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Elizabeth Dragan, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine accepts the 2017 MS Society Research Award for the UC Waddell Center from Sallie Stephens, manager of healthcare provider engagement for the MS Society.
Elizabeth Dragan, MD, accepts the 2017 MS Society Research Award.

Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis Recipient of MS Society Research Award

The Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute was awarded the Impact Series 2017: Scientific Research Award, presented by the MS Society for the Ohio Valley region. Elizabeth Dragan, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, accepted the award and presented a research update at the Impact Series event, held on Dec. 2. 

The UC Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis is a Comprehensive Care Center Partner with the MS Society, offering all aspects of care for those living with MS.

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Reminder: January Faculty Development Programs

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development is offering a Teaching/Education Development Program, "How to Utilize Bloom’s Taxonomy in Educational Research and Design,” at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 23, in MSB 3352. 

This is one of three tracks of programming that will be offered in 2018.

Light refreshments will be offered for those who register on Faculty One Stop.

For a complete roster of programs, and program objectives, please see the Faculty Affairs and Development website.

 Medical student Neeraj Maheshwari assists his mentee, Lonell Williams, with a new laptop from UC Med Mentors.
Medical student Neeraj Maheshwari with his mentee Lonell Williams.

UC Med Mentors Will Double the Number of Laptops 

Medical students at UC serving as Med Mentors will be able to double the number of laptops they provide to local elementary school students thanks to two $10,000 grants from the Clare Family Foundation and faculty and staff at Cincinnati Children’s.

Mentors in the UC Med Mentor program will be able to offer 20 laptops this spring, says Charles Cavallo MD, president of the Med Mentors advisory board, instructor in the Department of Pediatrics and an alumnus of the UC College of Medicine. The laptops will be presented during an April 10, 2018 event at the UC College of Medicine.

Med Mentors works with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) to link medical students with Cincinnati Public School (CPS) students for mentorship. The effort was started in 2001 by Wan Lim, PhD, associate professor-educator emeritus of medical education. About 200 medical students are connected to roughly 200 CPS students.

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

CCTST Grand Rounds Dec. 15

"Translating Evidence Into Practice: Advancing the Application of Dissemination and Implementation Science” is the topic of the next CCTST Grand Rounds, at noon, Friday, Dec.15 in MSB 2351.

Featured presenters are Elaine Morrato, DrPH, associate dean for public health practice, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, and Michael Seid, PhD, director of health outcomes and quality care research, pulmonary medicine and James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s.  

Lunch is provided, and CME is available.  

>> Read more and register.

Pathology Lab

Histopathology Core Laboratory Opening Dec. 12

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a correction from last week’s brief which announced Dec. 7 as the Open House date.

An open house celebrating the creation of the UC Histopathology Core Laboratory, to support 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. 12, in MSB 1252. Visitors can meet the laboratory directors and staff and discuss research and clinical needs.

These kind of labs provide pathology services to investigators working with a variety of experimental organisms and perform histology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, whole slide imaging, tissue microarray and more. 

With questions, call 513-558-3840.


Reminder: Health Collaborative to Livestream IHI Forum

The Cincinnati Health Collaborative is hosting a livestream broadcast of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. The two-day web conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 12, and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dec. 13, at the Health Collaborative facility, 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 500. The forum is geared toward all health care professionals. It offers ideas, insights and tools to tackle a variety of health care challenges from patient safety and behavioral health to equity in care and population health management. As a bonus, there will be a quality improvement panel discussion featuring local experts titled " All Healthcare is Local: Quality Improvement Innovation in Our Region.

Cost to register is $250 for non-members and $200 for members. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. CE credits are available.

For more information, contact Barbara Tobias, MD.

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Save the Date: Med Education Winter Webinar Series

The Office of Medical Education is offering a five-part Winter Webinar Series beginning in January 2018. 

  • Jan. 11, Linda Snell, MD, will present "Competency-Based Medical Education: Understanding the Principles.” 
  • Jan. 18, Kim Lomis, MD, will present "Generating Trust in Entrustment: an Update From the AAMC Core EPA Pilot Group.” 
  • Jan. 25, Nicole Woods, PhD, will present "Integration, Competence and Expertise: Preparing Learners for the Future.” 
  • Feb. 1, Molly Cooke, MD, will present "Continuity, LICs and Competency-Based Education – 2018.” 
  • Feb. 8, Deborah Powell, MD, will present "Competency-Based Education Across the UME-GME Continuum: The EPAC Program.”

All sessions will be held on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the MSB 3352.

Register on Faculty One Stop.


  • Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology Special Seminar Dec. 12: David Hui, PhD, will present "Apolipoprotein E receptor-2 (LRP8): Much More Than a Lipoprotein Receptor in Cardiovascular Disease Modulation” at 4 p.m. in MSB 4051.
  • Department of Dermatology Procter and Gamble Scientific Lecture Series Dec. 14: Alexander Meves, MD, Mayo Clinic, will present at 8 a.m. in the Hoxworth Building, G44. 
  • Cancer Biology Seminar Dec. 14: Nicole Oatman, will present "Passenger Deletion Creates Therapeutic Vulnerability in Glioblastoma,” and Brian Johnson will present "MYC Orchestrates a Tailor-Made Metabolic Program That Relies on Increased Purine Production to Fuel Lymphomagenesis” at noon in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. 
  • Biomedical Informatics Friday Research Series Dec. 15: Mihaela Pavlicev, PhD, will present "Using Bioinformatics to Understand Sources of Variation” at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati Children’s Location S, Room S10.130. 
  • Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Dec. 19: Gregory Tall, PhD, University of Michigan, will present "Adhesion GPCR Tethered Peptide Agonism” at noon in MSB 3351. 
  • Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Dec. 20: Andrew Nguyen, MD, and Andrew Barfell, MD, will present "Resident Clinical and CPC Lectures” at 7:30 a.m. in Hoxworth G344.
  • Save the Date: Department of Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series Jan. 10: Deborah Cory-Slechta, PhD, will present "Combined Effects of Developmental Lead Exposure and Prenatal Stress and Their Transgenerational Consequences” at 10 a.m. in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy’s Kowalewski Hall, Room 310. Lunch and Q&A session to follow at the Kettering Complex. RSVP at

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