research will publicize faculty who have been awarded external grants of $100,000/yr. or more in direct costs, in a Gallery of Awardees. The Gallery is displayed across from the dean’s suite. Besides celebrating our successful investigators, a synopsis of the award goals and photos of the faculty are included on the announcement, so that other faculty interested in potential collaborations or seminars by our researchers can contact them.

Researchers currently featured are:

  • Melissa Delbello, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.
  • Peter Stambrook, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology.
  • Jaime Robertson, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.
  • Jay Johannigman, MD, Division of Trauma and Critical Care.
  • Carol Rice, PhD, Department of Environmental Health.


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology Seminar Jan. 26: Nives Zimmerman, MD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Eosinophils Wanted: Dead or Alive?” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Jan. 27: John C. Bucuvalas, MD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Complex Patients in the Era of the Salary Cap” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • ENT Grand Rounds Jan. 27: F. Christopher Holsinger, MD, will present "Establishing the Value of Robotic H&N Surgery through Clinical Trials” at 7 a.m. in MSB E351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 27: Nicole Brown, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Adult Congenital Heart Disease” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Jan. 27: The Stanley M. and Mickey J. Kaplan Distinguished Psychiatry Lectureship hosts Frances R. Levin, MD, who will present "ADHD and Substance Use Disorders in Youth and Adults” at noon in Suite 2108, 260 Stetson St.
  • 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.
  • Dermatology Bhakta Viziam Chetty Endowed Lecture Jan. 28:Karen Wiss, MD, University of Massachusetts, will present "Lumps and Bumps in the Midline” at 10 a.m. in Room G344 of the Heaton Conference Center, Hoxworth Building.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Jan. 28: Xi Jiang, PhD, will present "Exploration Into New DNA/RNA Modification Regulators in Human Cancer” and PhD candidate Nick Brown will present "The Ron Receptor as a Driver of Therapeutic Resistance in Prostate Cancer at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Environmental Health Seminar Series Jan. 27: Shouxiong Huang, PhD, will present "Lipids as Targets for T Cells and Environmental Pollutants" at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Complex Kehoe Auditorium.  
  • Psychiatry Journal Club Jan. 28: Theresa Umhoefer, MD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy and the Risk of Cardiac Defects" at noon in Suite 3237, 260 Stetson St.
  • CCTST Grand Rounds on Diversity and Team Science Jan. 29: Scott E. Page, PhD, University of Michigan, will discuss how the power of diversity enhances scientific discovery and translational research efforts, and how to modify one’s own team science behaviors to harness that power when assembling scientific teams, at noon in MSB 3351. Lunch RSVP required by email to
  • BioMedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Jan. 29: Tesfaye B. Mersha, PhD, Division of Asthma Research, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Genomic Ancestry and Big Data in Disease Genomics” at 11 a.m. in Room S10.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S. 
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