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Date: Monday, April 4, 2016

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Kenneth Ramos
Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD

UC LEAF, Environmental Health Host Genomics Expert Kenneth Ramos to Speak

The Department of Environmental Health and UC LEAF welcome Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD, associate vice president for Precision Health Sciences, director for the MD/PhD program and interim director for the Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine at Arizona Health Sciences Center, who is internationally recognized in genomics and predictive biology, environmental and molecular medicine and toxicology. Ramos, also a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona's College of Medicine will be at the University of Cincinnati presenting April 6 and 7. For the Academic Health Center, Ramos will present "On the Intersection of Molecular Genetics, Environmental Health and Precision Medicine: A Story of LINEs” from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Kettering Laboratory, Kehoe Auditorium.

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Volunteers Needed to Help Red Cross Effort

The University of Cincinnati is helping the Greater Cincinnati-Area Chapter of the American Red Cross in a new initiative called "Mega Blitz: A Cause for Alarms” to improve our community and save lives by protecting residents from deadly house fires. The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to go door-to-door on Saturday, May 7 in Over-the-Rhine, Mt. Auburn, Walnut Hills and Newport to install 1,000 free smoke alarms.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the Horseshoe Casino, 1000 Broadway Street, where they’ll receive instructions and assignments to teams of four before being shuttled to their assigned neighborhood. Teams will return to the casino by 3:30 p.m. for food and celebration. 

To learn more or to register for the event, visit

Mimosas for Memories
Mimosas for Memories

Reminder: Mimosas for Memories Event April 16

Mimosas for Memories, a first-time event benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati and created by UC third year medical student Christian Gausvik Jr., will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Greenwich House Gallery, 2124 Madison Rd.

The event includes light bites from more than five local caterers, a full mimosa bar, photo booth, live harp and piano music and a silent auction. The gallery will be donating 10 percent of art sales from the day towards the fundraising efforts.

Tickets are $25 each, or $44 per couple in advance online and $35 at the door.

>> More information

Adult pertussis vaccination

REMINDER: April 4-9 National Public Health Week

Delta Omega, Gamma Rho Chapter (Honorary Society in Public Health) along with UC 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


  • 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, Cincinnati Children’s Location S. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 6: Arshia Ali, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, will present "Updates in Preoperative and Perioperative Medicine” at noon in MSB 5051. 
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Translational Research Seminar April 6: Thomas Geracioti, MD, and Robert Krikorian, PhD, will present at 1 p.m. in the Stanley Kaplan Conference Room (Room 3237) in the Stetson Building. 
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Series April 7: Rajat Singh, PhD, Diabetes Research Center, Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present "Autophagy and Metabolic Regulation" from noon to 1:00 pm in the Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.   
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series April 7: Courtney Sullivan will present "Cell-specific Metabolic Deficits in Schizophrenia,” and Aynara Wulsin will present "Glucocorticoid Mechanisms of Epileptogenesis and Comorbid Emotional Dysregulation” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series April 8: Zhe (Jay) Shan, assistant professor in the Lindner College of Business, will present "An Ontology-Based Hierarchical Clustering Method for Health Care Texts” at 11 a.m. in Room S10.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.
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