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Date: Monday, April 11, 2016

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Doctors' Day

UC, UC Medical Center Honor Residents, Fellows and Physicians for Doctors’ Day

The Office of Graduate Medical Education honored five University of Cincinnati Medical Center/College of Medicine residents/fellows while UC Medical Center honored five attending physicians as part of National Doctors’ Day, March 30, 2016. Honors were presented in ceremonies during the last two weeks of March leading up to Doctors’ Day. A special recognition breakfast for honorees was held April 6. 

Residents and fellows received the 2016 Grand Medical Trainee Award of Excellence. Criteria for the award include professionalism, interpersonal skills, leadership, dedication to teaching and fostering innovation and quality improvement. UC Medical Center also honored its attending physicians by offering awards in five categories including: Collaborator Award, Exemplary Physician Award, Clinical MVP Award, Sustained Excellence Award and Impact Award.

This year’s award-winning residents/fellows include: Adam Cole, MD, a third-year pulmonary critical care fellow; Lindsay Derus, DO, a fourth-year urology resident; Lindsey Lowder, DO, a third-year resident in pathology and laboratory medicine; Benjamin Ostro, MD, a fourth-year emergency medicine resident; and Sung Yang, MD, a seventh-year chief resident in surgery.

This year’s award-winning attending physicians at UC Medical Center include: Timothy Freeman, MD, recipient of the Collaborator Award; Ralph Giannella, MD, recipient of the Exemplary Physician Award; Milton Smith, MD, recipient of the Clinical MVP Award; Mary Gaskill-Shipley, MD, recipient of the Sustained Excellence Award; and Sandra Starnes, MD, recipient of the Impact Award.

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Research Week 2016

Research Week Conference App Available

Research Week 2016 is quickly approaching. To help plan your schedules and optimize the experience, there is now an app with the current schedule of events, including information about speakers, presentations, posters and more.
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Mick and Mack
Mick and Mack T-shirt

All-Campus Blood Drive Held in Tangeman This Week

Hoxworth Blood Center and the University of Cincinnati are hosting an All-Campus Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 11-15, in the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center, giving students, faculty and staff the opportunity to save lives in our community by donating blood.
Every donor will receive a limited edition UC T-shirt featuring Mick and Mack.

Visit or call 513-451-0910 to schedule your appointment to donate.

Julie Fairman, PhD, RN
Julie Fairman, PhD, RN

Cecil Striker Society Lecture April 14

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine will host the Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture, from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Kresge Auditorium. The keynote speaker is Julie Fairman, PhD, RN,Nightingale Professor of Nursing and chair of the Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Fairman will present "Making History: From the University of Cincinnati to the Future of Nursing.”

Pilot Research Training Program
Pilot Research Training Program

ERC PRP Applications Deadline Extended to April 29

The Education Research Center’s Pilot Research Program (PRP) is seeking applications for the 2016-2017 funding cycle. Supported by NIOSH, the ERC’s PRP program offers annual awards (average award expected is $7,000) to PhD students and junior faculty who are interested in beginning a career in occupational health and safety. The purpose of the Pilot Research Project Training Program is to increase the research capacity of trainees and young investigators in occupational health and safety research and to encourage investigators of any rank in other disciplines to pursue occupational safety and health research. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016.
For more information, visit the PRP website or contact the PRP coordinator at 513-558-5710.


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology Seminar Series April 12: Ravi Kumar, PhD, vice president at Acceleron Pharma, will present "TGF-â Superfamily and Treatment of Anemia” at noon in MSB 2351. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 13: Bruce Yacyshyn, MD, and Mary Beth Yacyshyn, PhD, both of the Division of Digestive Diseases, will present "Personalized Medicine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease” at noon in MSB 5051.  
  • Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery April 13: Liren Oren, PhD, will present "Using Translational Research to Improve Surgical Outcomes in Voice and Speech” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.  
  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar Series April 13: Rong Zhou, PhD, Medpace, will present "Considerations for the Basic Design of Clinical Trials” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium in Kettering.  
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds April 13: Mark Frye, MD, Mayo Clinic, will present "Development of a Bipolar Disorder Biobank: Differential Phenotyping for Subsequent Biomarkers Analyses” from noon to 1 p.m. in Stetson Building, Suite 2108. 
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Work in Progress April 14: Shaogang Sun, PhD, will present "Fak and VEGF Signaling” and PhD candidate Marissa Leonard will present "The Use of Novel RNA Aptamers to Target Breast Cancer Metastasis” from noon to 1 p.m. at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series April 14: Rolf Stottmann, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "A Forward Genetic Approach to Understanding Mammalian Forebrain Development” at 4 p.m. in MSB 3351. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series April 15: Bruce Aronow, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Bioinformatics of Molecular Medicine” at 11 a.m. in Room S10.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus Group April 19: Matthew Leonard, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "ICD-10: History and Challenges in Reporting from Epic Clarity” at noon in Room S5.125, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.  
  • Biomedical Informatics Services Series April 20: James Morgan, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Biobanking Software System: The Biomaterials Tracking and Management Core” at 10 a.m. in Room S1.204, Cincinnati Children's Location S. 
  • Cancer Biology Seminar April 21: Collin Wetzel, PhD, will present "Tumor Suppressor Control of Carbon Flux” and PhD candidate Nicole Oatman will present "Passenger Deletions and Collateral Damage in Human Cancer” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies Rieveschl Auditorium.
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