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Read Story - 5 reasons to go to UC Research & Innovation Week
It’s 2019: The University of Cincinnati’s bicentennial. And that means that UC Research & Innovation Week has GOT to be special. Let us count the ways.

Read Story - Research & Innovation Week set to dazzle, inspire the first week of April
Join the Office of Research April 1-6 for a week of events that showcase just how impactful, imaginative and innovative UC can be.

Read Story - Introducing the Trans-disciplinary Research Leadership Scholars of 2019
This elite group of researchers has been chosen for special training to become leaders in trans-disciplinary research at the University of Cincinnati.

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The Office of Research is accelerating research at University of Cincinnati and economic growth in our region by connecting industry, government, and community leaders with the University of Cincinnati thought leaders and innovators. Together, we can positively impact the lives, environment, and the economy in our region and beyond. Some of our key research strengths are highlighted below.

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Events + Training



Building Your Research Team: Team Science (3/28)

Time: March 28, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Medical Science Building, Room 7051

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Forming a research team? Understanding the principles of Team Science can be helpful in selecting team members, developing strategies of operation, becoming more effective, and being more successful with grant applications and project completion.

Funders are prioritizing cross-disciplinary research and projects that are able to demonstrate that they are building high-performance teams. Understanding the general area of team science and how to take advantage of tools and strategies to develop research that is translational will make you and your team more competitive and successful.

What will be covered:  Basic concepts of team science including; what makes a successful team, how to recognize and overcome team dysfunctions, and taking a transdisciplinary approach to research. 

Presenter:  Jack Kues, Director, Evaluation of CCTST and Associate Dean for Continuous Professional Development, UC College of Medicine


Research Week 2019 (4/1 - 4/7)

Time: April 1, 12:00 AM - April 7, 12:00 AM

Location: University of Cincinnati East and West Campuses

Target Audience: Everyone

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

R&I Week 2019 will be honoring our past 200 years of extraordinary research by showcasing the impactful, imaginative, and innovative work researchers at UC are doing today.

This week-long event is a celebration of inclusivity, innovation and the broad societal impacts the work of our researchers has on Cincinnati, the region, and beyond.

This is the bicentennial edition of R&I Week and our opportunity to highlight our commitment to our current and future students and our community.

Please join us and for more information, visit our website: http://research.uc.edu/researchweek


Hutton Ethics Lectureship (4/4)

Time: April 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: MSB E351

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. Benjamin Wilfond will be the Hutton Ethics Lectureship keynote speaker at noon on April 4 and plans to pose a radical question to the UC medical community. He asks: Why does medical research and clinical work have to exist separate from one another? If the approach was reevaluated to include the opinion of patients and include informed consent—think about all that could be accomplished, Wilfond says. He’ll discuss his Research on Medical Practices (ROMP) project, a collaborative effort of Seattle Children’s, the University of Washington and Stanford University.


Resolving to Save Lives: Partnerships for the goal of ending the opioid epidemic (4/4)

Time: April 4, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 1819 Innovation Hub

Target Audience: The UC Community

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

This is a moderated panel discussion on the impact of the opioid crisis on families and communities in our region. Our distinguished panelists will also share new initiatives and approaches that are helping bend the arc of this devastating epidemic. 

The panel will be moderated by Terry DeMio, the Cincinnati Enquirer staff writer who was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for her moving special report, “Seven Days of Heroin.” DeMio received training at the American Society of Addiction Medication, and she works as a full-time heroin beat reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Our distinguished panelists include:

James Canfield, PhD: Assistant Professor at the UC College of Allied Health Sciences, Dr. Canfield’s area of research & practice is focused on the impact of homelessness and poverty on child, youth, families and health disparities.

Angela Clark, PhD: Assistant Professor at the UC College of Nursing, Dr. Clark’s research has highlighted the dire need for widespread prevention efforts regarding the opioid overdose epidemic that is plaguing the country. Dr. Clark has ten years of clinical and public health nursing experience and has focused on the identification and treatment of at-risk communities and individuals.

Lori Criss: Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Criss comes to Governor Mike DeWine’s Cabinet with over 20 years of operations and leadership experience with addiction and trauma treatment. Director Criss has extensive experience in policy related to recovery housing, opiate addiction, and integrated physical and behavioral healthcare.

