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April 10, 2012

MICU HONORED FOR CRITICAL CARE EXCELLENCE

The Medical Intensive Care Unit at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence for the first time, recognizing it as one of the best critical care units in the nation. The award is sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and is awarded to units that achieve the highest quality outcomes and provide excellent care to patients and their families. The MICU received the award at the silver level after evaluation based on recruitment and retention, engagement and mentoring of staff, evidence-based research and practice, patient outcomes and leadership.

MOVING LABORATORY TO STOP AT OHIO STATE

The Ion bus, a special moving laboratory that visits select locations around the country, will arrive at The Ohio State University Pharmacogenomics Lab and CCC NASR Core Lab on April 17, 2012. The purpose of the cross country tour is to educate the public about the uses and availability of DNA sequencing. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is among only a few places using new desktop DNA sequencers. The technology is used for different applications in translational medicine including DNA variations in cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. The bus is open to the public along 12th Avenue and is free. Activities include tours of the bus, talks given by local researchers and demonstrations.

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