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Steve Davidson
Steve Davidson, PhD

Davidson Named Rita Allen Scholar

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Steve Davidson, PhD, has been named a 2016 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. The selected scholars will receive grants of up to $110,000 annually for a maximum of five years to pursue innovative research on the development and suppression of cancer, environmental influences on behavior and the mechanisms and perception of pain. Davidson was selected for the Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain in partnership with the American Pain Society. This marks the eighth year of this collaboration, which supports investigators who seek to understand and alleviate pain.

Davidson’s research seeks to reveal pathways to new therapies by applying knowledge about differences between the sensory and emotional dimensions of pain. Some patients with injuries to limbic areas of the brain, which surround the thalamus, experience pain asymbolia—a condition in which they are aware of pain but are not distressed by it. His project "How Does the Brain’s Processing of Emotion Affect the Perception of Pain?”will study how neurons in the thalamus participate in the emotional perception of pain.

The program began in 1976 as one of the first philanthropic fellowship programs of its kind for early-career biomedical researchers.

John Hutton, MD
John Hutton, MD

Hutton Memorial Service July 12

A memorial service for John Hutton, MD, emeritus dean and professor of pediatrics, will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, in Kresge Auditorium. Hutton died on June 19 at age 79. Following the service, a dedication of a sculpture in honor of Hutton will occur in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. A reception will follow.

>> Dr. Hutton remembered

Susan Waltz, PhD
Susan Waltz, PhD

Daniel Woo, MD
Daniel Woo, MD

Changchun Xie, PhD
Changchun Xie, PhD

College of Medicine's Office of Research Service Awards

To recognize service to the College of Medicine’s research mission, the college’s Office of Research has created the Faculty Research Awards. The award was established in 2016 to support faculty who serve the mission by volunteering for internal review panels, data and safety monitoring boards, the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and biosafety and radiation safety committees.

The 2016 awardees are Susan Waltz, PhD, professor in the Department of Cancer Biology; Daniel Woo, MD, professor in the Department of Neurology; and Changchun Xie, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health.

Recipients will be celebrated at the Research Recognition Awards Program being held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium.

>> More about the Awardees


New Expanded Hours for College of Medicine IT

CoM IT has extended its hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday day. CoM IT will continue to be closed on weekends and holidays. 

For emergency support outside these hours, CoM IT has 24/7 on-call coverage, including weekends and holidays. Emergency IT support should be used when either a large number of people are affected or a single person is prevented from completing critical work and there is no alternative solution. Please call 556-HELP (4357) for assistance.

When contacting the Help Desk with an emergency outside normal CoM IT hours of operation, please indicate that the request is urgent and that you would like the CoM IT on-call staff to be paged. A representative will be available to address urgent IT requests within 30 minutes. Urgent IT requests should be made via phone and not via email.
>> More information on the HelpDesk hours

  Codie-Anne Crew shown with CARE Crawley Building in the background.

Research Recognition Awards Program Sept. 22

Join College of Medicine colleagues Sept. 22 to honor faculty who have successfully competed for research grants during the past year. The event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the CARE/Crawley Atrium and Kaplan Reception Area and the program includes a pre- and post-reception. This year’s Research Rising Star and Research Service awardees also will be recognized.

Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament

SAVE THE DATE: Hoxworth Golf Outing October 10

The second annual Hoxworth Blood Center Golf Outing takes place on Monday, October 10, at Traditions Golf Club in Hebron, Kentucky. The outing benefits the Hoxworth Blood Center’s Research and Regenerative Medicine program and is hosted by Dean Gregory of Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse. This is a shotgun start/SCRAMBLE format. Tee Time is 10 a.m.

There will be door prizes, raffle prizes (to include a set of golf clubs, a free foursome at Traditions Golf Club and a wine dinner valued at $2,500), gift bag, box lunch and dinner from Montgomery Inn.

>> More information

Football 101
Football 101

REMINDER: 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.


  • The Charles L. Heaton Endowed Lectureship in Dermatology July 28:  James Leyden, MD, professor of dermatology at the Univesrity of Pennsylvania, will present "New Insights in Acne Pathophysiology and Treatment” at 10 a.m. in Hoxworth’s Heaton Confreence Center, Room G344.   
  • Medical Grand Rounds July 13: Syed Ahmad, MD, will present "Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Cell Autotransplantation for Chronic Pancreatitis”  at noon in MSB 5051.

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