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Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2004

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UC|21 Vision Report Available Online

The vision report for UC|21, the University of Cincinnati's strategic plan for charting its academic course for the 21st century, is now available online.  Its preparation involved months of discussion and consultation at a scope never before seen on campus. A wide range of university stakeholders, students, full- and part-time faculty, staff, emeriti, alumni, corporate partners, donors, civic and social service leaders, and neighbors were invited to participate.  More than 240 people, including individuals from the community at large, worked together in a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss and draft the university's vision for its future. Additional insight came from over 2,400 people who participated in more than 90 input sessions hosted by UC colleges and units.  It is important that you take some time to view the report at


UC Heart & Vascular Center Showcases New Vascular Lab Today

The UC Heart & Vascular Center is hosting an open house today (Tuesday, Sept. 7) for its new vascular lab expansion at University Pointe. The tour runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The new facility will enable UC Heart & Vascular to bring its nationally renowned cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons together at one centralized location to treat, diagnose and co-manage patients. Along with a new state-of-the-art vascular lab, the expansion also includes a procedure room and five new patient exam rooms. College of Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend.  Food and beverages will be served. 


Thomas Elected ABR Representative to New ABMS Committee

Stephen Thomas, PhD, professor emeritus in the Department of Radiology, has been elected as the American Board of Radiology (ABR) representative to the newly formed Committee on Oversight and Monitoring of Maintenance of Certification within the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). All 24 national medical boards that make up the ABMS are in the process of implementing maintenance of certification programs for their diplomates. Dr. Thomas joins representatives from the AMA, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and six other boards on this committee, which will assume responsibility for the oversight of the maintenance of certification programs of the ABMS member boards. He currently serves as an ABR Trustee in Radiologic Physics and chairs the maintenance of certification coordinating committee within the ABR.


Ground Broken for Highland Office Building

Ground has been broken for the new Highland Office Building at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Highland Avenue, which is expected to be occupied in spring/summer 2006.  The five story, 95,000-gross-square-foot building will include four floors of office space and one for retail space.  The Highland Office Building is part of the University Village, a multi-use development including housing (owner occupied and rental), retail and office space.  Work on other portions of this development has begun at the corner of Eden Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive and at Eden and Stetson.  Owned by the Bellevue Gardens Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, this project has been developed by Great Traditions Land & Development Company.  Offices in the Highland Office Building will house a number of Medical Center programs to create swing space during the MSB renovation.


Emergency Medicine Residents to Present Posters

Two residents in the Department of Emergency Medicine will present posters at the 14th Midwest Regional Meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in Milwaukee, September 10.  Taher Vohra, MD, will present a poster on the effect of an intervention on emergency department documentation, and Opeolu Adeoye, MD, on the cost-effectiveness of BNP in goal-directed therapy of heart failure.


Hewett Featured in USA Today Article

Tim Hewett, PhD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cincinnati Children's Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center, was quoted in the August 24 USA Today (circulation: 2.1 million) in an article titled "Girls face higher knee injury risk."  You can access the article here.  Dr. Hewett also had a lead article on ACL injuries in adolescent females in the August 2004 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Queen City 101

In 1849, Cincinnati became the first city in the nation to hold a municipal song festival, or "Saengerfest."

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