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Amit Govil, MD
Amit Govil, MD

UC Nephrologist Amit Govil to Co-Chair Regional Kidney Symposium Session

Amit Govil, MD, professor in the Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program and medical director for the Kidney Transplant Program in the Department of Internal Medicine, will serve as the co-chair of a session at the 2017 Kidney and Transplant Symposium, Aug. 29-30, 2017, in Columbus.

Govil will co-chair the session titled "State of Transplant: Where Do We Go From Here?—Increasing  Transplantation in Our Network.” The symposium is co-hosted by National Kidney Foundation and Island Peer Review Organization End Stage Renal Disease Network of the Ohio River Valley. It is targeted to an audience of medical professionals working with individuals with kidney disease and in the fields of dialysis, transplantation and organ donation.

Alvin Crawford, MD
Alvin Crawford, MD

Crawford Gives Keynote at UT White Coat

Alvin Crawford, MD, professor emeritus in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was the keynote speaker at the University of Tennessee (UT) white coat ceremony (his alma mater) on Friday, Aug.11. Crawford was the first African-American to be admitted to and graduate from the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1964. 

Crawford, a UC Drake medalist, is known globally for his expertise in pediatric spine surgery. He is the recently retired founding director of the Crawford Spine Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and a renowned expert in spinal deformities and neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder often associated with scoliosis.

At an additional celebratory event, Crawford was presented with the UT Distinguished Ambassador medal, reserved for the most generous and loyal UT supporters. His philanthropy led to the presentation of five Alvin H. and Alva J. Crawford Scholarships at the event.      

Procter Hall
Procter Hall

UC College of Nursing to Host Telehealth Conference

The UC College of Nursing will host the National Telehealth Conference at Procter Hall on Oct. 9-10, 2017. The title of the conference is "Transformations in Care Delivery—Three Points of IPE: Education, Clinical, Research.”

Conference attendees will get a firsthand look at the ways telehealth transforms traditional care delivery and improves accessibility. The conference features a variety of speakers representing a diverse array of organizations, including the National Quality Forum, Apple Health Care, the National Center for Connected Health Policy and NASA.

Physicians can obtain continuing medical education credits. The conference has been approved for 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

>> Register

Findlay Market

Findlay Market Pop-up at CARE/Crawley Aug. 24

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will set up shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, , in the CARE/Crawley Kaplan Reception Area. Fresh produce, locally made items and ready-to-eat foods will be available for purchase. Most vendors will be set up to accept cash and credit cards. The event is coordinated by the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. For more information, contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer, at

Kresge Auditorium

UC Health Operations Town Hall

UC Health Chief Operating Officer Pete Gilbert will host an Operations Town Hall meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in Kresge Auditorium. Gilbert will offer updates on UC Health’s operational efforts, introduce new operations team members and share organizational progress. All are welcome to attend.

Stryker MORE Mobile Lab
Stryker MORE Mobile Lab

Product Fair and Mobile Lab Training Aug. 23-25

A Mobile Operating Room Experience (MORE) will come  to the UC Health campus for otolaryngology and neurosurgery product demonstrations and training Aug. 23-25. With eight fully-integrated lab stations, the exclusive mobile operating room by Stryker allows participants to experience products and innovative cross-divisional technologies, all in a mobile package.

The MORE lab schedule is as follows:

  • Aug. 23: Neurotechnology Product Fair; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: Otolaryngology/Neurosurgery Product Training; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with ENT and spine labs. Breakfast and lunch will be offered. 
  • Aug. 25: Otolaryngology/Neurosurgery Product Training; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The spine lab will be featured.

The MORE will be located at 234 Goodman Drive (outside the emergency department entrance at UC Medical Center).

CARE/Crawley Building

Reminder: September Med Education Fall Webinar Series 

The Office of Medical Education is offering a five-part Fall 2017 International Association of Medical Science Educators Webinar Series beginning in September. The series takes on an international flavor as presenters review health professions education around the world, each with unique challenges and solutions. The goal of this series is to foster the exchange of ideas in the community of health science educators.

  • Sept. 7: "Competency Based Medical Education Around the World,” presented by Jason Frank, MD, University of Ottawa, in the Lucas Board Room MSB E005HA. 
  • Sept. 14: "The Future of Family Medicine in China,” presented by William Burke, DO, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University, in MSB 2001. 
  • Sept. 21: "Globalization of Education to Global Healthcare: An Overview of European Model,” presented by Jennifer Cleland PhD, The Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Meabh Bhuinneain, MD, Mayo Medical Academy, in the Lucas Board Room MSB E005HA. 
  • Sept 28: "Challenges and Opportunities for Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa,” presented by Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, in MSB 2001. 
  • Oct. 5: "Lessons From the Design and Implementation of a Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Training Program in a Low Resource Country: The South American Experience,” presented by Michelle Grunauer, MD, PhD, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, in the Lucas Board Room MSB E005HA. 
At the end of the series, attendees will be able to identify global challenges and solutions to medical education that may provide valuable perspectives at the local level.

All sessions will be held noon to 1 p.m.

Please register at Faculty One Stop.

College of Medicine

Outside Activity Reports Due Sept. 15

All College of Medicine and Hoxworth employees with a full-time equivalency (FTE) of 50 percent or more must complete the Outside Activity Report (OAR) no later than Friday, Sept. 15, to comply with federal deadlines. All faculty and staff who engage in research at UC are required to complete this annual report of collateral employment and outside activity regardless of their FTE percentage. Any activity outside of the scope of normal UC duties–even duties performed at UC and unpaid activities–must be reported. Failing to report or to truthfully report outside activities may result in disciplinary action.

The OAR system now uses human resources data to route an employee’s outside activity report to their supervisor for the first level of review and approval. A five-minute OAR approver training video for supervisors is available. To complete the OAR, go to (requires your Central Login username and password). Questions other than technical issues can be sent to


  • Medical Grand Rounds Aug. 23: Shailendra Patel, MD, PhD, will present "Hypercholesterolemia: Familial but Not Familiar?” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Dermatology Seminar Aug. 24: Steven Feldman, MD, PhD, will present "Adherence to Treatment” at 10 a.m. in the Hoxworth building, Room G44.
  • Biomedical Informatics Hutton Lecture Series Aug. 25: Michael Seid, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will present "Conceptual Framework and Proof of Concept for a Collaborative Chronic Care Network” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.
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