The University of Cincinnati’s research enterprise topped $353 million in 2008—an increase of $20 million over 2007. This all-time high puts UC beyond its 2011 goal of $350 million and marks a doubling of research funding to the university over the last 10 years.
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Eliminating Lead in Toys, Homes Focus of New Studies
UC environmental health researchers have received more than $700,000 in new grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for separate studies aimed at protecting people from the ill health effects of lead.
Surgery Enhances Military Medicine
A new research collaboration based out of the UC surgery department will more closely align the UC College of Medicine with military organizations on research projects.
Lack of Trained Geriatricians Creates New Focus for Providers
A shortage of trained health care providers is upon us. This means care for all ages—including the elderly. A new survey conducted by UC researchers shows that because of this shortage, trained geriatricians may need to focus on the frailest of patients first, referring younger, healthier patients to other health care specialists.
UC to Offer Clinical Research Informatics Training in 2009
Clinical research is essential for advancing medical science and improving health care. However, performing clinical research can be very complex. Even relatively simple clinical trials involve collecting, processing, analyzing and reporting large amounts of health information and study data.
'Rehearsal' May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients Walk Again
Over the past decade, UC researcher Stephen Page, PhD, has shown that mental “rehearsal” of physical activities improves motor skills in stroke patients. Now, Page hopes to find out if the same techniques can also help spinal cord injury patients walk again.
Go Easy on Fats, Sugars to Avoid Indigestion Over the Holidays
Roasted turkey, candied yams, buttery mashed potatoes smothered in rich gravy and a big slice of pie to top it off: That’s often what comes to mind when thinking about festive gatherings. But sometimes, the monstrous meals served at holiday dinners leave us feeling less than cheery as we lie on the couch nursing our over-filled tummies.