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Date: Monday, October 20, 2008

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UC Capital Campaign Begins Saturday
UC will officially kick off its $800 million capital campaign on Saturday, Oct. 25. “Proudly Cincinnati: Tower of Strength, Rock of Truth” will run through June 30, 2013, and will focus on a number of initiatives: learning, health, science and technology, arts, design and the humanities, urban solutions, and the UC experience. For more information, visit the new campaign Web site at

CARE/Crawley Fitness Center to Open Nov. 3
The CARE/Crawley Fitness Center will hold its grand opening celebration on Monday, Nov. 3. The center, available to faculty, staff and students, features state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a wide array of programs and services, including massage therapy, personal training, fitness assessments, nutrition and weight management, reformer/Pilates and group fitness classes. Prospective members can check out the new facility prior to the grand opening during the following times:

  • Monday, Oct. 20:        7 to 8 a.m., Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 22:  Noon to 1 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28:          7 to 8 a.m., Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Thursday, Oct. 30:         Noon to 1 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m.

Normal hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (513) 558-0604 or visit



Cincinnati Epilepsy Center Fundraiser Oct. 26
The second annual Cincinnati Epilepsy Center fundraiser, "Innovations in Epilepsy Research," will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Embers Restaurant, 8170 Montgomery Road. In addition to wine and food by the bite, the event will feature a exclusive “Sommelier’s Tasting Room” where guests will have the opportunity to sample a variety of rare and exceptional wines by the glass and converse with a level IV master sommelier, Matthew Citriglia. The cost is $50 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Cincinnati Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, recognized as a national leader in innovative epilepsy research, providing exceptional medical and surgical treatment, in addition to training the next generation of expert epilepsy physicians. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting over 3 million people in the U.S. alone. For more information, contact Jenny Dilbert at (513) 558-6903 or

Health Policy Forum Nov. 3
Robert Graham, MD, professor of family medicine and Robert and Myfanwy Smith Endowed Chair, will discuss “Primary Care: Current and Future State” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, on the fourth floor of the Stetson Building. Graham’s talk will examine trends in primary care over the past two decades while looking to the future for innovative strategies to ensure a coordinated, high-quality primary care infrastructure. The event is part of the department of public health sciences’ health policy forum lecture series. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Christina Burke-Tillema at or (513) 558-2721.

Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Health Literacy
Terry Davis, PhD, professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, will discuss “Putting Health Literacy Into Pediatric Practice” from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Sabin Auditorium at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Davis is a pioneer in the field of health literacy and was the developer of the health literacy assessment tool used across the country, REALM (Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine).  She has authored numerous health literacy articles and book chapters and has served on multiple governmental agencies and committees.  The talk, open to all UC faculty and staff, is part of the Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Health Literacy. Other free presentations given during the two-day period include:

Monday, Nov. 10:
“Health Literacy in America: Understanding Problems and Clinical Strategies for Improvement,” 3 to 4:30 p.m., CCHMC Room S1.203

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Putting Health Literacy Into Pediatric Practice,” 8 to 9 a.m., CCHMC’s Sabin Auditorium

Assessing Literacy in the Healthcare Setting,” 3 to 5 p.m., CCHMC Room S 1.204

Wednesday, Nov.12:

Making Informed Consents Understandable,” 8 to 9 a.m., CCHMC Room S 1.203

Educating Patients/Families of Chronically Ill Children—An Interactive Workshop With Chronic Disease Teams,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., CCHMC Room S 6.125

Evaluating and Developing Effective Education Materials Using Health Literacy Guidelines,” 12:15 to 2:45 p.m., CCHMC Room: S 6.125

For more information, visit or e-mail



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