Published October 2008
October Designated Physical Therapy Month
October is National Physical Therapy month and the 2008 theme is “Physical Therapy: It’s All About Movement!” To celebrate, the College of Allied Health Sciences’ department of rehabilitation sciences will host guest speaker Sylvia Staup, senior physical therapist at Bethesda North Hospital, at noon Monday, Oct. 13, in French East Building Room 135. She will discuss “Childhood Obesity.” For more information, call (513) 558-7455.
State of the AHC Address Slated for 4 p.m. Oct. 28
UC President Nancy Zimpher, PhD, will join the deans of the four health colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 28, to provide faculty, staff and students with an update on the “State of the Academic Health Center.” The presentation will be held at 4 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. Participating will be deans Daniel Acosta, PhD, Elizabeth King, PhD, Andrea, Lindell, PhD, and David Stern, MD. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.
‘Purse Bingo’ to Support Cancer Research Registry
A “Purse Bingo” fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Savannah Center in West Chester. The event will feature 20 rounds of bingo to win designer purses. All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati, housed in the UC environmental health department. Funds will support the collection and archiving of biospecimens (blood and tissue) from registry members as a resource for research. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students ($30 adult; $25 students the day of the event). For more information, call (513) 793-7708.
Vespie Earns National Appointment
Alan Vespie, assistant professor and program director of advanced medical imaging technology in the College of Allied Health Sciences has been appointed to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Practice Analysis Advisory Committee. This national committee is charged with updating content specialization in the clinical competency requirements for nuclear medicine technology. For more information, visit arrt.org.
Osteoporosis Conference for Health Providers Oct. 10
The third annual osteoporosis conference, “Osteoporosis: A Health Concern for All Generations,” will be held Friday, Oct. 10, at the Drake Center. The conference, the only one of its kind in southwest Ohio, will provide an opportunity for health professional groups to learn more about their respective roles and responsibilities in caring for patients concerned with their bone health. Registration is $50 and includes conference materials, breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, call (513) 558-1810 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Grants Program Accepting Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the 2008–09 Faculty Research Grants Program sponsored by the University Research Council. This funding program provides summer stipend or research support for the development of faculty research and scholarship. It is designed primarily for those in the initial stages of developing their research careers. Awards are limited to $6,500 in research support or $8,000 ($4,000/month) for two months of summer stipend support. Successful applicants are expected to present records of prior activity that indicate a devotion to scholarship and the potential for high-quality achievement. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7. For more information on eligibility and required application materials, visit uc.edu/ucresearch/ funding_opportunities.html.
UC’s Mini Medical College to Begin Oct. 7
Beginning Oct. 7, professors in the UC College of Medicine will give the public a crash course on the latest in science and medicine. Mini Medical College is a fourweek health series designed to provide students and lifelong learners of all ages with the latest trends in modern medicine and disease prevention. Mini Medical College will be held each Tuesday in October for a total of four “classes.” Each class, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will include two lectures from distinguished faculty from the College of Medicine. All classes will be held in the Medical Sciences Building. Tuition is $69 and includes all eight lectures, parking, a notebook of materials and information, a Mini Medical College T-shirt and a certificate of participation for those who attend all four evenings. For more information or to register, call (513) 556-6932 or visit www.uc.edu/ace/minimed.