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Date: Monday, August 1, 2005

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Geriatrics Receives New Funding

The geriatrics program has received federal funding through a grant awarded to the Ohio Valley Appalachian Region Geriatric Education Center (OVAR/GEC) to support its Geriatric Education Center (GEC). A consortium of geriatrics/gerontology educators at UC, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and East Tennessee State University, the OVAR/GEC was among 13 GECs nationwide to be awarded a five-year, nearly $2.2 million grant by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Health Professions. The geriatrics program will use the funding to assist professionals in developing curricula that will improve the care of older adults as they transfer through the health-care system.


UC faculty members leading the GEC project include Elizabeth Gothelf, RN, MSN, assistant director of the COM's Office of Geriatric Medicine (OGM), and Gregg Warshaw, MD, professor of family medicine, Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine and OGM director. Key faculty members involved include Irene Moore, MSW, professor of family medicine; Robert Cluxton, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy; and Evelyn Fitzwater, RN, PhD, professor of nursing. Patricia Hatchett, director of the COM Center for Competency Development and Assessment, and Timothy Lewis, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine, will assist with developing training curricula.


Stern Named Second President-Elect

Peter Stern, MD, chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was named the second president-elect of the American Orthopaedic Association. His term as president will run from June 2007 through June 2008. Dr. Stern is currently president of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and vice chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery.


Fellowship Program Earns Accreditation

The fellowship program in Neurologic Surgery of the Spine recently earned accreditation from the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS). UC is one of the first institutions to become accredited by the SNS in this subspecialty.


Queen City 101

In August, Greater Cincinnati averages a temperature of 73 degrees and rainfall of 3.5 inches.

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