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Publish Date: 11/28/01
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Hageman Appointed Associate Dean of College of Allied Health Sciences

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.

"This 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 potential."

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.

"The 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.

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