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Robert McCullumsmith, MD, PhD
Robert McCullumsmith, MD, PhD

Jason Jiang, PhD, Jarek Meller, PhD, and Ming Tan, PhD
Jarek Meller, PhD

Adam Funk
Adam Funk, PhD

Ken Greis, PhD
Ken Greis, PhD

College of Medicine Announces Translational Signatures Network Winners

The Team Science Award recognizes a team of faculty members who have successfully created and sustained a multidisciplinary research team that contributes to the mission of the College of Medicine. Translational Signatures Network is the recipient of this award. Members of this team include: Robert McCullumsmith, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences; Jarek Meller, PhD, professor of pediatrics and researcher at Cincinnati Children’s; Adam Funk, PhD, a research scientists in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences; and Kenneth Greis, PhD, professor in of cancer and cell biology. This team was nominated by Melissa DelBello, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences; Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Department of Environmental Health; and Pete White, PhD, Department of Biomedical Informatics.

The Translational Signatures Network is a group of scientists seeking to ask and answer questions in translational neuroscience. Driven by a common interest to understand the pathophysiology of severe neuropsychiatric illness, this team was originally formed in 2015 and has expanded to include researchers from the University of Toronto and John’s Hopkins University.

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

CCTST Regulatory Forum Nov. 30 

"Efficient Startup of Multi-site Research Studies" is the focus of the next CCTST Regulatory Forum, Thursday, Nov. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. in MSB 2351.

The program will provide a roadmap to conducting successful multi-site research projects in the Greater Cincinnati area.  

Presenters include investigators, compliance experts and representatives from Academic Health Center affiliates. The moderator is Michael Linke, PhD, UC Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Participants will:

  • Learn how to develop successful multi-site research projects. 
  • Identify new partners for research projects.
  • Reduce redundancies in IRB review of multi-site research.

Registration is not required. For the agenda and more information, go to

Kresge Auditorium
Kresge Auditorium

UC Health Operations Town Hall Dec. 6

UC Health Chief Operating Officer Pete Gilbert will host an Operations Town Hall meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Kresge Auditorium. Gilbert will offer updates on UC Health’s operational efforts. All are welcome to attend.

Hoxworth Blood Bus
Hoxworth Donor Bus

Reminder: Hoxworth Donor Bus on Medical Campus

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.

Pathology Lab

Histopathology Core Laboratory Open House Dec. 7

An open house, celebrating the UC Histopathology Core Laboratory which supports research and clinical practices on the Academic Health Center campus, will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in MSB 1252. Visitors can meet the laboratory directors and staff and discuss research and clinical needs.

These kinds of labs provide pathology services to investigators working in a variety of experimental organisms and perform histology (study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues), immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, whole slide imaging, tissue microarray and more.

With questions, call 513-558-3840.


  • Physiology Seminar Nov. 28: Daria Narmoneva, PhD, will present "Using Biophysics to Direct Wound Healing and Vascular Tissue Regeneration” from 4 to 5 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) Grand Rounds Nov. 29: Chief residents and Ryan Collar, MD, will present from 7 to 8 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Nov. 29: Anne Housholder, MD, will present "Public Health Ethics—The Clinical Perspective” at 10 a.m. in Kowalewski Hall, Room 310.
  • Medical Grand Rounds Nov. 29: Donald Lynch, MD, will present "Advances in Valvular Heart Disease” at noon in MSB 5051.
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Nov. 30: Molly Smith, cancer and cell biology graduate student, will present "Splicesome Mutant MDS and AML Cells Activate Innate Immune Signaling by Regulating the Expression of Therapeutically Targetable IRAK4 Isoforms,” and Somchai Chutipongtanate, MD, PhD, Mahidol University, Bankock, will present "Application of Label-Free Quantitation Using SWATH-MS in Biology and Disease” from noon to 1 p.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.
  • 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.
  • Pharmacology and Systems Physiology Special Seminar Nov. 30: James Herman, PhD, will present "Stress, Adaptation and Disease" from 4 to 5 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds Dec. 6: Sarah Pickle, MD, and Megan Rich, MD, will present "Women's Health Care After the ACA: Impact of Health Policy and Reform on the Horizon" at 7:00 a.m. in MSB 3051.
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