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  • CAHS Vets

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Nov 10, 2015

    Veterans, thank you for your service!


    Veterans in the College of Allied Health Sciences

    Caption: This photo features faculty, staff and students from the College of Allied Health Sciences, but these men have another very important title, Veterans.  

    • In order from right to left:
    • Daniel C. Adams, doctor of audiology student, U.S. Air Force Veteran 
    • Paul Brownstead, advanced medical imaging technology student, United States Marine Corps Veteran 
    • Benjamin R. Stenger, advanced medical imaging technology student, U.S. Army Veteran 
    • Pete ‘Skip Scheifele, professor of audiology, director of FETCHLAB, U.S. Navy Veteran, currently still serves by helping military dogs 
    • Robert W. Keith, director of audiology, U.S. Army Veteran
    • Mike Sutterfield, computer user support specialist in the College of Allied Health Sciences, U.S. Navy Veteran
    • Christos Aaron Athanasiadis, instructional technologist in the College of Allied Health Sciences, Army National Guard Veteran

    4 things we learned from our Vets

    1) Their service experience shapes them to be honored to serve. They're still serving in different ways: in the community, in their homes, or in the classroom. 

    2) Veterans learn to adapt and endure through a plethora of challenges during and after their time of service, which means they have a lot of valuable wisdom to share.

    3) Remember what is known as "the forgotten war" - Korea where 34,000 military personnel died in battle.  Robert Keith says, that he attended a Veterans Day ceremony where it was never mentioned. 

    4) They really appreciate the recognition and gratitude. "It makes it all worthwhile" they say, so make sure you thank a Vet! 

  • Dr. Carol Lammi-Keefe presents during Ruth Rosevear Lecture Series

    by Jermaine Fields | Nov 06, 2015

    2015 Ruth Rosevear Lecture Series 

    Carol Lammi-Keefe: Ruth Rosevear Lecture Series

    Dr. Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, Alma Beth Clark Professor in the School of Nutrition & Food Sciences Foods Department at Louisiana State University delivered the annual Rosevear lecture, hosted by the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Her talk is entitled, “Nutrition’s Role in Successful Pregnancy Outcome.” 

    Carol Lammi-Keefe of LSU

    A packed house listened as Lammi-Keefe talked about her areas of research, which include omega-3 fatty acids in pregnancy and development, diabetes, postpartum depression, and obesity.

  • Dissertation Defense

    by Tamila Downey | Nov 03, 2015

    Dissertation Defense

    Claudia Kikuta, MS
    Doctoral Candidate

    Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Doctoral Program: Speech-Language Pathology


    Academic Committee Members:
    Nancy Creaghead, PhD, (Chair)
    Carney Sotto, PhD
    Allison Breit-Smith, PhD
    Jo-Anne Prendeville, EdD

    Date:  Friday, October 30, 2015
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Place: French East Building, Room 369

    The Public is Invited

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Netisingha

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Oct 26, 2015

    2015 health sciences grad, Jamie Netisingha, lands job with Stryker 

    Netisingha playing volleyball at UC

    Jamie Netisingha is a University of Cincinnati 2015 graduate of the health sciences program. She played volleyball for the Bearcats for four seasons. 

    After graduating, Netisingha, started her job search in her hometown of Chicago. She knew physical therapy wasn't for her, but wanted a career path that would value her strong science and anatomy background, while allowing her to use her passion for healthcare. 

    Netisingha graduation

    She has found that with Stryker, a medical devices and equipment manufacturing company, where after an extensive training program, she will be a Trauma Sales Associate in the western suburbs of Chicago. 

    Once she completes the training program, her role willl be to serve her clients, surgeons, who will be using Stryker's products. She'll be responsible for supporting them through operations and assisting them with their tools. 

    Netisingha says, "graduating from UC's health sciences program has played a huge role in deciding my career and getting the position with Stryker. I am so grateful for my education from Cincinnati and to my awesome professors that encouraged and supported me through it." 

    Another #CincinnatiSmart student has transformed into a #CincinnatiSmart alumna. 

  • UC Respiratory therapy launches online, free course.

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Oct 15, 2015

    College of Allied Health Sciences Launches Its First Free Online Course

    UC respiratory therapy program director, Shane Keene

    The University of Cincinnati (UC) Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program has launched an innovative spin on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with a Targeted Open Online Course (TOOC), titled "Shared Air: A Collective Look at the Future of Respiratory Therapy.”
    Like other MOOCs, the course is free, self-paced and online. However, it is targeted specifically toward working respiratory therapists and students currently enrolled in associate-level programs who may be interested in furthering their education and moving into advanced practice either within respiratory care or in an allied health profession.

