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Vijay Sanghvi, MD
Vijay Sanghvi, MD

David Eisenberg, MD,
David Eisenberg, MD

Sanghvi Mind-Body Interface Lectureship and Integrative Medicine Events Sept. 23-24

Through a gift from UC cardiologist Vijay Sanghvi, MD, (1935-2015), an adjunct professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, and his daughters, UC created an annual endowed lectureship titled "The Dr. Khushman V. Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship on the Mind-Body Interface in Health and Healing,” with the goal of exposing health care professionals and interested community members to the importance and benefit of complementary medicine.

This year’s host speaker David Eisenberg, MD, associate professor at the Harvard University School of Public Health, will present "Nutrition and Mindfulness in an Era of Obesity and Diabetes," at noon Friday, Sept. 23, in Kresge Auditorium. CME credit is available. For more information, contact Lisa Doogan.

Eisenberg will also speak at events celebrating the installation of a "teaching kitchen” at Cincinnati’s largest local organic farm, Turner Farm Inc. Indian Hill. The kitchen will be used for educational programs on healthy living, including culinary and nutritional literacy, mindful eating, movement, self-care and personal responsibility for health in close collaboration with the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.

Center faculty members will use the kitchen to teach medical students, nurses, physicians and other health care professionals and students about integrative health practices and principles, with a focus on food as medicine for patients and themselves.

The new kitchen will be unveiled with two dinners Friday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24, with tickets still available.
>>More about Eisenberg and the events

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott


Free Cancer and Memory Patient Symposium Sept. 24

Join experts for a free, interactive seminar, titled "Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment on Memory and Thinking,” exploring the connection between cancer therapy, memory and thinking from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman St.

Sessions will explore topics such as:

  • Sleep and cognitive function
  • Cognitive effects of brain radiotherapy and proton therapy
  • Late cognitive effects of pediatric and adult chemotherapy
  • Mood, depression and mental functioning
  • Mindfulness, diet and nutrition
Continental breakfast will be provided. 

Register at


Bearcats Medical Campus Pep Rally Sept. 29

Cheer on the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team at a pep rally at noon Thursday, Sept. 29, on the steps to the  CARE/Crawley Building main entrance. Academic Health Center faculty, staff and students and UC Health employees will welcome Head Coach Tommy Tuberville, UC cheerleaders, band and dance members and the Bearcat mascot.

Tickets to the Bearcats’ Oct. 1 game against the University of South Florida Bulls will be available for purchase at the event. With the purchase of each $20 ticket, Academic Health Center faculty, staff and students and UC Health employees will receive a Bearcats T-shirt and go on the field to form the tunnel before kickoff. Tickets also can be ordered online or by calling 513-556-0549 and using the promo code UCHEALTH.

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will be in the CARE/Crawley Kaplan Reception Area during the pep rally.

 Medical Students Pie-A-Prof

Pie-a-Leader and Raise Money for United Way Sept. 29

UC Physicians and the College of Medicine are raising money for United Way of Greater Cincinnati by hosting a Pie-a-Leader competition. The pie toss ceremony is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the CARE/Crawley atrium.
The cost is $1 per vote, and participants can vote as many times as he or she wants. For every $50 raised, Tal Richards, executive director of business administration (EDBA) for the Department of Surgery; Ian Smith, EDBA for the Departments of Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology and Radiology; Chris Lindsell, PhD, associate dean for clinical research; or Lori Mackey, senior associate dean at the UC College of Medicine and chief operating officer for UC Physicians, will get a pie in the face.
If $500 is raised, all four leaders will get a pie in the face.
Also, a $5 donation will enter donors into a raffle which could win he or she the opportunity to "pie-a-leader” at the event.
Cast your vote in MSB, Suite 1500 with Diane or Amy or the College of Medicine Dean’s Office with Erin.

Senator Rob Portman tours neurology lab

Senator Portman Visits Neuroscience Lab

On Friday Sept. 9, Ohio Senator Rob Portman visited the College of Medicine for a laboratory tour and research discussion. Sen. Portman observed Parkinson’s research work in the lab, led by Kim Seroogy, PhD, a professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine and director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program, along with Ryan Makinson, PhD candidate and UC Board of Trustees Graduate Student Representative. The visit was in advance of the Sept. 11 annual Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s Disease fundraiser, of which Portman was an honorary chair. Funds from the Sunflower event benefit the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.

