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Kermit Davis, PhD
Kermit Davis, PhD

UC Faculty Receive Awards at International Ergonomics Conference

Kermit Davis, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine, and Susan Kotowski, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, recently received awards at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 2016 International Annual Meeting. Davis and Kotowski jointly received the Best Ergonomics in Design Article Award for "Stand Up and Move: Your Musculoskeletal Health Depends on It.” The article is a literature review of various alternatives to conventional office seating for preventing musculoskeletal disorders, providing succinct summaries of the research, along with concrete "take-home messages.”

The HFES mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.


 Medical student Neeraj Maheshwari assists his mentee, Lonell Williams, with a new laptop from UC Med Mentors.

Med Mentors Looking for Volunteers

UC Med Mentors, a non-profit mentoring program at the College of Medicine, is looking for faculty or staff at UC or Cincinnati Children’s to join the program’s advisory board. The program started in 2001 by Wan Lim, PhD, professor emerita. Med Mentors collaborates closely with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and is supported by funds from the Dater Foundation, the Rue Foundation and the Medical Student Association. The advisory board supports the program by helping to manage funds, find and pay for cultural activities and enhance the mentoring experience. The advisory board meets one Tuesday a month from 7-8 a.m. during the school year. Interested parties should contact Charles Cavallo, MD at or 513-368-5448.

Judith Feinberg, MD, professor emeritus
Judith Feinberg, MD

Appalachian Health Summit Deadlines Extended

The 2016 Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) Health Summit is Nov. 17-18 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, hosted by the University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST).  The ATRN is a partnership of universities and institutions 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.  Keynote speaker is Judith Feinberg, MD, UC professor emerita and professor of behavioral medicine and psychiatry, West Virginia University, who will discuss "Drug Use & 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. CME credit is available for the keynote presentation and CCTST Grand Rounds.

Register online free of charge.  The deadline for poster abstract submission has been extended to Friday, Oct. 14. 

For more information, go to the ATRN Summit home page, email Stacey Gomes or call 513-803-0917. 

Senior Associate Dean Presentation on Faculty Affairs

Save the Date: Faculty Development for January 2017

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development is offering three tracks of programming in 2017.

Professional Development Program:  "Time Management”
Facilitator:  Amy Bunger, PhD
Date:  Jan. 3, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Research Development Program:  "Navigating the IRB Process”
Facilitator:  Michael Linke, PhD
Date:  Jan. 10, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Teaching/Education Development Program:  "Assessing Student Learning”
Facilitator:  Janice Denton, PhD
Date:  Jan. 17, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

All sessions will be held in the Medical Sciences Building, Room E351 and include a hot buffet dinner for those who register on Faculty One Stop.

For a roster of other upcoming programs, please see the Faculty Affairs & Development website.


Physiology Seminar Oct. 11: Jiajie Diao, PhD, will present "Ultra-Sensitive Single-Molecule quantification of DNA Epigenetic Modifications” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  Oct. 12: Susan Thibeault, PhD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will present "Truth and Truthiness of Chronic Laryngitis” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.

Biomedical Informatics Biomolecular Informatics Focus Group Oct. 12: Alexey Porollo, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Coevolution Analysis in Proteins” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 12: Marie De Perio, MD, will present "Investigating Infectious Diseases in the Workplace” at noon in MSB 5051.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Oct. 12: James Herman, PhD, will present "Neurobiology of Stress and Loss" at noon in the Stetson Bldg, Suite 2108.

Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 13: Takako Okamoto, PhD, will present "Autophagy Dependent and Independent Function of Fip200 in Breast Cancer” and Rui Su, PhD, will present "The Anti-Tumor Effect of R-2HG Depends on its Function as an mRNA Epigenetic Modifier” at noon in the Vontz Center for Molecular Genetics, Rieveschl Auditorium.

Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series Oct. 14: Jarek Meller, PhD, will present "Point Mutations as Molecular Switches” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.

UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute Seminar Series Oct. 17:  Craig J. Goergen, PhD, assistant professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, will present "Gated Volumetric Ultrasound Imaging of Cardiac and Vascular Dynamics” at noon in MSB 2351. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m.

Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus Group Oct. 18: Stuart Goldstein, MD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "NINJA and Renal Angina: Using IT/HER-driven Clinical Decision Support for Risk Stratification” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S5.125.

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