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Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD
Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD

College of Medicine Pediatrics Faculty Member Wins Inaugural Drukier Prize

Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics at the College of Medicine and the Pauline and Lawson Reed Chair in Infectious Disease at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, was awarded the inaugural Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research on March 16. Offered by Weill Cornell Medicine, the Drukier Prize honors an early-career pediatrician whose research has made important contributions toward improving the health of children and adolescents. Way was recognized for his groundbreaking research on how a woman’s immune system naturally tolerates the developing fetus and placenta during pregnancy, preventing rejection of these genetically foreign tissues.

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Cora Ogle, PhD
Cora Ogle, PhD

Ogle Honored by Visiting Nurse Association

The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will recognize UC faculty member Cora Ogle, PhD, during their 17th Annual Caring Award Celebration April 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Cincinnati. Ogle, an emerita research professor in surgery in the UC College of Medicine, has been at UC since 1973. In 2011, she was honored by UC with the Faculty Award for Exemplary Contributions in Service. Ogle’s research has garnered many honors and recognition in her field.

Awards are given to an organization and individuals who impact the lives and health of our community through their outcomes and quality of care.

For reservations or more information about the 2016 Caring Awards Celebration, call 513-345-8038 or go to

William S. Ball, MD
William Ball, MD

Follow College of Medicine Dean William Ball on Twitter

William Ball, MD, dean of the College of Medicine, is now on Twitter. 

Follow him for updates and insights from the dean’s office and share your thoughts and questions with him @COMDeanBall.

Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH
Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH

UC Health's Richard Lofgren Presents March 28

UC Health President and CEO Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH, will present "UC Health Strategic Plan Update” at 10 a.m., Monday, March 28 in Kresge Auditorium. Lofgren will provide an overview of the recently adopted health system strategic plan. A question and answer session will follow.

Cancer Biology Retreat

Submissions for Cancer Poster Session Due March 31

As part of Research Week 2016, there will be a Cancer Poster Session from 9:30 to 11:20 a.m.on April 22 in the MSB to showcase biomedical and health-related research that encompasses prevention, detection and the treatment of cancer. Those interested in submitting their research for consideration can do so here by March 31. If your work is accepted for presentation, you will be notified by April 8.

Please contact Anna Hoffmeister at with questions.

Medical Sciences Building

New Women in Medicine and Science Group Launches

A Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) group has launched at UC to address issues advocating for women’s advancement and leadership in academic medicine. UC’s WIMS is an affiliate of the "Group on Women in Medicine and Science”—a national organization run through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

The group has elected officers and holds monthly meetings, open to women faculty, postdoctoral fellows and trainees in the College of Medicine. The next WIMS meeting will be held on from noon to 1:30 p.m., March 30, in MSB-7051. UC LEAF will sponsor lunch.

To RSVP, email

Golf Tournament

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Golf Outing for Hoxworth

The second annual golf outing to benefit the Hoxworth Blood Center’s Research and Regenerative Medicine Program will take place on Monday, Oct. 16 at Traditions Golf Glub in Northern Kentucky. The event is hosted by Dean Gregory of Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse. The outing will be a shotgun/scramble format. Entry fee is $200 per golfer or $800 for a foursome. Register online at


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Series March 22: PhD candidate Anukana Bhattacharjee will present "Different Binding Modes of Human CST (CTC1-STN1-TEN1) Mediate Specific Aspects of Telomere Replication and Genome-wide Replication Rescue,” and PhD candidate Jennifer Schwanekamp will present "Defining the Role of BigH3 in the Heart Following Injury” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds March 23: Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, will present "Understanding Anatomy and Physiology: Predicators of Morbidity and Cost in Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Department of Anesthesiology Grant Rounds March 23: Veronica Busso, MD, Lisa Francis, DO, and John McAuliffe, MD, will present "Anesthesia Can Make a Difference – IONM Case Reviews” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351. 
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds March 23: Elizabeth Tiffany, MD, addiction psychiatry fellow, will present "Development and Implementation of Opiod Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program at Cincinnati VAMC” at noon in the Stetson Building, Room 2108.
  • Medical Grand Rounds March 23: Justin Dials, PhD, will present "The Role of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Preventive Cardiology” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • The Charles L. Heaton Endowed Lecture in Dermatology March 24: Mark Lebwohl, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York, will present "Answers to Your Questions About Psoriasis Therapies” at 10 a.m. in Hoxworth G344.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar March 24: Post-doctoral student Syn Yeo, PhD, will present "Hierarchical Heterogeneity Within Breast Tumors and Its Implications for Therapy,” and PhD candidate Jordan Althoff will present "Scribble and Its Role in HSC/P Activity” at noon in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, Rieveschl Auditorium.
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