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January 2010 Issue

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January News Extras

By Angela Koenig
Published January 2010

UC Offers Pre-Diabetes Management Classes
Are you at risk for diabetes? Do you have a family history of the disease? If so, or if your physician has already diagnosed you with pre-diabetes, then join the UC Health Diabetes Center for a three-class series on pre-diabetes management.

Two three-class series will be offered. The first series begins Monday, Jan. 25, with additional classes to be held Monday, Feb. 22, and Monday, May 24. The second series takes place Monday, March 22; Monday, April 26;  and Monday, May 24.

Each session is three hours long and will be held at the Rieveschl Auditorium in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies on the UC medical campus.The cost is $5 per person, per session, and includes all handouts. No insurance is required. No referrals are needed. For questions, or to register, call (513) 475-8200.

Annual MLK Memorial Celebration Jan. 15
UC Health will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration on Friday, Jan.15,
from 10 a.m. to noon in Kresge Auditorium. The event features presentations and speeches by prominent Cincinnati clergy members and civic leaders, including Alvin Jackson, MD, director of the Ohio Department of Health, who will serve as the keynote speaker.

The MLK Choir, comprised of UC Health volunteers and College of Medicine staff, will perform. In addition, winners of the 2010 "The Dream Continues" grants will be announced.

Event Reunites Families With Fertility Physicians
UC Health’s Center for Reproductive Health held its 19th annual holiday reunion in December for families assisted with pregnancy (with methods such as in vitro fertilization and ovulation induction).

Over 300 people—including babies, children and teens conceived with the center’s assistance—were in attendance. The annual event is hosted by Michael Thomas, MD,  a UC Health physician with expertise in infertility, menopause and endocrinological disorders. He is also a professor of OB-GYN at the College of Medicine.

The Center for Reproductive Health was established in 1988 and has been offering in vitro fertilization since 1990. The center is a division of UC College of Medicine’s department of obstetrics and gynecology and is the only comprehensive patient care and research unit focused on women’s health in the Cincinnati area.

New to the center is Steven Lindheim, MD, who comes to Cincinnati from San Diego, where he served as scientific director for the San Diego Center for Repro-ductive Surgery. In addition to his clinical duties, Lindheim will serve as a clinical professor of OB-GYN at the College of Medicine.

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