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Date: Monday, July 10, 2017

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Zelia Correa, MD, PhD
Zélia Corręa, MD, PhD

Corręa to Receive AAO Senior Achievement Award, ASRS Honor Award

Zélia Corręa, MD, PhD, the Mary Knight Asbury Chair of Ophthalmic Pathology and Ocular Oncology, professor of ophthalmology and director of the UC Cancer Institute’s Ocular Oncology Center, will receive the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) at the AAO's Annual Meeting in New Orleans in November. This award symbolizes Corręa's commitment to advancing the profession and positively impacting patients' eye health.

Corręa will also receive the Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) at their annual meeting in August. This award recognizes ASRS members for their time and contributions to the scientific programs of the Annual Meeting.

Ryan Mirchel, MD
Ryan Mirchel, MD

Mirchel to Receive AAOMS Award

Ryan Mirchel, MD, clinical instructor of surgery in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Division of the Department of Surgery, has been selected to receive the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Faculty Educator Development Award. The award is designed to encourage promising young oral and maxillofacial surgeons to choose an academic career in the specialty and offer encouragement to promising faculty with less than five years in their academic career. This honor comes with $120,000 awarded over a three-year period and an additional $10,000 provided to the division to support Mirchel’s mentorship as a faculty member. Mirchel will be recognized by the AAOMS during the 99th Annual Meeting Opening Awards Ceremony held October 11, 2017, in San Francisco.

Teaching Kitchen

Integrative Medicine at Turner Farm Series Starts July 13

The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at Turner Farm has openings for the summer Community Education Series programs. Join experts at Turner Farm in Indian Hill to learn about food as a healing mechanism. Each program takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays and includes a farm-fresh lunch. Cost is $55 per program or $130 for the series.   

Programs and topics are:

  • July 13 - Food as Medicine for a Healthy Weight - Angela Fitch, MD
  • Aug. 17 - Integrative Nutrition for Cancer - John Sacco, MD
  • Sept. 21 - Mindfulness for Stress Reduction - Sian Cotton, PhD
Learn more about the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and view the Community Education Series brochure.

Register online at


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar July 10: Anukana Bhattacharjee will defend "Characterization of the DNA Binding Properties of CST (CTC1-STN1-TEN1) and Their Importance for CST Function in Telomeric and Genome-wide Replication” at 1 p.m. in MSB 2351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds July 12: Soumya Pandalai, MD, and Sian Cotton, PhD, will present "Substance Use Disorders in Physicians/Physician Wellness” at noon in MSB 5051.
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