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Date: Monday, May 9, 2005

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New Initiative Seeks to Improve Chronic Illness Management

UC has joined a national collaborative that will work to improve the care of patients with chronic illness. Together with the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and teams around the country, health professionals at UC will work to better define programs and identify best practices for managing chronic illnesses such as asthma, depression, diabetes, hypertension and chronic heart failure, among others. This year-long initiative, called the Academic Chronic Care Collaborative, is a partnership between the Association of Academic Medical Colleges and Improving Chronic Illness Care, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is being led by T.J. Redington, MD, internal medicine professor at UC, community health director for the Health Alliance and medical director for Ohio's Medicaid program.


Quality Service Award Nominations Due

Don't forget to recognize your outstanding colleagues for their commitment to UC. The President's Quality Service Awards honor up to six individuals and two teams each year for their exceptional quality service. The deadline for nominations for the 2005 awards is May 13. For more information about the initiative or to make a nomination, visit


Orthopaedic Residents Win "Chopper"

The UC orthopaedic residents bested the UC orthopaedic surgery faculty in the Flying Pig Marathon, winning the coveted silver "Chopper" trophy. The residents came in eighth place overall in the marathon, which featured some 460-plus teams; that places the residents in the top 2 percent of finishers. The faculty finished in 68th place, putting them in the top 15 percent. The resident team included Josh Vella, MD, John Franklin, MD, Mike Greiwe, MD and Mike Wind, MD. The faculty team included John Wyrick, MD, Michael Archdeacon, MD, Peter Stern, MD and Toan Le, MD. "Chopper" will be presented to the residents on June 7 at the D.J. Frank Jr., MD, Lectureship and Resident Thesis Day. He will then be placed in the Orthopaedic Freiberg Library awaiting next year's competition between faculty and residents.


Registration Extended for Forum on Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Registration is still open for "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer." This May 14 forum will feature Sandra Steingraber, PhD, author and internationally-recognized expert on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. View details and registration information.


Send Us Your News

Even though the academic year is winding down, we know faculty, staff and students are still doing great things. Keep us posted or your accomplishments by sending information for the Dean's List to


Queen City 101

On Oct. 31, 1837, candle-maker William Procter and soap-maker James Gamble first formulated plans for starting a soap business together.

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