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April 2009 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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April News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published April 2009

Nursing’s Maddox Adds Alumni Affairs Duties
Krista Maddox, of the College of Nursing, has accepted an expanded role to include alumni affairs, effective March 1. Maddox is now the assistant dean for student affairs and alumni affairs. Her new title reflects her increased role and responsibilities for maintaining relations with the college’s nearly 8,000 alumni.

Allied Health Sciences Instructor Named Fellow

Sally Disney, a clinical instructor in the College of Allied Health Sciences’ department of communication sciences and disorders, was named a 2009 fellow of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA). To be named a fellow, a member must show outstanding professional or scientific achievement. For more information, visit

Summer Nurse Educator Courses Offered
The College of Nursing is offering five courses during the summer of 2009 that focus on developing nurse educators both in the classroom and clinical setting. Courses can be taken for academic credit or continuing education on campus or online. “Role Seminar: The Competent Nurse Educator” is a two-week course that will be offered daily from 9 a.m. to noon, June 22– July 3. “The Shifting Instructional Paradigm: Teaching to Learning” will be offered Thursdays from 4 to 10 p.m., June 25–July 23. “Transforming Curricula & Student Evaluation in Nursing” will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13–31. “Novice Nurse Educator Institute” is a two-day course offered Aug. 15–16, and Sept. 12–13. “Role Practicum: The Competent Nurse Educator” is a hands-on course scheduled individually with a preceptor. The courses are offered in conjunction with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, which is a collaborative community of Greater Cincinnati scholars, whose interest is in improving teaching and learning in nursing. Registration and information on the courses can be found at

College of Medicine 2009 Reunion May 15–16
The College of Medicine’s 2009 Reunion will be held May 15–16. Friday activities will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a college update by David Stern, MD, college dean and senior vice president for health affairs at UC, a tour of the college and University Hospital, buffet lunch and scientific session (with three continuing medical education credits offered). Saturday’s events will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature tours of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the UC medical campus, a faculty lecture by Thomas Geracioti, MD, and a buffet lunch. At 6 p.m., the all-class reunion banquet will be held at the Hilton Netherland Plaza—Hall of Mirrors and will include dinner, dancing and distinguished alumni awards. For more information, contact Delesa Morris at (513) 558-8622 or Information may also be accessed at

Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing
The 17th annual Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Presented by the College of Nursing Board of Advisors, the awards recognize Tristate nurses who best exemplify excellent direct patient care. Board of Advisors Award winners will each receive $1,000 and Dean’s Award honorees will receive $400. For more information, visit

Bike to Support Diabetes
The 2009 Tour de Cure to support diabetes education and research will be held Saturday, May 30, at Big Bone Lick State Park in Union, Ky. Organized by the American Diabetes Association and supported by the UC Diabetes Center, the race features 35-, 62- and 100-mile rides. There will also be an eightmile Family Fun Ride. Early registration through May 29 is $25; $35 thereafter. All cyclists must raise the minimum of $150 to participate, in addition to the registration fee. UC will be organizing a team to participate. If interested, contact Mary Jo McClain at (513) 556-6260 or

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