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By Jill Hafner
Published November 2007

Allied Health Students Receive Scholarships
Eight students in UC’s distance learning program in health information management (HIM) have been awarded scholarships by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

The recipients of the $1,000 FORE (Foundation of Research and Education) scholarships are Nancy Albright (Mt. Pleasant, Pa.), Connie Elliott (Corinth, Maine), Lee Ann Ford (Bowling Green, Ky.), Charlene Gore (Tacoma, Wash.), Crystal Kallem (Dallas Center, Iowa), Kathryn O’Hearn (Champlin, Minn.), London Sykes, (Colonial Heights, Va.) and Lisa Withers (Rochester, Wash.).

In just two years, a total of 15 UC students have received FORE scholarships.
UC’s HIM program, part of the College of Allied Health Sciences, is one of only a handful of programs to have received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

Only students enrolled in accredited HIM programs are eligible to apply for FORE scholarships. For more information on the awards, visit

Miller Wins Writing Award
Elaine Miller, professor in the College of Nursing, has received the Edna Stilwell Writing Award by the Journal of Gerontological Nursing for her article, “Prevention of Transient Ischemic Attack and Stroke in Older Adults: Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions” which was published in the July 2007 edition. The award recognizes authors in the field of gerontological nursing. Miller will receive her award later this month. 

College of Medicine Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
Two UC professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS).

Peter Stambrook, PhD, professor and chair of cell and cancer biology, was elected a fellow in biological sciences for his services as president of the Environmental Mutagen Society and editor of Mutation Research, and his contributions to understanding in vivo mutagenesis and recombination between homologous chromosomes.

David Williams, MD, professor of pediatrics, was elected a fellow in the medical sciences section for his contributions to the basic and translational research fields of hematology and pediatric oncology, particularly gene therapy of blood diseases and stem cell biology.

The AAAS, founded in 1848, is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science. It includes 262 affiliated societies and academies of science and serves nearly 10 million individuals.

Cancer Center Named Breast Imaging ‘Center of Excellence’
The UC Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Barrett Cancer Center is the only provider in Greater Cincinnati to earn this accolade.

To receive designation, a center must be fully accredited by ACR in mammography (or a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved state accrediting body), stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound, including the ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

Mary Mahoney, MD, professor of radiology, serves as medical director for the imaging center.

Cancer Rehabilitation Talk
Local physicians will discuss cancer rehabilitation—considered the missing link in the care of cancer survivors—from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, in University Hospital Room 1457A.

The event will be led by UC’s Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, Beverly Reigle, PhD, and Carolyn Nickol, and Karen Wonders, PhD, of Wright State University.

The speakers will explain how a comprehensive rehabilitation program can prevent functional limitations, address recurrence factors and promote quality of life. The event is open to all health care providers. Registration is due by Friday, Nov. 16. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-5276. 

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