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February 2008 Issue

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February News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published February 2008

Degree Program Now Accepting Applications

The new master’s of public health program is now accepting applications for its first class of students. The program was approved as a new degree by the UC Board of Trustees last June.

The master’s of public health will be one of the first public health training programs in the nation to emphasize an evidence-based approach to safeguarding and improving the public’s health.

Applications for fall 2008 admissions will be available until Tuesday, April 15. For more information, visit
health or call (513) 558-5613.

Call for Daniel Drake
Medal Nominations

The College of Medicine is accepting nominations for the 2008 Daniel Drake Medal, the highest honor bestowed on distinguished living faculty and alumni.

To be eligible, a nominee must be either a College of Medicine graduate (MD or PhD) or a faculty member with at least five years of service, or have completed a residency sponsored by UC, University Hospital or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of outstanding achievements in biomedical science or a distinguished career as a clinician-teacher.

Two winners—one basic scientist and one clinician—will be announced later this month. Nomination forms are available in the dean’s office and due no later than Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, call (513) 558-7334.

Clinical and Translational Research Ethics Conference

UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will host a research ethics conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Vernon Manor Hotel.

The conference will feature presentations and small group discussions on a variety of topics, including communication of ethical issues, research with vulnerable populations, exception from informed consent and the interface between regulatory and ethical issues of clinical and translational research.

The event is open to anyone interested in the ethical aspects
of clinical and translational research. The $40 registration fee is due Friday, Feb. 15. For more information or to register, contact Kathy Henderson at (513) 558-0890 or Donna Wuest at (513) 636-7584, or visit

Cosmetic Surgeons Host Free Presentation

The UC cosmetic surgery group will host a free presentation,

“Look Great at Any Age,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at University Pointe (7700 University Court) in West Chester.

Cosmetic surgeons David Hom, MD, and Jesse Taylor, MD, will
offer personalized advice on the smartest cosmetic enhancements—both invasive and noninvasive—to keep skin looking refreshed and attractive during each stage of life.

Reservations are required by calling (513) 475-8881. For more information, visit

Shriners Hospitals Wins Magnet Designation

Shriners Hospitals for Children— Cincinnati has received Magnet Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Cincinnati pediatric burn hospital is first within the Shriners Hospitals for Children health care system and the first pediatric hospital in the Tristate to receive the award.

The Magnet Recognition Program provides consumers with the highest benchmark from which to measure a hospital’s quality of care.

For more information, visit

Free Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions

UC Surgeons will hold two free information sessions in February for individuals interested in learning more about weight loss surgery options.

The first session will be held at
7 pm. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Christ Hospital. The second will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at University Pointe in West Chester. Registration is required by calling (513) 475-7770.

Nursing Alumnus Wins Cincinnati Chamber Honor

UC College of Nursing alumnus Karen Bankston has been named the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s “Woman of the Year— Corporate.”

Bankston, senior vice president of the Drake Center, earned a doctorate degree at UC. She was honored for excellence, innovation, integrity and inspiration in women’s business. 

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