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Alvin Crawford, MD
Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford Speaks at Fellows Reunion in Prague, Leads Clinic at UC Health 

On Sept. 20, Alvin Crawford, MD, emeritus professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics, was guest speaker at the Hibbs Society International Scoliosis Traveling Fellows reunion held at the Scoliosis Research Society Meeting in Prague. He spoke on "Cervical Spine Problems in Neurofibromatosis, a 40 year experience.” Crawford is considered the leading authority on spine complications of Neurofibromatosis in children.

Crawford is also the director of a recently-created clinic within UC Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine where he sees adult patients who were treated for childhood orthopaedic conditions. 

Pooja Khatri, MD
Pooja Khatri, MD

Khatri Elected to World Stroke Organization Board

Pooja Khatri, MD, professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine and a member of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, has been elected to the board of the World Stroke Organization (WSO). Khatri will serve a four-year term and will travel to India in October for WSO’s annual meeting. WSO is the world’s leading stroke organization with over 2000 members across 85 different countries, whose mission is to reduce the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment, and long term care.

 Medical Students Pie-A-Prof

Pie-A-Leader Results

UC Physicians and the College of Medicine raised $3,308 for United Way of Greater Cincinnati by hosting a Pie-a-Leader competition Sept. 29 in the CARE/Crawley atrium. Both Chris Lindsell, PhD, associate dean for clinical research, and Lori Mackey, senior associate dean at the UC College of Medicine and chief operating officer for UC Physicians, raised the most money, tying at $1,048 each, and received the most pies-to-face.

• Tal Richards, executive director of business administration (EDBA) for the Department of Surgery, raised $357.
• Ian Smith, EDBA for the Departments of Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology and Radiology, raised $855.

Each vote was $1, and participants could vote as many times as they liked. For every $50 raised, one of four leaders received a pie in the face.

>> Twitter: Watch Lindsell ‘Pie’ Mackey

HLVI Webpage

New UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute Web Page 

The UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute has launched a new website at, with the goal of representing the research and education initiatives of the institute.

With the creation of the new website, director Richard Becker, MD, hopes to increase interdisciplinary collaboration across the Academic Health Center, the university, the region and beyond and to serve as a recruitment tool to attract new faculty and trainees.

The new UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute research and education website links to the existing clinical website on the UC Health side at

Siddartha Khosla, MD
Siddartha Khosla, MD
Sid Khosla, MD
Ephraim Gutmark, PhD
Liran Oren, PhD
Jun Ying, PhD
Jun Ying, PhD

Team Science Award

The Team Science Award recognizes a team of College of Medicine faculty members who have successfully created and sustained a multidisciplinary research team that significantly contributes to the mission of the College. We are happy to announce the following recipient of the Team Science Award:

Laryngeal Biomechanics Lab, nominated by David Steward, MD, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Members of this team include: 
Sid Khosla, MD (CoM, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery )
Ephraim Gutmark, PhD, DSc (CoE, Department of Aerospace Engineering)
Liran Oren, PhD (CoM, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery )
Jun Ying, PhD (CoM, Department of Environmental Health)

Thematic Focus of the Team
The focus and uniqueness of this research group is the use of advance modeling and simulations techniques (developed for aerospace engineering) to study mechanisms in airway and voice disorders.


Ana Luisa Kadekaro, PhD, and Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD
Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD
Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, PhD
Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, PhD

College of Medicine Bridge Funding Awardees

The Bridge Funding Program (BFP) was established by the college to provide short term bridge or gap  funding for established and productive researchers who have had previous NIH funding, who have remained active in research and in submitting grant applications, but who are now between funding cycles. The program is one of the college’s most successful for sustaining the research mission.

Bridge Awards for the current cycle are:
Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD
Project Title: "Modulation of the DNA Damage Response of Melanocytes to UV by MC1R and ENDBR Signaling”

Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, PhD
Project Title: "Food Reward and Stress”

Jagit Yadav, PhD
Project Title: "Immune Markers and Sensor for MWF-associated Hypersensitivity Pneumonititis”

For more information on additional opportunities from the College of Medicine Office of Research please check the website. 

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

Reminder: KL2 Award Letters of Intent Due Oct. 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.  

UC Cancer Center/Barrett Center Golf Classic

Reminder: Golf Outing Oct. 12 Benefits UC Cancer Institute

The Ed Heenan Memorial Golf Outing, benefiting the UC Cancer Institute, will take place Monday, Oct. 12, at Oasis Golf Club, 902 Loveland-Miamisville Road, Loveland.

The event begins at 11 a.m. with lunch in the clubhouse; a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start will follow with an awards ceremony immediately following the outing.

The cost is $130 per player or $520 for a foursome; the cost to sponsor a hole is $250.

