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Charles Doarn
Charles Doarn

Doarn Awarded American Telemedicine Association Top Leadership Award

Charles Doarn, a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, has been recognized by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) for his outstanding contributions to the field with the ATA’s 2016 Individual Leadership Award.  This award, which was presented to Doarn on May 17 at the association’s annual conference in Minneapolis, Minn., is based on peer-nominations and is recognition of an individual’s leadership in the field of telemedicine/telehealth from across the world. In addition, Doarn is one of 40 fellows in an association of over 8,000 members.

Doarn, who has over 250 published works on telemedicine and space medicine, is also a special assistant to the NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. He and colleagues at NASA are in the final stages of editing his first book titled "Space Physiology and Medicine— Evidence and Practice”

The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership works to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed health care systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of health care throughout the world. Established in 1993, ATA is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information visit

KyoungHyun Kim, PhD
KyoungHyun Kim, PhD

Kim Receives Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant

KyoungHyun Kim, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health, is the recipient of the 2016 Steven Goldman Memorial Pancreatic Cancer Research grant. He has received $56,715.15 for his winning abstract titled "A Role of Long Non-Coding RNA in Pancreatic Cancer Development.”

His research is aimed at identification and characterization of a novel gene network that directs the transition of benign pancreatic cancer to malignant cancer.

The Goldman fund, which is being used to drive research discovery in the field of pancreatic cancer at the UC College of Medicine and the UC Cancer Institute, also enhances the potential for additional research grant funding, federal or otherwise.

Gallery of Awardees

Office of Research Features Awardees in Gallery 

Each month, the Office of Research publicizes faculty members who have been awarded external grants of $100,000 per year or more in direct costs in a Gallery of Awardees. The gallery is displayed across from the dean’s suite. Besides celebrating our successful investigators, a synopsis of the award goals and photos of the faculty are included on the announcement, so that other faculty members interested in potential collaborations or seminars by our researchers can contact them.

Researchers currently featured are:

  • Richard Branson, Department of Surgery; "Evaluation of Endotracheal Tube (ETT) Stability in Trauma Patients”
  • Michael Goodman, MD, Department of Surgery; "Intercostal Liposomal Bupivacaine for the Management of Blunt Chest Trauma”
  • Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases; "HIV Antiretroviral Therapy and Hepatic Injury”

Prostate Cancer Cells

Applications for Mischell Prostate Cancer Pilot Grant

Applications for the 2016 Mischell Family Prostate Cancer Pilot Grant Award are now being requested. The Mischell award is given to scientific researchers who focus on prostate cancer; one grant of $47,500 for a period of one year will be awarded to a University of Cincinnati researcher/faculty member.

All projects should have a strong scientific basis for potential development into peer-reviewed extramural funding. The goals of the program are to:

  • Increase collaborative interaction and foster innovative prostate cancer research.
  • Facilitate novel approaches in prostate cancer research.
  • Encourage entry of new investigators into prostate cancer research.
  • Facilitate the translation of laboratory findings into clinical interventions.

The application deadline is Friday June 3, 2016. With questions, contact Kara Evans at or 513-558-3845.

>> Find out more and get application materials

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

CCTST Holds Regulatory Forum May 26

"Navigating New Mandates: Seeking Safe Harbor” is the focus of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Regulatory Forum, being held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in MSB 5051. 
Panelists will discuss the need to protect privacy rights for individuals while also considering the potential benefit of sharing health information with surviving family.  The session will be moderated by Jane Strasser, PhD, associate vice president for the Office of Research Integrity at UC. 

Panelists include:

  • Rita Alloway, PharmD, professor of nephrology and director of transplant clinical research at the UC College of Medicine.  
  • Maurizio Macaluso, MD, professor of pediatrics and environmental health within the UC College of Medicine and director of biostatistics and epidemiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 
  • Eileen King, PhD, associate professor at the UC College of Medicine; biostatistics and epidemiology at Cincinnati Children’s.
  • Leslie Schick, associate dean of library sciences and director of Harrison Health Sciences Library at UC.
  • Opeolu Adeoye, MD, associate professor in the Department of  Emergency Medicine at the UC College of Medicine and co-director of the UC Stroke Team.
Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches are welcome.  A recording will be available here if you can’t make the event.
>> More information


  • Medical Grand Rounds May 25: Michael Luggen, MD, professor in the Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, will present "ANCA Associated Vasulitis: We're Almost There" at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series May 27: Glen Coppersmith, PhD, founder and CEO of Qntfy, will present "The Data Age in Mental Health” at 11 a.m. in S10.130, Cincinnati Children’s Location S.
  • Physiology Seminar May 25: Andrew Oates, PhD, Francis Crick Institute, will present from 4 to 5 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Cancer Biology Special Seminar May 26: Ellen Waller, a patient, will present "Von Hippel-Lindau Disease: Ellen’s Story” at noon in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, Rieveschl Auditorium.
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