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Date: Monday, January 8, 2007

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Call for Nightingale Nominations
The UC College of Nursing is soliciting nominations for the 15th annual Florence Nightingale Awards, which recognize excellence in direct patient care. Nominees must be licensed registered nurses and employed in the Tristate area. Nomination forms are available at and must be postmarked by March 5. Six nurses will receive the awards, to be presented April 26. For more information, call (513) 558-5311.

Hoxworth Winter Blood Drive
Hoxworth Blood Center will hold its 2007 Winter All-Campus Blood Drive Monday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Tangeman University Center room 465 (Great Hall). All employees and students are encouraged to donate blood, which is both safe and easy. All donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. All donors must also eat a good meal within four hours of donating and bring a valid ID to the donor location. To make an appointment, call (513) 451-0910 or visit

Dermatology, Ophthalmology Practices Moving
The dermatology and ophthalmology practice offices in University Hospital Pavilion A will move to newly designed space on Hoxworth Building’s first floor on Jan. 22. Each practice will now have expanded private clinic space and will share essential education space and a conference area, offering one-stop services and greater access. The practices—and their associated academic offices—hope the new space will also help with resident recruitment.

New NetWellness Experts
Eight College of Medicine faculty members have joined NetWellness as health topic experts. They join more than 160 active UC contributors who answer visitors’ questions or write articles on various health-related topics. The new experts and their associated NetWellness health areas include:
·         Jeffrey Sussman, MD, thyroid diseases
·         Malek Safa, MD, colon cancer
·         Sandra Starnes, MD, lung cancer
·         Nelson Watts, MD, osteoporosis
·         James Donovan Jr., MD, Bruce Bracken, MD, and Ahmad Hamidinia, MD, prostate cancer, urinary disorder and urinary tract cancer
·         Pranav Sheth, MD, skin care and diseases. 

If you are interesting in becoming a NetWellness expert, contact Doris Haag at (513) 558-5123 or NetWellness is a commercial-free consumer health Web site that UC produces in collaboration with Case Western Reserve and Ohio State universities.


Breast Cancer Symposium Review
The divisions of hematology-oncology and surgical oncology will host a review program of important new information that was presented at the 2006 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Kingsgate Conference Center. Registration is open for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, internists, OB-GYNs, oncology nurses, fellows, residents and other health care professionals caring for breast cancer patients. There is no fee for this course. Continuing medical education credits are available. For more program information, visit

State of Research at UC
Sandra Degen, PhD, vice president for research, will present the State of Research at UC at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Richard E. Lindner Center room 450. All university faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit

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