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Date: Monday, August 29, 2016

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Michael Dourson
Michael Dourson, PhD

Dourson Elected President of Toxicology Education Foundation, Recognized by WHO

Michael Dourson, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health, has been elected as president of the Toxicology Education Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to enhance public understanding of toxicology through access to objective, science-based information on the safety of chemicals and other agents encountered in daily life.

Additionally, Dourson has been reappointed as a member of the Joint Meeting of the Pesticide Residue committee of the World Health Organization and Food and Agricultural Organization. He will attend a meeting of this committee in Rome, Italy from Sept. 12-23, 2016.

Zelia Correa, MD, PhD
Zelia Correa, MD, PhD

Correa Named Ocular Oncology Director in Cancer Institute

Assistant Professor Zelia Correa, MD, PhD, has been named the director of the Ocular Oncology Center for the UC Cancer Institute. Correa has received many awards for her achievements as a faculty member and ophthalmologist, including the achievement award (2010) and the international ophthalmologist education award (2009) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Additionally, she has been given two Secretariat Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been the youngest guest of honor at their national meeting in 2009. She has received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in 2011.

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

Time Change: Presidential Search Listening Session

The time for the presidential search listening session in Kresge Auditorium has been changed from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. The administration encourages attendance and asks for feedback about the important characteristics and experiences our new president should possess.

You are also invited to visit the presidential web page established for the search and participate in a feedback survey.

Debbie Rauh of the Breast Cancer Alliance

Early Bird Registration for the 2016 Jensen Symposium

Early bird registration is being offered for the Department of Cancer Biology sponsored "Jensen Symposium on Breast Cancer,” being held Nov. 3-4, 2016 in MSB's Kresge Auditorium. The registration deal ends Sept. 15.

Fifteen leaders in the field, including five members of the National Academy of Sciences, will be speaking. Register now to take advantage of the early bird rates.

University of Cincinnati graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are eligible to receive a discount for their registration cost. Contact Cara Kramer, or 513-558-5323 for the promotional code to be used at checkout.

Translational Research Day

Register for Appalachian Health Summit Nov. 17-18 

Online registration (free) and abstract submissions are now open for the 2016 Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) Health Summit, November 17-18 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and hosted by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST).
The theme for this regional event is "Transforming Health in Appalachia through Cross-Cutting Collaboration."  Keynote speaker is Judith Feinberg, MD, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University, who will discuss "Drug Use and Intervention in Appalachia."
Best practices in biomedical informatics and community-engaged research will also be featured, as well as a panel discussion focused on lifestyle, environment and chronic disease prevention. Additionally, attendees are invited to tour and participate in an Appalachian cooking demonstration in Cincinnati Children’s Schubert Research Clinic and attend CCTST Grand Rounds at noon Nov. 18 on team science featuring Judith Albino, PhD, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. 
More information and a preliminary agenda are available on the ATRN Summit home page



  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Aug.31: Michael Dourson, PhD, will present "Mode of Action (MOA) in Risk Assessment: Resolving Conflicting Toxicology and Epidemiology Data" at 10 a.m. in Kehoe Auditorium in the Kettering Lab Buidling. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 31: Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD, Division of Digestive Diseases, will present "Hepatitis B: The Undiscovered Country" at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds Sept. 1: Resident lectures in Hoxworth, Room G344, begin with Sara Fores, MD, who will present "Ocular Manifestations of Inflammatory Bullous Diseases” at 9 a.m., and Rebecca Jacobson, MD, will present "Treatment of Oral Lichen Planus” at 10 a.m. Journal Club will review articles at 11 a.m.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series Sept. 1: Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, will present "Dynamic Roles of GTP-Metabolism in Brain Tumors and Its Potential Relevance in Gliosis and Circadian Rhythm” at 4 p.m. in MSB Room 2351. For information, please contact Ana Madani at 558-1803. The online schedule of the Neuroscience Seminar Program, including links to the personal websites of each speaker, can be found here.
NOTE: The university will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Look for the next issue of Dean's List on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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