John Tew, MD

HUC Neurobiology Research Grant Program Open

The 2016-2017 UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute’s Neurobiology Research Center Pilot Research Project program is accepting new proposals. This program is designed to support pilot and feasibility projects that identify clear paths toward extramural applications and funding of neuroscience-related research. The program will consider basic, translational and clinical projects and encourages submission of collaborative projects. Although a clear neuroscience focus is required, this competition is open to all UC faculty as well as residents, clinical fellows and post-doctoral fellows. You do not need to be a member of the neuroscience training program or the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute to apply. 

Please note that letters of intent are required by Sept. 30, 2016.  Full proposals will be due Nov. 15, 2016. Questions regarding guidelines can directed to James Herman,, or Jennifer Bedel,

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

Hope! Fight! Breathe! Lung Cancer Symposium Oct. 1

During "Hope! Fight! Breathe! Lung Cancer Symposium,” a free educational event being held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman Street, UC Cancer Institute lung cancer experts will:

  • Review the latest developments in risk factors, screening, prevention and treatment
  • Discuss personalized treatment approaches and the importance of nutrition and integrative medicine
  • Answer questions

Lunch will be provided.

Register at

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

SAVE THE DATE: Health Sciences Workshops Nov. 8-10

The University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library is partnering with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to bring a series of workshops to educate researchers on a number of database housed within the NCBI domain. All are welcome to attend.

The workshops will be held Nov. 8-10 2016 in the Medical Sciences Building's Kresge Auditorium. Each workshop will be 3 hours long and will be facilitated by NCBI experts and trainers.

Workshop topics include:

  • Practical Guide to NCBI Blast 
  • Accessing Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products 
  • Accessing NCBI Human Variation and Medical Genetics Resources  
  • Exploring Gene Expression Information at the NCBI 
  • Principles of PubChem. 
Each workshop is free and open to the public, so please free to share this information with your friends and colleagues.

>>More information about the workshops, registration, and the trainers

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

REMINDER: KL2 Career Development Award Letters Due

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.

James Herman, PhD
James Herman, PhD

SAVE THE DATE: Faculty Development Program Dec. 13

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

Research Development Program: "Hiring and Managing Basic Science Research Personnel”
Facilitator: James Herman, PhD
Date: 5-6:30 p.m., Dec. 13

All sessions will be held in the Medical Sciences Building, Room E-351, and will offer a hot buffet dinner those that register on Faculty One Stop.

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


  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus Group Sept. 20: Keith Marsolo, PhD, will present "FHIR, SMART and Emerging Data Exchanged Standards: Help or Hype?” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S5.125. 
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Sept. 20: :Carolyn Price, PhD, will present "Rescuing Replication: The Role of CST at Telomeres and Beyond” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Physiology Seminar Sept. 20: Tongli Zhang, PhD, will present "A Modular Modeling Approach for Understanding Cellular Fate Decision Making” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Biomedical Informatics User Series Sept. 21: Brett Harnett, Center for Health Informatics, will present "Biomedical Informatics Services and Tools for the UC College of Medicine” at 10 a.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminiar Series Sept. 21: Charles Hall, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present "Obstructive Airway Disease, Rhinosinusitis and GERD in New York City Firefighters Exposed to the World Trade Center Rescue/Recovery Effort” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Lab Building, Kehoe Auditorium.    
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Sept. 21: Lisa West-Smith, PhD, will present "Psychosocial Assessment for Patients Seeking Surgical Treatment for Chronic Morbid Obesity” at noon in the Stetson Building, Suite 2108. 
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 22: Cherie Hsu will present "Maintaining Telomere and Genome Integrity: Unique Rose of CST,” and Mingang Hao, PhD, will present "The Role of HIC1 Impairment in Prostate Cancer (PCa) Metastasis” at noon in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • 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.
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series Sept. 23: Mark Eckman, MD, will present "Update from the Cincinnati Atrial Fibrillation Initiative (CAFI)" at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Chilren’s Location S, Room S7.125.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Work in Progress Sept. 29: Shelly Glaunert, PhD candidate, will present "Signaling in a Novel Mouse Model for Angiosarcoma,” and Yijuan Zhang, PhD, post-doctoral student, will present "The Post-Translational Regulation of MED1 by Ubiquitin/Proteasome Pathway in Human Breast Cancer” from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies Rieveschl Auditorium.
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