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Date: 07/01/16
Academic Health Center Leadership

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To arrange interviews, please contact Richard Puff directly at 513-558-0448. After hours, call Puff at 513-237-0005.

William Ball, MD
Christian R. Holmes Professor and Dean, College of Medicine, and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs

Office: E-870 CARE/Crawley Building
PO Box 670555
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Phone: 513-558-7333
Fax: 513-558-3512

William Ball, MD, became dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine on April 15, 2015, after serving as interim dean since Nov. 1, 2014. He is the 51st dean in the medical collegeís nearly 200-year history.

Ball was previously UC's vice president for research, serving in that role from Aug. 1, 2011, until his permanent appointment as dean. He is former interim chair and chair of the department of biomedical engineering from 2001 to 2008. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology and neuroradiology at Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center and additional neuroradiology fellowship training at the University of New Mexico Medical Center before joining UC and Cincinnati Childrenís in 1984.

Neil MacKinnon, PhD
Dean, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

Office: 136 Health Professions Building
PO Box 670004
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Phone: 513-558-3784
Fax: 513-558-4372

Neil MacKinnon, PhD, became interim dean of the University of Cincinnati's James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy effective Aug. 15, 2013, following William Fant, PhD, who served as interim dean  for 18 months. 

Since 2011 MacKinnon held the Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson. From 2011-2012 he served as section chair of Public Health Policy and Management. He also had an appointment as professor in the UA College of Pharmacy and School of Government and Public Policy and served as director of the Center for Rural Health, which houses the Arizona State Office of Rural Health.

Prior to joining the faculty at UA, MacKinnon was the associate director for research and professor at the Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also has practiced in community and hospital pharmacy settings.

MacKinnon earned his undergraduate pharmacy degree at Dalhousie University. He completed a masterís degree in hospital pharmacy and an administrative hospital pharmacy residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He also received a doctorate and fellowship training at the University of Florida followed by a mid-career fellowship in 2007-2008 with the Commonwealth Fund in New York City under the mentorship of Stephen Soumerai, ScD, professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School.

A past president of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, MacKinnon has edited two books, Seamless Care: A Pharmacistís Guide to Implementing and Evaluating Programs (2003) and Safe and Effective: The Eight Essential Elements of an Optimal Medication-Use System (2007). In 2010, he co-authored the Canadian national bestselling book Take as Directed: Your Prescription for Safe Health Care in Canada with Rhonda Church, MD, a family physician. His research interests include the quality and safety of health care, the role of the pharmacist, health policy and health issues among underserved populations. He has published more than 150 scientific papers.

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest colleges of pharmacy in the United States, tracing its origins to 1850. It is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through 2012-2013.

Tina Whalen, EdD, DPT
Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences

Office: 315 D French East
PO Box 670394
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Phone: 513-558-8547
Fax: 513-558-7494

Tina Whalen, EdD, DPT, became interim dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences on July 1, 2014.

Whalen has been a member of UCís faculty since 1990 and prior to becoming interim dean served as the collegeís associate dean for academic affairs, a position she had held since 2012. Previously, she had chaired the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences since 2006.

She holds a doctorate in higher education leadership from the Union Institute and University, a doctor of physical therapy degree from Chatham College, a masterís degree in public administration from UC and is a licensed physical therapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. 

At UC, Whalen serves on a number of leadership committees, including the STEM-MD Executive Steering Committee, University Academic Affairs Committee, the Academic Health Center IPEC Steering Committee and the Professional Council of Best Practice for Experiential Learning Committee.

Currently, she leads four funded research efforts, including serving as the CAHS principal investigator on a $3 million grant for the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program, "Enhancing the Success of Future Health Professionals through Synergistic Cross-Collegiate Programming.Ē

Greer Glazer, PhD
Dean, College of Nursing


416 Procter Hall
PO Box 670038
Cincinnati, OH 45267

Phone: 513-558-5330
Fax: 513-558-9030

Greer Glazer, PhD, became dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati Jan. 1, 2012.

Previously, Glazer was 
dean and professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She has extensive clinical, teaching and research experience, conducting studies on domestic violence education, alcohol use during pregnancy and barriers to prenatal health care among African-American women.

Founded in 1889, UC's College of Nursing offered one of the first baccalaureate programs in nursing in the United States, and received the first endowment given to a nursing program. Glazer is UC's seventh nursing dean and 14th senior leader of the college, which was led for the first 51 years by a superintendent or director.

Glazer graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Michigan in 1976 and received her master's degree in nursing with a maternal/newborn focus from Case Western Reserve University in 1979. She received her PhD in nursing from Case Western in 1984. 

Glazer was also a Fulbright Scholar (in Israel, 1988) and a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow (2001-04). 

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