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January 2008 Issue

The College of Nursing honors Tristate nursing during its annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Nursing, named for the founder of modern nursing.
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January News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published January 2008

Nightingale Nominations

The College of Nursing is soliciting nominations for the 16th annual Florence Nightingale Awards, which recognize excellence in direct patient care. Nominees must be licensed registered nurses and employed in the Tristate area. Nomination forms are available at and must be received by Friday, March 7. Six nurses will receive the Nightingale awards and 10 will receive the Dean’s Award during an event scheduled for Thursday, April 24. For more information, call (513) 558-5311.

‘Hearts for Health’ Jan. 26

UC Heart and Vascular Center will host a half-day information session on heart health Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at the University Pointe Medical Center in West Chester.

“UC Hearts for Health” will feature informative and motivational discussions about cardiovascular disease, diabetes, nutrition and vascular disease, delivered by leading UC physician experts.

The event, open to all, also includes free health screenings.  For more information or to register,
call (513) 475-7918 or visit


2008 Scholars Funding

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training is accepting applications for the 2008 Dean’s Scholars in Clinical Research Program.

The program works to foster the career development of promising junior faculty in clinical research, defined as patient-oriented, translational, epidemiological, outcomes and health services research.

Dean’s Scholars will receive up to $50,000 annually for one to three years to cover expenses for biostatistical and informatics support, grants administration and tuition for courses offered in the master of science program in clinical research. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 1, by 5 p.m.
For more information, call (513) 558-7540  or visit


National Exhibit Visits College of Medicine

A National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, which features two UC surgeons, will be on display in Kresge lobby through Jan. 31.

Trauma surgeons Kenneth Davis, MD, and Karyn Butler, MD, are among the 17 black academic surgeons and educators from across the United States showcased as part of the exhibit “Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Academic Surgeons.” 

Davis is a professor of surgery and clinical anesthesia and vice chair of surgery. He also serves as assistant dean for diversity and cultural affairs. Butler is an associate professor of surgery.

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