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Christopher Nare
Christopher Nare

Hoxworth Blood Center Names Christopher Nare as New Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Nare has been named associate director/chief operating officer for Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati. This position becomes effective Monday, July 3, 2017. Nare replaces Gregg Boothe, who is retiring after 24 years at Hoxworth. Nare most recently served as the vice president of laboratory sales and service at Blood Bank of Delmarva in Newark, Delaware. Nare is a native of Kentucky and graduate of Northern Kentucky University and Amberton University. Nare holds certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt and American Medical Technologist.

CARE/Crawley Building

New Times for CARE/Crawley, MSB, CVC Doors to Lock

Beginning Saturday, July 1, all exterior doors to the CARE/Crawley Building, the Medical Sciences Building and the Cardiovascular Research Center will be locked additional hours to provide enhanced security for occupants. During weekdays, exterior doors will be locked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following day. Exterior doors will remain locked on Saturdays until 8 a.m. and will lock again at 1 p.m. Doors will be locked all day on Sundays and holidays.

When exterior doors are locked, the buildings will be accessible only via the ID badge card readers at the doorways. All faculty, staff and students are permitted 24-hour access to College of Medicine buildings, but must use their UC ID cards to enter when doors are locked. Please contact Keys and Badge Access at UC Public Safety weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 513-556-4925 if your ID badge does not work with card readers.

UC Health

UC Health Engagement Survey Extended

UC Health has extended the deadline for its 2017 engagement survey. Providers are encouraged to respond to the survey, sent by Advisory Board Survey Solutions, by the end of the day Thursday, July 6. UC Health will use the results to assess its strengths and weaknesses across areas that impact engagement and to develop targeted efforts to improve its overall work environment. Should you have any trouble when taking the survey, please visit

Frank McCormack, MD
Frank McCormack, MD

Jane Yu, PhD
Jane Yu, PhD

Shailendra Patel, MD, DPhil
Shailendra Patel, MD, DPhil

Deeptankar DeMazumder, MD, PhD
Deeptankar DeMazumder, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine Presents Research Awards

Four faculty have received Research Awards from the Department of Internal Medicine. The monetary awards support one year of research starting July 7, 2017. This year’s winners are: 

  • Frank McCormack, MD, Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, received $50,000 as recipient of the Distinguished Research Achievement Award for research on "Molecular Mechanisms of Osteoclastic Transformation of Alveolar Macrophages”;
  • Jane Yu, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, received $30,000 as recipient of the Senior Faculty Pilot Project Award for research on "Targeting Estrogen-Promoted Extracellular Matrix-Degrading Programs in LAM”;
  • Shailendra Patel, MD, DPhil, Albert W. Vontz Chair in Diabetes, Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, received $30,000 as recipient of the Senior Faculty Pilot Project Award for research on "The Role of Abcg4 in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis” and 
  • Deeptankar DeMazumder, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Diseases, received $16,000 as recipient of the Rehn Family Research Award for research on "Critical Health Assessment and Outcomes Study.”

 Maya Antonine, a fourth-year med student, exams Paula Hoekzema, a standardized patient.

Save the Date: Internal Medicine Conference Sept. 9 

The University of Cincinnati is hosting its first General Internal Medicine Conference: Updates Every General Practitioner Needs to Know on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Manor House Banquet and Conference Center in Mason.

This one-day conference will highlight advances in topics such as diabetes, hypertension, pain management, hyperlipidemia, novel anticoagulants and perioperative risk, as well as an evidence-based decision making to reduce waste and increase value. Short, didactic sessions, case-based learning, small group discussion will all be utilized to provide an exciting exchange of ideas among learners. In the process, attendees will experience best practices for knowledge acquisition and retention.

This conference would especially be of interest for healthcare providers looking for updates in internal medicine or fulfilling their CME requirements. UC designates this live activity for 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Registration includes free parking, CME accreditation, conference admission, catered breakfast, coffee and lunch. Cost of registration for trainees is $30 and for faculty $50. 

>> Registration and more information

For more information, please email course coordinator Chandra DuBose


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Defense of Dissertation July 10: Anukana Bhattacharjee will defend "Characterization of the DNA Binding Properties of CST (CTC1-STN1-TEN1) and Their Importance for CST Funciton in Telomeric and Genome-wide Replication" at 1 p.m. in MSB 2351.

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