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Hoxworth winter hat giveaway

All-Campus Blood Drive Jan. 30 to Feb. 3

The UC community can help augment the area’s blood supply by donating at the all-campus blood drive this week. The drive will take place in Tangeman University Center’s Great Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, through Thursday, Feb. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Each donor will receive a limited edition UC-branded winter hat as a thank you. The UC campus drive last November resulted in 864 registered blood donors and 710 collected blood products. Appointments are highly encouraged due to the popularity of this event, but walk-ins are welcome. Schedule an appointment by calling 513-451-0910 or visit the Hoxworth webpage.

Jeanelle Martinez, PhD
Jeanelle Martinez, PhD

Evan Frank
Evan Frank

Researchers Recognized by PETA

Jeanelle Martinez, PhD, and Evan Frank, PhD, researchers in the Department of Environmental Health, were recognized by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. Martinez and Frank were awarded for their contribution to the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) Wiki, called "Adverse Outcome Pathway for Airway Irritation and Chemical Sensitization.” The award was given based on the merits of its use in the development of in vitro tests replacing the current animal testing model.

Carew Tower
Carew Tower

‘Lungs R Us’ Event Needs Volunteers

Climb the Carew with the "Lungs R Us” Team on Sunday, Feb. 12. Faculty and staff in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine are organizing a team as part of the upcoming "Fight for Air Climb,” which is one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. This unique event inside Cincinnati’s 49-story Carew Tower will challenge participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. The funds raised will support research, education and patient programs to help the millions of Americans impacted by asthma, COPD, lung cancer, air pollution and other lung diseases. For more details please email Peggy Jones at, or learn more online

2011 Daniel Drake Medal winner James Heubi, MD

FINAL REMINDER: Drake Medal Nominations Due Jan. 31

The Daniel Drake Medal is the highest recognition the College of Medicine can bestow on its current faculty and former students, faculty and residents. Up to three medals are awarded annually to living individuals who have been associated with the College of Medicine, now or in the past.

Members of the full-time faculty, the alumni, the emeriti, past Daniel Drake medalists and former associates of the college are invited to submit nominations. Deadline for submission is Jan. 31, 2017.

Nominees are evaluated on the basis of outstanding scholarly achievements in biomedical science as evidenced by major significant contributions to medical research and/or represent a distinguished career as a clinician-teacher. To be eligible, a nominee must be a graduate of the UC College of Medicine or have received a PhD degree from one of the programs in the college. Also eligible are those who have been members of the college faculty for five or more years or individuals who have completed a residency in a College of Medicine program sponsored by UC/UCMC or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

>> More information and access the nomination form

Gold Humanism Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society

FINAL REMINDER: Humanism Award Nominations Feb. 1

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, recognizes the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families. This annual award is presented to the UC faculty member who best demonstrates the foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care and respect for patients, their families and health care colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

Nominations can be made online until Wednesday, Feb. 1. 

For more information email Laura Malosh, PhD, Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, in the College of Medicine at or call 513-558-2143.


UC Health Night for Women’s Basketball Feb. 7

The UC Cancer Institute will be honored during the UC women’s basketball game against the UConn Huskies beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Fifth Third Arena. Admission is free as part of the Experience UC program; attendees are asked to wear pink.

For more information, contact Erin Hart at

Kresge Auditorium
Kresge Auditorium

Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Feb. 15

The diversity and inclusion seminar "Intersection of Empathy and Bias” will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Medical Sciences Building’s Kresge Auditorium.

Charla Weiss, PhD, interim manager of Cultural and Language Diversity Services in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical, will be speaking.

Goals of the talk are to help participants gain an understanding of important differences between conscious and unconscious bias, the role the brain plays when forming biases, the impact empathy can have on bias and the potential impact of being complicit and complacent. Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, trainees, undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff with an interest in all aspects of diversity and inclusion are invited to attend. There is no cost, and continuing education credits are being offered.

A light lunch will be provided. For questions, contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer at

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

Register for 2017 Bioethics Conference, March 23-24

Online registration is now open for the conference "Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care," being held March 23-24, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Podium and poster presentations will focus on all aspects of the intersection of research and clinical care, including emerging study methodologies, advances in technology, evaluating risk, and patients’ access, rights and expectations.

Cost is $100 ($125 after March 8). Residents and fellows are $50, full-time students $25.

Featured speakers will include Scott Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Bioethics, NIH; Andrew Mulberg, MD, Amicus Therapeutics (formerly Deputy Director of FDA); and Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine. 

The event is co-sponsored by the CCTST, Cincinnati Children’s Ethics Center and the UC Office of Research.

>> More information

Medical Sciences Building

Faculty Development Programming in April

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development is offering three tracks of programming again this year. 

All sessions will be held in the Medical Sciences Building E level, Room E-351, and will offer light refreshments for those that register on Faculty One Stop.

  • Professional Development Program: "Work/Life Balance and Managing Burnout." Facilitator: Michael Archdeacon, MD, MSE. Date: 5-6:30 p.m., April 4.
  • Research Development Program: "Interpreting and Responding to Grant Reviews.” Facilitators: Alex Lentsch, PhD, and Melanie Cushion, PhD. Date: 5-6:30 p.m., April 11.
  • Teaching/Education Development Program: "Clinical Reasoning.” Facilitator: Kevin Dell, MD, PhD. Date: 5-6:30 p.m., April 18.

>> For a complete roster of programs at the Faculty Affairs and Development website.


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Jan. 31: Daniel Leahy, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, will present "How EGF and Insulin Activate Their Receptors” at noon in MSB Room 2351.
  • Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology Jan. 31: Jose Lopez, MD, University of Washington, will present "New Insights Into TTP Pathophysiology” at 2 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Location S, S6.125.
  • Physiology Seminar Jan. 31: Jeffrey Osborn, PhD, University of Kentucky, will present "Mitochondrial DNA Expression and Hypertension: Did Mom Really Give You High Blood Pressure?” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Feb.1: Hafiz Patwa, MD, will present "Open and Endoscopic Approaches to the Intratemporal Fossa” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds Feb.1: Jennifer Wall Forrester, MD, will present "Navigating the Swarm of Reports and Evidence: Advice for Your Patients About Zika and Pregnancy” at 8 a.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Biomedical Informatics User Series Feb. 1: Artem Barski will present "BioWardrobe” at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.203. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds Feb. 1: George Smulian, will present "Diabetes and Infections–Finding the Sweet Spot of Appropriate Treatment” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Special Seminar Feb. 2: Colleen Skau, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Laboratory of Cell and Tussue Morphodynamics, will present "Novel Roles of Formin Actin Assembly Factors in Cell Adhesion and Motility” at 4 p.m. in the Vontz Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series Feb. 3: Surya Prasath, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, will present "Large-Scale Computational Biomedical Image Analysis and Informatics—Micro to Macro” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Feb. 6: Tomoo Iwakuma, MD, PhD, University of Kansas Cancer Center, will present "Regulation of Mutant p53 Stability and Tumor Progression Through the Mevalonate Pathway—HSP40 Axis” at 12:30 p.m. in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Research in Patient Services (RPS) Colloquium Feb. 6: Susan Horn, PhD, University of Utah School of Medicine, will present "Using Practice-Based Evidence for Comparative Effectiveness Research” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room T8.334
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