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UC’S 10-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR RESEARCH

The University of Cincinnati is the leading R1 urban university in our region with unrivaled talent solving problems that matter. We are rigorously pursuing diversity, equity and inclusion in research and actively transforming society through the creation of game-changing new knowledge and application of disruptive discoveries.

UC’S 10-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR RESEARCH

The University of Cincinnati is the leading R1 urban university in our region with unrivaled talent solving problems that matter. We are rigorously pursuing diversity, equity and inclusion in research and actively transforming society through the creation of game-changing new knowledge and application of disruptive discoveries.

The University of Cincinnati is leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. 

TOP 3%

ANNUAL RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

Institutions of higher education in the US as measured by those having >$50M in annual research expenditures

77% UP

INCREASE IN RESEARCH EXPENDITURES

U.S. Institutions of higher education R&D expenditures: FYs 2009–18

$432M

AVERAGE ANNUAL R&D EXPENDITURES

U.S. Institutions of higher education R&D expenditures, ranked by FY 2018 R&D expenditures: FYs 2009–18

OBJECTIVE

NATIONAL PROMINENCE

 

GOAL

Top 25 Public Research University

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLE

Galvanizing our mission to serve the public good

INVEST IN SUCCESS

Recruit and Retain Top Talent

Innovate the Research Infrastructure

Cultivate & Grow Programs of Excellence

INVEST TO ADVANCE

Urban Futures Pathway

Rethinking the Where

Coalition for Change

OBJECTIVE

IMPACTFUL RESEARCH 

 

GOAL

Improving People’s Lives 

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLE

Foundational Partnerships to Solve Real World Problems

THE NEXT CULTURE
OF RESEARCH

UC builds respect and trust amongst researchers, facilitates communication and encourages the sharing of ideas and experiences. We foster internal and external collaboration, promote mentoring and provide support and training for research faculty, students and staff so they may achieve career progression and personal well-being. 

LEADERSHIP

Underscoring UC’s power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, Reuters counted it among the most innovative institutions of higher learning in the world. 

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Neville G. Pinto

PRESIDENT

Kristi Nelson Headshot

KRISTI NELSON

PROVOST

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Patrick Limbach

Vice President for Research

RESEARCH RAINMAKERS

25 YEARS CONSECUTIVELY FUNDED

University of Cincinnati faculty who have received sponsored awards for 25 years.

ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE

PETER NAGY

Professor Emeritus, Aerospace Eng & Eng Mech

MEDICINE

ALVARO PUGA

Professor, Environmental Health 

MEDICINE

CAROL RICE

Professor Emerita, Environmental Health

Engineering & Applied Science

ANDREW STECKL

Professor, Electric Eng & Computer Science

20-24 YEARS FUNDED

University of Cincinnati faculty who have received sponsored awards for 20-24 years.

MEDICINE

Zalfa Abdelmalek

Professor, Dermatology

MEDICINE

David Askew

Professor, Pathology & Lab Med

Pharmacy

Pankaj Desai

Professor

Engineering & Applied Science

Arthur Helmicki

Professor, Elec Eng & Comp Science

MEDICINE

Nira Ben-Jonathan

Professor Emerita, Cancer & Cell Biology

MEDICINE

Francis McCormack

Director/Professor, Int Med Pulmonary

MEDICINE

Richard Thompson

Professor, Molecular Genetics

MEDICINE

Melanie Cushion

Sr. Associate Dean/Professor

Engineering & Applied Science

Dionysios Dionysiou

Professor, Chemical & Env Eng

Institute for Policy Research

Kimberly Downing

Director

MEDICINE

Daniel Hassett

Professor, Molecular Genetics

MEDICINE

Evangelia Kranias

Professor, Pharm & Systems Physiology

MEDICINE

Joseph Palascak

Professor Emeritus, Int Med Hemat/Oncology

Engineering & Applied Science

Vijay Vasudevan

Professor, Mech Eng & Materials Eng

MEDICINE

Steven Boyce

Professor Emeritus, Surgery

MEDICINE

Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska

Professor, Cancer & Cell Biology

MEDICINE

Sergey Grinshpun

Professor, Environmental Health

Arts & Sciences

William Heineman

Professor Emeritus/Adj Researcher, Chemistry

CECH

Edward Latessa

Professor/Director, Criminal Justice

MEDICINE

Kenneth Sherman

Division Director/Professor Int Med Digestive Diseases

MEDICINE

Joseph Broderick

Professor, Neurology & Rehab Med

MEDICINE

William Davidson

Professor, Pathology & Lab Med

Engineering & Applied Science

Vadim Guliants

Professor, Biomed, Chemical & Env Eng

MEDICINE

David Hui

Professor, Pathology & Lab Med

MEDICINE

Winston Whei Yang Kao

Professor, Ophthalmology

Engineering & Applied Science

Henry Spitz

Professor/Program Director, Mech Eng & Materials Eng

CECH

Victoria Carr

Professor, Chemical & Env Eng

MEDICINE

George Samuel Deepe

Professor, Int Med-Infect Disease

Engineering & Applied Science

Ephraim Gutmark

Distinguished Professor, Aerospace Eng & Eng Mech

Engineering & Applied Science

San-Mou Jeng

Professor Emeritus, Aerospace Eng & Eng Mech

MEDICINE

Grace Lemasters

Professor Emerita, Environmental Health

MEDICINE

Peter Stambrook

Professor, Molecular Genetics

*Funding Data from FY 1997 to 11/18/20 (FY 2021)

PEOPLE ARE TALKING

I am thrilled about UC’s Research2030 plan, it is a massive investment that further shows the University’s commitment to the grand goals for their students.

Nick Ernest

Chief Architect, Thales USA Inc

Working with UC scholars and mentors has allowed me to expand my knowledge of subjects in my field has been extremely influential as I pursue my future goals.”

Matthew Terry

University of Cincinnati Class of 2020, Aerospace Engineering

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