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Gregory Rouan, MD
Gregory Rouan, MD

Caroline Mueller
Caroline Mueller, MD

David Norton, MD
David Norton, MD

Max Reif, MD
Max Reif, MD

Internal Medicine Faculty Honored by American College of Physicians

Four faculty from the Department of Internal Medicine were recognized during the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) awards dinner Oct. 19, 2017, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus.

The ACP honored Gregory Rouan, MD, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, with Mastership from the national organization. Recipients of Mastership are selected because of their high accomplishments, demonstrating eminence in practice, leadership or research in the field of medicine. The honor was bestowed by ACP to 59 physicians, including Rouan, for supporting chapters across the nation.

The Ohio Chapter of the ACP presented the Evelyn V. Hess, MD, MACP Master Teacher Award to Caroline Mueller, MD, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and to David Norton, MD, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Max Reif, MD, professor emeritus in the Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program, was honored with the Internist of the Year Award from the ACP during the reception.

Muhammad Aslam, MD
Muhammad Aslam, MD

Tahir Latif, MD
Tahir Latif, MD

APPNA Fall Meeting in Cincinnati Oct. 27

The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) will hold their fall meeting in Cincinnati for the first time in its 40-year history on Friday, Oct. 27.

Muhammad Aslam, MD, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Tahir Latif, professor of hematology oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine, are co-chairs of the organizing committee and a number of UC Health physicians will present.

APPNA is a not-for-profit, non-denominational organization involved in philanthropic projects in Pakistan and the United States that promotes excellence in healthcare, research, education and humanitarian activities, both at home and abroad.

To register for the APPNA fall meeting please visit

CME is available.

Robert Osher, MD
Robert Osher, MD

Osher Receives Honors at ESCRS

Robert Osher, MD, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, won first prize for his surgical video at the 35th Annual Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), held Oct. 7-11 in Lisbon, Portugal. There were over 9,400 cataract surgeons in attendance at this meeting with over 200 competitors for the video competition. Osher’s surgical videos have won over 25 first-prize honors at the American, European, Asian and South American Cataract Societies.

Margaret Chesney, PhD
Margaret Chesney, PhD

REMINDER: Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship Nov. 3

Through a gift from UC cardiologist Vijay Sanghvi, MD, (1935-2015), an adjunct professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, and his daughters, UC created an annual endowed lectureship titled "The Dr. Khushman V. Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship on the Mind-Body Interface in Health and Healing,” with the goal of exposing health care professionals and interested community members to the importance and benefit of complementary medicine.

This year’s lectures takes place at noon, Friday, Nov. 3, in the College of Medicine’s Kresge Auditorium, where guest speaker Margaret Chesney, PhD, will present "Integrative Medicine: Fad or Frontier?” Chesney is a professor emeritus of the University of California San Francisco, the former deputy director of the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the immediate past chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend. A boxed lunch will be provided, compliments of the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute.

CME credits are available.

For more information contact Lisa Doogan.

Findlay Market

SAVE THE DATE: Findlay Market Pop-up Oct. 26

Merchants from Cincinnati’s Findlay Market will set up shop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the CARE/Crawley Kaplan Reception Area for last pop-up for the year. 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.

CCTST Pilot, Just-in-Time Grant Deadlines Approaching

Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) grant programs are available to support research projects of full-time faculty.  

The Pilot Translational Research and Innovative Core Grant Program provides up to $60,000 for projects by established principal investigators or mentored new/early stage investigators focused on applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in pre-clinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans. The program also provides up to $50,000 for the establishment of new, innovative cores with a clear translational focus. Letters of intent are due Tuesday, Oct. 31, before 5 p.m.

The Just-in-Time Core Grant Program offers up to $7,500 for investigators to use UC or Cincinnati Children’s core facilities to obtain critical data for submission of a competitive extramural proposal, patent application or commercialization agreement. Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 1, before 5 p.m.

Applicants must be CCTST members (join free of charge). For more information, contact Laura Reedy or call 513-803-1412.

Sheakley Lawn
Sheakley Lawn

REMINDER: UC Taekwondo Club Fundraiser Oct. 27

The UC Taekwondo Club is holding a fundraising event from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Sheakley Lawn on UC’s Uptown Campus to raise money for the UC Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center. 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will offer attendees free food and drink samples as well as free self-defense seminars and demonstrations. Attendees can also purchase tickets for chances to win a raffle; all proceeds benefit the UC Cancer Institute.

Purchase tickets and find out more at


  • Physiology Seminar Oct. 24: Elizabeta Nemeth, PhD, UCLA School of Medicine, will present "From Anemia to Iron Overload and Infection: Pathobiology of Iron” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Seminar Oct. 25: Ryan Collar, MD, will present MM&I at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar Oct. 25: Christin Grabinski, PhD, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, will present "Ultrafine Particle Sampling in Ground and Aerospace Environments” at 10 a.m. in Kowalewski Hall, Room 310.
  • Department of Psychiatry Seminar Oct. 25: The 27th Annual Lurie Psychiatric Lecture Series will welcome Richard Isaacson, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, presenting "Advances in the Management of Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment: A Clinical Precision Medicine Approach” at noon in the Stetson Building, Room 2108.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Oct. 25: Dima Diab, MD, will present "An Update on Current and Emerging Therapy for Osteoporosis: Where Are We Now?” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Oct. 26: Sonya Ruiz-Torres, graduate student, will present "Novel Fanconi Anemia Gene Activities in Squamous Epithelium Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells,” and Pranjal Sarma, PhD, will present "Investigating the TAM-S6K1 Axis as a New Therapeutic Strategy for Glioblastoma” at noon in the Vontz Center Rieveschl Auditorium.
  • The Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute Seminar Series Oct. 30: Brian O’Rourke, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will present "Life on the Edge: Mitochondria, Emergence and Heart Disease” at noon in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 31: Agnes Luo, PhD, Case Western University, will present "Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration in Stroke” at noon in MSB 3351.
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Grand Rounds Nov. 1: Gregory Rouan, MD, will present "Screening and Treatment of Common Medical Conditions in OB/GYN Practice" beginning at 7 a.m. Live and web conference at MSB-3051.
  • UC Brain Tumor Center Seminar Nov. 8: William Weiss, MD, PhD, UCSF School of Medicine, will present "Modeling and Treating Neural Cancers” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.
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