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MAY 2011 ISSUE: COVER STORY
Ono Discusses Role of Academic Health Center
Findings recently posed several questions to Santa Jeremy Ono, PhD, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, regarding the Academic Health Center.
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Goal of Wider Access Spurs Speech Technology Work
Although we use speech every day, researchers who study it know itís much more than the words we choose. But when they look for technology to measure the acoustics of pronunciation, pitch, breathiness and other elements, their options are limited.
$100,000 Endowment Pledged to Support Nightingale Awards
For nearly two decades, the UC College of Nursing has honored area nurses by recognizing their outstanding service at an annual dinner/awards ceremony: The Nightingale Awards.
Tow Humanism Honoree Credits Mentors and Patients as Inspiration in Delivering Care
In the eyes of a patient, sympathy and compassion can make a good doctor great. Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, professor of clinical medicine and infectious diseases expert, is epitomizing this as the 2011 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award winner, being given to him on May 22 during the annual Honors Day Program.
Urban Health Project Marks Anniversary, Receives Key Gift
Maintained for over two decades by a strong compassion for the less fortunate and funded by the generosity of private donors and foundations, and not to mention a whole lot of bake sales, the medical student-run Urban Health Project (UHP) marks its 25th anniversary Thursday, May 12, with another significant achievement to toast: A lump-sum, $50,000 grant from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Foundation Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, to seed an endowment to help sustain the program into the future.
Readmission Rate Target of Effort
Imagine becoming extremely ill, being hospitalized and diagnosed with a chronic condition that you may not know much about, and days later, being sent out on your own with prescriptions and well wishes. For some patients, this is a recipe for disaster.
MSB REHAB UPDATE: Cooperation Essential for Upcoming Moves
Communication. Collaboration. Cooperation. Adhering to these three Cís will be the key to success of upcoming moves.
Focus on Science: Gail Pyne-Geithman, DPhil
Gail Pyne-Geithman, DPhil, is an associate professor of neurosurgery.
Centralized Cancer Tumor Bank Created, Now Open for Researcher Use
Cancer doesnít wait or discriminate. When a new research idea sparks, time is of the essence. But gathering enough human tissue samples for testing can take years, delaying potential progress.
UC Neuroscience Experts at Museum Center
The UC Neuroscience Graduate Program marked national Brain Awareness Week with displays, hands-on demonstrations and answers to questions about the brain at the Cincinnati Museum Center April 8-10.
Day of Service Provides Experience, Touches Students at UC
The Initiative on Poverty, Justice and Health (IPJH) held the UC College of Medicineís first Day of Service on Saturday, April 2.
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