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Research Recognition Celebration

College of Medicine Recognizes Exceptional Researchers During Recognition Program 

The College of Medicine celebrated its research successes and congratulated key contributors during the Research Recognition Program Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. Faculty were recognized for their research excellence and contributions in five distinguished categories or as a member of the Gallery of Awardees/Significant Clinical Trialist Program. John Morris, MD, received the Clinical Trialist of the Year Award. Michael Tranter, PhD, received the 2017 Research Rising Star Award. 

Four faculty were recognized for their accomplishments as Mid-Career Research Scientists: Aimin Chen, MD, PhD; Timothy Pritts, MD, PhD; Thomas Thompson, PhD; and Theresa Winhusen, PhD. Two faculty received research service awards: Ken Greis, PhD, and Jerry Lingrel, PhD. This year’s Team Science Research Award was presented to members of the Laryngeal Biomechanics Laboratory: Sid Khosla, MD, Ephraim Gutmark, PhD, Liran Oren, PhD, and Jun Ying, PhD.

>> Read more about the awards online.

Arthur Pancioli, MD
Arthur Pancioli, MD

Pancioli Reappointed Chair of Emergency Medicine

Arthur Pancioli, MD, has been reappointed Richard C. Levy Professor and chair of emergency medicine through Aug. 31, 2024.

Pancioli was originally appointed chair of the department on Oct. 1, 2010. He has been a professor of emergency medicine since 2009 and also served as vice chair of the department from 2000 to 2010. He joined the UC faculty after completing his emergency medicine residency at University Hospital/UC College of Medicine in 1995, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School.


Discussion on ‘Dreamland,' Skype With Author Nov. 28

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is hosting a discussion with health care professionals on the region’s opioid crisis from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Centennial Barn, 110 Compton Rd. As part of this event, a discussion on the book "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic” will take place in addition to a live Skype discussion with the author Sam Quinones. Light dinner will be served. Continuing education credits are being offered.

>> RSVP and receive a copy of the book 

Kari Dunning, PhD

Claim or Enhance Your Doximity Profile by Dec. 1

Patients often look to national rankings of hospitals when making important decisions about where to go for their health care. One of the most referred-to consumer ranking is U.S.News & World Report's "Best Hospitals” list. U.S.News uses Doximity—a social networking platform for physicians—to identify licensed physicians eligible to vote in its annual surveys. To be eligible to vote in the next U.S.News "Best Hospitals” survey, you must claim your professional profile with Doximity ( no later than Friday, Dec. 1.  All UC Health physicians, residents, fellows and alumni are encouraged to claim their Doximity profiles, and because the information within each profile is used to determine voting eligibility, those with existing profiles should log in to ensure accurate representation of board certifications and other professional information. 

Hoxworth Blood Bus
Hoxworth Donor Bus

Hoxworth Donor Bus on Medical Campus Nov. 27-Dec. 1

As part of the university’s All-Campus Blood Drive Nov. 27–Dec. 1, the Hoxworth Blood Center donor bus will be parked on the plaza in front of the CARE/Crawley Building from 9 to 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate blood to save lives in our community. 

Every registered donor receives a $7 gift card to Raising Cane’s.

Blood donations also can be made from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Nov. 27–30, in the Great Hall at Tangeman University Center.

Visit or call 513-451-0910 to schedule your appointment at either location.

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

CCTST Honors Community Partners

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) has recognized  several people and organizations for their community advocacy, partnership and leadership in health promotion in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Presented Nov. 14 at the CCTST Community Dinner and Awards Ceremony, the awards and those honored were: 

Community Health Advocate Awards: O.N. Ray Bignall II, MD, Cincinnati Children’s; Dena Cranley and Barbara Lynch, Cincinnati First Ladies for Health; Kevin Lab, Saint Vincent de Paul; the late Rev. Rousseau O’Neal II, Rockdale Baptist Church; and Latisha Owens, Guiding Light Mentoring. 

Academic-Community Research Partnership Awards: Shelterhouse of Greater Cincinnati, in partnership with University of Cincinnati; Super Seeds, in partnership with UC Medical Center; Every Child Succeeds, in partnership with Cincinnati Children's; and Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, in partnership with Freestore Foodbank.

Academic-Community Partnership Student Awards: Brendan Andres, UC College of Medicine; Ilana Bergelson, UC College of Medicine; Anthony DeMarco, UC College of Medicine; and UC Nutri-Ed, University of Cincinnati. 

Practice-Based Research Awards: Ernest Ciambarella, MD and Centering Pregnancy Prenatal Clinic at the Christ Hospital.

Nora Volkow,
Nora Volkow, MD

Reminder: NIDA Director Volkow to Speak Nov. 27 

UC and UC Health present a public symposium, "Tackling the Ohio Opioid Crisis: Harnessing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle,” on Monday Nov. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the Medical Sciences Building, Kresge Auditorium. The symposium will feature keynote speaker Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

The itinerary for the symposium includes remarks and perspectives from across Ohio as well as researchers and clinicians discussing research and gaps in evidence. 

Volkow’s keynote, "Medication-Assisted Therapies—Tackling the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic,” will begin at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

>> More information and an agenda of the symposium 

>> RSVP for Opioid Symposium


  • Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology Special Seminar Nov. 21: Hamid Said, PhD, University of California School of Medicine-Irvine, will present "Physiology/Pathophysiology of Water-Soluble Vitamin Transport in Organs of the Digestive System” from 4 to 5 p.m. MSB 4051.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) Grand Nov. 22: Sid Khosla, MD, will present from 7 to 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Nov. 29: Donald Lynch, MD, will present "Advances in Valvular Heart Disease” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Neuroscience Seminar Nov. 30: Keila Miles will present "The Effect of Ketosis on Creatine Transporter Deficiency,” and Zuhair Abdulla will present "Assessing Affective Behaviors in Mice Lacking the Creatine Transporter” at 4 p.m. in MSB 6051.
  • Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Seminar Nov. 30: Karen Kaul, MD, PhD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, will present "The Evolving Role of Pathology in Healthcare” from noon to 1 p.m. in MSB 5051.
  • Biomolecular Informatics Focus Group Dec. 1: Matthew Weirauch, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s, will present "Transcription Factors Operate Across Disease Loci: EBNA2 in Autoimmunity” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130. 
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Dec. 5: Ken Greis, PhD, will present "Core Facilities Infrastructure: Current Capabilities and Future Directions” at noon in MSB 3351. 
  • Clinical Informatics Focus Group Dec. 8: Brett Harnett, Lezhi Li, and John Meinken, University of Cincinnati Center for Health Informatics, will present "Asclepius: Cardiac Imagin Discovery Tool” at 11 a.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S 10.130.   

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