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Week of January 30, 2012

In Brief

University Health Service initiative wins award

A University Health Service initiative to improve documentation to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for assessment of students who may be infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STD) has received a Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award. The honor is presented annually by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Institute for Quality Improvement. UHS was recognized for its initiative to improve the documentation of risk 2 factors, and discussion of HIV testing and prevention counseling in students requesting STD assessment, as recommended by the CDC.



Mark Kirschenmann, lecturer III in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, on what made him interested in the creative process.