    "Shared Air: A Collective Look at the Future of Respiratory Therapy” was developed by Shane Keene, DHSc, professor of respiratory therapy and program director of the Online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program at UC’s College of Allied Health Sciences, and the college's Center for Educational Technology and Instructional Support (CETIS) Design Team . 

    "The respiratory care landscape is rapidly changing. Now and into the foreseeable future, increased emphasis will be placed on higher education. One of the best ways you can prepare for this transition is to complete your bachelor’s degree,” explains Keene.  

    Keene is also an American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Fellowship member and an advocate of advanced practice for working respiratory therapists. 

    The TOOC, Keene believes, is an innovative tool to support those who are interested in exploring advanced career paths in the field of respiratory therapy. The course offers a unique online experience within five self-contained modules that allow practitioners and students of respiratory therapy to explore how the Affordable Care Act affects respiratory care, understand the current clinical movement toward advanced practice and identify new market trends and opportunities in respiratory care.

    Those interested in learning more about the opportunity can click here to view course information. 


  • UC students, faculty, and alumni enjoy FNCE 2015

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Oct 14, 2015

    Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo 2015

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosted it's national conference, the Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Nashville, Tennessee on October 3rd - 6th.  The Department of Nutritional Sciences at at the University of Cincinnati (UC)  had a large showing at FNCE 2015 bringing faculty members, alumni, 12 students.

    Debra Krummel poses with nutrition alumni at FNCE

    A University of Cincinnati alumni reception was held during FNCE, where current students, faculty, alumni and friends were able to mingle with Dean Tina Whalen, and UC Vice President of Alumni Relations, Jennifer Heisey.

     UC alumni reception at FNCE

    Mollie Lewis, UC dietetics student, acted as a student hostess during FNCE, which is a large honor for students.

    Student Hostess, Mollie Lewis

  • Alumna quoted in Food and Nutrition Magazine.

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Sep 29, 2015

    "Bulk Bins" story in Food and Nutrition Magazine features UC alumna

    Allison Kuhn, alum

    Allison Kuhn, a graduate of our Coordinated Program in Dietetics and our Master of Science in Nutrition, was quoted in the September/October issue of Food and Nutrition Magazine.

    In the article, entitled "Bulk Bins: Become a Destination Department" Kuhn explains what's in the current "bulk" isles of our favorite grocery stores.

    She currently works as a corporate dietitian for The Kroger Company, and was recently named a "Supermarket Dietitian of the Year" by the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

  • MSW information session dates announced

    by Johnny Arguedas | Sep 28, 2015

    MSW information session dates announced!

    Our November 21st information session is on a Saturday, and runs from 12pm-3pm. This will feature a tour of the campus, a Q&A session, and lunch will be provided. Please click on the link below to sign up:

    November 21

    Our November 18 and December 9 information sessions run from 6pm-7:30pm on Wednesdays, and feature a Q&A session. Snacks are provided. Please click on the date below of the information session you would like to attend:

    November 18
    December 9

    All info sessions will meet in French Hall West, room 4211. Our street address is 2815 Commons Way, Cincinnati. Click here (pdf) to download a map of the campus.

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • Students to present research at OPTA conference

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Sep 16, 2015

    Physical therapy students to present at OPTA Fall Research Symposium

    PT students, Sarah and Joe.

    During their senior year health science majors, Sarah Schwab and Joe Combs worked with Jen Schmidt at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to create evidence-based clinical practicum guidelines for working with patients with cerebral palsy. They have been asked to present these at the 2015 Ohio Physical Therapy Association's Fall Scientific Symposium on October 9th in Columbus, Ohio. 

    About the project

    Evidence based practice is an optimal way to provide safe, effective care for children in a therapeutic setting. At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a framework called LEGEND (Let Evidence Guide Every New Decision) is relied upon in order to develop evidence-based care guidelines that facilitate Cincinnati Children’s leadership in child health. LEGEND follows an evidence evaluation and appraisal process that leads to the generation of CPGs.

