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Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD
Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD

Environmental Health's Shuk-Mei Ho Part of Congressional Briefing, Presented Research 

Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health, participated in a congressional briefing presenting research findings from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The briefing was hosted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and co-sponsored by the Friends of NIEHS and the Endocrine Society. Ho discussed endocrine disruptor research—links between early life exposures and incidence of disease in later life and across generations. The December visit was highlighted in this month’s NIESH newsletter.

Glenn Talaska, PhD
Glenn Talaska, PhD

Talaska Reappointed to World Trade Center Committee

Glenn Talaska, PhD, professor and associate chair in the Department of Environmental Health, has been reappointed to the World Trade Center Health Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) by John Howard, director of NIOSH and Administrator of the Program. Talaska has served on the committee since 2010, and his new appointment runs until 2018. The STAC is responsible for reviewing scientific and medical evidence to make recommendations regarding health conditions related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and consults on program eligibility criteria or additional health conditions for programs such as the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

SAVE THE DATES: Faculty Development Programming

The College of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development has several courses scheduled for April:

  • April 5, 2016:  "Dealing With Change.” Facilitator: James Mary, education leader, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

>> Click to register for "Dealing With Change”

  • April 19, 2016: Teaching/Education Development Program. Facilitator: To Be Announced. Registration to follow.
All sessions will be held from noon until 1:30 p.m. in MSB 3051. Lunch will be provided for those who confirm registration.

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

2016 Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series

The second in the Academic Health Center’s February 2016 speaker series "Diversity and Inclusion: Education, Collaboration and Transformation” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10. Damon A. Williams, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Education Officer, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, will present "Strategic Diversity Leadership: Strategies and Imperatives for Academic Health Centers" from noon until 1 p.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center.

This series of talks 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. The remaining presentations are:

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

Findlay Market
Findlay Market

Findlay Market Pop-up at CARE/Crawley Thursday

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will set up shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in the CARE/Crawley Kaplan Reception Area. Fresh produce, locally made items and ready-to-eat foods will be available for purchase. Most vendors will be set up to accept cash and credit cards. Coordinated by the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. For more information, contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer.

Steven Goldman
Steven Goldman

Reminder: Applicants Sought for Goldman Grant

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


  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Feb. 9: Louis Muglia, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "The Genetics and Genomics of Birth Timing” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Transplant Division Journal Club Feb. 9: Aleksandr Reznichenko, MD, will present "Sirolimus Use in Liver Transplant Recipients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Randomized, Multicenter, Open-Label Phase 3 Trial” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Feb. 10: Oluwafunmilola Okuyemi, MD, from the University of Iowa will present "Pedicled Flaps in Oral Cavity Reconstruction: Focus on the Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Feb. 10: Christian Hong, PhD, will present "Interconnected Network of Circadian Rhythms and Cell Cycle” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex.
  • 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 for Molecular Genetics.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Feb. 10: Michael Matthay, MD, will present "Mesenchymal Stromal Cells: Biology and Potential Therapy for ARDS” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Feb. 11: Chunmin Ge, PhD, will present "The Function of Giant Protein BRUCE in DNA Repair” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Genetics.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Feb. 11: Peter Strick, PhD, will present "A Tale of Two Primary Motor Areas: ‘Old’ and ‘New’ M1” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Speaker Series Feb. 12: Joshua Courter, PharmD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Shaping Data Into Meaningful Information: Metrics and Insights for Clinical Outcomes” at 11 a.m. in Room S10.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.
  • UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute Feb. 15: Francis McCormack, MD, will present "Progress in Rare Lung Diseases” at noon in MSB 3351.
  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Information Focus Group Feb. 16: Brian Connolly, PhD, will present "More Than Words: Transcribing Psychiatric Interviews” at noon in Room T8.334, Cincinnati Children’s Location S. 
  • Physiology Seminar Feb. 16: Guang Yao, PhD, University of Arizona, will present "Controlling the Heterogeneous Growth Response of Quiescent Cells by a Gene Network Switch” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Endowed Lectureship Feb. 17: Anthony Lang, MD, University of Toronto, will present at 8 a.m. in MSB 5051.
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