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The following fact sheets are available to assist you in your coverage of the UC Academic Health Center.

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Academic Health Center:
Academic Health Center Affiliates and Partners
Updated: 07/01/16: The UC Academic Health Center prides itself with excellent patient care and research programs, and strong affiliations with local hospitals throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Academic Health Center Buildings
Updated: 07/01/16: UC's Academic Health Center is home to two buildings designed by signature architects.
Academic Health Center Discoveries and Developments
Updated: 07/01/16: The University of Cincinnati is an institution with a rich history in discovery and innovation. Credited with many firsts, from the oral, live-virus polio vaccine and the first antihistamine, to the first safe, anti-knock gasoline, UC researchers are literally transforming the way we live and work.
Academic Health Center Leadership
Updated: 07/01/16: The Academic Health Center includes the colleges of allied health sciences, medicine, nursing and pharmacy, Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, UC's Reading Campus and University of Cincinnati Physicians.
Academic Health Center Overview
Updated: 07/01/16: Located just east of the university's uptown campus, the Academic Health Center houses some the university's most innovative and captivating science and research laboratories—not to mention four academic colleges and a number of patient care facilities and resources.
Academic Health Center Research
Updated: 01/31/14:

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

MSB Rehabilitation Project
Updated: 10/29/14: The MSB-CARE/Crawley Building is one of the largest health-science research complexes in the country, a highly visible gateway inviting visitors into the university's scientific corridor.
Awards and Honors:
Daniel Drake Medal
Updated: 01/21/14: In 1985, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder, pioneering physician Daniel Drake. As part of that celebration, the college created a new award—the Daniel Drake Medal—to honor its distinguished living faculty and alumni.
Centers & Institutes:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Updated: 07/07/14: Cardiovascular-related research and clinical care are key focuses at the University of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Center for Surgical Innovation
Updated: 07/24/13: A collaboration of the surgery and biomedical engineering departments, the Center for Surgical Innovation and its team of multidisciplinary experts in surgery, telemedicine and information technology are developing and disseminating technologies that make a tangible difference in surgical and medical care across the world as we move into an age of bio-intelligence.
Hoxworth Blood Center
Updated: 02/06/12: Hoxworth Blood Center is a division of the UC Academic Health Center and is the only blood center for the greater Cincinnati area.
Metabolic Diseases Institute
Updated: 02/07/12: The Metabolic Diseases Institute on UC's Reading Campus (formerly the Genome Research Institute) was founded in 2001 with a gift of land and facilities from Aventis Pharmaceuticals and funded by the Ohio Third Frontier Project. It is home to internationally recruited scientists researching the genetic basis of some of the world’s most serious and prevalent diseases, including obesity, heart disease and cancer.
Neurosciences
Updated: 01/01/14: Neuroscience research and the provision of neurological clinical care is a key focus at the University of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Obesity Research Center
Updated: 08/02/12: The Obesity Research Center at UC is located at the university's Metabolic Diseases Institute in Reading, Ohio. A division within the department of psychiatry, the Obesity Research Center conducts basic scientific research on the regulation of body weight and the etiology and potential treatment of obesity. It comprises several laboratories from various departments at the UC College of Medicine.
Colleges:
College of Allied Health Sciences
Updated: 07/01/14: The College of Allied Health Sciences, UC’s 16th college, was founded in 1998 to unite programs spread throughout the university, including communication disorders, nutrition, medical technology, physical therapy and social work.
College of Medicine
Updated: 01/08/14: The College of Medicine was established in 1819 and is considered the oldest medical college west of the Allegheny Mountains.
College of Nursing
Updated: 01/06/12: Founded in 1889, UC’s College of Nursing was the first school in the country to offer a baccalaureate program in nursing, and received the first endowment ever given to a nursing program
James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
Updated: 09/25/12: UC's James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, one of the oldest pharmacy colleges in the United States, offers both professional practice (PharmD) and graduate (MS and PhD) degrees. Supported by an active research faculty, the college provides students with an opportunity to develop their individual skills.
Programs and Affiliates:
Cincinnati Cancer Center
Updated: 06/12/12: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center have made a five-year commitment to invest up to $60 million to form the Cincinnati Cancer Center, a joint cancer program in southern Ohio. The joint effort seeks to coordinate life-long oncology care and combine the scientific and intellectual resources necessary to produce internationally significant research.
UC Cancer Institute
Updated: 08/17/16: Under the direction of William Barrett, MD, the UC Cancer Institute is entering a new era of growth and development, rapidly increasing its research and patient care capacities so that it may lead not only in academic and scientific endeavors, but also in delivering comprehensive patient care to people in the community.
UC Early Stage Drug Development Program
Updated: 12/10/12: The UC Early Stage Drug Development Program is a phase-1 clinical trial unit based at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute. 
UC Health University of Cincinnati Physicians
Updated: 12/12/12: University of Cincinnati Physicians is the practice group for clinical faculty members at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Approximately 700 clinicians provide clinical services in nearly every health care specialty.

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