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UC Health

Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dental and Oral Health
Dermatology
Devices
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Genetic Disease
Healthy Volunteers
Hematology
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Immunology
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pediatrics/Neonatology
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Podiatry
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Sleep
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
Urology
Vaccines

Center Overview

UC Health, the University of Cincinnati’s affiliated health system, includes University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 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 2013HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, ranking it above 90 percent of hospitals nationally for patient satisfaction; Daniel 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.

The University of Cincinnati (UC) has a rich history in medical discovery and innovation. UC is accredited to conduct clinical research by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). Researchers routinely conduct industry, investigator-initiated and National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored clinical studies (Phase 1-4-IV) in nearly all therapeutic areas, conforming to regulatory requirements in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Research facilities include the university itself, along with UC Health hospitals and physician offices. Community partners include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Through our large network of providers and patient databases, we have access to disease-specific subject populations.

Researchers are supported by Good Clinical Practice (GCP) trained coordinators and have access to a variety of services that aid in the clinical research process, including:

  • Local and central Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
  • UC Health Clinical Trials Office
  • Investigational pharmacy
  • Comprehensive laboratory services
  • Marketing and participant recruitment support
  • Education and training

Clinical Research Experience

UC Health is committed to advancing medical knowledge through clinical research. Investigators at the University of Cincinnati are currently conducting hundreds of clinical trials aimed at investigating the safety and effectiveness of new medical therapies and devices.

UC Health is home to numerous patient care facilities, institutes and centers in the Greater Cincinnati area. With two major hospitals and more than 700 physicians and medical practitioners, we are the largest health system in the Tristate. As a result, our investigators have the unique ability to utilize an expanded set of patient populations for possible enrollment into clinical trials. UC Health’s physicians, part of the UC College of Medicine faculty, are a group of more than 700 physicians in numerous specialties. They hold faculty positions within the College of Medicine as professors, researchers or clinical instructors.

The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute is the only center within 100 miles of Cincinnati to offer an early stage drug trial program. This program focuses on phase I “first-in-human” clinical trials, offering the most up-to-date care concepts to patients who do not respond to standard treatments. UC and its affiliates have been rewarded by the NIH for their sustained excellence in clinical research with an institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The CTSA program supports a national consortium of academic medical institutions working together to transform the way biomedical research is conducted. Locally, the grant has supported the efforts of the Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Technology (CCTST) 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:

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
  • Dermatology/Plastic Surgery
  • Diabetes/Endocrinology
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Nephrology & Hypertension
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Occupational & Environmental Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteoporosis and Bone Health
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pediatrics/Neonatology
  • Pediatrics/Neonatology
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
  • Radiation Medicine
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Transplantation
  • Trauma/Emergency Medicine
  • Urology
  • Weight Management

Facility Description

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 Hospital is the official teaching hospital for UC's College of Medicine. As the only Level I trauma center in the region, University Hospital provides our physicians with superior care options, particularly in advanced diagnostics and complex procedures.
  • 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.
  • Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care
    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 Hospital 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 Hospital, 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.

Staff Expertise

Justin Osborne
Director, Office of Clinical Research
UC Health Office of Clinical Research
Phone: 513-475-8131
Email: Justin.osborne@uchealth.com

Contact Center

If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.