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Heloisa Sabin, wife of the late Albert Sabin, MD, in April 2010 at the College of Medicine's 50th anniversary celebration of Sabin Sunday.
Heloisa Sabin

Heloisa Sabin, Wife of Dr. Albert Sabin, Developer of Oral Polio Vaccine, Dies at 98

Heloisa Sabin, the wife of former College of Medicine faculty member Albert Sabin, MD, passed away on Oct. 12 at the age of 98. Following Dr. Sabin’s death on March 3, 1993, Mrs. Sabin donated her husband’s papers to the university’s Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions to create the Albert B. Sabin Archives. 

Dr. Sabin spent the majority of his career at the College of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. His development of the oral poliovirus vaccine virtually eliminated polio around the world. Mrs. Sabin returned several times to Cincinnati to contribute additional documents and photographs associated with her husband. She also participated in several events recognizing Dr. Sabin’s contributions to the university and to medicine, including a 50th anniversary celebration of "Sabin Sunday,” April 24, 1960, the first day of a campaign to vaccinate children in Cincinnati and Hamilton County using Sabin’s live-virus polio vaccine.

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Michael Yang, MD
Michael Yang, MD

Yang Receives Ophthalmology Achievement Award

Michael Yang, MD, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and director of pediatric ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award at the academy’s annual meeting in Chicago last week. This award recognizes Yang's commitment to advancing the profession and positively impacting patients' eye health.

Yang has been a faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology for 15 years. He is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus since 2007 and is an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and for BMC Pediatrics. Since 2010, Yang has served as a member of the Ophthalmology Technology Assessment Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Section: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Begoña Campos-Naciff, PhD, is currently a research associate and laboratory manager for the Dialysis Vascular Access Research Group within the division of nephrology at UC

$50,000 Funding Opportunity: Digestive Disease Research

The Digestive Health Center (DHC) is now accepting applications for pilot projects to conduct basic, translational, patient-based or outcomes research broadly relating to pediatric digestive disease. Applications will be considered in all areas of digestive disease research with particular emphasis on the following DHC research themes: 1) Liver Disease Modeling; 2) Digestive Disease and Immunity; 3) Digestive Disease and Obesity; and 4) Translational Embryology.

The applicant does not have to be a member of the DHC. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Monday Dec. 5, 2016. The DHC, based at Cincinnati Children’s, is one of only 17 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers in the nation supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. For application forms and directions visit the DHC webpage.

UC Med Mentors
UC Med Mentors

Med Mentors Receives Dater Foundation Support

UC Med Mentors, a non-profit mentoring program at the College of Medicine, has received an $11,000 grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation to support mentoring initiatives. More than 140 medical students participate in Med Mentors and assist more than 130 youth at area schools. The mentoring effort at UC targets students in grades three through six though some students stay with Med Mentors for longer periods. Med Mentors has focused on preparing students for academic success, but mentors also have also worked hard to expose students to cultural activities through visits to the museum, zoo and arts functions. The mentoring effort was founded in 2001 by Wan Lim, PhD, associate professor emerita, and has also received support from the Rue Foundation and the Medical Student Association.

Heart Image.

Cardiology in Primary Care Symposium Set for Nov. 5

The Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease will sponsor the fifth annual Cardiovascular Disease for Primary Care and Specialist symposium on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester. The symposium will focus on the growing needs of the general practitioner, cardiovascular disease specialist, nurse practitioners, physician assistant and other care team members. Registration is $25 for health professionals, but free for residents and fellows. Continuing education credits are available.

>> Register and view the conference agenda 

Findlay Market
Findlay Market

Findlay Market Pop-up at CARE/Crawley Oct. 27

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will set up shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 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.

Trial Studies Effect of Supplement in Pregnancy

SAVE THE DATE: Perinatal Summit Nov. 17

The second Perinatal Summit, "Managing Maternal Substance Use and Treatment,” takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Medical Sciences Building's Kresge Auditorium. Join experts in the field as they discuss research and evidence-based treatments for managing substance use during pregnancy. Topics include:

  • Maternal addiction.
  • Medication and disease management.
  • Effects on cardiac function.
  • Resources in the community.

The fee is $70, which includes lunch and parking. Continuing education credits are available.

>> Register online

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Kettering Laboratory
Kettering Laboratory

Kettering Parking Lot Work Being Completed Oct. 22

As part of the Medical Campus Master Plan project, the Shields Street parking lot north of Kettering will be closed for drainage repair work on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. The work will begin at 7 a.m. and be completed by 6 p.m.

Anyone needing to park in this lot will be directed by the project contractor to the parking area behind the Kowalewski Building adjacent to Kettering. This will only impact people in the Kowalewski and Kettering buildings on the day of the repair work.

Please contact Gary Wilkin, senior staff engineer in Planning + Design + Construction, at 513-910-6672 or if you have any questions.


  • Department of Surgery Heekin Family Lectureship Oct. 25-26: Paul Greig, MD, University of Toronto, will present "(R)Evolution of Liver Transplantation” at 4 p.m. during Transplant Grand Rounds, Tuesday, Oct. 25 in MSB 5051. Greig will also present "Living Donor Liver Transplantation—Toronto Experience and Beyond” during Surgical Grand Rounds at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in UC Medical Center's Surgical Amphitheater. 
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Oct. 25: Tom Thompson, PhD, will present "Structural and Functional Diversity of TGFâ Signaling” at noon in MSB Room 2351.
  • Physiology Seminar Oct. 25: PhD student Christina Wei will present "The Role of GSK3beta-CUGBP1 Pathway in the Correction of DM1 Muscle Pathology” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Oct. 26: Ryan Collar, MD, will present at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesay Seminar Series Oct. 26: Lenisa Chang, PhD, will present "Health Economics and Recent Trends in the Health Care Sector” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Lab Building, Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 26: Vincent Martin, MD, will present "Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Work in Progress Oct. 27: Xuyang Feng, PhD, will present "One Complex, Many Functions: Understanding the Role of CST in Replication Rescue Versus Telomere Maintenance,” and Nick Brown will present "Ron Receptor Signaling as a Driver of Therapeutic Resistance in Prostate Cancer” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Neuroscience Seminar October 27: Neil Ford, neuroscience graduate program student, will present "Na+ leak Regulation of Intrinsic Excitability and Its Role in Substance P Signaling in Spinal Projection Neurons,” and Zuhair Abdulla, neuroscience graduate program student, will present "Evaluating a Lack of Creatinine in the Dopaminergic Neurotransmitter System” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series Oct 28: Bruce Aronow, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Dissecting and Assembling New Views of Organ Development and Disease Using Data From Genome, Phenome and Perturbome” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S7.125.
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