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Mary Mahoney, MD
Mary Mahoney, MD

Mahoney Appointed Permanent Chair of Radiology Department Effective Feb. 2

Mary Mahoney, MD, Eugene L. and Sue R. Saenger Chair of Radiological Sciences and a professor in the Department of Radiology, has been appointed chair of the department, effective Feb. 2, 2016, pending approval by the UC Board of Trustees. She served as interim chair of the department since August 2014.

Mahoney joined the UC faculty in 1989 after completing her medical training at the UC College of Medicine and residencies and fellowship at UC Medical Center, and has risen through the ranks to her current position.
A board certified radiologist at UC Health, Mahoney is also the director for the Breast Imaging Fellowship at UC Medical Center. She belongs to a number of professional organizations including the Alpha Omega Alpha Society, the American College of Radiology, and the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, among others. She is also on the Board of Governors for the American Board of Radiology and is on the Board of Directors for the Radiological Society of North America.

Mahoney also participates in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. She has served as vice chair of research for the department and has been the institutional principal investigator for many research initiatives that focus on imaging within the college. She has been instrumental in building the multidisciplinary breast center within the UC Cancer Institute.

Scott Langevin, PhD
Scott Langevin, PhD

Cancer Grant From Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

A team led by Scott Langevin, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and a member of both the UC Cancer Institute and Cincinnati Cancer Center, was awarded a $146,693 grant from the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation to apply a custom mutation sequencing panel to biopsies from head and neck cancer patients who were treated without surgery. The research is being done to hopefully identify mutations that can predict how patients will respond to certain therapies, leading to personalized treatment plans.

Other members of his team include Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD, Division of Hematology Oncology; Randall Butler, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; and Xiang Zhang, PhD, and Liang Niu, both from the Department of Environmental Health.
The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation was established in the name of Mrs. Elsa U. Pardee, who died from cancer in 1944. Pardee provided a $1 million trust fund "for the promotion of the control and cure of cancer” and asked that this fund be used to support research in the field of cancer and to provide for others the advantages of new knowledge and techniques for the treatment of this related group of diseases.

Steven Goldman
Steven Goldman

Applicants Sought for Goldman Grant Deadline

The UC Cancer Institute is seeking applicants for the 2016 Steven Goldman Memorial Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant, which was created to honor the memory of Steven Goldman who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 1985. This grant award is reserved for scientific researchers who are looking at the molecular genetics of cancer, tumor immunology, growth promoting factors of cancer, tumor virology which appears to have relevance to human cancers and other areas of basic cancer research.

The grant will offer a total award of $50,000 to support one outstanding application related to pancreatic cancer and will be awarded for the period of one year.

Letters of intent are due Friday, Feb. 19. Applications can be sent to Kara Evans at With questions, call Kara at 513-558-3845.

>> Full requirements and more information

Catherine Alfano, PhD
Catherine Alfano, PhD

‘Transitions in Cancer Survivorship Care’ March 12

The UC Cancer Institute is hosting the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Research and Best Practice Conference, titled "Transitions in Cancer Survivorship Care,” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive. Catherine Alfano, PhD, vice president of survivorship for the American Cancer Society, will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Tara Olive Henderson, MD, University of Chicago; Deborah Mayer, PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Lynne Padgett, PhD, American Cancer Society; and Julie Silver, MD, Harvard Medical School.

Conference speakers will address transitions that occur along the cancer survivorship continuum, the gaps in coordination of care during transitions and strategies to improve and enhance the transition process between and among providers and settings.

The conference is aimed at any health care provider who specializes or has an interest in cancer survivorship. The cost is $120 for physicians, $85 for nurses and allied health professionals and $50 for residents and students.

>> See the full agenda, register and book your hotel.

With questions, contact Beverly Reigle at 513-558-4472 or

U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals
U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey is Open

This is your opportunity to voice your opinion about the best places to go for medical care. We hope you view University of Cincinnati Medical Center as a leader in your specialty.
If you were registered as a Doximity member by December 11, 2015 and are board certified within a surveyed specialty, you are guaranteed the chance to vote online through Doximity’s website for the physician reputation survey. This survey will be also conducted by randomly sampling Doximity non-member physicians via email and mail.

If you are a member of Doximity, or receive this survey, please respond to it. This e-mail will come from During the nomination period, physicians may also login to Doximity to take the survey, which appears on the homepage.

Even if you missed the registration deadline to vote, you are encouraged to join the Doximity network as soon as possible. By joining, you will also be included in the "Doctor Finder" feature ad and will be able to participate in future surveys.



  • Biomedical Informatics Focus Group Feb. 2: Phil Hagedorn, MD, instructor, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Informatics Residency Program” at noon in Room S5.125, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.  
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology Seminar Feb. 2: Lars Pedersen, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will present "Structural Studies of Human Polymerase Mu: A Unique Mechanism of Template Recognition” at noon in MSB 2351.  
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Feb. 2: Robert L. Fairchild, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, will present "Acute and Chronic Antibody-Mediated Kidney Graft Rejection in a Novel Mouse Model” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351. 
  • ENT Grand Rounds Feb. 3: Ravi Samy, MD, will present "History of the MCF Approach and the UC Experience” at 7 a.m. in MSB E351.  
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Feb. 3: Priyanka Bhattacharya, PhD, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present "Environmental Implications and Applications of Nanomaterials” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds Feb. 3: Nadeem Anwar, MD, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, will present, "Liver Transplant: An Overview for the Practicing Physicians” at noon in MSB 5051. 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series Feb. 3: Tommie Lewis, president and CEO, Make it Plain Consulting, LLC, will present "Unhealthy Attitudes in Healthcare: The Epidemic of Cultural Incompetence and Unconscious Bias” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center. 
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds Feb. 4: Holly Kerr, MD, Henry Ford Health System will present "Cases from the Contact Dermatitis Clinic” at 10 a.m. in Room G344 of the Heaton Conference Center, Hoxworth Building. 
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Feb. 4: Nancy Benight, PhD, and PhD candidate Archana Shrestha, will present "Mechanism of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cell Loss During Ex-Vivo Manipulation and Gene Transfer” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.  
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Speaker Series Feb. 5: Andrew F. Beck, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Geographic Analysis of Data” at 11 a.m. in Room S10.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S. 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series Feb. 10: "Strategic Diversity Leadership: Strategies and Imperatives for Academic Health Centers,” presented by Damon A. Williams, PhD, senior vice president and CEO, Boys and Girls Club of America at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.
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