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Jordan Bonomo, MD
Jordan Bonomo, MD

Emergency Medicine's Bonomo Named to Neurocritical Care Society Board of Directors

Jordan Bonomo, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, neurology and neurosurgery/neurocritical care and director of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship, has been elected to serve as an at-large director on the Neurocritical Care Society Board of Directors. Board members are chosen on their ability to demonstrate commitment to improving the health care and outcomes of patients with life-threatening neurological illnesses by promoting quality patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and advocacy. His four-year term of office begins in December 2016.

Charles Doarn
Charles Doarn

Doarn Chairs American Telemedicine Assocation Fellows

Charles Doarn, research professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and director of the telemedicine program, has been elected to a two-year term as the chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s College of Fellows. The college is now in its eighth year, with selective acceptance. This year at the annual meeting of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), the fellows decided to become organized and become a source of leadership and knowledge for the ATA and the community.

Research Recognition Program Winners

Researchers Celebrated at Recognition Program

The College of Medicine celebrated its research successes and congratulated key contributors during the Research Recognition Program Sept. 22 in the CARE/Crawley atrium. During the event, faculty members within the college were recognized for their research excellence and contributions in four distinguished categories or as a member of the Gallery of Awardees, which have been announced throughout the year. Those being recognized include:

  • Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology within the UC College of Medicine and a member of both the UC Cancer and Gardner Neuroscience Institutes (nominated by Tahir Latif, MD), who received the Research Rising Star Award.
  • Susan Waltz, PhD, professor in the Department of Cancer Biology and member of both the UC Cancer and Gardner Neuroscience Institutes (nominated by Jun-Lin Guan, PhD); Daniel Woo, MD, professor in the Department  of Neurology and Rehabilitation (nominated by Brett Kissela, MD); and Changchun Xie, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health (nominated by Shuk-mei Ho, PhD), who received the Research Service Award.
  • Arnold Schwartz, PhD, a distinguished professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Diseases, and James Herman, PhD, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, with the Distinguished Research Professor and Lifetime Achievement Award. 
  • Gregory Fermann, MD, professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, who received the Clinical Trialist of the Year award.

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Slice Night Cincinnati
Slice Night Cincinnati

FINAL REMINDER: Slice Night Cincinnati Sept. 28

Slice Night Cincinnati 2016, a pizza tasting 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.

UC's Bearcat mascot was front and center at a pep rally on the medical campus.

REMINDER: Bearcats Medical Campus Pep Rally Sept. 29

Cheer on the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team at a noon pep rally Thursday, Sept. 29, on the steps of  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.

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.


 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. 

Elwood Jensen, PhD
Elwood Jensen, PhD

Registration for Jensen Symposium Extended to Sept. 30

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. 30.

More than 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.

Judith Feinberg, MD
Judith Feinberg, MD

Deadline for Free Appalachian Health Summit Oct. 3

Free online registration and poster abstract submission are open for the 2016 Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) Health Summit which takes place Nov. 17-18 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The summit is hosted by the University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST). The ATRN is a partnership of CTSA Consortium institutions and regional universities committed to addressing the significant health challenges and disparities specific to Appalachia.
The theme for this regional event is "Transforming Health in Appalachia through Cross-Cutting Collaboration,” and the keynote speaker is Judith Feinberg, MD, department of behavioral medicine and psychiatry, West Virginia University, who will discuss "Drug Use and Intervention in Appalachia.”
ATRN member institutions will present best practices in biomedical informatics and community-engaged research. A panel discussion will focus on lifestyle, environment and chronic disease prevention.  Attendees are invited to tour and participate in an Appalachian cooking demonstration in Cincinnati Children’s Schubert Research Clinic and attend CCTST Grand Rounds on team science featuring Judith Albino, PhD, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Educational credits are available to physicians for the keynote presentation and CCTST Grand Rounds.

Discounted lodging is available on the UC campus at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. Call 513-487-3800 and mention the ATRN Summit when making your reservation to obtain this special rate. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 3.
A preliminary agenda is available here. The deadline for poster abstracts is Oct. 3. For more information, go to the ATRN Summit home page, email Stacey Gomes or call 513-803-0917. 

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


  • During Office of Equity and Incusion Informed Discussions Sept. 26: Dy’an Marinos will present on tips and strategies for facilitating difficult conversations around "hot button” issues from noon to 1:30 the Myers Alumni Center. This workshop is designed to enhance speech and behavior and encourage honest dialogue while remaining civil with classmates and colleagues. >>Register
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Sept. 27: Doug Andres, PhD, will present "Regulation of Hippocampal Neurogenesis by the  RIT1 GTPase” at noon in MSB 2351. 
  • Transplant Division Journal Club Sept. 27: Mahwash Kamal, MD, will present " A Risk Index for Living Donor Kidney Transplantation” from 4:00 to 5 p.m. in MSB 5051. 
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Sept. 28: Ryan Collar, MD, will present at 7 a.m. in MSB E351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Sept. 28: Brock Christensen, PhD, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, will present "Breast DNA Methylation on the Continuum from Normal to Cancer” at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Lab Building, Kehoe Auditorium. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series Sept. 28: Ryan Brinkman, PhD, Univesrity of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency, will present co-sponsored research by Research Flow Cytometry Core on "Support Systems for Flow Cytometry Users” at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S9.130.
  • Communicating Your Science Presented by the Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG) Sept. 29: Presenters include Erin Haynes, DrPH, director of the CEG Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC);  Alison Sampson, public information officer, UC Academic Health Center; Grace LeMasters, PhD, director of the CEG Career Development Program. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Kettering Lab Building's Kehoe Auditorium. Complimentary lunch provided. >> Register 
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series Sept. 30: Joo-Seop Park, PhD, will present "Notch Gene Regulatroy Network in the Developing Kidney” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 28: Christine Chhakchhuak, MD, will present "Raynaud Phenomenon” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 29: Shelly Glaunert, Graduate Student, will present "Signaling in a Novel Mouse Model for Angiosarcoma,” and Yijuan Zhang, PhD, will present "The Post-Translational Regulation of MED1 by Ubiquitin/Proteasome Pathway in Human Breast Cancer” at noon  in the Vontz Center for Molecular Genetics Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Physiology Seminar Oct. 4: Teresa Reyes, PhD, will present at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Bioinformatics Clinical Informatics Group Oct. 4: Joshua Courter, PharmD, will present "Using Tableau to Visualize Clinical Data” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, room S5.125. 
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