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Andrew Crean, BM, at UCMC’s ribbon-cutting for the Sanghvi Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging.
Andrew Crean, BM, at UCMC’s ribbon-cutting for the Sanghvi Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging.

UC Medical Center Opens Sanghvi Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

UC Medical Center officially opened the Sanghvi Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Thursday, April 27. The center on the second floor of UC Medical Center provides echocardiography, including intracardiac, transesophageal and 3D, cardiac CT scans, coronary CT angiograms, cardiac MRIs, PET scans and next generation imaging technology not yet available at other institutions. Richard Becker, MD, director and physician-in-chief of the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and director of the UC Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, offered congratulatory comments at the ceremony as did Andrew Crean, BM, Vijay and Khushman Sanghvi Endowed Chair in Cardiac Imaging and director of the center. Sanghvi, a professor in the College of Medicine, passed away in 2015.

Brett Kissela, MD
Brett Kissela, MD

Kissela Named to AAN Board of Directors

Brett Kissela, MD, the Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair and Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine has been named to the American Academy of Neurology board of directors for the 2017-2019 term. The nominees were approved by the voting membership during the 2017 AAN Business Meeting in Boston. At more than 32,000 members, AAN is the world’s largest professional organization of neurologists, dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered care and enhancing member career satisfaction.

Chair of the department since 2014, Kissela is also a multiple principal investigator of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Study and serves on the executive committee of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.

Wine Tasting

Wine, Women and Shoes Benefit May 12

Wine, Women and Shoes, a fundraising event benefiting Cancer Support Community, will take place from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road.

The event will include wine tasting, silent and live auctions, a fashion show and a shopping marketplace. Retail sponsors of the event include Kendra Scott, Leeli & Lou, Camargo Trading Company and JJ Caprices, among others.

Cancer Support Community offers more than 250 educational programs and support groups to those affected by cancer for free. The UC Cancer Institute partners with Cancer Support Community for a number of community talks. 

General admission is $100, and VIP tickets are $150.

>> More information or purchase tickets

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

2017 Acute Care Nephrology Symposium May 4-5

The Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE (Clinical Advancement, Research and Education) Program, will be hosting its fourth annual Acute Care Nephrology Symposium on Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, 2017 at the Kingsgate Marriott and College of Medicine. This one-and-a-half day event will cover topics pertaining to acute renal failure, critical care nephrology and other acute care management of patients with kidney disease. The symposium will feature nationally recognized speakers and experts within the University of Cincinnati. The program is geared to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and clinical pharmacists, among others. This event is CME-accredited and is endorsed by the National Kidney Foundation. For more information, please contact Theresa Huber at 513-558-5471.

Lindner Center of HOPE
Lindner Center of HOPE

Lindner Center of HOPE Education Day May 7

Lindner Center of HOPE raises funds each year to provide the community with an Education Day. The 2017 event will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, with former middle distance runner and Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton as the keynote speaker. The half-day workshop topic is understanding mental illness.

The event takes place at Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio, with the registration and resource center opening at 11:00 a.m. A buffet brunch starts at 11:30 a.m. There will be speakers and breakout sessions on eating disorders, addiction, mood disorders, anxiety, adolescent mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder and more.

Cost is $10 per person. Registration and the full schedule is available online or by contacting Amie at or calling 513-536-0328.   

Kresge Auditorium
Kresge Auditorium

REMINDER: 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 5-7:30 p.m. on May 4, 2017 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. Contact or 513-558-5120 to attend.


  • Biomedical Informatics Clinical Informatics Focus Group May 2: Stephen Porter, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Who Talks, Who Types, Who Verifies, Who Benefits —Information Design for Billing-Based, Regulation-Driven, Safety-Focused, Value-Based, Clinical Care” at noon in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S9.130. 
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and  Microbiology Seminar May 2: PhD candidate Mark Castleberry will present "Structural Analysis of Apolipoprotein A-V: A Regulator of Triglyceride Metabolism” at noon in MSB 2351. 
  • Biomedical Informatics User Series May 3: Mayur Sarangdhar, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "AERSMine: Analyzing Differential Clinical Outcomes Associated With Drug Regimens Using FDA’s Adverse Events Data” at 10 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.203.
  • Medical Grand Rounds May 3: Fred Finkelman, MD, Walter A. and George McDonald Foundation Chair of Medicine and professor of medicine and pediatrics, will present "Suppressing Allergy with Inhibitors of the Unfolded Protein Response” at noon in MSB 7051.
  • UC/Cincinnati Chilldren's/CCTST Mini Symposium "Gut Feelings: Building Human Models for Intestinal Diseases” May 4:  Vincent Young, University of Michigan, will present "Comparing and Contrasting C. difficle in Humans, Animals and Engineered Tissue Systems” from 2-2:30 p.m.; Nicholas Zachos, Johns Hopkins University, will present "Co-Culturing Human Macrophages and Enteroids for Host-Pathogen Studies” from 2:30-3 p.m.; Mary Estes, Baylor College of Medicine, will present "Human Intestinal Enteroids: Translating Stem Cell Biology to Understand Gastrointestinal Virus Infection” from 3-3:30 p.m.; Calvin Kuo, Standford University, will present "Organoid Modeling of Cancer” from 3:30-4 p.m.; and Michael Helmrath, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Modeling the Human Intestine” from 4-4:30 p.m. in MSB E-351. For more information, contact Billie Mays at
  • Biomedical Informatics May 5: Mathias Brochhausen, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will present "Advancing Medical Research Using Semantic Web Technologies,” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S1.130.
  • Physiology Seminar May 9: Eitaro Aihara, PhD, will present "Impact of H. Pylori on Peptic Ulcers: Induction, Healing and Recurrence” at 4 p.m. in MSB 2351.  
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