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Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Program Receives John M. White Award

Members of the Department of Environmental Health’s Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Program will receive the 2016 John M. White Award for research in respiratory protection. Each year the American Industrial Hygiene Association Respiratory Protection Committee selects one article published in a previous year for the award. The authors will receive the award at the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 23 for their paper titled "Penetration of Combustion Aerosol Particles Through Filters of NIOSH-Certified Filtering Facepiece Respirators” published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in 2015.


REMINDER: UC Health Associate Engagement Survey

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

Breast Cancer

Free 'Updates in Breast Cancer' Talk May 12

UC College of Medicine experts Elyse Lower, MD, professor and director of the UC Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Center, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, professor of surgery, and Susan Waltz, PhD, professor in the Department of Cancer Biology, will give a free community talk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Cancer Support Community-Blue Ash, 4918 Cooper Road.

The event is aimed at patients, families and caregivers who have dealt with breast cancer. 

RSVP to Kelly Hummel at or 513-558-2030.

Ride Cincinnati

REMINDER: Join the UC Health 'Ride Cincinnati' Team

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.


  • 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.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Series May 10: PhD candidate Demi Michael will present "Hikeshi: A Putative Regulator of Necrotic Cell Death,” and PhD candidate Jeffrey Rymer will present "Subcellular Localization of Calpain-14 in Human Esophageal Epithelial Cells” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Physiology Seminar May 10: Vakul Mohanty will present "Selective DNA Methylation Compensates Coupled With Gross Structural Genomic Changes Shapes Optimal Tumor Transcriptome,” and Christian Wei will present "Gsk3-Beta-CUGBP1 Signaling as a Therapeutic Target for Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds May 11:ENT chief residents and Ryan Collar, MD, will present at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds May 11:Rekha Chaudhary, MD, will present "Integrative Medicine: How and Why I Incorporate it Into My Practice” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience May 11:Nina Butler, MD, Martine Lamy, MD, PhD, Robert Pulliam, MD, Joseph Sin, MD, and Nicolas Wittry, MD, will present "Improving Access to Primary Care for Psychiatric Patients,” and Suzanne Bloore, MD, Margot Brandi, MD, Brittany Cerankosky, DO, Joel Ellison, MD, Fabiano Nery, MD, PhD, and Ryan Schmidtz, MD, will present "Monitoring and Educating About Healthy Lifestyles—Focus on Exercise and Nutrition” at noon in Suite 2108, Stetson Building.
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series May 13: Bradley Eilerman, St. Elizabeth Health Care, and Len Testa, president of, will present "Path: A Software Decision Support Tool for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes” at 11 a.m. in Room S10.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.
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