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University of Cincinnati
Academic Health Center
University of Cincinnati Seal
Motto Juncta Juvant ("Strength in Unity")
Established 1819
Type Public (state university)
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Campus Urban
Website http://health.uc.edu/

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.

Part of the University of Cincinnati, the Academic Health Center comprises several institutions:

  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • Hoxworth Blood Center
  • Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati
  • Genome Research Institute
  • UC Physicians

Its affiliates include University Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, Jewish Hospital, Christ Hospital and the Neuroscience Institute.

US News and World Report has consistently recognized UC in its "Best Graduate Schools" and "Best Hospitals" rankings.

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College of Allied Health Sciences

University of Cincinnati
College of Allied Health Sciences
Established 1998
Dean Elizabeth C. King, PhD
Location Cincinnati
Website http://cahs.uc.edu/

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:

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
  • Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assisting
  • Health Information Management

College of Medicine

University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine
Established 1819
Dean David M. Stern, MD
Location Cincinnati
Website http://med.uc.edu/

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.

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.

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 Miami University, the University of Dayton, and the University of Cincinnati.[1]

US News and World Report has ranked UC among the best 50 medical schools nationally ranked[2].

College of Nursing

University of Cincinnati
College of Nursing
Established 1889
Dean Andrea R. Lindell, RN, DNSc
Location Cincinnati
Website http://nursing.uc.edu/

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 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 the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration (now called the College of Business).

James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

University of Cincinnati
James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
Established 1850
Dean Daniel Acosta Jr., PhD
Location Cincinnati
Website http://pharmacy.uc.edu/

The College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest pharmacy colleges in the United States. It offers PharmD, MS, and PhD degrees. Its graduates have a 100% placement rate prior to graduation.

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.[3]

References

  1. ^ Page Title
  2. ^ Search - Medical - Best Graduate Schools - Education - US News and World Report
  3. ^ UC HealthNews : UC College of Pharmacy Renamed in Honor of Donor

External links

College of Allied Health Sciences

College of Medicine

College of Nursing

James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

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