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Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

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Beverly Connelly, MD
Beverly Connelly, MD

Nancy Elder, MD
Nancy Elder, MD

Arden Wander, MD
Arden Wander, MD

University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees Approves 3 Emeriti Appointments

The UC Board of Trustees on Oct. 24 approved the following emeriti appointments:

  • Beverly Connelly, MD, professor emerita of pediatrics, effective Jan. 1, 2018
  • Nancy Elder, MD, professor emerita of family and community medicine, effective July 1, 2018
  • Arden Wander, MD, professor emeritus of ophthalmology, effective Feb. 1, 2018

Kresge Auditorium
Kresge Auditorium

Open Forums Oct. 30-31 for Provost Finalists

Five finalists have been identified by the search committee for the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Each finalist will visit campus for additional interviews and open forums. The first two scheduled candidates are:

  • Chaden Djalali, PhD, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa; Monday, Oct. 30, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Keith Moo-Young, PhD, chancellor, Washington State University Tri-Cities; Thursday, Nov. 2, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Both forums will be held in Kresge Auditorium.

Details on the other three candidates will be released after confirmation of the dates of their visits. For additional information on this search, the candidates and their upcoming visits to campus, visit

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library

Halloween Display in Winkler Center

Special Halloween medical displays and treats will be offered between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 by the staff of the Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. Historic documents, photos and artifacts from a variety of the health professions will be on display in the Hauck Gallery, located on the R-Level and of the Harrison Health Sciences Library in the Medical Sciences Building. 

Thomas Laqueur, PhD
Thomas Laqueur, PhD

Lecture on Death and Dying Nov. 2

Thomas Laqueur, PhD, Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, will present "A Historian’s Reflections on Team Teaching With a Doctor About Death and Dying” at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2. Laqueur is the author of The Work of the Death: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains and is the founding editor of the journal Representations.

The lecture will be held in the Lucas Board Room (MSB E005HA) of the Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions.

A pizza lunch will follow the presentation, which is sponsored by the Winkler Center, the UC Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and the College of Arts and Sciences, Certificate Program in Medical Humanities.

Doug Moormann
Doug Moormann

Dance With Your Heart Gala Nov. 11

The Dance With Your Heart Charity Gala, being held Saturday, Nov. 11, will help benefit the Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) and the university’s quest for National Cancer Institute designation. A portion of ticket prices are awarded to each celebrity dancer’s selected charity/organization. Doug Moormann, vice president of the Develop Strategies Group, has designated the CCC the recipient of his funds.

The gala will include appetizers and dinner; drink tickets and a cash bar will be available. All attendees will have the chance to win free dancing lessons.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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.” The goal of the lectureship is to expose students and health care professionals and interested community members to the importance and benefit of complementary medicine.

This year’s lecture 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

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott

Reminder: Lung Cancer CME Opportunity Nov. 11

The UC Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center will host "Lung Cancer: Revolutionary Progress and Future Directions” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Kingsgate Marriott, 151 Goodman Drive. The symposium is aimed at health care professionals to define risk factors for lung cancer, describe new pathologic and molecular classifications of lung cancer and more. The cost is $50 for physicians ($75 at the door), $25 for nurses ($35 at the door) and free for medical students ($25 at the door). Educational credits are being offered.

>> Register online

For more information, contact Kelly Carroll.


  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 31: Agnes Luo, PhD, Case Western University, will present "Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration and Stroke” at noon in MSB 3351. 
  • Physiology Seminar Oct. 31: Li Wang, PhD, University of Connecticut, will present LncRNA and Nuclear Receptor in Liver Function and Disease” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • 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.
  • Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Seminar Nov. 1: Gavriel Kohlberg, MD, will present "Silent Speech Interfaces: Challenges and Applications” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351. 
  • Department of Environmental Health Seminar Nov. 1: Ying Xia, PhD, will present "Gene-Environment Interactions (GXE) in Fetal Development and Disease” at 10 a.m. in Kowalewski Hall, Room 310.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Nov. 1: William Lee, MD, will present "Acute Liver Failure 2017: Perspective After 20 Years of Study” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 1: Alex Beiersdorfer will present his master’s thesis "Phosphomimetic Mutations in Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein C Affect Myosin Binding Characteristics in a Site-Specific Manner” at noon in MSB 2351.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Nov. 2: Shi-Yuan Cheng, PhD, will present "Dysregulated Oncogenic Signaling and Epigenetics in Human Brain Tumors” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium.   
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Research Series Nov. 3: Nathan Salomonis, PhD, and Meenakshi Venkatasubramanian, both from Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Oncosplit: Indentifying Hidden Splicing Subtypes and Regulators From Cancer RNA-Seq” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130.   
  • Cincinnati Cancer Research Retreat Nov. 3: Jason Chesney, MD, PhD, director of the James Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, will keynote a retreat for cancer researchers from across the cancer research and clinical communities in Cincinnati. Lectures and poster presentations will be held at the Metabolic Disease Institute at the UC Reading campus.
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 6: Courtney Collins will present her master’s thesis "Characterization of SPOC/NCoR Binding: A Thermodynamic and Structural Analysis of Corepressors in the Notch Signaling Pathway” at 2 p.m. in MSB 2351. 
  • 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. 
  • Department of Dermatology Seminar Nov. 9: Diya Mutasim, MD, will present "Decision Making and Management of Autoimmune Bullous Disease (Follow-up Discussion)” at 9 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, Room G44.

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