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Date: 07/01/16
Academic Health Center Overview


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To arrange interviews with any staff or researchers of the Academic Health Center, please contact UC Academic Health Center Public Relations at 513-558-4553 or

Key Leadership

William Ball, MD
Dean, College of Medicine, and senior vice president for health affairs
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Neil MacKinnon
Dean of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
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Greer Glazer, PhD
Dean of the College of Nursing
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Tina Whalen, EdD, DPT
Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences
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Ronald Sacher, MD

Director of Hoxworth Blood Center

As a major source of medical care in Greater Cincinnati, the UC Academic Health Center has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research and patient care.

Teaching, patient care and research affiliates include
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Christ Hospital, Jewish Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati and UC Health University of Cincinnati Physicians.

AHC Components
College of Allied Health Sciences
College of Medicine
College of Nursing
Winkle College of Pharmacy
UC Cancer Institute
Hoxworth Blood Center
Metabolic Diseases Institute
UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute

Mission Statement
The UC Academic Health Center's mission is to enhance and improve the quality of life for people everywhere by discovering, teaching and applying knowledge in the health sciences.

We are fulfilling this commitment by providing high-quality educational programs, conducting excellent research and delivering the highest quality patient-centered care possible. A parallel goal is to take our place as one of the top 20 research-based academic health centers in the United States, while helping to develop the fast-growing biomedical industry in the region.

These activities have an immediate and beneficial economic effect on the community in terms of the 16,000 full-time equivalent jobs that make the Academic Health Center the largest employer in Greater Cincinnati. The ripple effect of that direct employment generates nearly 42,000 related jobs across Ohio and more than 50,000 in the immediate Ohio, Indiana and Northern Kentucky Tristate area.

Campus Size
Academic Health Center: 16 buildings totaling 57 acres; 2.31 million gross square feet.
UC's Reading Campus: 10 buildings totaling 23 acres; 382,185 gross square feet.

Personnel Data (July 2013)
(Faculty and staff included)
Allied Health Sciences: 311
Medicine: 3,085
Nursing: 313
Pharmacy: 85
Hoxworth Blood Center: 277
Other units: 89
Total: 4,160
Student workers: 844
Grand total: 5,004

Health Colleges:

(Best Graduate Schools 2013-14, March 2013 or most previous recent ranking)
Pharmacy: 32nd
Medicine (Research): 42nd
Nursing (Graduate): 64th
Nursing (Undergraduate): 48th

Graduate Programs:
(Best Graduate Schools 2013-14, March 2013 or most previous recent ranking)
Pediatrics: 3rd
Nursing Midwifery: 35th
Nursing Anesthesia: 32nd
Speech and Language Pathology: 35th
Audiology: 37th  

Patient Care, University of Cincinnati Medical Center:
(Best Hospitals 2013-14, July 2013 or most previous recent ranking)
Ranked as "High Performing" in:
Cardiology and Heart Surgery
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Ear, Nose and Throat

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