The National Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is offering three one-year $25,000 postdoctoral research fellowships for cancer research. The fellowships are not renewable. Colleges and research institutions many nominate candidates. For more information and application forms, contact Jan Merrick, Cancer Aid and Research, Department of Ohio, Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW, 37 Levan Drive, Painesville 44077.
March of Dimes funding
AKRON -- Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron is one of three hospitals in the nation to receive part of $330,500 from the March of Dimes to assist families in coping with the birth of a child who needs neonatal intensive care. Akron Children's Hospital has a Level III 59-bed neonatal intensive care unit for sick and premature infants.
CLEVELAND -- Case Western Reserve University is offering training to health-care professionals on the prevention of and response to threats from biological and chemical terrorism. The course will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Ford Auditorium at the Allen Medical Library, Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road. The fee is $15, but there is no charge for medical and nursing students. Call (216) 368-2408 for information and to register.
CANFIELD -- The Mahoning Valley American Cancer Society is offering Navigator Program training from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at its office, 525 N. Broad St. Under the Navigator Program, cancer survivors who are one year past their treatment talk face-to-face or by telephone to cancer patients who are receiving treatment. Call (330) 533-0546 or (888) 2276446 for more information and to register.
Food workshop offered
CANFIELD -- Food: It's More Than Just Eating is a workshop to be offered by the Mahoning County office of Ohio State University Extension at 7 p.m. Thursday at 490 S. Broad St. The workshop will help child-care providers learn about eating behaviors and what to expect from infants, toddlers and preschoolers at lunch and snack times. Call (330) 533-5538 for more information and to register. The cost is $2.
UWARREN -- Trumbull County Prepared Childbirth, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 19, Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital. The fee is $50. Call (330) 841-9251 to register.
UWARREN -- Diabetes Self-Management, 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Humility of Mary Health Partners St. Joseph Hospital. Registration is required. Call (877) 700-4647 for more information.
Blood pressure checks
UAUSTINTOWN -- 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Santisi IGA. Call (877) 700-4647 for more information.
Red Cross training
UWARREN -- Preventing Disease Transmission, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 661 Mahoning N.W. The cost is $20. Call (330) 392-2551 for more information.
UHOWLAND -- Living With Stroke, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 4, 6 and 11, Forum Health Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital. Call (330) 841-3891 for more information and to register.