Research Innovation Week, 2018, April 9th to the 13th

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for enhanced well-being and livelihoods

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Our 2018 theme, Industry, innovation, and infrastructure for enhanced well-being and livelihoods, closely aligns with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, speaks broadly to the issues important to our region, and ties to UC’s Strategic Directions.

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Research collaborations between universities and industry are the key to solving real-world problems. Researchers at UC are teaming with industry partners to tackle community and global challenges offering significant societal impacts.

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Research lays the groundwork for innovation. By equipping people with the skills needed to perform research and develop new ideas, teaching them how to use advanced instrumentation and techniques, and helping them spin-out successful businesses, UC researchers are driving economic growth.

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Researchers at UC are improving the life for all by teaming with community and government leaders to modernize and secure our interconnected systems and build smart and connected communities of the future.

Research@UC aligns itself with and supports research that has the potential for environmental, social, and economic impact. We are committed to advancing local and global development through creativity, research and scholarship.

The Office of Research is developing partnerships amongst students, staff, faculty and industry experts. We support collaborations that produce future-forward ideas and implement innovative solutions.   

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Check out our awesome thought leaders!

Neal Dickert Jr., MD, PhD Robert Townsend, PhD Mark Konecny, PhD Jodyn E. Platt, MPH, PhD Peng Zhang, PhD Danilo Palazzo, PhD Jeff Blevins, PhD Frank P. Russell, AIA Stephen M. Slaughter Sandra Enimil Jennifer H. Krivickas, MSLIS Geoffrey Pinski, BS, JD Chris Auffrey, PhD Sarah Pickle, MD, PhD David Adams, MSE Caroline Morrison, PhD Michael Seid, PhD In-Kwon Kim, PhD Melinda S. Butsch Kovacic, PhD Jaroslaw Meller, PhD Elizabeth A. Scarpelli James Lee, PhD Craig Brammer Kate Bonansinga, MA, MBA Holly Bante, PhD, MPH, MS Hexuan Liu, PhD Adrian Parr, PhD Shomir Wilson, PhD Timothy Phoenix, PhD Holly A. Taylor, PhD Tom Rudin, MPA Vikas Mehta Karolina Czeczek, MArch Heekyoung Jung, PhD Richard P. Lofgren, MD, MPH, FACP Patrick Limbach, PhD Dominic Iacobucci, MArch Noe Alvarez, PhD Neville Pinto, PhD Anjanette Wells, PhD, LCSW, MSW Bain Butcher, PhD, MFA Mark Lai, PhD Mark H. Eckman, MS, MD Vittoria S Daiello, PhD Theresa A. Dankovich, PhD Sean R. Crowe, MLIS John S. Hutton, MS, MD Gjoko Muratovski, PhD, FDINZ Irfan Asif, MD, PhD Matthew Wizinsky, MFA Xi Chen, PhD Brooke Brandewie, MS Dominic L. Boccelli, PhD John Burnham Dixon Whitney Hamaker Michael D. Ragovin, MArch Edward George Mitchell, AIA Danny T.Y. Wu, PhD Alican Yildiz, PhD, MCP Thomas Dalziel, PhD Patrick A. Ray, PhD Flávia Bastos, PhD Soryong Chae, PhD Claudia Rebola, PhD Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, PhD, MSW Richard Ittenbach, PhD Michael T. Booth, PhD Antony Seppi, MCP Mark Samaan, MCP Peter Embi, MD, MS Jacinda K. Dariotis, PhD


Day 1 - College Day Events
Monday, April 9, 2018

Day 2 - Symposium
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Day 3 - Symposium
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Day 4 - Hutton Day
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Day 5 - College Day Events
Friday, April 13, 2018

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Innovations in Sports Medicine: Next Begins Here

UC Sports and Exercise Science Research

Medical Science Building MSB 3051

Irfan Asif, MD, PhD

Innovative, Collaborative University Research Teams – Working Towards One Goal: Produce research designed to improve the health of athletes and military personnel and enhance their safe participation in high-level athletic programs or military operations without a risk of life-long repercussions

Meeting Format: Special Guest Presentation, Project Presentations, Group Discussions, Solutions-oriented Workshops, Summary and Future.

