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Date: Monday, August 1, 2016

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Robert McCullumsmith, MD, PhD
Robert McCullumsmith, MD, PhD

McCullumsmith Named to NIH Study Section

Robert McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and associate vice chair of Translational Research and Research Education, has been appointed as a member of the Neural Basis of Psychopathology, Addictions and Sleep Disorders study section of the National Institutes of Health. Members are selected on the basis of their competence and achievement in their scientific discipline and by the quality of their research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. His term appointment is July 2016 to 2019. 

Golf Tournament

Memorial Golf Outing to Benefit UC Cancer Institute Aug. 5

The Tom Simpson Memorial Golf Outing, benefiting lung and throat research at the UC Cancer Institute, will take place beginning at noon, Friday, Aug. 5, at the  Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 East Legendary Run, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Door prizes, silent auctions and prizes for the golfers who get closest to the pin and have the longest drive are being given.

The cost is $100 per golfer, which includes green fees, one drink ticket for the clubhouse bar and dinner.

>> Buy tickets and find out more

John Breneman, MD

Protons in Cancer Treatment Aug. 13

"The Place and Promise of Protons in Cancer Treatment,” a continuing education event for researchers and physicians, is being held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/UC Health Proton Therapy Center, 7777 Yankee Road, Liberty Township.
This event is aimed at helping participants discuss the differences between photon (X-ray) and proton radiotherapy, identify which patients/cancer types may benefit from proton radiotherapy and describe common side effects of proton radiotherapy and barriers to its use.

This event is free to participants.

For more information, contact Kelly Hummel at 513-558-2030 or email

>> Register online


Outside Activity Reports Due Sept. 2

To comply with federal deadlines, UC College of Medicine and Hoxworth Blood Center employees must complete an annual collateral employment and outside activity report (OAR) no later than Sept. 2, 2016. Faculty and staff with a full-time equivalency (FTE) of 50 percent or more must complete the report, and all faculty and staff who engage in research at UC are required to complete the OAR regardless of their FTE percentage. Disclosure responses are confidential. All questions should be answered honestly and completely, and full disclosure of activities is prudent. Reasonable estimates are appropriate when specific information is not available. Additionally, as part of completing the OAR, all those involved in research activities will be required to complete an updated online Conflict of Interest Training. The link to the online training is in the OAR and can also be found on the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) website.

Use your central login username and password to complete the Outside Activity Report.

Please contact the Conflict of Interest Office at 558-4160 or with questions or concerns. Questions should be directed to

Medical Sciences Building

Save the Dates: Medical Education Fall Webinar Series 

The Office of Medical Education is offering a 5-part Fall Webinar Series beginning in September 2016.

  • Sept. 8, in MSB 2001, Laurel Gorman will present "Use of Preclinical High Fidelity Medical Simulations (HFMS) to Promote the Integration of Basic and Clinical Sciences in Undergraduate Medical Education.” 
  • Sept. 15, in MSB 3352, Sandrijin Vanschaik will present "Self-Directed Learning in Your Curriculum: Getting From Theory to Practice.” 
  • Sept. 22, in MSB 2001, Olle ten Cate will present "Entrustment Decision-Making in EPA-Based Curricula.” 
  • Sept. 29, in Lucas Board Room (MSB E005HA), Gayle Gliva will present "Standardized Patient Educators in Assessment.” 
  • Oct. 6, in Lucas Board Room (MSB E005HA), John Mahan will present "New Tools and Paradigms for Assessing Professionalism in the Health Sciences.”

All sessions will be held on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m.

Please register on Faculty One Stop.


  • Cancer Biology Seminar Aug. 3: Neil Hunter, PhD, University of California, Davis, will present "Regulating Destruction to Recombine the Genome” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 3: Peter Lenz, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, will present "Nobody is Listening After 15 Minutes: Delivering Effective Didactics in the 21st Century” at noon in MSB 5051.

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