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Evangelia (Litsa) Kranias, PhD
Evangelia (Litsa) Kranias, PhD

Kranias Appointed Chair of the Cardiac NIH Study Section

Litsa Kranias, PhD, Hanna Professor and Distinguished University Research Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics and co-director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, has been appointed Chair of the Cardiac Contractility, Hypertrophy and Heart Failure (CCHF) study section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The appointment is until July 2017.

The CCHF Study Section reviews applications to the NIH that involve basic, applied and translational aspects of heart function, homeostasis and disease. Applications focus on contractile function and dysfunction, including studies of hereditary and acquired cardiac hypertrophy and failure, at levels ranging from molecular assemblies to the intact organ to translation of novel therapies to human.

College of Medicine

Fall Faculty Development Programming

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development is offering several tracks of programming this year.


  • Professional Development Program: "Understanding the Budgetary Process," presented by Neil Holsing and Jan Hawk on Oct. 4.
  • Teaching/Education Development Program: "Just in Time Teaching," presented by Howard Jackson, PhD, on Oct. 18.


  • Professional Development Program: "Creative New Options for Transition to Retirement," presented by Robert Brackenbury, PhD, on Nov. 1.
  • Teaching/Education Development Program: "Discriminating Assessments," presented by John Quinlan, MD, on Nov 15.

All sessions will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building "E” level, Room 351, and will offer a hot buffet dinner for those that register on Faculty One Stop.

For a complete roster of programs, please see the Faculty Affairs and Development website.

John Breneman, MD

Reminder: 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


  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 10: Charuhas Thakar, MD, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, will present "Proteinuria: Marker and Mediator of Intrinsic Kidney Disease” at noon in MSB 5051.

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