    The purpose of this presentation is to explain the LEGEND framework and apply it to the development of a CPG regarding Goal Directed Training (GDT) treatment interventions for children with developmental disorders. Five key steps were followed during the development phase of the GDT CPG, including the identification of a specific clinical question, conduct of a literature search, critical appraisal, evidence synthesis, and development of a care recommendation. The development of practice guidelines using the LEGEND methodology can promote quality healthcare and can help to reduce unwarranted variation in practice. The LEGEND process effectively contributes to the generation of CPGs.

    Sarah and Joe are currently UC physical therapy students.

    Symposium Agenda

    Symposium Speakers

    OPTA website

  • Bob Keith named Distinguished Alum

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Sep 16, 2015

    Robert Keith, PhD, named a 2015 Distinguished Alumni at the University of Iowa


    Robert Keith

    Audiology faculty member, Robert Keith, PhD, was honored by his alma mater, the University of Iowa (UI), as a 2015 Distinguished Alumni last week. Keith gave a special presentation to their department of communication sciences and disorders where he walked through the field of audiology from when he sat in their shoes as a BA, MA and PhD student up until today.

    We're happy to  Robert Keith, PhD, leading our audiology program at UC today! He has been the mentor and friend of so many over the years.

  • Baby Day 2015

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Sep 16, 2015

     Baby Day 2015

    Students with babies in the lab

    It was ‪ Baby Mania‬ in our health science labs for ‪‎Baby Day‬ 2015. Our students check the babies for certain reflexes that should be present and also observe their gross motor abilities such as sitting without help, rolling over, crawling, etc. ‪All babies for this lab belong to our faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college. 

  • SSW, Shauna Acquavita, PhD, Leads $900,000 Grant

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Sep 15, 2015

     SSW's Shauna Acquavita, PhD, Leads $900,000 Grant 

    via UC HealthNews

    Shauna Acquavita and Ruth Ann Van Loon

    The University of Cincinnati (UC) School of Social Work in the College of Allied Health Sciences has received a federal grant for $916, 323 to design and implement a program titled "Interprofessional Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) Training for Health Professions.” 

    The project, which takes place over a three-year period,  will incorporate a substance abuse screening course into the school’s curriculum and will include training 160 medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social work students, 40 preceptors/field instructors, and 90 health professionals on substance abuse screening and treatment options.

    "If you can intervene early then you can make a big difference in a person’s life,” says Shauna Acquavita, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work who is spearheading the design and implementation of the interdisciplinary course.

    The grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

    SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

    Acquavita says that oftentimes patients won’t be seen for substance abuse until they are in their 40s and the negative impact has already occurred, like a job loss or arrest. This course, she says, "is for doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists … really anyone who interacts with patients and has the opportunity to ask questions that might head substance abuse off at the path, before a person faces significant consequences.” 

    While it is not required for social workers or other health professionals to have specific substance abuse training, Acquavita says she feels the training is necessary across disciplines given the rise of substance abuse in U.S. society.  According to recent data, only one in 10 Americans with a substance abuse disorder receives treatment.

    Although the course will remain an elective, student training will take place in three steps: education online that includes interaction with an avatar, then standardized patients, then with real patients in clinical rotations.  

    The focus, Acquavita says, will be on alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. 

    After project has ended, SBIRT training will continue to be offered to health professions students annually and UC will provide an online SBIRT Continuing Education Course for UC Medical Center staff.

    Co-investigators on the grant include Ruth Anne Van Loon, PhD, College of Allied Health Sciences, Bonnie Brehm, PhD, College of Nursing, Tiffiny Diers, MD, College of Medicine, and Jane Pruemer, PharmD, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.    

  • "Just take it one day, one semester at a time"

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Aug 13, 2015

    Online Respiratory Therapy grad gives other students hope that they too CAN make it. 

    Aaron Jones graduated from our AS to BS online respiratory therapy program in Summer 2015. 

    Read more about his story here 


  • AuD student is recipient of national scholarship.

    by Kaitlyn Maxwell | Aug 13, 2015

     AuD student is recipient of national scholarship.


    AuD student

    Maggie Schad is the 2015 recipient of a William F. Austin scholarship.  The $10,000 tuition scholarship is sponsored by Starkey Hearing Technologies.  Maggie is one of six recipients selected from over 100 applicants from audiology programs across the country. 

    Schad was also the first recipient of the Robert W. Keith, PhD, Audiology Research Endowment and is also working as a research assistant to Brian Earl, PhD, studying electrocochleagraphy, a clinical test to diagnose neural degeneration. 

