Former COM Dean Hutton to Chair IAIMS Consortium
John J. Hutton, M.D., professor of pediatrics and former COM dean, has been elected Chair of the Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS) Consortium, a voluntary organization dedicated to the innovative application of computing and communication technologies in the management of health information. Dr. Jane Henney, senior vice president and provost for health affairs, and chair of UC's IAIMS Steering Committee, called Dr. Hutton's selection "a tribute to Dr. Hutton's leadership and contributions both locally and nationally."
UC Heart and Vascular Center Great Example of Cooperation
The hallmark of any successful organization is a spirit of cooperation. This spirit was on display recently with the evolution of the UC Heart and Vascular Center (nee UC Heart Center). The Center has embraced a multi-disciplinary approach to carrying out its clinical mission (hence the name chance), and has reached out to other COM departments (EXAMPLES?) to make this a reality. One concrete example of this spirit of cooperation is the fact that vascular surgeons John Edwards, M.D., Joseph Giglia, M.D. and Amy Reed, M.D. have joined the Center's team.
New Faculty to be Welcomed to COM, and UC and Greater Cincinnati
The COM will hold its second "faculty welcome" event December 10. The event, a tradition that began in July, is designed to welcome the 85 new faculty members, and their families, not just to the COM but to the University of Cincinnati and, in a larger sense, to the Greater Cincinnati community. The day-long event starts at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies and includes a tour of the entire UC campus and points of interest on both sides of the river. The group will end up at the Cincinnati Zoo, where they'll be joined by their families to enjoy the spectacular Festival of Lights.
New Lab Coats to Debut Soon
Lab coats, that COM fashion staple, are about to undergo their first makeover in recent memory. While they will of course remain white, the logo that adorns them will be more reflective of the new graphics package being adopted University-wide as part of larger effort to make UC mean "united campus."
Urban Health Project Serves Community, COM Students
The Urban Health Project (UHP) is a student-run organization designed to expose UC-I's to different environmental, cultural and financial factors that affect an individual's health status while at the same time providing service to the indigent and uninsured of Cincinnati. UHP, founded in 1986 by a UC-I and operated by funds raised by students, consists of an eight-week summer experience in which students work at different client and social service agencies in the Greater Cincinnati area; between 25-30 students usually participate. In May, UHP was selected as a "Just Community Award" recipient.
"Reindog Parade" Slated for December 13th
Yes, you read that right. The Reindog is a Cincinnati tradition (this is the 13th Annual) that features dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Holiday regalia parading through the streets of Mt. Adams. More than 500 costumed canines and their owners are expected at the Parade, which kicks off at 2:00 p.m., is lead by Santa Claus, and features Baseball Hall of Fame Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman as Celebrity Grand Marshall, not to mention a Santa Clown Band. The Parade ends at the historic Monastery Building with the awarding of prizes in the puppy (1 year and under), senior (10 years and older), dog and owner look alike, and best all around dog categories. SPCA Cincinnati, the Parade's organizer, will be on hand with puppies and adult dogs available for adoption. For more information, visit the SCPA's Website (www.spcacincinnati.org).
Queen City 101
Cincinnati is the nation's safest city for pedestrians, according to a study by the Surface Transportation Policy Project in Washington, D.C.