Research Center Profile:
UC Health University of Cincinnati Physicians
Dental and Oral Health
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
UC Health, the University of Cincinnati’s affiliated health system, includes University Hospital, ranked one of the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report; West Chester Hospital, one of Cincinnati’s newest hospitals and the recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award&trade, ranking it above 90 percent of hospitals nationally for patient satisfaction; Drake Center, Cincinnati’s premier provider of long-term acute care; University of Cincinnati Physicians, Cincinnati’s largest multi-specialty practice group with more than 650 board-certified clinicians and surgeons; Lindner Center of HOPE, the region’s premier mental health center; and several institutes focusing on the areas of cancer, the neurosciences, cardiovascular and diabetes.
Clinicians at UC Health routinely conduct industry, investigator-initiated and National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored clinical studies (Phase I -IV). UC Health is accredited to conduct clinical research by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) and has been conducting research since the 1930s.
The UC Health Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides clinical investigators and sponsors with comprehensive support services, research tools, personnel and facilities to conduct or facilitate clinical research studies.
Some services of the CTO include:
- Marketing and business development
- Study design and protocol development
- Study placement
- Contract and budget
- Participant recruitment
Continually recognized for excellence and backed by the academic strength of the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, UC Health is revolutionizing how discovery-driven care is delivered.
UC Health’s physicians, part of the UC College of Medicine faculty,are a group of more than 650 physicians in numerous specialties. They hold faculty positions within the College of Medicine as either professors, researchers or clinical instructors.When receiving care from a UC physician, patients can feel confident knowing they’re getting the most advanced, scientifically proven care available today.
UC Health has a long and distinguished history of discovery and innovation. In fact, the University of Cincinnati, classified as a "very high" research university by the Carnegie Commission, is consistently ranked as one of America's top public research universities for expenditures according to the National Science Foundation.As UC Health's research enterprise grows, our scientists continue to translate basic research into real solutions for improving the health of people around the world.
In fiscal year 2011, the University of Cincinnati and its affiliates topped $418 million in research funding— a year marked by strengthened partnerships from the industry, nonprofit and national sectors. While UC’s research total is inclusive of its research affiliates, UC alone received$251 million in research funding. Much of UC’s research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the major supporter of biomedical research. UC’s College of Medicine—which receives much of its funding from the NIH—brought in $133 million in 2011. Industry partnerships continue to be an important arm of UC’s research mission, as evidenced by the growth in industry support in 2011. In 2011, UC was awarded $18.9 million from industry collaborators, a 24 percent increase from 2010.
In April 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded UC and its affiliates an institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The CTSA program supports a national consortium of medical research institutions designed to transform how biomedical research is conducted. Its goals are to speed the translation of laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, to engage communities in clinical research efforts, and to train a new generation of clinical and translational researchers.
Clinical and Therapeutic Research Areas
UC Health offers our community the opportunity to participate in research trials across a wide spectrum of medical and therapeutic specialties, including:
- Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
- Dermatology/Plastic Surgery
- Infectious Diseases
- Nephrology & Hypertension
- Occupational & Environmental Medicine
- Osteoporosis and Bone Health
- Pain Medicine
- Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
- Radiation Medicine
- Reproductive Medicine
- Trauma/Emergency Medicine
- Weight Management
UC Health is home to innovative science and research laboratories, and a number of patient care facilities and resources. UC Health is comprised of:
- UC Physicians
UC Physicians is the multispecialty practice group for UC Health and the UC College of Medicine.They are Cincinnati’s largest and most distinguished group of physicians practicing in every medical and surgical specialty, with numerous office locations.
- University of Cincinnati Medical Center
University of Cincinnati Medical Center is the official teaching hospital for UC's College of Medicine. As the only Level I trauma center in the region, University of Cincinnati Medical Center provides our physicians with superior care options, particularly in advanced diagnostics and complex procedures.
- UC Health Surgical Hospital
UC Health Surgical Hospital is dedicated to surgery, and nothing else, with the goal of making the surgical experience as simple and comfortable for the patient as possible.
- West Chester Hospital
West Chester Hospital is the Greater Cincinnati area’s newest hospital, and was designed with our patients’ comfort in mind. Conveniently located and equipped with large private rooms, soothing environments and the most technologically advanced medical equipment available today, we are committed to delivering pleasant patient experiences and positive medical outcomes.
- Drake Center
Drake Center is the region’s premier provider of long-term acute care offering a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services including medically complex care, ventilator weaning/pulmonary care and diagnostic services, skilled nursing, assisted living, wellness services and research.
- Lindner Center of HOPE
Lindner Center of HOPE provides patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering from mental illness in a state-of-the-art, free-standing mental health center.
- UC Cancer Institute
The UC Cancer Institute is a research-based but patient care-oriented program that encompasses scientists and physicians from multiple disciplines and medical specialties. UC scientists evaluate and apply the latest medical advances, quickly translating scientific findings into practical patient care.
- UC Cardiovascular Institute
UC Cardiovascular Institute is a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment center for all types of heart conditions, whether routine or complex, with physicians and specialists who have the expertise needed to provide rapid diagnosis and treatments to improve the quality of patients’ lives.
- UC Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute
The Cincinnati Diabetes Obesity Center combines internationally renowned programs in education, research and clinical care at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati Medical Center to focus on using evidence-based medicine to better manage diabetes and related health complications and provide a continuum of care for children and adults with diabetes and other metabolic and endocrine disorders.
- UC Neuroscience Institute
A collaboration between UC's College of Medicine and University of Cincinnati Medical Center, this regional center encompasses ten neuroscience specialties dedicated to patient care, research, education and the development of new medical technologies related to stroke, tumors, epilepsy, and movement and sensory disorders.
Partners and Affiliates
UC Health is made stronger through its partnerships, with strong affiliations with local hospitals throughout Greater Cincinnati. Collaboration in the research arena, particularly on the medical campus, leads to creative ideas and outcomes that impact lives—all the while retaining an academic appointment and contributing to the university’s education mission.
Below are some of our additional affiliates:
- Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center provides surgical, medical and psychiatric services to eligible veterans in the Tristate region. The hospital is a key surgical referral center for central Ohio and a primary teaching affiliate for UC's College of Medicine.
- Hoxworth Blood Center
Hoxworth Blood Center collects, tests, processes and distributes blood and its components to 31 hospitals and medical centers in a 17-county area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The center is the only blood bank serving Greater Cincinnati.
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Children's is an international leader in research and medical care related to infant, child and adolescent diseases. The hospital is a major teaching affiliate for UC's College of Medicine.
- Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati
One of four pediatric burn hospitals in North America, Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati specializes in complete care and reconstruction services—free of charge—for children who have suffered major burn injuries. The hospital is a teaching and research affiliate for UC's College of Medicine.
Wendy Newman, Marketing Manager
Phone: (513) 245-3417
Sara Helbig, Marketing and Recruiting Specialist
Phone: (513) 475-8032
Jason Johnson, Clinical Trials Administrator – Regulatory Specialist
Phone: (513) 245-3095
Carolyn Koenig, Education Specialist
Phone: (513) 558-3518
Megan Payne, Clinical Trials Administrator – Contracts and Budget Specialist
Phone: (513) 245-3415
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