Please RSVP online by Oct. 7 or call Diana Fogel at 513-556-6716 or email Mike Heenan at

Procter Hall
Procter Hall


UC ERC Research Project Symposium Oct. 13-14

The 17th annual Pilot Research Project Symposium presented by the UC Education and Research Center (ERC) is a showcase of the Pilot Research Training Program, which serves to increase the capacity of research trainees and young investigators in occupational health and safety fields. The PRP Symposium will highlight research in occupational and environmental health and related disciplines, and will be held:

Thursday Oct. 13, 1 to 5 p.m.
Friday Oct. 14, 8am to noon
Procter Hall

The symposium kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. with keynote speaker Anita Schill, PhD, senior science advisor to the director and co-manager of the Total Worker Health® Program from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will present "Advancing Well-Being Through Total Worker Health.”

The symposium is free and open to the public. Register by Oct. 4 at (select both dates). Continuing education credit may be available. For additional information, contact Halle Gallo-Malta at or 513- 558-5710.

Next Lives Here
Next Lives Here

Register for Next Lives Here Innovation Summit Oct. 20

The Next Lives Here Innovation Summit, bringing bright minds from UC and the community together for a day of panels, presentations and conversations, will be held from 1:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 on the fourth floor of Tangeman University Center. 

The summit will kick-off at noon with eight local food trucks at McMicken Circle, which will remain throughout the event.

Highlighted speakers for the day include Morgan Radford, national correspondent for the Today Show, Rodney Williams, CEO and co-founder of LISNR, and Hector Medina, vice president of IT and strategic planning and analytics for Macy’s, along with UC leadership like President Beverly Davenport, Director of Athletics Mike Bohn, and Assistant Dean of Innovations and Community Partnerships Kathie Maynard.

To see the agenda, RSVP or submit your own idea, visit


Basics of Cancer Survivorship Workshop Nov. 18

The Midwest Consortium for Cancer Survivorship's "Basics of Cancer Survivorship: A Workshop for Health Care Professionals" will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the Medical Sciences Building, Room 4051; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The workshop will focus on the current status of cancer survivorship in the U.S., models of survivorship delivery, components of cancer survivorship care plans and major treatment-related effects including relevant assessment, prevention and management strategies, guidelines or best practice. Participants will learn about survivorship resources available for the health care professional and cancer survivor.

The cost is $25.

With questions, contact Beverly Reigle, PhD, at or 513-558-4472.



  • Physiology Seminar Oct. 4: Teresa Reyes, PhD, will present at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus Group Oct. 4: Joshua Courter, PharmD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Using Tableau to Visualize Clinical Data” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S5.125. 
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Oct. 4: Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, will present "The Heart of the Matter” at noon in MSB 2351. 
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Oct. 5: Brian Hendricks, MD, will present his chief presentation "Patient Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction” at 7 a.m. in MSB E351.

    Biomedical Informatics User Series Oct. 5: Matt Weirauch, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Cool Tools: CisBP and CisBP-RNA Web Servers for Decoding Gene Regulatory Mechanism” at 10 a.m.  in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.203.
  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar Series Oct. 5: James Lockey, MD, will present "Making the Invisible Visible on a Personal Basis: Health Impact From Air Pollution Particulates” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Lab Building, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Department of Psychiatry Translational Research Seminar Oct. 5: Jeffrey Strawn, MD; Renu Sah, PhD; and LaTrice Montgomery, PhD will present at 1 p.m. at 260 Stetson St., in the Stanley Kaplan Conference Room (3237).
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 6: David Largaespada, PhD, University of Minnesota, will present "Using Model Systems and Functional Genomics to Develop New Treatments for NF1 Syndrome Associated Tumors” at noon in the Vontz Center for Molecular Genetics Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Oct. 6: Ning Quan, PhD, Ohio State University, will present "More Than Inflamation: Dissecting the Role of IL-1 Signaling in the Neuroimmune Suprasystem” at 4 p.m. in MSB Room 2351.

    Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series Oct. 7: Sarah Beal, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Partnering With Informatics to Improve Foster Care” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S.10.130.
  • Biomedical Informatics Focus Group Oct. 12: Alexey Porollo, PhD, will present "Coevolution Analysis in Proteins” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Office of Equity and Inclusion Informed Discussions Nov. 9: Derald Wing Sue, PhD, will present from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Zimmer Auditorium. Sue is described as a pioneer in the fields of multicultural psychology, multicultural education, multicultural counseling and therapy and the psychology of racism/antiracism. > Register here.
  • UC Health Symposium Nov. 17: Mother’s Addiction Journey in Health Care. The symposium is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in MSB’s Kresge Auditorium. Cost is $50. Lunch and CE credits are included. For more information, contact



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