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E. Steve Woodle, MD
E. Steve Woodle, MD

Shimul Shah, MD
Shimul Shah, MD

Woodle and Shah to Assume New Transplantation Positions

E. Steve Woodle, MD, professor of surgery and William A. Altemeier Chair in Surgery, will assume a new position as director of solid organ transplantation at UC Health. Shimul Shah, MD, associate professor of surgery, will become section chief of solid organ transplantation in the Department of Surgery and be responsible for all academic and clinical activities related to solid organ transplantation, which includes kidney, liver and pancreas transplant. Their new positions are effective July 1.

Woodle has led the program since 1999 to an international reputation through his scholarship, leadership of landmark clinical trials in immunosuppressive drugs and as a pioneer in the field of paired kidney donation. He conducted the first prospective trial of plasma cell targeted therapy, published the initial ethical and scientific foundations for kidney exchange and for 17 years has led the Israel Penn Center for Transplant Oncology, which has provided more than 10,000 patient consults to the international transplant community.

Shah was honored last year with the James and Catherine Orr Endowed Chair of Liver Transplantation for his accomplishments, including more than 100 liver transplant procedures in 2016. He is on pace this year to increase that number by more than 20 percent, which makes the UC liver transplant program one of the fastest growing programs in the country.


DEAN’S LIST SURVEY: We Need Your Input!

Since 2003, the Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications Office has overseen the publication of Dean’s List, which is designed to keep College of Medicine faculty, students and staff informed on awards, events, appointments and lectures/seminars within the college. Over the years, we have made improvements based on technology advancements and readers’ suggestions and strive to keep the e-publication held in high esteem as a tool for news that is both meaningful and easy to read. 

In keeping with our mission to provide quality content, we are asking for participation in a short survey on how we can improve the publication.

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David Adams
David Adams

Adams Named New CEO of UCRI

David J. Adams will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer of the University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI), effective July 17. Adams will also hold the dual title of Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Cincinnati, a newly created, cabinet-level position that seeks to fully assemble and accelerate UC’s enterprise-wide innovation agenda. 
As CEO of UCRI, Adams will lead the university’s interface with industry. His primary aim will be to develop a one-stop model for business engagement grounded in client relations, value creation and operational excellence. As Chief Innovation Officer, he will lead all aspects of the newly formed 1819 Innovation Hub. In these dual roles, he will work closely with key partners in the community to further enhance and expand the region’s innovation ecosystem.
Adams currently serves as Interim Chief Administrative Officer at the University of Louisville as well as CEO of its Institute for Product Realization.   
Erin Haynes, DrPH
Erin Haynes, DrPH

COEC Receives Ohio School Boards Honor

The Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC), part of the Center for Environmental Genetics housed in the Department of Environmental Health, received the Business Roll Honor Award from the Ohio School Boards Association. The COEC worked with 30 educators across seven school districts in Eastern Ohio to provide water testing kits for science classes. Rolling Hills Local Schools in Byesville, Ohio, nominated the COEC for the Business Roll Honor Award, which was accepted by Erin Haynes, DrPh, and Rachel Shepler. The teachers worked with students to develop a water testing protocol using the kits, which Haynes plans to use in futute water testing research.

David Shulkin, MD
David Shulkin, MD

VA Secretary Honors Day Address Online

For those who were unable to attend the recent College of Medicine Honors Day, a special address presented at the ceremony by David Shulkin, MD, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, has been posted on the college’s website. You can also listen to the Class of 2017 Speaker Marcus Germany, one of the 159 students who received their medical degrees. A photo gallery with 313 photographs from Honors Day on May 20 is also available.

>> Visit the Honors Day webpage



  • Pharmacology and Systems Physiology Faculty Candidate Seminar June 14: Katharine Hobbing, PhD, Bellarmine University, will present "Pharmacogenomics: Tailoring Medical Treatment to the Individual” at 9:30 a.m. in French East, Room 235.  
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Seminar June 14: Matthew Smith, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center fellow, will present "I'd Like to Thank the Academy: Becoming Engaged in the AAO-HHS" at 7 a.m. MSB E-351. 
  • Medical Grand Rounds June 14:  Mercedes Falciglia, MD, presents "Hyperglycemia and Diabetes in the Hospital and Beyond” at noon in MSB 7051.
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