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The '''University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center''' is a [[healthcare]] center in [[Cincinnati]], [[Ohio]], and a major source of education, medical care, and research in [[Greater Cincinnati]] and has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research and patient care. The Academic Health Center (AHC) consists of multiple [[University of Cincinnati]] colleges that are listed below, Hoxworth Blood Center, UC Barrett Cancer Institute, and the programs and institutes at the Reading Campus. The AHC also has strong ties to UC Health, which includes University Hospital, West Chester Hospital, and University of Cincinnati Physicians. The academic health center concept originated with physician Daniel Drake, who founded the Medical College of Ohio, which is the precursor of the UC College of Medicine, in 1819. ===History=== For most of its history a municipally owned college, in July 1977 the University of Cincinnati joined Ohio's higher education system. In 1982 its teaching hospital, known as the General Hospital and in its present location since 1915, was renamed the University of Cincinnati Hospital, and later changed its name to its current name, University Hospital. In 2003 the name was changed from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to the AHC and in 2010 became an integral part of UC Health. The Academic Health Center's national reputation for biomedical research includes development of the first live, attenuated polio vaccine by Albert Sabin, MD, who worked on the project at both UC and the affiliated Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, as well as definitive studies of the health effects of lead in children and development of the popular antihistamine Benadryl by George Rieveschl, PhD, who was working in the UC chemistry department during the time of his discovery. '''Part of the [[University of Cincinnati]], the Academic Health Center comprises several institutions:''' *College of Allied Health Sciences *College of Medicine *College of Nursing *Winkle College of Pharmacy *Hoxworth Blood Center *Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center *Metabolic Diseases Institute *UC Cancer Institute *UC Neuroscience Institute *UC Cardiovascular Institute *UC Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute ===UC Health=== Established in 2009 after the demise of the [[Health Alliance]], UC Health brings together the region’s top clinicians and researchers to provide world-class care to the Cincinnati region. Continually recognized for excellence and backed by the academic strength of the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, UC Health is revolutionizing how discovery-driven care is delivered. The flagship hospital is University Hospital, but UC Health also includes the state-of-the-art West Chester Hospital, UC Health Surgical Hospital, and University of Cincinnati Physicians. Additionally, it also includes the following College of Medicine institutes: UC Cancer Institute, UC Cardiovascular Institute, UC Neuroscience Institute, and the UC Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute ===Partners and affiliates=== *Christ Hospital *Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center *Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center *Jewish Hospital *Lindner Center for HOPE *Mayfield Clinic *Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati ===Recognition=== ''[[US News and World Report]]'' has consistently recognized UC in its "Best Graduate Schools", University Hospital in its "Best Hospitals" rankings, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as one of the top 5 Children's Hospitals in the US for several years. UC also started the first emergency medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs in the United States, and was also one of the first medical schools in the country to introduce a family practice residency program, pioneering the return of the "family doctor" to U.S. health-care delivery. ===Facilities=== Over the years the College of Medicine and Academic Health Center have grown into a large complex with several buildings, research labs, and patient care facilities.[[File:2008-10-05 05 Cincinnati architecture the University of Cincinnati's CARECrawley Building.jpg|thumb|right|CARE/Crawley building on the University of Cincinnati's Medical campus]] *Barrett Center *CARE/Crawley Building *Cardiovascular Research Center *French East Building *Health Sciences Library *Health Professions Building *Hoxworth Blood Center *Kettering Laboratory Complex *Logan Hall *Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center *Medical Sciences Building *Proctor Hall *University Hall *Vontz Center for Molecular Studies *Wherry Hall ==College of Allied Health Sciences== The College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) provides education for [[allied health]] and health science professionals. CAHS became a college at the University of Cincinnati in March 1998. Its programs originated from various colleges at UC. ===Mission Statement=== The College of Allied Health Sciences educates and prepares future allied health and other health science professionals to provide high quality service in their respective fields. In conjunction with community-based partners, students achieve clinical skills and learn the values of critical thinking, good communication, teamwork, cultural competence