Cincinnati--Greater Cincinnati native Gil Hageman, PhD, returned to
his hometown recently as associate dean of the University of Cincinnati
College of Allied Health Sciences. After a 33-year absence from the
Tristate, Hageman joined the university in September. He comes to UC
from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he spent 27 years
and was most recently the associate dean of the graduate school.
is a wonderful opportunity at a great university and it allows me to
come home to Cincinnati," Hageman said. "The College of Allied Health
Sciences is the newest college of the university. It has tremendous
Hageman is a cardiovascular physiologist. His
research is focused on how the brain and heart interact during sudden
cardiac death. He has been a principal investigator on numerous grants.
He is an established investigator of the American Heart Association and
served a sabbatical year at the National Institutes of Health, Office
of the Director.
As associate dean, one of Hageman's
responsibilities is to increase the student enrollment of the College
of Allied Health Sciences. According to Hageman, the college is doing a
number of things to reach this goal, including implementing new
programs, recruiting events and visiting area schools.
College of Allied Health Sciences has many quality programs to offer,"
Hageman said. "The important part is letting prospective students know
we are here and what we have to offer them."
The College of
Allied Health Sciences offers programs in speech pathology and
audiology, dietetics and nutrition, genetic counseling, clinical
laboratory science/medical technology, advanced medical imaging
technology, physical therapy and physical therapy assisting. Recently,
the college added master's of science degree programs in nutrition,
physical therapy and blood transfusion. In addition, the college will
begin offering a bachelor's degree in exercise science, sports and
biomechanics in fall 2002.
"UC is a great place for me to continue my career," Hageman said.