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February 2011 Issue

The College of Nursing honors Tristate nursing during its annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Nursing, named for the founder of modern nursing.
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Published February 2011

Nominate a Nurse for Nightingale Awards
The College of Nursing is accepting nominations for the 19th annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. Nominations can be submitted from patients, family and friends, colleagues, physicians and other health care workers. The awards recognize registered nurses for their contributions to direct patient care. Board of Advisors award winners will receive $1,000 and a commemorative award. Dean’s award winners will receive $400. Nominations are due by Friday, March 4, 2011.

Online applications are encouraged at Print forms can also be downloaded at the site.

The awards banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on April 28, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency, downtown Cincinnati.

Kevin Joseph Named ‘Top 25’ in Becker’s Hospital Review
Kevin Joseph, MD, UC Health emergency medicine physician and president and CEO of West Chester Hospital, has been named one of the Top 25 health care rising stars under age 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review. Becker’s Hospital Review is a national, bimonthly publication offering business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Joseph, 36, is a former resident of University Hospital and an assistant professor in the emergency medicine department. He joined West Chester Hospital as medical director of emergency medicine before the hospital opened in 2009, and was appointed president and CEO as well as senior vice president for UC Health in September 2010.

SAVE THE DATE: Robert Adolph Memorial Feb. 27
A memorial for the late Robert Adolph, a former professor emeritus of medicine in the division of cardiovascular diseases, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

The program will feature musical selections and messages delivered by the family, colleagues, students and friends of Adolph.

For more information, contact Karen Christian at

Davis Wins MLK Grant
Kenneth Davis, Jr., MD, a professor in the department of surgery, was awarded an MLK grant during the 39th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration on Jan. 14. His $1,000 award will be used to help prevent trauma in inner city youth in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of America. The department of surgery also announced that they would double his grant to total $2,000.

In addition, Rebecca Lehman, Racial Awareness Program (RAPP) program coordinator at UC, and Louise Mapp, a UC Health University Hospital nurse, were the recipients of MLK grants.

Get Smart With a Healthy Heart Seminar Feb. 16
Stephanie Dunlap, DO, associate professor in the cardiovascular diseases division and medical director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program, will discuss ways to improve heart health on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at 454 University Hall. This is a brown bag lunch. Registration is required at

Collaboratory Open House
The College of Nursing will showcase its Collaboratory classroom at an open house Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Procter Hall, Room 286. Housed in a traditional classroom space, the Collaboratory is divided into four segments, each with its own small group seating, large-screen wall monitors and smart boards.

What makes it different from traditional small group interactions is how technology is integrated into the format: Each student group has a wireless mouse and keyboard, and whiteboards (similar to dry erase boards) that can be photocopied—by a central "copy cam”—and loaded for viewing on the monitor.

The classroom is an environment where everything in the room—from the physical layout to the technologies incorporated—is designed to promote active learning. No RSVP is necessary. For more information, call (513) 558-5205.

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