  • Master's of Health Informatics graduates first class

    by Jermaine Fields | Aug 08, 2015

    Masters of Health Informatics graduates and their families

    Master's of Health Informatics graduates first class


    The Master's of Health Informatics online program began in 2013-2014 and it has now graduated it's first class in the summer graduation commencement 2015.

    When the program started program director Victoria Wangia-Anderson said that, "through the Master’s in Health Informatics Program, we will develop the next generation of leaders whose skills and knowledge will make a difference in the function of health systems and delivery of health care.” 

    Graduates come from various academic backgrounds, including health professionals from all fields and individuals in information services, computer science, health policy and business and are excited to see what they do in the future as they reshape the healthcare landscape. 

    Graduates of this online program traveled from as far as Alaska, Pennsylvania and Missouri to attend summer commencement. One family even flew from India to watch their graduate walk across UC's stage. 

    Congratulations to the first graduates of the Master's of Health Informatics, Class of 2015! 

  • Listen to Professor Gary Dick on 91.7 WVXU

    by Gautam Sivangala Thandi | Jul 30, 2015

    Gary Dick

    Listen to Professor Gary Dick on 91.7 WVXU


    Listen to professor Gary Dick and alumni Susan McIlvain, clinical social worker in the Cincinnati VA Medical Center’'s PTSD/Traumatic Brain Injury Residential Program, discussing the challenges that military families face on 91.7 XVXU.


    91.7 WVXU interview. 

  • Dietetics student receives AND scholarship

    by Gautam Sivangala Thandi | Jun 15, 2015

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics logo 


    Student receives scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 


    Coordinated Program in Dietetics student, Amelia Harrison, is the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • "Team Red Bird" helps Kentucky community

    by Gautam Sivangala Thandi | Jun 15, 2015





    "Team Red Bird" helps Kentucky community 


    "Team Red Bird" completed a service trip to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. Over three days (July 21-23), the team provided diagnostic audiologic evaluations and hearing aid services to nearly 100 grateful individuals with the help of Angela Hubbard, a Red Bird community health nurse, and Sue Windmill, AuD, an audiologist from Blue Ash, Ohio. The team also provided hearing screenings and ear plugs as part of a community health fair. 

  • CSD WISE scholar presents research to UC Community

    by Gautam Sivangala Thandi | Jun 15, 2015

    WISE Scholar presents Research

    CSD WISE scholar presents research to UC Community

    Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) scholar, Jade Clark, presented her research project entitled, "Jamaican Creole Language Project: An Examination of Code-Mixing Patterns" to the the UC community. She worked on this project this summer with CSD professor, Karla Washington, PhD.

  • Caylan Stevens (BSW, 17') Fulbright award winner

    by Balaji Baskaran | Jun 12, 2015

    Caylan Stevens, Fulbright scholar

    Caylan Stevens (BSW, 17') Fulbright UK Summer Program award winner

    About the Program:

    The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

    Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.


    About Caylan 

    Caylan Stevens (B.S.W. ’17) is a recipient of the 2015 Fulbright UK Summer Program award to study at the University of Bristol. Caylan is a Social Work student in the College of Allied Health Sciences. While at the University of Bristol, Caylan will study Slavery and the Atlantic Heritage. At UC, Caylan is currently Co-President of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and the Education Chair for the United Black Student Association. She is also actively involved in the Connections Mentoring Program, Bearcat Social Work Student Organization, and the Against the Grain Mentoring Program. Caylan also spends time volunteering at a variety of organizations such as Matthew 25 Ministries and the Ronald McDonald House.  She is currently employed through the Learning Assistance Center as Lead Front Desk Assistant in the Academic Writing Center. In the future, Caylan aspires to pursue a dual Master’s degree in Social Work and Public and International Affairs. Caylan is the first student from UC selected for this prestigious award.

  • MLS students head to academic conference

    by Gautam Sivangala Thandi | May 29, 2015
    Medical Laboratory Science Student Academic Challenge





    MLS students head to academic conference

    Medical laboratory science students headed to the 2015 Ohio Collaborative Laboratory Conference where they attended educational sessions, networked with laboratory professionals, and even participated in the Student Academic Challenge. The "LabCats" took home second place in this Jeopardy-style game, which included students from seven MLT and MLS programs across Ohio. Now that's ‪#‎CincinnatiSmart‬

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