To reserve a spot please register by March 27

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Driving the Future: Integrity & Innovation in Acute Care Research

Cincinnati Children’s Location S1.203

Neal Dickert Jr., MD, PhD

Please join us for the first annual Acute Care Research (ACR) Symposium. Dr. Dickert will discuss Informed Consent for Acute Care Research: Patient-Centered or Pointless?  The program also includes a poster session, platform presentations chosen from leading abstracts, and presentation of ACR Leadership & Innovation Awards.

Award nominations are now being accepted.  

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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Images in Medicine Gallery

Planning for the Future of Research, Discovery, and Innovation


12:00 - 2:00: Images in Medicine Gallery
General Audience Gallery Viewing, Judging, and Reception

2:00 - 3:00: Images in Medicine Gallery

Presentation of Awards
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Presidential Kick-off Event

1819 Innovation Hub

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The Future of H2o + Sensors Networking

Kingsgate Marriott


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Instrumentation, intelligence, abundance & resilience

Kingsgate Marriott

Dominic L. Boccelli, PhD Noe Alvarez, PhD Peng Zhang, PhD

9:00 - 11:00: Faculty Presentations
Patrick Ray, Annie Row, Xi Chen, Michael Booth, and Soryong Chae

11:15 - 12:00: Nascent Water Technologies
Anthony Seppi and Teri Dankovich

12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Smart & Connected Communities

Kingsgate Marriott

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Analytics and Urban Futures:

Leveraging Technology for Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable Communities

Kingsgate Mariott

Danilo Palazzo, PhD Hexuan Liu, PhD Jacinda K. Dariotis, PhD Gjoko Muratovski, PhD, FDINZ

Food and Health
Discussant: Danilo Palazzo

  • Planning the Foodscape for a Healthy Urban Future
    Chris Auffrey, Alican Yildiz, and Frank Russell
  • Food and the Architecture of Sustenance
    Karolina Czeczek
  • Narcan boxes
    Claudia Rebola

Next Urbanities
Discussant: Gjoko Muratovsky

  • Visualizing and Communicating Neighborhood Identity
    Vikas Mehta and Muhammad Rahman
  • Future Grocery Store Thesis
    Jessica DeAngelo
  • Changing Streetscapes: An Autonomous Vehicle Case Study of Vine Street, Cincinnati
    Mark Samaan and Andrew Kemper

Institute for Analytics Innovation Member Showcase
Discussants: Jacinda Dariotis, Shomir Wilson, Mark Lai, Danny Wu, and Hexuan Liu

Building Interdisciplinary Data Science Team: Challenges and Strategies
Discussants: Mark Eckman, Amy Short, James Lee, Jaroslaw Meller, and Dominic Boccelli

2:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Analytics and Urban Futures:

Leveraging Technology for Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable Communities II

Kingsgate Marriot

Kate Bonansinga, MA, MBA Edward George Mitchell, AIA

Next Urbanities
Discussant: Ed Mitchell

  • The Affordable Housing
    Whitney Hamaker
  • More urban green infrastructures with the introduction of autonomous vehicles? A case study of Hamilton Co.
    Kelsey Schmidt
  • Future Workspace/Workplace
    Dominic Iacobucci and Michael Ragovin
  • Future of Creative workspaces
    Gjoko Muratovski, John Dixon, Steven Slaughter

Food and Health
Discussant: Kate Bonansinga

  • Found in Translation: Toward Emergence, Resonance, and Cross-Cultural Insights in Design for Health and Well-being
    Vicki Daiello, Brooke Brandewie, and Heekyoung Jung
  • Transgender Health Disparities: An Arts-Integrated Approach
    Dr. Bain Butcher and Dr. Sarah Pickle
  • Arts-based research explorations of creative education: intersections with health and urbanity
    Flavia Bastos
  • A Women’s History of HIV
    Matt Wizinsky

Data Analytics Student Panel

Data Solution for better community through partnership?

