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Dani Zander, MD
Dani Zander, MD

Dani Zander, MD, Joins College as Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dani Zander, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, effective Sept. 1 and pending UC Board of Trustees approval. Zander also will hold the MacKenzie Chair of Pathology.

Fred Lucas, MD, who has served as chair of the department since July 1, 2012, will return to faculty as professor of pathology and laboratory medicine.

Zander has abundant experience in leading and managing an academic department and working with faculty, administrators and staff to achieve excellence in clinical work, teaching and research. She comes to Cincinnati from the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine, where she served as chair of pathology for more than nine years.

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David Hom, MD
David Hom, MD

Hom Awarded for Distinguished Service

David Hom, MD, professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, was awarded the 2016 Larry Schoenrock Award from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the educational and examination program in facial plastic surgery, provided outstanding support for that program’s financial security and/or offered critical leadership in building internal and external support. 

Nagla Abdel Karim, MD
Nagla Abdel-Karim, MD, PhD

Abdel-Karim to Present on Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

Nagla Abdel-Karim, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology and a member of the UC Cancer Institute, will present "An Overview of the History of Targeted Therapies for Lung Cancer” to kick off the Precision: Lung Cancer World Research and Development Summit Sept. 13-14 in Boston. The event will bring together scientists and business leaders from pharma, biotech and academia for networking and collaboration.

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Ryan Makinson
Ryan Makinson

Makinson Appointed as Graduate Student Trustee

Ryan Makinson, a PhD candidate in the neuroscience graduate program, was appointed by Governor John Kasich to the UC Board of Trustees to represent graduate students. Ryan’s appointment became effective August 12, 2016, and will end May 13, 2018.


Top Docs 2016
Top Docs 2016

Cincinnati Magazine Top Docs Voting Deadline Today

Today marks the voting deadline for Cincinnati Magazine’s "Top Doctors” edition. Physicians may have already received an email from Cincinnati Magazine with a link to the online survey.
As a reminder:

  • Only MDs and DOs with active licenses may vote.
  • You cannot vote for yourself and may only vote for one doctor per specialty. 
  • You may only vote once and must put your name on your ballot.
  • All responses will be kept confidential.  
>> Vote now

Debbie Rauh of the Breast Cancer Alliance

Pilot Grant Applications for Patient-Centered Cancer Care

The UC Cancer Institute is seeking applicants for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)/Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Pilot Grant Award. The purpose of the PCOR grant is to address the needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians and other health care stakeholders with research aimed at evaluating and comparing the implications and outcomes of two or more health care strategies to address cancer care. One grant in the amount of $25,000 for a period of one year, with the possibility of a one year renewal, will be given to a researcher with this project focus.

Letters of Intent (LOI) are due Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.

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With questions, contact Kara Evans at or 513-558-3845.

Findlay Market

Findlay Market Pop-up at CARE/Crawley Aug. 25

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will set up shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, August 25, in the CARE/Crawley Kaplan Reception Area. Fresh produce, locally made items and ready-to-eat foods will be available for purchase. Most vendors will be set up to accept cash and credit cards. Coordinated by the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. For more information, contact Kelly Lyle,, health affairs program officer.

Kids playing soccer

Discount for Aug. 24 FC Cincinnati Match

As a celebration for UC’s Welcome Week, FC Cincinnati is offering discounted tickets for UC and UC Health employees who attend the Wednesday, Aug. 24 soccer match against the Rochester Rhinos. The game begins at 7 p.m.

>> Visit the website

Select the Aug. 24 match, and use the promo code BEARCATS16 at checkout to receive the discount.

Kresge Auditorium was filled Thursday, Nov. 7, for a speech by Nobel Laureate Phillip Sharp, PhD.
Kresge Auditorium 

Presidential Search Listening Session Sept. 1

A presidential search listening session has been scheduled from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept.1, in Kresge Auditorium. The administration encourages attendance and asks for feedback about the important characteristics and experiences our new president should possess.

Slice Night Cincinnati
Slice Night Cincinnati

SAVE THE DATE: Slice Night Cincinnati Sept. 28

Slice Night Cincinnati 2016, an all-you-can-eat pizza event benefiting the UC Cancer Institute, will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, 705 East Pete Rose Way, in downtown Cincinnati.

Pizza will be provided by 16 local pizzerias: Adriatico’s, Bub’s, Dewey’s, Fratelli’s, Giuseppe’s, Goodfellas, Krimmer’s, LaRosa’s, Mac’s, N.Y.P.D., Pisanello’s, Pizza Tower, Pizzelii, Ramundo’s, Snappy Tomato,and Roc-A-Fella’s. Beer, wine and other drinks will be available for purchase, and live music will be provided by Naked Karate Girls.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Also, $35 VIP tickets are available for purchase and include a parking pass, two drink tickets and access to the Western & Southern tent which features seating, a private bar and tableside pizza delivery. All ticket proceeds benefit the UC Cancer Institute.

Purchase tickets here, or call Erin Hart at 513-558-6342.


  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 24: Resident poster presentations and clinical vignettes will begin at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Aug 24: Professor Emeritus Ralph Buncher will present at "The Department of Environmental Health—Yesterday and Today” at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation Seminar Series Aug. 24: Aaron Ciechanover, MD, Technion-Israel Insitute of Technology, will present "The Ubiquitin Proteasome System and Intracellular Proteolysis: From Basic Mechanisms Thru Human Disease and On To Drug Targeting” at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children's Location R, Research Auditorium, R.3381. The lecture will also be available via live stream or as a recording.
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