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Beverly Davenport Sypher, PhD
Beverly Davenport, PhD

Farewell Reception for Beverly J. Davenport, Interim UC President to Be Held Jan. 11

The UC Board of Trustees will hold a farewell reception for Beverly Davenport, PhD, interim UC President, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Nippert Stadium North Lounge, third floor. Parking is available in the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Garage.

>> Please RSVP by Jan. 5 online

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Celebration Jan. 13

UC Health and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in the Medical Sciences Building’s Kresge Auditorium. The program will feature a keynote presentation by the Honorable Fanon Rucker, Hamilton County municipal court judge, along with live music from the UC African American Cultural and Resource Center Choir and Rockdale Academy Choir. Dolores Lindsay, founder, president and CEO of the Healthcare Connection, will receive a humanitarian award, while the Baptist Ministers Conference of Cincinnati will receive special recognition. Pastor Ennis Tait of the Church of the Living God and Kyla Woods, journalist with WLWT Channel 5, are also part of the celebration.

2006 IvaDean Benefit Concert

IvaDean Scholarship Concert Jan. 14

The 13th annual IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Concert will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in Kresge Auditorium. This night of entertainment will showcase UC College of Medicine students and alumni, including gospel recording artist Mark Williams, MD, who is a 2002 UC College of Medicine graduate. There will be a silent auction, cash bar and hors d'oeuvres before the show beginning at 5:30 p.m. The silent auction will feature items from local restaurants, sports teams and breweries. Tickets for the evening are $15 at the door and are $5 for students. All proceeds will support need-based scholarships for medical students through the IvaDean Scholarship Fund.

For more information or if you would like to donate, please contact IvaDean Lair at 513-558-5577 or

Pancreatic cancer cells, shown under a microscrope.

‘Updates in Pancreatic Cancer’ Event Feb. 18

The UC Cancer Institute’s Pancreatic Disease Center is offering a free continuing education event for health professionals titled "Updates in Pancreatic Cancer” from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Cooper Creek Event and Conference Center, 4040 Cooper Road, in Blue Ash.

Participants in this event will:

  • Review modern classification for resectable, borderline resectable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer.
  • Discuss evidence and guideline basis for current management of localized and metastatic pancreatic cancer.
  • Review active/upcoming clinical trials assessing novel chemotherapy and radiation strategies for pancreatic cancer.

>> Register for the event

For more information, email or call 513- 558-2030.

Heart Image.

2017 HLVI Shark Tank Letters of Intent Due Jan. 20

The UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute (HLVI) is requesting proposals for the 2017 HLVI Near Horizons Shark Tank Competition to be selected at the HLVI Faculty Retreat on Thursday, May 4, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. The Shark Tank award is designed to support the development of research initiatives within an existing HLVI Center of Excellence. The focus of submitted proposals can be education, training, patient care, research or a combination that advances the mission of the HLVI. In order to be eligible for these funds, the principal investigator of the application must be a member of the HLVI Center of Excellence and hold a full-time faculty appointment at the UC College of Medicine. Teams must include HLVI members and may include members of related educational, training, patient care or research initiatives, including faculty, fellows, students and staff from the College of Medicine or other UC Colleges or affiliated entities, such as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Letters of Intent are due Jan. 20.

The full application form and specifics are available at

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

REMINDER: Next CCTST Deadline Jan. 9

The CCTST Processes and Methods Program enables investigators at all levels to explore ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and translational research. For the Jan. 9 deadline, proposals are requested in the following areas:

  • Methods for evaluating the validity and reliability of data stored in Electronic Health Records (EHR) and processes for improving research use of EHRs.
  • Processes and methods for leveraging community engagement to improve participation in clinical trials.
  • Investigator-initiated proposals for improving processes and methods in clinical and translational research. Examples include innovative trial designs, inferential methods for high-dimensional data, causal inference methods for observational comparative effectiveness studies, etc.

Faculty and staff of UC and regional colleges/universities, Academic Health Center partners, community members and representatives of patient advocacy groups may apply. Advanced degrees are not required. Applicants must be CCTST members. Join free of charge.

Up to $10,000 may be requested ($20,000 with prior approval of a program director). For complete details on how to download the Request for Applications (RFA) visit the CCTST website or email Jonathan Hoehn.

Bearcat hoops

Special Prices for Feb. 4 Bearcats Basketball Game

UC Athletics is offering a special price for Academic Health Center and UC Health employees for the Feb. 4 men’s basketball game against the University of Connecticut Huskies. Game time TBD.

The cost of tickets is $12 in the Bearcats Lair or $20 for the upper corner chairbacks. Additionally, attendees will be entered to win a ticket upgrade to floor seats, a chance to participate in the on court Shoot for Loot contest or a Bearcats prize pack.

Visit or call 513-556-0549 to purchase tickets and use the promo code UCHEALTH.


SAVE THE DATE: Research Week 2017

Celebrate health and wellness research from across the university and the university’s affiliates at Research Week 2017, being held April 17-21.

Research Week 2017 will feature keynote speakers, poster sessions and other activities that will highlight cutting edge research and contributions to advances in health and wellness impacting cancer, neurosciences, medical ethics, cardiovascular and basic sciences, pediatrics and more. Special showcase events will celebrate unique collaborations reaching across disciplines.


  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds Jan. 4: Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, will present "Inverting Papilloma” from 7 to 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Jan. 4: Margaret Powers-Fletcher, PhD, will present "Current Diagnostics in Infectious Diseases” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer and Cell Biology Jan. 4: Liqin Zhu, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will present a special seminar titled "Stem Cells in Cancer Initiation and Metastasis—From an Organism-wide Study to Liver Cancer” at noon in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute Seminar Jan. 9: Jeffrey Whitsett, MD, professor of pediatrics, UC College of Medicine; co-director, Perinatal Institute, chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Using Single Cell RNA Sequencing to Understand Pulmonary Development and Disease” from noon to 1:00 p.m. in MSB 5051. View the Entire 2016-17 HLVI Seminar Series Schedule at  Webinar available.
  • Molecular Genetics Weekly Seminar Series Jan. 10: Matthew Gentry, PhD, will present "Glucan Phosphatases Link Lafora Epilepsy With Plant Starch Metabolism” at noon in MSB 2351.
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