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Date: Monday, January 7, 2008

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Nightingale Nominations
The College of Nursing is soliciting nominations for the 16th 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 received by Friday, March 7. Six nurses will receive the Nightingale awards and 10 will receive the Dean’s Award during an event scheduled for Thursday, April 24. For more information, call (513) 558-5311. 

Reddy to Serve as ODSA President
Likith Reddy, MD,assistant professor of clinical surgery, has been named president of the Ohio Dental Society ofAnesthesiology (ODSA). A craniofacial specialist, Reddy will deliver a keynote lecture, “Outpatient Anesthesia Considerations in Syndromic Patients” at the ODSA annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Dayton. The ODSA is a local chapter of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, an organization of health professionals dedicated to making dental care more pleasant through a variety of advanced pain and anxiety control techniques. For more information, visit

Degree Program Now Accepting Applications
The new master’s of public health program is now accepting applications for its first class of students. The program, which was approved as a new degree by the UC Board of Trustees last June, obtained final approval from the Ohio Board of Regents in mid-December. The master’s of public health will be one of the first public health training programs in the nation to emphasize an evidence-based approach to safeguarding and improving the public’s health. Applications for fall 2008 admissions will be available until Tuesday, April 15. For more information, visit or contact James Boex, PhD, at (513) 558-5613.


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration
The Academic Health Center will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. during a memorial ceremony to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in Kresge Auditorium. The event is cosponsored by University Hospital, Quest Diagnostics and the Baptist Ministers Conference of Greater Cincinnati and Vicinity. For more information, call (513) 584-4971.

‘Hearts for Health’ Jan. 26
UC Heart and Vascular Center will host a half-day information session on heart health Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at the University Pointe Medical Center in West Chester. “UC Hearts for Health” will feature informative and motivational discussions about cardiovascular disease, diabetes, nutrition and vascular disease, delivered by leading UC physician experts. The event, open to all, also includes free health screenings.  For more information or to register, call (513) 475-7918 or visit

Free Venous Screenings
Amy Reed, MD, of the vascular surgery division, will offer free venous screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at University Pointe. Venous disorders include varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous thromboembolism. Screenings are free and painless, and recommended for those 40 and older with leg pain or swelling, personal or family history of blood clots, or visible varicose veins. Each screening takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. The screenings are sponsored by the American Venous Forum. To schedule an appointment, call (513) 558-3700.

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