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Published August 2009

White Coat Ceremony
The College of Medicine’s 14th annual White Coat Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug.14, at Music Hall.

The ceremony, also called “coating,” is symbolic of entrance into medical school; as incoming students are assisted by faculty with donning a white coat lab coat. The tradition, which includes the student’s friends and family, was established in 1996 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

The 2009 incoming class consists of 175 students. For more information, call (513) 558-5577.

Kranias Named AHA Distinguished Scientist

Litsa Kranias, PhD, chair and professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics and director of cardiovascular biology, has been named a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association (AHA) for 2009. She joins an elite group of just 47 scientists, including just three women, nationwide to garner the honor. The AHA's Distinguished Scientist designation honors scientists who have made extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research.

Health Care Policy Forum
Jon Fishpaw, of Mercy Health Partners and Catholic Healthcare Partners, will present "Anticipating Reform: A Perspective on the National Health Care Agenda" at noon Monday, Aug. 24, on the second floor of the Stetson Building.

Fishpaw will discuss the Obama administration's health care reform agenda, the reaction of key stakeholders and the likely outcomes of debates surrounding the issue.

All are invited to attend. For more information, call (513) 558-2756. The talk is sponsored by
the UC public health sciences department.

Sunflower Revolution VI
The sixth annual Sunflower Revolution will be held Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13. The event aims to raise money for Parkinson’s disease research and wellness programs at the UC Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital. It is a collaboration involving the UC Neuroscience Institute, the University Hospital Foundation, the Mayfield Clinic, the Historic Milford Association and the Davis Phinney Foundation. Sunflower Revolution VI will showcase:
•     The first Sunflower Streetfest, Sept. 11–12, in Milford, Ohio.
•     A free educational symposium for patients, families and caregivers, Sept. 12, at the Savannah Center in West Chester, Ohio.
•     Fundraising bike rides of 100, 40 and 20 kilometers Sept. 13, starting in Milford and touring the surrounding countryside.  

For more information or to register, visit 

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