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Date: 01/31/14
Academic Health Center Research



Media Contact

To arrange interviews or learn more about research at UC, please contact the Academic Health Center Public Relations Office at 513-558-4553.

Academic Health Center Research Contacts

Gary Gudelsky, PhD

James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy



Melanie Cushion, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research
of Medicine


Donna Martsolf, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Translation
College of Nursing


UC, classified as a university with "very high" research activity by the Carnegie Commission and ranked by the National Science Foundation as one of America’s top  public universities for federal research expenditures, received more than $418 million in research funding in 2011.


UC Academic Health Center and its affiliates were responsible for bringing in more than $300 million of the research dollar total.

In 2009, the UC Academic Health Center was named the 39th recipient of an institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). This National Institutes of Health Funding, in the amount of $23 million, will help UC to bring innovations from the laboratory bench to the bedside and to applications within the community.

UC added another premier research facility to its Academic Health Center campus in 2008 with the opening of the CARE/Crawley Building. This facility boasts nine stories of lab, administrative, library and recreational spaces.


Research Offices

Entrepreneurial Affairs

Intellectual Property

Laboratory Animal Medical Services

Research Compliance

Sponsored Research


Academic Health Center Research Offices

College of Medicine Office of Research and Graduate Studies


Research Firsts
First oral polio vaccine

First safe anti-knock gasoline

First use of YAG laser to remove brain tumor
More discoveries and developments

Facts and Figures (FY 2011)

·         Research funding total (entire university including affiliates): $418,282,277 

·         Awards by unit (excluding affiliates)

College of Allied Health Sciences:  $2,948,751
            College of Medicine:  $133,375,494
            College of Nursing:  $1,748,610
            College of Pharmacy$2,717,290
            Hoxworth Blood Center$423,683

·         Research awards to UC by funding source (not including affiliates—based on the
      university's total  of  $251,228,315)

Federal:  $208,479,852
                        NIH:  $100,949,904            
            Industry:  $18,953,838
            Local Government:  $390,457
            State of Ohio:  $10,927,316
            Other, Nonprofit:  $12,476,853

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