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George Smulian, MD, chair of infectious diseases divison
George Smulian, MD

Infectious Diseases Professor Receives

2016 Leonard Tow Humanism Awards

George Smulian, MD, professor and director of the Divison of Infectious Diseases in the UC College of Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine, is the 2016 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. This distinction, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, is awarded annually to one faculty member and one graduating medical student and recognizes the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and families. Smulian will be be recognized at the Gold Humanism Honor Society dinner and induction ceremony on May 4 at the Cincinnati Faculty Club, 8th floor, Richard E. Lindner Center. He will also be presented with the award and a $1,000 prize at the Honors Day ceremony on May 28 and will give the keynote address at the White Coat Ceremony on August 5, 2016, at the Aronoff Center.

Craig Hansen, Class of 2016, is the student winner of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Hansen, a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, will be presented with the award and a $1,000 prize at the May 28 Honors Day ceremony.

Atsuo Sasaki, PhD
Atsuo Sasaki, PhD

Sasaki Receives Health Research Rising Star Award

Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology and member of the Brain Tumor Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute and UC Cancer Institute, has been chosen as the College of Medicine Health Research Rising Star Award Recipient. Sasaki will represent the college during Research Week 2016, April 18-22.
 
Research Week celebrates health-related research across the University of Cincinnati. Events include seminars, speakers, panels, poster sessions, expositions, competitions and workshops. Researchers, care providers, research participants, students, government leadership, local and national dignitariesand business leadership are all participating.
 
The Research Week 2016 opening ceremony will recognize rising stars in health research, an honor given to one junior faculty member in each college or affiliate. In addition to being recognized at the opening ceremony, a number of activities are planned throughout Research Week to enhance the visibility and impact of the awardees.

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

UC Health's Richard Lofgren Presentation Today

UC Health President and CEO Richard Lofgren, MD, MPH, will present "UC Health Strategic Plan Update” at 10 a.m. today, 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.

Charles Doarn
Charles Doarn

Doarn Delivers Talks at Telehealth Conferences in March

Charles Doarn, MBA, a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, gave the closing remarks, "Telehealth: Back to the Future,” on March 25 at the third annual National Telehealth Conference hosted at the College of Nursing. The two-day conference, held in partnership with Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the College of Medicine and other regional partners, was themed "Realizing Value in a Rapidly Changing Environment.” The experiential learning nature of this conference provided health care providers, administrators, faculty and other innovators the opportunity to review telehealth applications in action.

Earlier in March, Doarn participated in the Robert Graham Center’s "Consumer Perceptions of Telehealth Expert Discussion” in Washington, DC, and was in Baltimore, Md., as a panelist for "Helping Disadvantaged Population or Technology Push NASA, the Indian Health Service, and the Case of Space Technology Applied to Rural Papago Advanced Health Care (STARPAHC)” at the National Council on Public History and Society for History in the Federal Government. 

Xiang (Sean) Zhang, PhD
Xiang (Sean) Zhang, PhD


Core Enhancement Funding Awarded to Zhang, Lemen

The College of Medicine has awarded Core Enhancement Funding to:

Xiang (Sean) Zhang, PhD, research assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and manager of the Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core of the Center for Environmental Genetics, led by Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD. Zhang was awarded $18,800 for his "Validation of Infinium MethylationEPIC Assay for DNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation Study.”

Lisa Lemen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Radiology, and Kathleen (Kati) LaSance, director of the Vontz Core Imaging Lab (VCIL) were awarded $25,000 for "Methodology for Quantitation of 11C-Methionine (11C-MET) in Mouse Brain Tumors.”

This funding provides existing core laboratories with pilot funding to pursue targeted technology upgrades and thereby advance the core support capabilities offered to the UC research community.  

Ethicist Henry Richardson
Ethicist Henry Richardson, PhD 

Henry Richardson Lectures on Ancillary-Care Obligations

Henry Richardson, PhD, professor of philosophy and senior research scholar with the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, will address the ancillary-care obligations of researchers in two talks on Friday, April 8.

The first talk will be for CCTST Grand Rounds on the medical campus, where Richardson will present "Global Bioethics and the Ancillary-Care Obligations of Biomedical Researchers" from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 3351. Lunch will be available to participants who register online.

