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Date: Monday, April 10, 2017

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Lucas Conference Room, Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions

Cecil Striker Lecture and Exhibit at Winkler Center

On behalf of the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, you are cordially invited to the Cecil Striker Lecture and exhibit opening on May 4, 2017 from 5 to-7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The title of this year’s lecture is "African-American Physicians in Cincinnati: Past, Present and Future." Following the discussion, a reception will be held just outside the auditorium. In addition, an exhibit of the same name will be on display in the Lucas Board Room in the Winkler Center. 

Please RSVP by May 10 to or (513) 558-5120.

CincySings 2017
CincySings 2017

UC Group Headed to CincySings Finals

The "HarmoniCATS" have made it to the CincySings finals. The group includes three from the College of Medicine: Heather Christensen, PhD, assistant professor; Sharron DiMario, director of the Area Health Education Center; and Jacqueline Williams in student affairs, along with Abel Gyan from UC Clermont and Thyra Jackson in Admissions.
Show your support for them at the CincySings 2017 Finals, April 19, 7 p.m., at the Aronoff Center.

>>For ticket information

ArtsWave members get BOGO tickets for this event. Visit

Proceeds from the event benefit ArtsWave.

Research week

Slobounov to Speak During Research Week

Semyon Slobounov, PhD, professor of kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University, will present "Emerging Technologies for Assessment of Concussion” from noon until 1 p.m., on Monday, April 17. The presentation will be in the UC Taft Research Center, Suite 1110, Edwards One. The talk is part of Research Week 2017, April 17-21. Lunch will be provided.

Slobounov’s research interests are basic brain science research with specific focus on neural substrates of human movement both in normal and pathological populations. He also conducts clinical research focused on sports-related traumatic brain injuries using advanced virtual reality and brain imaging (fMRI, EEG) tools. His specializations include clinical neurophysiology, sports-related concussion, psychology of athletic injuries, and application of virtual reality for medical rehabilitation and neural bases postural control.

>> Listing of all events 


Blood Donation and Tattoos

REMINDER: All-Campus Blood Drive April 10-14

The UC community can help 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, April 10, through Thursday, April 13, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 14. Each donor will receive a $7 Skyline Chili gift card as a thank you. 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.

Red Cross logo

Volunteers Needed to Help Red Cross Effort

Each day seven people in the U.S. die during home fires. To reduce that number, the University of Cincinnati and UC Health are helping the Greater Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross in an initiative called "A Cause for Alarms: Mega Blitz 2017.” The Red Cross is seeking volunteers to go door-to-door in teams of four on Saturday, April 29 to install free smoke detectors in homes in Madisonville, Norwood, St. Bernard, Bond Hill, Paddock Hills and Oakley in Ohio and in Dayton, Bellevue and Covington in Kentucky. Teams also will provide new batteries for smoke detectors and evacuation education materials. Red Cross and fire department vehicles will travel through the neighborhoods to provide support to the teams.

The effort is being done in two shifts this year. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. or noon at the Jack Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway Street, where they’ll receive instructions and assignments to teams before being shuttled to their assigned neighborhood. Morning teams will return to the casino by noon and afternoon teams will return by 4 p.m.

>> Learn more or register for the event


  • Research in Patient Services (RPS) Colloquium April 10: Sara Van Driest, MD, PhD, will present "Leveraging Electronic Health Records for Pediatric Research, and Focus on the Topics of Predicting Pediatric Dosing Using Population PK Analysis and Predicting Acute Kidney Injury” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location T, Room T8.334.  
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology April 11: PhD candidate Jessica Doll will present "Herpes Simplex Virus Reactivation: Insights Into Control and Resolution at the Neuronal Level” and PhD candidate Danny Hall will present "Structural Déjà vu: L3MBTLc Binding to the Notch Transcription Factor RBP-J” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Physiology Seminar April 11: PhD graduate student Hesam Hakimjavadi will present "Fight or Flight (But Do Not Fatigue!): Sodium Pump Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Stress Response” and Krithika Ramasamy will present "Role of Alternative Splicing in Circadian Rhythm Regulation” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.

    Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery April 12: Ryan Collar, MD, will present "QI-Root Cause Analysis Project” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.  
  • Department of Environmental Health April 12: Cornelis Elferink, PhD, will present "New Insights Into Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Biology” at 10 a.m. in in the Kettering Lab Complex Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Biomedical Informatics Biomolecular Informatics Focus Group April 12: Shahin Mohammadi, PhD, Purdue University, will present "Take ACTION to Characterize the Functional Identity of Single Cells” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S7.125. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 12: Srinivas Rajsheker, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, will present "Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy” at noon in MSB 7051.
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds April 13: John Harris, MD, PhD, University of Massachusetts, will "Translational Research in Vitiligo: Launching a New Era of Targeted Treatments” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, room G344.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Work in Progress April 13: Syn Yeo, PhD, will present "What’s Collagen Doing in the Membrane of Breast Cancer Stem Cells?” and Jose Javier will present "Role of Active Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 in Stress Hematopoiesis and Myelodysplastic Syndrome” at noon in the Vontz Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • Neuroscience Seminar April 13: Douglas Smith, MD, Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s PENN Center for Brain Injury and Repair, will present "‘Concussion’ is not a diagnosis: tackling the underlying substrates” at 4:00 pm in MSB 2351.
  • Cancer Biology Special Seminar April 13: Chih-Hao Chang, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, will present "Tumor Microenvironment Sugar Fighting: Metabolic Competition Can Determine Cancer Progression” at 4 p.m. in the Vontz Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series April 14: Tim Hughes, PhD, will present "Exploring DNA and RNA Binding Motifs: Tools for Decoding Gene Regulation” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology April 19: Yifan Cheng, PhD, University of California San Francisco, will present "Single Particle Cryo-EM of Membrane Protein in Lipid Environment” at 10 a.m. in MSB Room 2351.
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