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Published June 2010

College of Pharmacy Golf Scramble June 24

The UC College of Pharmacy Golf Outing will be held Thursday, June 24, at Legendary Run Golf Course in Pierce Township.

Registration is at noon, with tee-off at 1 p.m. A cocktail and awards reception will be held at 5 p.m.
The cost is $125 per player with proceeds funding student scholarships and organizations at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.­­

To register, go to, or for more information, call (513) 558-0905 or e-mail maria.

UC Health Radiologists Named Board Trustees

UC Health radiologists Lane Donnelly, MD, and Mary Mahoney, MD, have been selected to serve as American Board of Radiology (ABR) trustees.

Selection is considered one of the highest honors bestowed upon a radiologist.

The ABR consists of 15 diagnostic radiologists, six radiation oncologists and three radiologic physicists.

Donnelly and Mahoney join UC Health radiologist Stephen Thomas, PhD, who serves as the ABR associate executive director for radiologic physics.

Another UC Health radiologist, Janet Strife, MD, recently retired as an ABR trustee and the assistant executive director for maintenance of certification.

Allied Health Professor Wins Faculty Award

Carolyn Sotto, PhD, of the College of Allied Health Sciences, was one of 12 recipients of the 2010 UC Faculty Awards.

She was honored in the Outstanding Adjunct Professor category.

As director of both the undergraduate program in communication sciences and disorders and the college’s first year experience program, Sotto has a direct role in shaping the environment for new students in allied health sciences.

UC’s Faculty Awards are considered the highest honor bestowed upon faculty members by the university.

All recipients were recognized during an awards celebration held May 4.

Nursing’s Sutton Named ‘Woman of the Year’

La-Vern Sutton, of the College of Nursing, was named the 2010 CWEST Woman of the Year.

CWEST (Cincinnati Women in Excellence and Spirit Together) is a UC honorary organization that recognizes women who have made a significant contribution to the university through their leadership, scholarship, sincerity and spirit.

Sutton was honored for her dedication and the contributions she has made in her role as director of recruitment and retention for the College of Nursing.

She received the award at the annual Red Rose Banquet on May 7.

Student’s Commitment to Public Health Rewarded

Third-year medical student Lauren Simendinger is the 2010 recipient of the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Scholarship.

The $15,000 scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, community involvement, leadership and involvement in women’s health care.

Simendinger is co-president of the family medicine interest group and served as co-director of the college’s Urban Health Project (UHP) during her second year.

The UHP is a student-run summer program, which allows second-year medical students to gain experience working with patient populations who are medically underserved.

Upon graduation, Simendinger plans to go into family practice, specializing in serving adolescents in underserved populations.

The Schmidlapp scholarship is financially assisted by the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

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