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Date: Monday, September 12, 2016

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Amit Govil, MD
Amit Govil, MD

Amit Govil, MD, Named Section Chief in the Internal Medicine's Division of Nephrology

Amit Govil, MD, professor in the Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program, has being named section chief of transplantation and medical director of the Kidney Transplant Program at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The section of transplantation within the Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program provides comprehensive care for kidney and pancreas transplantation jointly with corresponding surgical disciplines. The section also provides kidney disease support to other solid organ transplant areas including liver and heart transplantation. It has strong outreach programs within a 100-mile radius providing pre and post-transplant care and is an important resource to patients and providers.

Dani Zander, MD, Julie Qualtieri, MD and  Lydia Howell, MD
Julie Qualtieri, MD

Qualtieri Graduates From Pathology Leadership Academy

Julie Qualtieri, MD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, graduated from the inaugural Pathology Leadership Academy offered in July 2016 by the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC). Qualtieri was selected to participate in this event with approximately 60 other academic pathologists in the United States. The Pathology Leadership Academy was directed by Dani Zander, MD, chair of the University of Cincinnati Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Lydia Howell, MD, chair of the Pathology Department at University of California-Davis. To be selected for the academy, an applicant must hold a faculty appointment in an APC-member pathology department, have a minimum of three years experience in an academic pathology department or comparable practice or management experience in a health care field, have demonstrated professional leadership potential by virtue of their accomplishments and have a letter of support from their department chair.

CARE/Crawley Atrium

College of Medicine Honors Research Grantees

The College of Medicine will recognize the research accomplishments of its faculty members from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2016, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. The College of Medicine will specifically be distinguishing faculty members who received $100,000 or more in industry-funded clinical trials revenue in fiscal year 2016 with a pin.
Those who received $100,000-$500,000 in revenue will be awarded a bronze pin; those whose revenues are between $500,000 and $2 million will receive a silver pin; and those greater than $2 million will receive a gold pin. Additionally, researchers will be featured in the 2016 Research Annual Report and in the Clinical Trial List Gallery exhibit that will be displayed across from the dean’s suite in October.

All-Campus Blood Drive Held in Tangeman Sept. 12-16

Hoxworth Blood Center and the University of Cincinnati are hosting an All-Campus Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12-16, in the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center, giving students, faculty and staff the opportunity to save lives in our community by donating blood. Every donor will receive a limited edition UC T-shirt featuring Mick and Mac.

Visit or call 513-451-0910 to schedule your appointment to donate. 

UC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is a major research resource at the UC Academic Health Center.

KL2 Award Letters of Intent Due October 7

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is now accepting letters of intent (LOI) for the next round of the KL2 Research Scholars Mentored Career Development Awards. The KL2 program provides 75 percent salary support (up to $100,000/year) plus $25,000 in research-related expenses for up to 2 consecutive years to highly qualified, full-time junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical and translational research. 

During the award period, scholars are expected to pursue their own independent research funding (generally a National Institutes of Health K23 or R01 grant). LOIs are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7. Invited applications are due Dec. 14. The funding start date is April 1, 2017.

Complete details are available on the CCTST KL2 program page, including the request for applications, required forms, mentorship information and helpful tips.

Please email Sarah Elam or call 513-803-1044 if you have questions.   

Findlay Market
Findlay Market

Findlay Market Pop-up at CARE/Crawley Sept. 29

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will set up shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 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.


Elwood Jensen, PhD
Elwood Jensen, PhD

REMINDER: Early Registration for 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 the Medical Sciences Building’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 at or 513-558-5323 for the promotional code to be used at checkout.

Slice Night Cincinnati
Slice Night Cincinnati

REMINDER: 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.


  • Center for Transplant Immunology Research Forum Sept. 13: Elain Reed, PhD,  University of California, Los Angeles, will present "HLA and Non-HLA Antibodies: Assessment, Standardizaiton and Clinical Relevance in Solid Organ Transplantation” at 10 a.m. in  Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Room D.2.23,24.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Sept. 13: Moshe Oren, MD, The Weizmann Institute, will present "Tumor Suppressor Crosstalk: p53, Hippo and Friends” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Physiology Seminar Sept. 13: Xiaonan Han, PhD, will present "Activation of Stem Cell Regeneration to Repair Imparied Intestinal Barriers” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Transplant Division Grand Rounds Sept. 13: Elaine Reed, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, will present "The Perfect Storm: HLA Antibodies, Complement, FcyRs and Endothelium in Transplant” from 4 to 5 p.m. in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) Grand Rounds Sept. 14:  Adam Goodale, MD, will give a chief resident presentation titled "Medical Malpractice: What the Budding Otolaryngologist Should Know” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351. 
  • Center for Environmental Genetics Wednesday Seminar September 14: Ting Wang, PhD,  Washington University-St. Louis, will present "Transposable Elements and Epigenome Evolution” at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Complex’Kehoe Auditorium. Lunch and a Q and A session will follow. Lunch RSVP at
  • Biomedical Informatics Services Series Sept. 14: Meet the Team: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics Services at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.204.
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Sept. 14: Tracy McDonough, PhD, Mount St. Joseph University, will present "Our Turn to Speak at Last: Stories of Living With  Schizophrenia” at noon in the Stetson Building, Suite 2108.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 14: Eric Warm, MD, Richard W. & Sue P. Vilter Professor of Medicine, will present "State of the Residency Address” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Biomedical Informatics Speaker Series Sept. 16: Mario Pujato, PhD, research fellow at the Cincinnati Children's Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology, will present "Monallelic Binding of Transcriptional Compleses: An Emerging View From ChIP-seq Data” at 11 a.m. Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130. 
  • Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute Seminar Series Sept. 19: Christopher Lindsell, PhD, associate dean for clinical research in the College of Medicine, will present "Designing and Interpreting Biomarker Research: A Biomarker Is a Biomarker Is a Biomarker” at noon in MSB 2351. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m.
  • Department of Internal Medicine Research Conference Sept. 22: William Ridgway, MD, will present "Novel Immunotherapies for Autoimmunity” at noon in MSB 6254. Lunch will be provided.
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