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Date: Monday, January 5, 2009

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Florence Nightingale Awards Nominations
The College of Nursing is accepting nominations for the 17th annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The awards recognize professional nurses for their contributions to direct patient care. Nominees must live in the Greater Cincinnati area, be employed in the Greater Cincinnati area, be licensed as a registered nurse and demonstrate excellence in direct patient care. For more information, visit

Research Grants Available
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is now accepting applications for its research ethics grant program. Research ethics grants are designed to support efforts to develop, inform or apply morally, socially and culturally acceptable frameworks that maximize the ethics of conducting clinical and translational research. Interdisciplinary collaborations among clinical and translational researchers, ethicists and behavioral/social scientists are encouraged. All UC faculty as well as staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center are welcome to apply. Up to $10,000 can be requested for a one-year award and a maximum of three awards will be given. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. For more information, visit

2008–09 Entrepreneurial Faculty Achievement Awards
The UC Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs is soliciting nominations for the 2008–09 Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards. There are two categories of awards being given to faculty for exceptional accomplishment in promoting and maximizing the human benefits and commercial potential of university intellectual property and/or research. The Established Entrepreneur Award is for faculty with a record of five or more years of successful entrepreneurial ventures. The Emerging Entrepreneur Award is for faculty members who have successfully launched a new venture during the past five years. Both awards are based on new venture creation that is connected to UC research/or intellectual property or business development activities that support the expansion of markets, delivery mechanisms and revenue streams for existing or new academic programs. To review selection criteria, visit The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 13. Faculty members from all colleges are eligible to apply. The electronic application form can be accessed at Winners will be notified by mid-March. For more information, contact Dorothy Air, PhD, associate senior vice president for entrepreneurial affairs, at (513) 558-6054 or

Support the College of Medicine Medical Missions
The College of Medicine is encouraging all faculty, staff and students to support the Christian Medical Association College of Medicine Medical Missions trip to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, by eating at Max and Erma’s Restaurant in Rookwood Commons (2631 Edmondson Road) on Thursday, Jan 8. The group will receive 20 percent of the total bill to support its trip. You must submit a coupon to your server upon paying your bill in order to process the proceeds. Coupons are available by contacting IvaDean Lair at


Presentation in Kettering Lab
Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, chair of the environmental health department, will present “Epigenetic Programming of Disease Outcome—a Two-Step Model” from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab. For further information, contact Elizabeth Kopras at

Healthcare Forum Jan. 13
The University of Cincinnati Department of Public Health Sciences and the Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati will present the community health care forum, “Transforming Health Care at Local and National Levels” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Stetson Building Room 2108. Robert Graham, MD, professor and Robert and Myfanwy Smith Chair of Family Medicine, will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss health care reform and share their ideas about ways to improve health care in the United States. Event participants will also be invited to share their thoughts on the topics and ideas presented. The results of these discussions will be shared with state and national policymakers in an effort to inform their decisions over the next year. This event is part of a national Chartered Value Exchange program to engage the community in discussions on transforming health care at the local and national level. The Stetson Building is located at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Highland Avenue, across from University Hospital. Please RSVP by Jan. 9 by e-mailing


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