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Date: Monday, August 21, 2006

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Sign the CARE/Crawley Beam

Beginning today, all UC faculty, staff and students are invited to sign their name on the last major steel beam to be installed on the CARE/Crawley Building. The beam is located in Kresge Plaza, just outside the Medical Sciences Building main doors. Black and red markers will be provided. Then on Friday, Aug. 25, watch the beam being hoisted into place during the “topping off” ceremony, to be held at 1:30 p.m. on the eighth floor of the Eden Avenue Garage. The event will include brief remarks from Nancy Zimpher, PhD, university president, and Jane Henney, MD, provost and vice president for health affairs. Everyone is invited, and ice cream will be served. For more information, call (513) 558-4553 or e-mail


Children’s Wins Quest for Quality Award

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has won the American Hospital Association (AHA) McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. Cincinnati Children’s, the first pediatric hospital to win the award, was selected from 50 applicants. Executives accepted the award during the July AHA health care forum in San Francisco.


Students Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha

Five College of Medicine students have been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honorary Medical Society at the end of their third year. The students, Rachel Boggus, Audrey Kesselring, Adam Metzler, Justin Smith and Any Sniderman, currently rank in the top 5 percent of their class. Alpha Omega Alpha strives to recognize and perpetuate excellence in the medical profession.


Summer Blood Drive

The College of Medicine will host its summer blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. As an incentive, each donor will be entered into a drawing to win two Cincinnati Bengals season tickets. To make an appointment, visit Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on donating blood, including a list of requirements, call Hoxworth Donor Services at (513) 558-1562.


AMA Chapter Hosts 5K Event to Benefit Foodbank

The College of Medicine’s chapter of the American Medical Association will host a 5K run/walk to benefit the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati. The Helping Cincinnati 5K Harvest Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8 a.m. The event will begin and end in front of the UC Recreation Center on the West Campus. The cost is $15. Participants registered by Aug. 31 will receive a free T-shirt. For more information or to register online, visit


Kagan to Receive Service Award

Richard Kagan, MD, professor of surgery and chief of staff at Cincinnati Shriners Hospital for Children, has won the Jeanne Mowe Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). This annual award goes to a person who has made a significant contribution to tissue banking or transplantation medicine via research, education or laboratory improvement, or who has a history of distinguished service and leadership in the AATB. Kagan will receive the award at the association’s annual meeting in September.


College of Medicine Men’s Chorus

The College of Medicine Men’s Chorus is inviting faculty and staff to participate in this year’s group. The first meeting to discuss upcoming performances will be held today, Aug. 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. To join or receive more information, contact Bruce Giffin, PhD, at

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