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Pier Paolo Scaglioni, MD
Pier Paolo Scaglioni, MD

Scaglioni Named Chief of Division of Hematology Oncology

Pier Paolo Scaglioni, MD, associate professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern, Dallas, has been named professor and chief of the Division of Hematology Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UC College of Medicine effective Jan. 8, 2018, pending approval by the UC Board of Trustees.

Scaglioni, who will also hold the Herbert F. Koch Endowed Chair and will serve as a leader within the UC Cancer Institute, will spend most of his time as a researcher within the lab setting at UC and will continue to see patients within the UC Health system.

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Mario Medvedovic, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Mario Medvedovic, PhD


Medvedovic Named Biomedical Research Exemplar

Mario Medvedovic, PhD, professor and director of the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in the Department of Environmental Health, has been named a Biomedical Research Exemplar by the Professionalism and Integrity (PI) in Research program. The PI Program is offered through the Center for Clinical and Research Ethics at Washington University in St. Louis, in collaboration with Saint Louis University faculty.  

Medvedovic is a principal investigator for the NIH-funded Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K-LINCS) Perturbation Data Coordination and Integration Center, and he contributes to numerous high-impact, interdisciplinary collaborative projects.
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Slice Night Cincinnati

Slice Night Cincinnati Sept. 28

Enjoy a slice and support the UC Cancer Institute at Slice Night Cincinnati, being held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way. The event is being sponsored by Western & Southern Financial Group, Presto and Cincinnati Magazine. All proceeds from the event benefit the UC Cancer Institute.

Tickets are $12, which includes all of the pizza you can eat from local vendors. The cost is $5 for children. There are also $50 VIP tickets available, which include a parking pass, two drink tickets and access to the Western & Southern tent with seating, a private bar and exclusive pizza sampling. 

Beer and other drinks will be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets, visit

Findlay Market

SAVE THE DATE: Findlay Market Pop-up Sept. 28

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will set up shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, , 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. This event is coordinated by the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. For more information, contact Kelly Lyle,, health affairs program officer.

UC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is a major research resource at the UC Academic Health Center.

Apply: Neurobiology Pilot Research Grant Program

The 2017-18 UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute-UC Neurobiology Research Center Pilot Research Project Program is now open for applications. The program is looking for pilot and feasibility projects that identify clear paths toward extramural applications and funding of neuroscience-related research. The program will consider basic, translational and clinical projects and encourages submission of collaborative projects. Although a clear neuroscience focus is required, this is open to all UC faculty as well residents, clinical fellows and post-doctoral fellows. You need not be a member of the neuroscience training program or the institute to apply.

Letters of intent are required by Sept. 29. Full proposals will be due Nov. 13. Guidelines for the submission process can be found on the CCTST website or contact Jennifer Bedel, Questions can directed to Jim Herman,

Save the Date

October Faculty Development Programming

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development is offering the following programs in October. 

  • Professional Development Program: Tips and Tricks for Writing your CV, Biosketch, or Executive Summary. Tuesday, Oct. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 3352.
  • Research Development Program: Grant Writing. Tuesday, Oct. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 3352.
  • Teaching/Education Development Program: Discriminating Assessments (Clinical Decision Making Exam). Tuesday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 3352.

There will be light refreshments for those that register on Faculty One Stop. All sessions will be held noon to 1 p.m. For a complete roster of programs, and program objectives, please see the Faculty Affairs and Development website.


Specially Priced UC Football Tickets Available

Cheer on the UC Bearcats football team during their homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 21, with specially priced tickets available to everyone at the UC Academic Health Center. Tickets to the game against the Southern Methodist University Mustangs are $25 and include a Bearcats T-shirt. Ticketholders also will have access to the Gridiron Tailgate area. Game time will be announced the week before the game. Tickets can be ordered online at or by calling 513-556-0549. Please use the promo code UCHEALTH.


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 19: Ertugrul Ozbudak, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Spatial Fold-Change of Cell Signaling Encodes Positional Information for Pattern Formation” at noon in MSB Room 3351. 
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Sept. 20: Ricky Leung, PhD, will present "Endocrine Disruptors and Female Cancers” at 10 a.m. in Kowalewski Hall, Room 310.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Sept. 20: Resident poster presentations and clinical vignettes at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Sept. 21: Graduate student Pankaj Dwivedi will present "Quantitative Phosphosproteomics Kinetics Reveals Abnormal Signaling Displayed by Mutated G-CSFR,” and Rui Su, PhD, will present "Small Molecule Targeting of Oncogenic FTO Demethylation in Acute Myeloid Leukemia” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept 21: Ralf Leonhardt, PhD, Yale University, will present "Mechanism of Melanosomal Amyloid Formation: Role of the PMEL N-Terminus in Regulated Assembly of Fibrils” at noon in MSB Room 3351.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Sept. 26: Kelly Walton, PhD, Monash Institute, Australia, will present "Genetic Engineering of Inhibins and Activins for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Disease” at noon in MSB Room 3351. 
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Oct. 4: Robert Smart, PhD, director of the Center for Human Health and the Environment at North Carolina State University, will present "Programming Programmed Cell Death to DNA Damage” at 10 a.m. in Kowalewski Hall, Room 310. Lunch with the speaker follows from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. in the Kettering Lab Complex Atrium. Lunch is free to attendees, but an RSVP is required.   

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