and service learning. The college's faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, research, service and leadership. ===Vision=== It is the belief of the faculty that the vision and mission of the college will be served best by encouraging our students at all levels, by explanation and by example to: Strive for excellence in the scientific, professional and humanistic aspects of their chosen discipline. Be aware of the changing needs and demands in health professions which may lead to changes in practice and/or education patterns. Participate in activities which enhance role played by all allied health professions. Practice in a manner current and consistent with well-established methods, and use treatments which have been fully explained to, and accepted by, the patient or client. Provide an environment conducive to gaining an awareness of the importance of lifelong learning. Foster an open and collaborative with other disciplines. ===Majors and programs=== *Doctoral **Communication Sciences and Disorders ***Audiology **Physical Therapy *Master's **Communication Sciences and Disorders ***Speech-language Pathology **Genetic Counseling **Health Administration (in conjunction with the [[University of Cincinnati College of Medicine|College of Medicine]] and the [[Carl H. Lindner College of Business|Lindner College of Business]]) **Nutrition Sciences **Transfusion and Transplantation Services *Bachelor's **Advanced Medical Imaging Technology **Clinical Laboratory Science **Clinical Laboratory Science - Distance Learning **Communication Sciences and Disorders **Dietetics **Food and Nutrition ***Concentration in Exercise Science ***Concentration in Pre-Medicine **Health Information Management - Distance Learning **Health Sciences ***Sports and Biomechanics Concentration ***Exercise Science Concentration *Certificate **Clinical Laboratory Science **Dietetics '''School of Social Work''' *Social Work ==College of Medicine== [[Image:050819 011 Vontz.jpg|thumb|left|The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, designed and built by [[Frank Gehry]] in collaboration with [[BHDP Architecture]], houses research facilities for several departments, including [[neurology]].]]The College of Medicine was established in 1819 as the Medical College of Ohio by [[Daniel Drake]]. It became a part of the University of Cincinnati in 1896 and is considered the oldest medical college west of the [[Allegheny Mountains]]. It is the second oldest public college of medicine in the United States. In the 1950s, [[Albert Sabin]] developed the live [[Polio]] [[vaccine]] at the College of Medicine. Other accomplishments include the development of the Heart-Lung machine, the Fogarty Heart Catheter, the [[antihistamine]] [[Benadryl]], and the Clark oxygen electrode. UC also established the first residency program in [[emergency medicine]]. The college also is noted for its neurosurgical research into degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, led by Dr. [[Raj Narajan]], M.D., head of neurosurgery there. In addition to the traditional medical school application pathways, UC offers a dual-admissions program known as ''Connections'' to high school students applying for undergraduate studies at the [[University of Cincinnati]] where students are guaranteed admission to the school granted they maintain the required GPA and MCAT score. ===Departments=== {| |- |valign="top"| *Anesthesia *Cancer and Cell Biology *Dermatology *Emergency Medicine *Environmental Health *Family and Community Medicine *Internal Medicine *Medical Education *Molecular and Cellular Physiology *Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology *Neurology *Neurosurgery *Obstetrics and Gynecology |valign="top"| *Ophthalmology *Orthopedic Surgery *Otolaryngology-Head, and Neck Surgery *Pathology and Laboratory Medicine *Pediatrics *Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics *Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation *Psychiatry *Public Health Sciences *Radiology *Radiation Oncology *Surgery |} ===Degree Options=== {| |- |valign="top"| '''Medical Doctor'''
'''Combined/Dual Degrees''' *MD/PhD (Physician-Scientist Training Program) *MD/MBA Program *MD/MS in Nutrition Dual Degree Program '''Early Medical School Acceptance''' *BS/MD (Connections Dual Admissions) *ROSE (Research, Observation, Service, Education) Internship '''Certificate Programs''' *Clinical & Translational Research (Environmental Health) *Hazardous Substances |valign="top"| '''Graduate Degrees (PhD, MS, MPH)''' *Biomedical Sciences Flex Option (PhD) *Biostatistics - Environmental Health (MS, PhD) *Cancer and Cell Biology (PhD) *Clinical and Translational Research (MS) *Epidemiology (MS, PhD) *Genetic Counseling (MS) *Immunobiology (MS, PhD) *Industrial Hygiene (MS, PhD) *Molecular and Developmental Biology (PhD) *Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology (MS, PhD) *Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology (PhD) |valign="top"| '''Graduate Degrees (PhD, MS, MPH) contd.''' *Neuroscience/Medical Sciences Scholars Interdisciplinary (PhD) *Occupational Medicine (MS) *Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (MS, PhD) *Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine (PhD) *Physiology (MS) *Public Health (MS) *Radiological Sciences/Medical Physics (MS) *Systems Biology and Physiology (PhD) *Toxicology (MD, PhD) |} ===Centers of Excellence=== *UC Cancer Institute *UC Neuroscience Institute *UC Cardiovascular Institute *UC Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute ===Rankings=== The 2011 ''[[US News and World Report]]'' has ranked UC among the 42nd best medical school nationally in research and 67th in primary care. Additionally, UC medical school has the 3rd best pediatrics program in the country according to the same report.'' ==College of Nursing== Established in 1889, the College of Nursing was the first school to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing in 1916. In 1942, the college became a charter member of the National League for Nursing. In 2002 the college was the first nursing school to offer cooperative education in addition to clinical time and in 2010 began a DNP program to meet growing need in the field. In additioan to the colleges long history, some recent success include awarding over $1 million in scholarships and graduate assistantship stipends for the 2008 – 2009 academic year, ranking in the top 10% of US nursing programs according the US News & World Report, receiving over $2.6 million in extramural research awards during the 2009 fiscal year, and developing partnerships with over 300 clinical sites in order to provide students flexibility and diversity in clinical experiences. In 1982, the college was one of eleven nursing schools that received the Robert Wood Johnson Teaching Nursing Home Project Grant. In 1987, IBM chose the college as one of fifteen to develop computer assisted interactive video for health sciences. A nursing doctoral program and nurse anesthesia master's program were established in 1990. In 1992, the college established a joint master's degree (MSN/MBA) with UC's [[Carl H. Lindner College of Business|Lindner College of Business]]. Proctor hall (home of the College of Nursing) is currently undergoing a $5 million external renovation set for completions in fall 2011. ===Centers=== *Aging with Dignity *Wedbush Centre *CATER *Nightingale Awards *Institute for Nursing Research and Scholarship ==James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy== Located in the Health Professions Building on the [[University of Cincinnati]] medical campus, the '''Winkle College of Pharmacy''' is one of the oldest [[pharmacy]] colleges in the United States, in particular, the oldest one west of the Allegheny Mountains. It offers [[PharmD]], MS, and PhD degrees. Its graduates have a 100% placement rate prior to graduation. ===History=== Founded in 1850 as the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, it was the first pharmacy school west of the Alleghenies. In 1954, the college affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. The college was renamed the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy on June 6, 2007, in honor of a $10 million pledge given by the alumnus. ===Programs=== The college offers multiple kinds of programs, including Masters, PhD, and PharmD. '''Doctor of Pharmacy Degree''' The Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is the only entry-level professional degree offered by the College. The Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is fully accredited by The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national licensure examination (NAPLEX). *The six-year Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum is divided into the following: **Two years of Pre-Pharmacy Education **Four years of Professional Pharmacy Education '''Full Time MS/PHD Programs''' *Pharmaceutics **Research topics include: drug delivery; drug metabolism; evaluation of cosmetic products; mathematical models; molecular pharmaceutics; percutaneous absorption; pharmacokinetics; rational design of nanocarriers; transport; skin and hair measurements. *Pharmacology **Research topics include: acetylcholine; hormone-responsive cancer; MDMA; neuroendocrinology; neuropharmacology; neurotoxicity; osteopontin; pituitary hormones; tumor growth/metastasis/progression; renal pharmacology. *Social & Administrative Sciences ***Research topics include: drug safety and pharmacovigilance; drug utilization review; facility design; health outcomes in Alzheimer's disease, geriatrics, and transplant; pharmacoeconomics; pharmacoepidemiology. '''Part Time MS Evening Programs''' *Drug Development **Special, non-traditional degree program targeting professionals in pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. '''Part Time MS Distance Learning Programs''' *Cosmetic Science **On-line degree program focusing on design, evaluation, and control of cosmetic products. ===Rankings=== The Winkle College of Pharmacy is regularly recognized as one of the best pharmacy schools in the US, and in the most recent U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked 32nd in the nation. ==External links== *[http://health.uc.edu/ UC Academic Health Center] *[http://HealthNews.uc.edu/ UC Health News] '''College of Allied Health Sciences''' *[http://cahs.uc.edu/ UC College of Allied Health Sciences official site] '''College of Medicine''' *[http://med.uc.edu/ UC College of Medicine official site] *[http://vontz.uc.edu/ Vontz Center for Molecular Studies] '''College of Nursing''' *[http://nursing.uc.edu/ UC College of Nursing official site] '''James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy''' *[http://pharmacy.uc.edu/ UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy official site] {{University of Cincinnati}} {{Frank Gehry}} {{coord missing|Ohio}} {{DEFAULTSORT:Cincinnati Health, University Of}}