The second talk takes place on main campus, where he will present "Locating Medical Researchers’ Ancillary-Care Obligations Within the Division of Moral Labor” in Room 427 of Tangeman University Center (TUC) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration is not required. 

>> For more information

Social Media Week

UC Social Media Week March 28 – April 2

UC Social Media week will feature more than 50 speakers and events to engage student, faculty, staff and community voices in a collaborative environment. On Monday, March 28,  the panel "Social Media for Healthcare Professionals” will take place at 11 a.m. in Procter Hall, featuring panelists:

  • Karen Bankston, Associate Dean, UC College of Nursing
  • Jeffery Hill, MD, Assistant professor and Assistant Residency Director, UC College of Medicine
  • Neil MacKinnon, PhD, Dean and Professor, UC James L Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • Victoria Norton, Director and Chief Privacy Officer, UC Health
>> Full list of #UCSMW events 

Procter Hall
ERC Workshop Taking Place at Procter Hall

Education and Research Center Workshop April 7

On April 7, the Education and Research Center (ERC) at the University of Cincinnati will host a day-long topical workshop titled "Health and Safety of Temporary Workers.” The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the College of Nursing (Procter Hall) and is free and open to the public, though registration is recommended.

The program is designed for occupational health and safety professionals, ERC students and faculty. Advocates for temporary workers or any other professionals who work with the temporary workforce are also welcome to attend. 

The workshop offers continuing education for ABIH, BCSP and Nursing CEU contact hours. Online registration is open until April 1.

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, March 31, 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 kelly.lyle@uc.edu, health affairs program officer.

Abrahman Verghese, MD, with students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


SAVE THE DATE: April 4-9 National Public Health Week

Delta Omega, Gamma Rho Chapter (Honorary Society in Public Health) along with UC's MPH program will be hosting Public Health Week from Monday, April 4, to Saturday, April 9. Each day will be filled with fun events related to Global Health in honor of National Public Health Week. Events include working closely with local community non-profit organizations, global health movie night, educational talks/panel discussion and how to get involved with your community.

>> A list of the week’s events


UPCOMING LECTURES AND SEMINARS

  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Series March 29: PhD candidate Catherine Chaton will present "Much Ado About Buffers: Transition Metal Mediated Assembly of Aap” and PhD candidate Alex Thorman will present "Studying the Role of Two-Component Regulatory Systems in Virulence Regulation in Streptococcus Pyogenes and Staphylococcus Epidermidis” at noon in MSB 2351. 
  • Physiology Seminar March 29: Kim Seroogy, PhD, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, will present "Neurotoxin and Genetic Rat Models of Parkinson’s Disease: Impact of Chronic Stress” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.  
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds March 30: Ryan Collar, MD, will present "M & M” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351. 
  • Department of Environmental Health March 30: Andrew Olshan, PhD, Barbara S. Hulka Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, will present "The UNC CHANCE Study: Adventures in the Molecular Epidemiology of Head and Neck Cancer” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Laboratory Building.  
  • Medical Grand Rounds March 30: David Hirsh, MD, will present "The Case for Curricular Integration: Harvard’s Longitudinal Clerkship and Educational Redesign” at noon in MSB 5051. 
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds March 30: Stephen Rush, MD, will present "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Depression: A Review” at noon in Suite 2108, Stetson Building.   
  • Department of Dermatology March 31: Sara Flores, MD, will present "Targeted Inhibition of IL-4 and IL-13: Basic and Clinical Data for Atopic Dermatitis” at 8:15 a.m and Leah Lalor, MD, will present at 9:30 a.m. in Room G344 of the Hoxworth Building. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series April 1: Daniel MacArthur, PhD, assistant professor, Harvard Medical School, and associate director of medical and population genetics at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, will present "Large–scale Genomic Approaches to Rare Gene Discovery” at 11 a.m. in Room S10.130 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series April 4: Lixing Yang, PhD, Harvard Medical School, will present "The Landscape of Somatic Genome Rearrangements in Human Cancers” at 11 a.m. in Room S9.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus Group April 5: Benjamin Glass, application developer, Pestian Lab, will present "Turning a Predictive Model for Epilepsy Surgery Candidacy Into EHR Decision Support” at noon in Room S5.125 in Cincinnati Children’s Location S. 
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