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John Maggio
John Maggio, PhD

Former Chair of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics John Maggio Passes Away

John Maggio, PhD, former chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, passed away at home on Saturday, April 15, at the age of 65. He battled an extremely rare form of cancer. A Harvard-educated chemist, Maggio trained as a postdoc at University Chemical Laboratory and Medical Research Council Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom before joining the faculty of Harvard Medical School, a position he held for 12 years. He came to the UC College of Medicine in 1997 to serve as chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics until 2007. He was also the Flor van Maanen Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Maggio was responsible for more than 225 original publications, reviews, book chapters, commentaries, abstracts and invited talks. He also held four patents. Maggio’s research interests included furthering understanding of the bioactive peptides, protein fragments that have a beneficial impact on body functions and conditions, and investigating the process of amyloid formation in Alzheimer’s disease and other amyloid disease. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Boyce, PhD, professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, and three children, Alexander, Claire and Jeffrey.

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

Cecil Striker Lecture and Exhibit Opening May 4

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions is hosting the the Cecil Striker Lecture and Exhibit Opening from 5:00-7:30 p.m. May 4 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. RSVP by April 28 to or 513-558-5120.


HarmoniCATS Awarded 'Most Inspirational Performance'

The HarmoniCATS were awarded the "Most Inspirational Performance” by a group at the CincySings finals competition. 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. The group performed a gospel section titled "The Storm is Passing Over.”

Jabeen Taiba, MPH program
Jabeen Taiba

Taiba to Present at Ohio Public Health Conference

Jabeen Taiba, graduate student in the Master of Public Health program in the Department of Environmental Health, has been selected to present her research at the Ohio Public Health Association conference on May 16. Her oral presentation topic is "Comparing Emergency Department Utilization for Dental Conditions Pre- and Post- Affordable Care Act: A Nationwide Analysis.” The 2017 Ohio Public Health Conference will be held May 15-17 in Columbus.

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REMINDER: 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.


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and  Microbiology Seminar April 25: PhD candidate Hashim Aljohani will present "Targeting ROS1 Receptor to Overcome Resistance to EGFR Inhibitors in Glioblastoma” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Biomedical Informatics User Series April 26: Yan Xu, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "SINCEREA and LungGENS: Analytic and Web Tools for Single Cell RNA-seq Analysis” at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.204.
  • Medical Grand Rounds April 26: Michael Binder, MD, will present "The Opioid Addiction Crisis" at noon in MSB 7051.
  • Nasrallah Endowed Schizophrenia Lecture Series April 26: Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, Columbia University, will present "Prediction and Pathogenesis of Early Psychosis: Strategies for Preventive Intervention” at noon in the Stetson Building, Room 2108.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Work in Progress April 27: PhD candidate Chinmayee Goda will present "Transcriptional Regulation of Vasculature in Lung Cancer” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds April 27: Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine, will present "Update on Nail Tumors” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Room G344. 
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