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March 2007 Issue

Todd Abruzzo, MD, assistant professor of neuroradiology
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March News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published March 2007

CLS Students Show Impressive Exam Scores
College of Allied Health Sciences students in the clinical laboratory sciences distance learning program have begun sitting for the clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologist national certification examination administrated by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. During the October–December 2006 cycle of testing, students had an 89 percent pass rate, beating the national average of 80 percent. The January–March 2007 cycle is looking even better, with students recording a 100 percent pass rate.

Pharmacy College Earns Reaccreditation
The UC College of Pharmacy has again received a full, six-year accreditation from the American Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the agency that accredits all colleges of pharmacy in the United States. The college also received commendation for three of the standards set by the ACPE:  faculty/student interactions, its experiential program and library resources.

Abruzzo Awarded $60,000 Research Grant
Todd Abruzzo, MD, assistant professor of neuroradiology, has been awarded a $60,000 Neuroradiology Education and Research Found-ation grant for cerebrovascular disease research. Abruzzo will use the award to measure blood circulation characteristics, rates and patterns of aneurysm growth and coil compaction, and the aneurysm’s physical characteristics in an effort to determine why certain patients have recurring intracranial aneurysms.

Brown Named to National Committee
Katie Brown, PhD, of environmental health, has been appointed to a two-year term on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Founded in 1993, the council brings together representatives from community, academia, industry, environmental, government and indigenous groups to address major environmental justice problems through new and revised environmental policies.

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