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Smith Gibson, MD
Smith Gibson, MD

Smith Gibson, Physician and Dermatology Emeritus Professor, Passes Away at Age 94

Smith Gibson, MD, an emeritus professor in the Department of Dermatology, passed away Feb. 28 at the age of 94. Gibson established two endowed lectureships in the department: The Smith H. and Lucille Gibson Lectureship in Dermatology and the Smith H. and Lucille H. Gibson Endowed Lectureship in Medical Ethics.

Gibson was a part-time attending physician in dermatology for 42 years, with numerous assignments in teaching and mentoring and many committee responsibilities. He revived and led the monthly Archives Journal Club from 1975 to 2005. Gibson was honored with several accolades in the department, including Excellence in Teaching awards in 1988 and 1994, the first designation as Clinical Professor Emeritus in 1998 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

A graduate of the University of Louisville College of Medicine, Gibson completed a dermatology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He owned a private dermatology practice in Covington from 1957 until his retirement in 2015.

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Michael Dourson
Michael Dourson, PhD

Patricia Nance
Patricia Nance

Risk Science Center Team Receives Awards

Michael Dourson, PhD, and Patricia Nance, with the Risk Science Center, Department of Environmental Health, are authors on a paper that has been awarded the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section’s (RSESS) Best Paper Contributing to the Field of Regulatory and Safety Evaluation in Toxicology. The paper details different approaches to communicate overall uncertainty in risk assessment using chemical risk assessments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) as a case study.

Additionally, Lynne Haber, PhD, with the Risk Science Center, is author on a paper that has been awarded the SOT's Risk Assessment Specialty Section’s (RASS) Best Paper Advancing the Science of Risk Assessment published in 2016.

Both awards will be presented at the SOT Annual Meeting on March 14.

Data Day

UC Libraries, IT@UC Host Second Annual UC DATA Day

Philip Bourne, PhD, associate director for data science at the National Institutes of Health, will be the keynote speaker at UC DATA Day, which brings together researchers and students to present best data handling and management practices. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 23 in Tangeman University Center (TUC) 400 ABC. The event is free and includes lunch and an afternoon reception.

UC DATA Day also includes:

  • Two multidisciplinary faculty researcher panels speaking on their work with innovative or challenging data of any size—big or small. 
  • A lunchtime UC Service Providers panel (IT@UC, Office of Research, UC Libraries and more) discussing campus support for researchers and research data management.
  • Data Day Student Poster Session, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (TUC 300 Atrium).  
  • Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) Talks, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (TUC 400 ABC) featuring two leading project management products now available for researchers.

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Academic Health Center Campus
Academic Health Center Campus


LabArchives Now Available at the Academic Health Center

An enterprise-wide license with the Electronic Lab Notebook vendor LabArchives has been obtained for the Academic Health Center (AHC), which includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences and Pharmacy. This provides an unlimited amount of licenses to members of the AHC. An additional 100 licenses have been reserved for non-AHC UC affiliates, and each of these additional licenses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served method.

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Training Tuesdays With LabArchives: Informational LabArchives webinars will occur every Tuesday in March from noon to 1 p.m. 

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Lunch and Learn with LabArchives will take place from noon to 3 p.m. March 21 in the Winkler Center Lucas Room.

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  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar March 7: James Horn, PhD, Northern Illinois University, will present "Single Domain Antibodies: Unconventional Binding and Modules for Protein Engineering” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus Group March 7: Wayne Liang, MD, will present "Enabling Genomic Clinical Decision Support for Precision Medicine” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S5.125. 
  • Physiology Seminar March 7: Andrew Paek, University of Arizona, will present "Measuring Protein Dynamics in Single Cells Reveals Mechanisms of Chemotherapy Resistance” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Seminar March 8: Renee Gustin and Bernice Klaben, PhD, will present "Parkinson’s Disease: A Model for Dysphonia and Dysphagia at the Level of Glottis” at 7 a.m. in MSB E351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar March 8: Robert Sobol, PhD, University of South Alabama, will present "UBE3B, the Gene Involved in Kaufman Oculocerebrofacial Syndrome, is a Calmodulin-Regulated Mitochondroin-Associated E3 Ubiquitin Ligase” at 10 a.m. in Kettering Laboratory's Kehoe Auditorium.   
  • Biomedical Informatics Biomolecular Informatics Focus Group March 8: Josh Benoit, PhD, will present "Integrative, Multi-Faceted Studies to Study the Biology of Arthropod Disease Vectors” at 11 a.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S7.125.
  • Medical Grand Rounds March 8: Norman Gilinsky, MD, professor emeritus in the Division of Digestive Diseases, will present "Medical Management of Colonic Diverticular Disease: New Strategies for 2017” at noon in MSB 7051.
  • Department of Dermatology Seminar March 9: Roger Lo, MD, PhD, University of California Los Angeles, will present "Understanding Resistance to Systemic Therapeutics in Advanced Melanoma: Translational Lessons” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Room G-44.  
  • Department of Cancer Biology Seminar March 9: Joan Brugge, PhD, Harvard Medical School, will present the William J. Larsen Distinguished Lecture titled "Mutant p53 Regulation of Early Events in Ovarian Cancer” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series March 9: Hammad Naveed, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, will present "A Novel Computational Framework to Identify Targets of FDA Approved Kinase Inhibitors” at 1:30 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Neuroscience Seminar March 9: Benedict Kolber, PhD, will present "Divergent Functions of the Left and Right Nervous System in Bladder Pain” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Center for Transplant Immunology Seminar March 15: Anita Chong, PhD, University of Chicago, will present "Control of B Cell and Antibody Responses to Allograft in Mice and Man” at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, S7.125.
  • Research in Patient Service Colloquium March 20: Barbara Giambra, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Patient-Nurse Communications: Is It All Just Talk?” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s, T8.334.
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