Lisbet Hope Portman: VP of Digital Content & Strategy at Addiction Policy Forum, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminated addiction as a major health problem. Ms. Portman has advocated for treatment access and reform as a writer, research, and teacher for over a decade with a focus on science translation and education.

J.D. Vance: New York Times Best Selling author who recently returned to his home state of Ohio. Vance, an Investor in Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mithril Capital is also managing partner of the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, a $150 million early stage venture capital fund. Vance has begun creating his nonprofit, Our Ohio Renewal, to work on the opioid epidemic and other socio-economic challenges that he himself grew up with and that Ohio families face today.


Research Support - UC Infrastructure (R) (4/17)

Time: April 17, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: University Hall, Room 454

Target Audience: All faculty, post-docs, and research administrators

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Experts in three focus areas will be giving presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion with questions from the audience.

· The Collaboration Network
· Research Computing / Cyberinfrastructure
· Community Engagement / Educational Outreach

Presenters:  Prof. Jack Kues, Director, Center for Improvement Science
                      Prof. Prashant Khare, Chair, Advanced Research Computing Faculty Advisory Committee
                      Jane Combs, UCIT Associate Director Research & Development
                      Prof. Kathie Maynard, Assistant Dean for Innovations & Community Partnerships
Moderator:  Phil Taylor,  OoR Assistant VP Strategic Implementation


Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase (4/22)

Time: April 22, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Tangeman University Center

Target Audience: Anyone interested in research

Research Office: Office of the Vice President for Research

Join us for a one-day event where hundreds of students from across the university share new knowledge, new understanding, and creative and technical innovation brought forward through scholarly process.

The showcase is free and open to the entire campus community!

Organizers are looking for judges for the day-long event April 22, where undergraduate students get practice presenting new knowledge, understanding, and creative and technical innovation. Judges need not have subject matter expertise. Sign-up ends Feb. 15.


Best Practices in Grants Management (4/24)

Time: April 24, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 454 University Hall

Target Audience: Department/college administrators/staff who manage grants and contracts

Research Office: Sponsored Research Services

This training is geared toward individuals responsible for managing anticipated and awarded grants and contracts in the UC Flex accounting system.  Topics include: Manual A323 Preparation, Best Practices in Grant Management, and Cost Transfer Training.  Cost Transfer Training is required before submitting any cost transfer requests to PI’s for approval or Reallocation Requests to SRS Accounting Grant Administrators for processing.

Occurs Every Other Month in University Hall

Contact Cindy Lasonczyk, Sponsored Research Services, Accounting Division with any questions.

Online Training

Viral Vectors

Target Audience: Open to the public and UC researchers who plan to work with viral vectors

Research Office: Biosafety

Before an IBC Protocol can be approved, PIs and authorized personnel must be up-to-date with all applicable training.

The use of viruses as vectors for genetic material delivery into cells has become very common among the molecular biology community. As such, it is important for users to understand the origins of these tools and potential safety implications of their use.

This training is for individuals assigned to projects involving viral vectors. This module consists of different training modules which need to be completed according to the type of vector handled in the lab.

  1. Module 1: Risk Assessement     Needs to be completed by all   Go to Training

  2. Module 2: Lentiviral Vectors   Go to Training

  3. Module 3: Gamma-Retroviral Vectors   Go to Training

  4. Module 4: Adenoviral Vectors   Go to Training

  5. Module 5: Adeno-Associated Viral (AAV) Vectors   Go to Training

Assurance Form
After reviewing the training modules, individuals must complete the Training Assurance form and forward it to the Biosafety Office

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Online Training

Conflicts of Interest in Research

Target Audience: All faculty and staff who conduct research at UC

Research Office: Office for Ethics in Industry Engagement

Faculty and staff who participate in funded research at the University of Cincinnati must complete training on promoting objectivity in research. This training is required every four years, at a minimum, due to federal regulations governing conflicts of interest in research. The course for meeting this requirement is available in the UC online training application CPD (Continuous Professional Development). If you are a UC employee and have not completed the Conflict of Interest Training, you will not be able to complete your Outside Activity Report.