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June 2006 Issue

UC College of Medicine's 2006 Honors Day celebration.
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June's News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published June 2006

Graduation Numbers Soar
The Academic Health Center will graduate more than 480 students from all four colleges this spring.

On May 28, the College of Medicine graduated 150 students, all of whom will further their training at residency programs across the nation.

On June 10, the colleges of allied health sciences, nursing and pharmacy will hold their respective commencement ceremonies.

The College of Allied Health Sciences will graduate 108 students, including 39 in communication sciences and disorders, the largest class within the college.

Nearly 100 students will graduate from the College of Pharmacy. The college achieved a 100 percent placement rate for PharmD students.Nursing is expected to graduate 116 undergraduates and 11 master's and doctoral degree candidates. Students will take the registered nurse exam in July.

Golf for UC Cancer Research
Pros and amateurs alike are invited to golf for a good cause at the first UC Cancer Center/Barrett Center golf classic. The 18-hole event-set up in a scramble format to accommodate players of all skill levels-is slated for June 19 at the Snow Hill Country Club, 11093 State Route 73, New Vienna. Players will teeoff at 9:15 a.m. Registration is $125 per person and must be received by June 9. Complimentary breakfast, lunch and beverages are included. To register, call (513) 321-2268.

Unsung Hero for Cancer
Nader Husseinzadeh, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was recently honored by Cancer Family Care as an "Unsung Hero" in cancer care. The award-given annually to a small group of oncology professionals, patients and caregivers-recognizes individuals "who go above and beyond to help cancer patients while never seeking praise or recognition." Dr. Husseinzadeh was recognized at a banquet on May 16.

LeMasters Achieves UC First
Grace LeMasters, PhD, professor of epidemiology, has become the first female scientist ever to receive the Professional Accomplishment in Academia Scientists Award from the Cincinnati Engineers and Scientists Association. She was selected for her contributions to science as an independent researcher, industry adviser and mentor for environmental health students.

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