Heart Education Series Launches This Month
UC Heart and Vascular Center, in partnership with UC Physicians and University Hospital, will host a free public lecture series on heart wellness. The month-long series, "Caring for Your Heart: New Therapies in Heart and Blood Vessel Disease," will highlight new technology and therapies used to treat heart disorders and discuss how other health conditions, such as diabetes and sleep disorders, affect the heart. The lectures will be held Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott North in West Chester.
Jan. 31: Common Heart Diseases: What Everyone Should Know
Feb. 7: Diabetes and Risk of Heart Disease
Feb. 14: Diseases that Mimic Heart Disease
Feb. 21: New Therapies in Heart Rhythm Disorders
To make reservations, call (513) 558-1810 or visit www.conferencing.uc.edu/heart. For detailed lecture topic information, visit www.uchearts.com.
Harvard Professor to Discuss Advocacy Today
This year's Altemeier Visiting Professor, Andrew Warshaw, MD, will discuss Advocacy for and by Surgeons" at 4 p.m. today during the Surgical Seminar. Tomorrow, Jan. 18, he will discuss "Management of Pancreatic Cancer" during Surgical Grand Rounds. Both events will be in the Surgical Amphitheater. Dr. Warshaw is the W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and surgeon-in-chief and chairman of the surgery department at Massachusetts General Hospital. A leading authority on the pancreas, he has made important contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer and the pathogenesis and management of pancreatitis. He is a governor of the American College of Surgeons and president-elect of the Halsted Society.
Rice Bioengineering Expert Speaks at Nanoscience Symposium
Jennifer West, PhD, Isabel C. Cameron Professor at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering at Rice University, will give the keynote address at the third annual Bioengineering Symposium in the Kingsgate Conference Center on Friday, Jan. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dr. West, whose topic will be "Future Directions in Applied Nanoscience," is a noted expert and pioneer in nanoscale medical applications. Titled "Nanoscale Science and Technology in Medicine," Friday's symposium will be hosted by UC's Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Center for Surgical Innovation. Participants will discuss how nanoscale science and technology are being applied to medicine here at UC. The free event is part of the UC biomedical engineering research seminar series. For more information, call (513) 556-4123.
All faculty, students and postdocs are encouraged to submit abstracts for presenting posters at the upcoming Showcase 2006, to be held April 21-22. Showcase 2006 is a major UC event that provides a comprehensive view of the university's transformational impact on the economy, the quality of life and the creation of new knowledge. Industry leaders and researchers, community leaders and public officials are expected to attend. For more information, visit www.uc.edu/showcase/showcase.html
Nominate an Outstanding Nurse
Nominations are being accepted for the14th annual Florence Nightingale Awards, which honor registered nurses for their commitment to excellent patient care. All nominated nurses must live and be employed in the Greater Cincinnati area (Ohio, Kentucky and southern Indiana) and must be a licensed registered nurse. Nominations will be reviewed and recipients selected by members of the College of Nursing Board of Advisors. Six nurses will receive the awards, to be presented April 26 at the downtown Cincinnati Hyatt Regency. Nomination forms, available at con.uc.edu/nightingale/nightingalehome.htm, must be received by March 6. For more information, call (513) 558-5311.