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David Plas, PhD, Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, and Jarek Meller, PhD
Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD

Czyzyk-Krzeska's Cancer Research Selected for Department of Defense Annual Report

Research conducted by Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, a professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the UC College of Medicine, has been selected by the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) to be highlighted in the 2016 PRCRP pages of the Department of Defense Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs' Annual Report. The annual report helps the program communicate the accomplishments of its funded investigators to stakeholders including Congress, cancer survivors and advocates, peer and programmatic reviewers and the greater scientific community. 

Carol Rice, PhD, left, with Scott Clark, PhD, and Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD.
Carol Rice, PhD

AIHA Names Student Award After Carol Rice

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Committee has named its Best Student Poster Award the Carol Rice Award, recognizing the accomplishments and commitment to teaching of Carol Rice, PhD, professor emerita in the Department of Environmental Health in the UC College of Medicine. The award was announced at the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) held in Baltimore.

CARE/Crawley Atrium
CARE/Crawley Atrium

Internal Medicine Hosts Research Symposium June 10

The Department of Internal Medicine Research Symposium is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium and MSB E-351. As part of the day’s events, Russell Tracy, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, biochemistry and vice-chair for research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, will present "Development of Biomarkers for Inflammation and Adaptive Immunity: the Role of Population Science” at 9:30 a.m. in MSB E-351. 

Tracy’s presentation is offered as part of the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute 2015-16 Seminar Series, in collaboration with the Department of Internal Medicine’s 2016 Research Symposium. Opening remarks will be presented by Gregory Rouan, MD, Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Chair in Internal Medicine, and William Ball, MD, dean of the College of Medicine. 

Afternoon sessions for the symposium will include:

  • Joel Tsevat, MD, and Kathryn Wikenheiser-Brokamp, MD, PhD, presenting "How to Find a Mentor/Write an Individual Development Plan” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in MSB E-351. 
  • Russell Tracy, PhD, and Fred Finkelman, MD, will lead the session, "Meet the Investigators” from 2 to 3 p.m. in MSB E-351.
  • David Bernstein, MD, and Nancy Ratner, PhD, will lead the session "Bench to Bedside:How I did it” from 3 to 4 p.m. in MSB E-351.

Ride Cincinnati
Ride Cincinnati

Reminder: 'Ride Cincinnati' Takes Place Sunday

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.

Begoña Campos-Naciff, PhD, is currently a research associate and laboratory manager for the Dialysis Vascular Access Research Group within the division of nephrology at UC

Research Service Award Nominations Due June 17

The College of Medicine Office of Research is soliciting nominations for a Faculty Research Service Award. The award will be presented to the faculty member who is nominated by their department chair and in the opinion of the Research Cabinet has provided exceptional service to the College of Medicine.

To be considered, the nominating department chair must submit a one page letter of recommendation. The letter should highlight how the nominee has served and demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the college. Specifically, the letter should describe the kinds of service (committees, review boards etc.), the duration of service and any leadership roles in service for which the nominee has participated. A curriculum vitae must also be submitted with both current and past intramural service highlighted. 

The recipient of this award will be recognized in the College of Medicine Research Annual Report and honored with a plaque and an honorarium of $1,500 at the annual research recognition event on June 29.

Nominations should be submitted by June 17 as one PDF document to Brieanne Sheehan at Questions should be sent to Sheehan via email or by calling 558-7564.   

Elwood Jensen
Elwood Jensen, PhD

Save the Date: 2016 Jensen Symposium

The Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is hosting a "Jensen Symposium on Breast Cancer” on Nov. 3-4, 2016. This event will honor Elwood Jensen’s scientific contributions to the field. Jensen, PhD, who transformed breast cancer treatment with his discoveries and has been proclaimed the "Father of the Nuclear Receptor Field,” spent the last ten years of his life as a University Distinguished Professor in the cancer biology department until he died in 2012.  

Fourteen national leaders in the field of breast cancer research, six of which are elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, have agreed to participate in the symposium which will be held at UC. In addition to the invited lecturers, there will be a poster session, and some abstracts will be selected for "Short Talks.”

For more information, contact Sohaib Khan, PhD, at


  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds June 8: Michael DeMarcantonio, MD, pediatric otolaryngology fellow, will present "Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Persistent Problem” at 7 a.m. in MSB 3351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds June  8: Max Reif, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, will present "What is Optimal Blood Pressure” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • UC Heart , Lung and Vascular Institute Seminar Series June 10: Russell Tracy, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, will present "Development of Biomarkers for Inflammation and Adaptive Immunity: the Role of Population Science” at 9 a.m. in MSB E-351. 

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