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Nursing Awarded $1.3 Million to Find Ways to Curb Violence in Emergency Departments
The UC College of Nursing has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to research ways to curb violence against direct care providers in emergency departments. “We are very excited about this award which will make a significant contribution to an issue that needs to be brought to the forefront of the health care community and the public in general,” says Andrea Lindell, PhD, nursing dean.

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Pharmacy to Study Effectiveness of Medicaid Drug Use
Researchers in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy have been awarded a $1.2 million contract to determine whether Medicaid patients are receiving the appropriate medications. The study—awarded by the Ohio Board of Regents—is scheduled to run for 21 months and is being funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Health Sciences Student Nears Degree With 'Piecemeal' Approach
Jennifer DePeel will tell you: Be careful what you say out loud. She was sitting by her mother’s bedside at University Hospital when she unexpectedly blurted out: “Mom, I think I need to go back to school.” “She was my biggest supporter,” DePeel says of her mother, who passed away in 2003.
Radical Breast Surgery Gives Patient New Outlook
Sally Heidelberg had always thought self breast exams were “hokey”—and, admittedly, never did them. That instantly changed the day the then 39-year-old Hyde Park resident found a lump in her right breast. Heidelberg says she’ll never forget that day.
Plastic Chemical Linked to More Ailments
New UC research implicates the primary chemical used to produce hard plastics—bisphenol A (BPA)—as a risk factor for metabolic syndrome and its consequences.
UC Physicians Group to Hold Public Health Fair Oct. 18
Tristate residents are encouraged to make their health a priority and participate in the free medical screenings, informational health talks and clinical facility tours at the UC Physicians (UCP) seventh annual health and wellness fair. The free, public event takes place Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9...
From Schoolteacher to Radiologist: New Chair Has Drive, Skills to Elevate Radiology Department to the Next Level
Jannette Collins, MD, found her first love in education. Her second was in medicine. By combining them, she found the perfect career. Collins, UC’s new chair of radiology, started out as a teacher for severe behaviorally handicapped teenagers. Her work in the field led her to medical school with an interest in psychiatry.
Indiana Congressman Visits UC-Founded Health Clinic
College of Nursing professor Adrianne Lane, EdD, met with U.S. Rep. Baron Hill in late August to discuss rural health care issues at the Trinity Health Clinic in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Lane, a registered nurse, serves as the clinic’s director.
UC College of Medicine Selected to Host Regional Conference for Med Students
The UC chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will host a regional conference Oct. 17–19 at the College of Medicine. The conference theme is “The Intersection of Social Justice and Health Care: Finding Our Way.”
UC Docs Simultaneously Perform C-Section, Triple Bypass to Save Mother and Baby
Before sunrise on Aug. 16, Misty Walterman, 26, woke from her sleep with unusual and unfamiliar discomfort. Walterman, who was 35 weeks pregnant at the time, had never experienced chest pain before and was growing increasingly alarmed as the pain intensified.
Seeley to Hold New Endowed Chair Title
Randy Seeley, PhD, professor of psychiatry and associate director of UC’s Obesity Research Center, has been named the Donald C. Harrison Endowed Chair in Medicine. The endowed chair position was established by Donald Harrison, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs from 1986 to 2002.
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