March 7, 2019

KIECOLT-GLASER RECEIVES THE 2018 DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST AWARD
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, director of Ohio State's Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, has received the 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association. Kiecolt-Glaser, a distinguished university professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Ohio State, where she also holds the S. Robert Davis Chair of Medicine, was cited “for her outstanding contributions to our understanding of the roles of psychological and social factors in endocrine, immune and metabolic responses.” The citation, which appeared in the journal American Psychologist, states in part that, in her earlier work at Ohio State with Ronald Glaser, Kiecolt-Glaser “demonstrated that psychological stress can impair immune-related processes, such as slowing wound healing and weakening vaccine responses.”


BUCK RECOGNIZED BY THE AMERICAN ORGANIZATION OF NURSE EXECUTIVES (AONE)
Jacalyn Buck, interim chief nursing and patient care services officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is a recipient of AONE’s new fellow designation program. The fellow designation recognizes a nurse leader’s sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership, commitment to service and influence in shaping health care. This recognition reflects achievement at the highest level of nursing leadership practice excellence.


MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT RECEIVES THE BEACON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
The Medical Intensive Care Unit at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has received the Beacon Award for Excellence at the silver level from the American Associate of Critical Care Nurses. This is the second time the MICU has received this designation, which is based on rigorous standards in professional practice, patient care and outcomes in six categories. Congratulations to the MICU leadership team: Jamie Baldwin, director, Critical Care Nursing; Nechelle Marlowe, nurse manager; Dawn Delpico, assistant nurse manager; the MICU’s Unit Leadership Council and Clinical Ladder groups, all of the nurses, PCAs, physicians and support staff who work in the MICU, Tasha Snyder and Hunter Jefferis for this distinguished achievement.


SATIANI ELECTED VICE-CHAIRPERSON OF THE STATE OF OHIO MINORITY HEALTH COMMISSION
Dr. Bhagwan Satiani, professor of clinical surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine was elected as vice-chairperson of the State of Ohio Minority Health Commission. His term will last until September 2019. The Ohio Commission on Minority Health is dedicated to eliminating disparities in minority health through innovative strategies and financial opportunities, public health promotion, legislative action, public policy and systems change.


NIH AWARDS $2.27 MILLION GRANT FOR PATIENT ENGAGEMENT RESEARCH
The National Institutes of Health awarded Cynthia Sieck, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and a core faculty member with CATALYST, a $2.27 million grant to study patient engagement. The “Total Engagement and Activation Measure (TEAM): Developing a measure of the capacity for patients to engage in their health care” grant aims to improve the understanding of patient engagement, defined as a patient’s participation in their own health care, from the viewpoints of both health care recipients and clinicians, while also allowing for the recognition of individual differences in a patient’s capacity to engage. As proposed in the study, patient engagement in health care may encompass a variety of factors such as the actions the patient is willing to take to benefit from that care, the confidence the patient has in taking those actions, and the patient’s access to the resources needed to fully participate in their care. To create this new measure, Dr. Sieck and her co-investigators will work with patient advisors and physicians from across the country.


OGBOGU APPOINTED TO AMERICAN BOARD OF ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Princess Ogbogu, director of Allergy and Immunology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been appointed to the American Board of Allergy and Immunology Board of Directors. Her term begins January 1, 2019 and extends through December 31, 2021. The ABAI aims to improve the quality of medical care by the development and utilization of professional and educational standards for the initial certification and maintenance of certification of physician specialists in allergy and immunology. It was established in 1971 as one of the 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties.


MARS SUBMISSION WINS 2019 KAPPA DELTA AWARD
The Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) team’s, made up of Christopher Kaeding, David Flanigan, Robert Magnussen and Angela Pedroza, submission, “Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction”, has won the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Kappa Delta Award. The award recognizes outstanding clinical research related directly to musculoskeletal disease or injury.


CONTEH MAKES LIST OF 2019 40 UNDER 40 LEADERS IN MINORITY HEALTH
Dr. Lanla Conteh, a hepatologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been selected by the National Minority Quality Forum as one of the 2019 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. Dr. Conteh was recognized as a leader in reducing health disparities. The National Minority Quality Forum assists health care providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and community and faith-based organizations in delivering appropriate health care to minority communities.


OHIO STATE SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER RECEIVES PROGRAM ACCREDITATION
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves. Dr. Ulysses Magalang is the director of the Sleep Disorders Center.


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Media Contact: Lauryn Rotonda, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737




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