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February 2007 Issue

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February News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published February 2007

Allied Health Sciences Accreditation Meeting
The College of Allied Health Sciences will hold a public meeting on its upcoming reaccreditation process for the master's degree in speech-language pathology and doctor of audiology in the communications sciences and disorders department. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in French Building Room 101. All are invited to provide comment to accreditation site visitors from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  

Pulmonary Hypertension Program Launched
Jean Elwing, MD, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine, has launched a pulmonary hypertension program to assist people with breathing difficulties caused by high blood pressure in the lungs. Elwing, who completed her fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at UC, will see patients at the Medical Arts Building. To learn more about the program, call (513) 475-8523.

Rapid Response Symposium
University Hospital will host a two-day symposium on how to identify and treat patients with early signs of a cardiac arrest. "Rapid Response Matters" will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Alliance Business Center auditorium, 3200 Burnet Ave.  Attendees will learn the importance of rapid response teams and the tools necessary to plan, train and implement a team. Registration is $20 and due by Monday, Feb. 19. To register, call (513) 519-1113 or e-mail
Walk/Run to Support IvaDean Scholarship Fund
The College of Medicine is soliciting runners and walkers to participate in the 2007 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon to benefit the IvaDean Medical Student Scholar-ship Fund. Participants are eligible to compete in two- or four-person relay running teams or individually as a runner or walker. This year's race will be held Sunday, May 6. The scholarship fund, named in honor of associate dean IvaDean Lair, provides financial support to medical students in need. For more information, e-mail Wan Lim at
Eighth Annual Bone Day
The Eighth Annual Bone Day Conference will be held Monday, April 9, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at UC. Interna-tionally recognized leaders will discuss the latest advances in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis. Registration is $35 by March 19, $50 afterward. Registration is waived for training physicians and UC staff. To register, visit

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