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Richard Shumway

Shumway Named Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President at UC Medical Center

UC Health has named Richard Shumway as chief administrative officer and vice president at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Shumway, currently executive director at University of Utah Health Care, begins his appointment Monday, May 1, 2017.

Jennifer Jackson, who has served as interim chief administrative officer and vice president, will work directly with Shumway as he transitions to UC Health and will return to her role as chief nursing officer and vice president, patient care services.

Shumway’s career in healthcare began at Utah Valley Hospital. Shumway has also held administrative positions at University of Washington Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Listed in 2016 as a "Rising Star” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Shumway has presented at many national conferences on topics including value-based care and service line growth. He holds a bachelor of science in public health from Brigham Young University and a master of health services administration from the University of Washington.

Lee Zimmer, MD
Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD

Zimmer Named Treasurer of Skull Base Society

Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and director of the Rhinology and Anterior Cranial Base Surgery Program, has been named treasurer and member of the executive committee for the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) for 2017 to 2019. NASBS is a professional medical society that facilitates communication worldwide between individuals pursuing clinical and research excellence in diseases of the skull base.

Membership is based on an interest in skull base surgery and related sciences and includes professionals from the backgrounds of neurosurgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, radiology, neuroradiology, otology, neurotology, plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Jennifer O'Toole, MD
Jennifer O'Toole, MD

O’Toole Honored by MPPDA

Jennifer O’Toole, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine, is the recipient of the Brendan Kelly Award from the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Director Association (MPPDA). This is the first year the honor has been given. It’s designed to celebrate the life of Brendan Kelly, MD, an associate program director of the Med-Peds Residency Program at Baystate Medical Center/Baystate Children’s Hospital, who passed away in May 2016. O’Toole, who is the associate director of UC’s Med-Peds Residency Program, was selected because she, like Kelly, modeled for her colleagues exemplary traits such as "joy in medicine, teaching excellence and collaborative leadership,” according to a congratulatory note from an MPPDA awards committee member. The honor will be given at the MPPDA meeting in Anaheim, California, on April 4.

2014 Match Day at UC College of Medicine
Match Day at UC College of Medicine

Follow UC Match Day, Friday, March 17

The excitement for fourth-year medical students is getting pretty intense. On Friday, March 17, students will learn where they matched and will spend the next three to seven years of residency training. Join us on that day in viewing UC Match Day festivities live by visiting The page will display a window for the live stream video, and Match Day content will begin streaming at 11 a.m. Coverage of the actual event starts at approximately 11:45 a.m. Follow the event on Twitter via #UCMatch2017 and on the UofCincy Snapchat account.


  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Seminar March 15: Steven Telian, MD, University of Michigan, will present "Hearing Preservation in Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Biomedical Informatics User Series March 15: Andrew Rupert and Prakash Velayutham will present "Need Help? Working With BMIs Application Developers and the Computational Cluster” at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Medical Grand Rounds March 15: Michael Parmacek, MD, University of Pennsylvania (Johnson McGuire lecturer), will present "The Physician Scientist: Preservation of an Endangered Species” at noon in MSB 7051.
  • 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. at Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S7.125.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar March 16: Jordan Althoff, PhD candidate, will present "The Role of Scribble in Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series March 17: Rebecca Jacobson, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will present "Advancing Cancer Research With Informatics Innovation” at 11 a.m. Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130. 
  • Research in Patient Service (RPS) Colloquium March 20: Barbara Giambra, BSN, 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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