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September 2007 Issue

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September News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published September 2007

Nursing Professor Appointed to State Team
Deborah Schwytzer, associate professor of nursing, has been appointed to the State Council Compliance Work Team for the Emergency Nurses Association. Schwytzer will work to address national issues related to emergency nursing practice, emer-gency care and matters of the association.

Acosta Collaborates on Toxicity Studies
Daniel Acosta, PhD, dean of the Winkle College of Pharmacy, has collaborated on writing a new study, “Toxicity Testing in the Twenty-First Century: A Vision and a Strategy,” as part of his service on the Committee on Toxicity Testing and Assessment of Environmental Agents for the National Research Council of the National Academy of Science.

The study, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, will be published by National Academies Press. Acosta has also coauthored a chapter on “Introduction to Toxicology Methods” for a new monograph on computational toxicology.

MS Symposium Oct. 6
The Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will host an educational symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland.
“MS Symposium 2007: Edu-cation, Support and Solutions—A Comprehensive Update for Patients, Caregivers and Health Care Providers” will feature breakout sessions from leading MS experts and a keynote presentation by Jack Llewellyn, PhD, a world-renowned sports psychology consultant, speaker, author and corporate coach.

The symposium is free and designed for patients and caregivers. For more event inform-ation or to register, call (513) 769-4400 or e-mail

Archdeacon Named Vice Chair of Orthopedic Surgery
Michael Archdeacon, MD, has been named vice chair of orthopedic surgery. Archdeacon, who also serves as director of the division of musculoskeletal traumatology, will assist chair Peter Stern, MD, in the day-to-day operations of the department. Archdeacon currently serves on several key committees at UC and University Hospital. In 2006, he was named a leadership fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 

Faculty Members Named to ‘Forty Under 40 Class’
Four College of Medicine faculty members have been named to the Cincinnati Business Courier 2007 Forty Under 40 class, which recognizes the “community’s next generation of leaders and innovators.”

The honorees, John Deledda, MD, emergency medicine, Sheela Geraghty, MD, pediatrics, Brett Kissela, MD, neurology, and Jennifer Manders, MD, surgery, will be honored during an awards celebration to be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Paul Brown Stadium. To register, visit or call (513) 337-9467. 



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