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Joseph Kiesler, MD
Joseph Kiesler, MD

Family Medicine's Joseph Kiesler Honored With Twyman Service Learning Award 

Joseph Kiesler, MD, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, was honored with the Jack Twyman Award for Service Learning during an April 20 ceremony held by the UC Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning. Kiesler is a College of Medicine course director of Physician and Society along with Lisa Kelly, MD, in the Department of Ophthalmology. He established partnerships with 15 community agencies in neighborhoods across Greater Cincinnati to teach first-year medical students how to work with the community and address the determinants of health. In the fall semester, students work with their community partner to assess health needs and assets of the community when exploring a determinant of health. This guides them in developing service-learning projects with the community in the spring semester to improve health.

Football 101

Save the Date: Football 101 Raises Money for Breast Cancer

UC Athletics Football 101, an evening aimed toward women to teach the basics of football and raise money for the UC Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center, is being held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Nippert Stadium’s Carson Field.

Former UC quarterback Tony Pike will be the master of ceremonies for the event, which will also include a silent auction, food by Panera catering, a photo booth and more. Each participant will receive an Under Armour tote bag and T-shirt and behind-the-scenes tours of the new Nippert Stadium.

Coach Tommy Tuberville and other UC coaches will be leading drills for participants, and Suzanne Tuberville, coach Tuberville’s wife, whose mother passed away from breast cancer while she was a senior in college, will also be at the event.

Registration costs $80 in advance and $100 at the door; UC and UC Health employees are being offered a discount.

Women can register online or by calling Sarah King at 513-556-0556.

>> Find out more about Football 101


UC Health Associate Engagement Survey Underway

Providers within UC Physicians should have received from Advisory Board Survey Solutions a link to the 2016 UC Health Associate Engagement Survey. Please take a few minutes to complete this confidential survey. UC Health will use the results to assess its strengths and weakness across areas that impact associate engagement and job satisfaction, to compare its associate engagement and satisfaction to peer institutions and to develop targeted efforts to improve its overall work environment. The survey will remain open through Monday, May 16, and results will be shared across UC Health once the surveys have been tabulated. Additional information about the survey can be found at Should you have any trouble when taking the survey, please contact the Advisory Board Survey Solutions team at

UC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is a major research resource at the UC Academic Health Center.

CCTST Grand Rounds: Increasing Research Efficiency

Providers tools to increase research efficiency is the focus of the next CCTST Grand Rounds, being held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, in MSB 3351.

Discussion will surround tools and resources of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence and Health Services Research Collaborative at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, presented by center Co-Director Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, and Project Manager Lisa Boerger; the UC Center for Health Informatics, presented by Director Brett Harnett; and the Cincinnati Children's Division of Biomedical Informatics, presented by Director Peter White, PhD, and Data Dervices Manager Ron Bryson. White also chairs the UC Department of Biomedical Informatics.

CME is offered. Lunch is available to CCTST members (join free of charge) who register online by May 2.

Visit the CCTST website for more information.



  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series May 2: Yuichi Motai, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering, will present "Data Science and Imaging Informatics of Precision Medicine” at 11 a.m. in MSB 2351.   
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology Seminar Series May 3: Hala Elnakat Thomas, PhD, will present "pNETs: The Dr. Jekyll of Pancreatic Cancers, or Just Mr. Hyde in Disguise?” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus 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.
  • Medical Grand Rounds May 4: Judith Feinberg, MD, professor of behavioral medicine and psychiatry, West Virginia University, will be presenting at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Psychiatry Translational Research Seminar May 4: Speakers Stephen Benoit, PhD, Elana Harris, MD, PhD, and Nasrin Shanna, PhD, will present at 1 p.m. in the Stetson Building's Stanley Kaplan Conference Room (3237).
  • Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds May 4: Tasneem Shikary, MD, will present "Better by the Bundle: Changing Trends in Health Care Reimbursement” at  7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Work in Progress Series May 5: Lixiao Che, PhD, will present "An In Vivo Role of BRUCE in DNA Damage Repair,” and Hannah Flood will present "Forkhead Box F1 in Hepatic Fibrosis” at noon in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series May 6: Marcus Breese, PhD, Stanford University, will present "Integrative Genomic Analysis of Pediatric Sarcomas: Clinical Applications and Basic Discovery” at 11 a.m. in Room S10.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.
  • Biomedical Informatics Services Series May 9: Eric Schloss and Jason Butler, Department of Information Services, will present "Moving Your Research Data to OneDrive: Restrictions and Concerns” at 10 a.m. in Room S1.203, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.
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