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Analytics and Urban Futures Networking

Kingsgate Marriott

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Social Justice – Human Settlements – Global Futures Networking

Kingsgate Marriott

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Social Justice – Human Settlements – Global Futures:

The Arts & Humanities in the age of Impact

Kingsgate Marriot

Mark Konecny, PhD Adrian Parr, PhD

9:00 - 9:50: The University Publishing Landscape: The Future of Academic Output
Liz Scarpelli

10:00 - 10:50: Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Open Access: A Roundtable
Mark Konecny, Geoffrey Pinski, and Sandra Enimil

11:00-11:50: New Modes of Publishing
Mark Konecny, Sean Crowe, James Lee, and Jeff Blevins

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Keynote Lunch

The State of the Arts & Humanities in the age of Impact

Kingsgate Marriott

Robert Townsend, PhD Tom Rudin, MPA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ideas – Insights - Action:

Health Innovations & Curing Cancer

Kingsgate Marriott

Melinda S. Butsch Kovacic, PhD David Cepoi, PhD

2:00-3:00: Social Sciences & Cancer Research
Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, Caroline Morrison, and Anjanette Wells

3:00 - 4:00: Cancer Research
Timothy Phoenix, In-Kwon Kim, and others

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Health Innovations & Curing Cancer Networking

Kingsgate Marriott

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Disruption! The UC Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch Competition

The UC Rec Center

Thomas Dalziel, PhD

Inventors and entrepreneurs of all kinds commonly have to request support from investors to raise capital in order to commercialize their ideas and launch start-up ventures.
Busy investors don’t have much time to listen. Often you need to be able to request their support in 60-90 seconds, the length of one elevator ride. This “elevator pitch” competition simulates this business reality.
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hutton Ethics Lectureship - Informed Consent: Evidence and Practice

MSB E351

Holly A. Taylor, PhD

Dr. Holly Taylor from Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, will be talking about the current national landscape of informed consent.

  • Identify the moral value and practical application of respect for persons
  • Identify respectful approaches to recruitment
  • Evaluate how best to obtain informed consent in your research
Lunch provided. RSVP by April 9th

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
HUTTON ETHICS LECTURESHIP - The Learning Health System

The Transept on Washington Park, 1205 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Craig Brammer Michael Seid, PhD Jodyn E. Platt, MPH, PhD Peter Embi, MD, MS Richard P. Lofgren, MD, MPH, FACP

Ethical Implications of Data Sharing in Support of Research and Innovation - Join us for an engaging dialogue with a panel of local and national healthcare experts on the appropriate and ethical use of health data for discovery and improvement. More Information and Register

7:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Department of Internal Medicine Annual Research Symposium

E351 and CARE/Crawley

9:15 - 10:15: Research Symposium Keynote

10:15 - 12:15: Planning for the Future of Research, Discovery & Innovation in the Department of Internal Medicine

12:30 - 2:00: Images in Medicine Gallery

3:00 - 3:30: Award Ceremony for Trainee Posters and Images
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Research and Innovation Week Award Ceremony

Nippert Stadium-Presidential Suite

Research Innovation Week, 2018, April 9th to the 13th

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conference Address

151 Goodman Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45219

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Research@UC and the Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25, 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, establishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. The SDGs comprise 17 goals aimed at social and economic mobility, peace, justice, and education, and safe, resilient communities.

The Office of Research aligns itself with and supports research that has the potential for environmental, social, and economic impact. We are committed to advancing local and global development through creativity, research and scholarship. The Office of Research is developing partnerships amongst students, faculty, researchers, and industry experts and supporting collaborations that produce future-forward ideas and develop and implement innovative solutions to societal challenges.