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Date: Monday, April 25, 2016

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Jeffery Hill, MD
Jeffery Hill, MD

Brett Kissela, MD
Brett Kissela, MD

Dan Hassett
Dan Hassett

James Herman, PhD
James Herman, PhD

Four From Academic Health Center Honored With 2016 Faculty Awards at Ceremony

Four faculty members from the Academic Health Center were honored with faculty awards at the 2016 University Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 19. Award winners included:

Jeffery Hill, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine
Innovative Uses of Technology in Teaching Award

Brett Kissela, MD
Department of Neurology, College of Medicine
Faculty Award for Exemplary Contributions in University Service Award

Daniel Hassett, PhD
Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, College of Medicine
Emerging Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

James Herman, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, College of Medicine
Distinguished Research Professor (STEMM)

UC also recognized new inductees into the Fellows of the Academy for Teaching and Learning and the Fellows of the Graduate School. Inductees from the College of Medicine are:

Fellows for the Academy of Teaching and Learning
Anil Menon, PhD, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology

Fellows of the Graduate School
Greer Glazer, PhD, College of Nursing
Jagjit Yadav, PhD, Environmental Health

>> Read more about the award recipients

George Deepe, MD
George Deepe, MD

Deepe Named College of Medicine’s Outstanding Alumni

George Deepe, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and 1976 graduate of the College of Medicine, was presented an Outstanding Alumni Award during the April 14 UC Distinguished Alumni ceremony at Fifth Third Arena. The award is presented by UC Alumni Association and UC colleges to an alumnus who has demonstrated significant professional achievement and a strong commitment to a college through continued involvement and service. Deepe was one of 14 winners from colleges across the University of Cincinnati and the athletics department.

John Hutton, MD
John Hutton, MD

Join "Team Hutton” to Support ALS/MDA Research

College of Medicine leadership encourages faculty, staff and students to join "Team Hutton,” named after former College of Medicine Dean John Hutton, MD, who was recently diagnosed with ALS, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the annual Lock-Up Event June 2. Spearheaded by his daughter, Liz Hutton, "Team Hutton” has the goal of raising $28,000 as part of the event.

The MDA raises funds to support ALS research, education and patient care in Cincinnati. Dawn Perrin, a former staff member in the college’s development office, has volunteered to be "locked up.” The College of Medicine and its departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics will be providing $10,000 toward the team with the hope it will encourage others to participate.

>> Learn more about the event and support the effort on behalf of Dr. Hutton

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, April 28, 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.

Ride Cincinnati
Ride Cincinnati

‘Ride Cincinnati’ with UC Health June 12

Join the UC Health team for the 10th Ride Cincinnati on Sunday, June 12. All are welcome to participate in this non-competitive, family-friendly event benefiting breast cancer research at University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute. The course begins at Yeatman's Cove, continues over the Purple People Bridge and meanders through Northern Kentucky before returning cyclists back to Yeatman’s Cove for an after-party.

To register, visit, select "Register Now,” select "Join a Team” and select "UC Health” from the dropdown menu. With questions, contact Mike Monjot at or at 584-3406.

Margaret McCarthy, PhD
Margaret McCarthy, PhD

Neuroscience Day is May 6, Registration Now Open

Registration is open and poster titles are being accepted for Neuroscience Day 2016 to be held on the medical campus Friday, May 6. Neuroscience Day, the premier regional scientific neuroscience meeting, is sponsored by the Ohio Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (OMV-SfN).
The main events of Neuroscience Day 2016 will include:

  • A keynote address entitled "Surprising Origins of Sex Differences in the Brain” by Margaret McCarthy, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Pharmacology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
  • A professional development session: "Survival skills for scientific conferences."
  • Oral presentations from representatives of each OMV-SfN institution.
  • Poster Presentations from OMV-SfN members.

Please visit the OMV-SfN website for additional information and to register for the meeting. The deadline for advance registration is April 25, 2016.


Walk for Mental Health: NAMI Walk is May 7

Join the UC and UC Health Psychiatry team on May 7 at Sawyer Point for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk to "Stomp out Stigma” with NAMI of Southwest Ohio and help to fund another year of free programs for those with mental illness and their families.

Sign up or contact with questions.


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Series April 26: Jeffery Schubert, PhD candidatewill present "An Approach to Define Mechanisms of Filamin C Mutations in Cardiomyopathy,” and Alex Yarawsky, PhD candidate, will present "A Biophysical Exploration of the Proline/Glycine-Rich Region of Aap” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Physiology Seminar Series April 26: Graduate student Hesamedin Hakimjavadi will present "Mathematical Modelling of Sodium Pump Dynamics and its Role in the Skeletal Muscle Fatigue” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds April 27: Ryan Collar, MD, and chief residents will present at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 27: David Steward, MD, professor of otolaryngology, and Ann Romaker, MD, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, will present "Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Beyond Standard PAP?” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Nasrallah Endowed Schizophrenia Lecture Series April 27: Stephan Heckers, MD, Vanderbilt University, will present "Hippocampal Dysfunction in Psychotic Disorders” at noon in the Stetson Building, Suite 2108.
  • Center for Transplant Immunology (CTIMM) April 27: Prajwal Gurung, PhD, St. Jude Research Hospital, will present "Inflammasome and IL-1 in Infectious and Autoinflammatory Diseases” at 2 p.m. in the Research Auditorium, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Work in Progress Series April 28: Mingjun Bi, PhD will present "MiR-205 and miR-21 Coordinately Regulate Tamoxifen Resistance by Targeting HER3-PI3K/Akt-MED1 Axis in Human Breast Cancer,” and Molly Smith, PhD candidate, will present "Alternative Splice Variants of IRAK4 in Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia” at noon in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics and Office of Graduate Education Special Seminar April 28: Chiou-Fen Chuang, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, will present "Mechanisms of Sensory Diversity: Left-Right Neuronal Asymmetry and Alternative Neuronal Fate Switch” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Research Seminar April 28: Ryan Smith, PhD, Eli Lilly & Co., will present "How Your Brain Expresses Itself: From Genotype to Behavior” at 1 MSB 2001.
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series April 29: Cynthia A. Prows, MSN, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Development of a Nimble and Effective Genomics Clinical Decision Support Template” at 11 a.m. in Room S10.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series May 2: Yuichi Motai, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, will present "Data Science and Imaging Informatics of Precision Medicine” at 11 a.m. Room S9.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.
  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Group May 3: Ken Bailey, manager business intelligence, UC Health, will present "UC Health Business Intelligence Framework” at noon in Room S3.125, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.
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