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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 11/14/13
Media Contact: Angela Koenig, 513-558-4625
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Upcoming Presentation: Transforming Health Care through Educational Diversity

A multidisciplinary task force from UC’s Academic Health Center (AHC) invites you to attend a presentation of findings and recommendations from the educational pipeline project: UC2019—Transforming Health Care through Educational Diversity.

The purpose of the project, which began in August 2012, was to assess and develop a plan for an educational pipeline in which underrepresented (economically disadvantaged, ethnically and racially diverse and first-generation college student) high school students will be recruited into UC’s AHC colleges of allied health sciences, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. 

The project was funded by the Office of the Provost with $158,000 under UC2019, an academic master plan that includes both a commitment to creating and maintaining a community that is broadly diverse and transforming health care through educational diversity.

The task force, led by principal investigator Greer Glazer, PhD, dean of UC’s College of Nursing, and co-investigator Elizabeth King, PhD, dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences, looked at numerous aspects of how to create an educational pipeline at UC’s AHC, including studying the methods of other universities who have "best practice” educational pipeline programs, conducting 20 community town hall meetings to seek input from community leaders, educators, neighborhood residents, and students, compiling a qualitative data analysis of the input received and providing directional recommendations to enhance preexisting pipeline programs.

The presentation is being offered twice: 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, and 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium, 3125 Eden Ave.  Parking is available at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive.

All those interested are invited to attend.

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