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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!


Our promise to UC students is simple: Every Bearcat graduates with a clear focus on cultivating their ideal future. We are also passionate about early childhood and K-12 education.

Goal: Education that sparks curiosity, nurtures creativity, embodies cultural sensitivity, cultivates a love for learning and equips people with the skills needed for success in work and life.



We take our responsibility for the health and well-being of our children, our community and of society, seriously. In partnership with our affiliates at CCHMC, Hoxworth, and the VA, UC medical researchers, clinicians, nurses, and mental health professionals are actively caring for, healing, and saving lives.

Goal: Prevention, quality care, equitable access, and the next cure.


UC is focused on enhancing the impact our institution has in Greater Cincinnati, our region and beyond. We are actively partnering to address real-world problems on both a local and global scale.

Goal: To improve the quality of life and to create a brighter, more secure future for all people.

Check out our awesome thought leaders!

Michael T. Booth, PhD Heekyoung Jung, PhD Edward George Mitchell, AIA Vittoria S Daiello, PhD Michael D. Ragovin, MArch Caroline Morrison, PhD Alican Yildiz, PhD, MCP Neville Pinto, PhD Rich Granger Jacinda K. Dariotis, PhD Antony Seppi, MCP Katelyn Reid, BFA, MA Mark Konecny, PhD Peng Zhang, PhD Gjoko Muratovski, PhD, FDINZ David Lentz, PhD Patrick A. Ray, PhD Mark H. Eckman, MS, MD John Burnham Dixon John S. Hutton, MS, MD Christopher Lewis, MD Lisa Ampleman Stephen M. Slaughter Dominic L. Boccelli, PhD Neal Dickert Jr., MD, PhD Jenifer Moore Flávia Bastos, PhD Tom Rudin, MPA Michael Seid, PhD Sarah Pickle, MD, PhD In-Kwon Kim, PhD Dr. Jiaqi Ma Xi Chen, PhD Shomir Wilson, PhD Chris Auffrey, PhD Alison Weiss, PhD Craig Brammer Dr. Sakthivel Sadayappan Vikas Mehta, PhD Soryong Chae, PhD Jennifer H. Krivickas, MSLIS Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum Adrian Parr, PhD Kelly Cohen, PhD Mark Godsey Holly Bante, PhD, MPH, MS Jennifer Malat, PhD Brandon Foreman, MD Dr. Robert Siliciano Danilo Palazzo, PhD Danny T.Y. Wu, PhD Holly A. Taylor, PhD Kristi Nelson, PhD Whitney Hamaker Jarek Meller, PhD Irfan Asif, MD, PhD Hexuan Liu, PhD Zack Huhn Richard J. Harknett, PhD Nicola F. Mason Matthew Wizinsky, MFA Richard P. Lofgren, MD, MPH, FACP Jeff Blevins, PhD Mark Samaan, MCP Geoffrey Pinski, BS, JD Jodyn E. Platt, MPH, PhD Brooke Brandewie, MS Thomas Dalziel, PhD Elizabeth A. Scarpelli Karolina Czeczek, MArch Jiajie Diao, PhD Andrew Czaja Neil MacKinnon, MS, PhD Sandra Enimil Kate Bonansinga, MA, MBA Bain Butcher, MD, MFA James Lee, PhD Richard Ittenbach, PhD William S. Ball, PhD, MD Dominic Iacobucci, MArch Sean R. Crowe, MLIS Noe Alvarez, PhD David Stradling, PhD D’Arcy Smith, MFA, BFA Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, PhD, MSW Anjanette Wells, PhD, LCSW, MSW Greg Hand Theresa A. Dankovich, PhD Mark Lai, PhD Frank P. Russell, AIA Eileen Strempel Peter Embi, MD, MS Patrick Limbach, PhD Melinda S. Butsch Kovacic, PhD Claudia Rebola, PhD Timothy Phoenix, PhD


Day 1 - College Day Events
Monday, April 1, 2019

Day 2 - Symposium
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Day 3 - Equity Inclusion Day
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Day 4 - Hutton Day
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Day 5 - College Day Events
Friday, April 5, 2019

Day 6 - College Day Events
Saturday, April 6, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
University of Cincinnati Data Day 2019

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Data

Tangeman University Center(TUC), Great Hall

This event promises to engage audience members, reveal solutions to data challenges and foster a community of best practices around improved data management.

To learn more about this event please visit the site here.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Challenges and Risks in Acute Care Research Seminar

MSB 7051

The Acute Care Research Council is bringing together expertise across the AHC to foster collaboration and empower ACR stakeholders amidst the ever-challenging risks that are unique to the acute care setting. Presentations include EFIC trials from CCHMC and UC, update on changes to the Common Rule, Research vs. Critical Illness, and concluding with an audience-participation panel session.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Research and Innovation Kick-Off and Reception

1819 Innovation Hub Rm. 230

The Kick-Off of Research and Innovation Week at the 1819 Innovation Hub. Speakers for this event include: Kristi Nelson (Provost), Patrick Limbach (Vice President for Research), David Adams (CIO), and others.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
200 Years of Research at UC

Nippert West Pavillion 3rd Floor/South Lounge

David Stradling, PhD Greg Hand

Greg Hand and David Stradling put today’s research agenda and accomplishments in historical perspective, relaying stories and lessons gleaned from the years of research that went into producing UC’s bicentennial books.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. 

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Connected Autonomous Vehicles: Advanced concepts in future mobility

Nippert West Pavillion 3rd floor/North Lounge

Jenifer Moore Rich Granger Dr. Jiaqi Ma

Moderator: Jiaqi Ma 

Speaker 1: Rich Granger/DriveOhio
Topic: Smart Mobility and Workforce Development 

Speaker 2: Jenifer Moore /AAA
Topic: Automated Vehicle Customer Survey 

Speaker 3: Heather Reichert/Autonomous Stuff
Topic: Vehicle Automation and Research Platform 

Speaker 4: Jiaqi Ma/UC
Topic: Cooperative Automation: Connecting Vehicles and Infrastructure 
Next Mobility Lab 

Automated vehicle demonstration will start at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
A map of where the North Lot is located is provided here.
***All participants are welcomed to see the vehicle. 
***RSVP needed for automated vehicle rides to: 

Participation is limited so we will give rides to as many individuals as possible.

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Designing a Smart Secure Local Data Grid: Establishing Infrastructure to Share Data in Smart Secure Cities

Nippert West Pavillion 4th Floor/Suites

Jess Kropczynski, PhD Richard J. Harknett, PhD

Presented by Jessica Kropczynski & Richard Harknett.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Ohio Innocence Project: Stories and Music

Nippert West Pavillion 3rd Floor/North Lounge

Mark Godsey

Ohio Innocence Project Director Mark Godsey will talk about the national problem of wrongful convictions of the innocent, accompanied by two OIP clients, Nancy Smith and Rickey Jackson, who together spent more than 50 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit.  Nancy and Rickey will tell their stories, and The Cincinnati Opera will perform excerpts from their upcoming opera Blind Injustice, which is about the work of OIP on Nancy and Rickey's cases, among others.

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science (IIDS): Wicked Problems Solved

Nippert West Pavillion 3rd Floor/South Lounge

Danny T.Y. Wu, PhD Jacinda K. Dariotis, PhD

Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science (IIDS) aims to develop cutting-edge analytic strategies and techniques and apply them to both quantitative and qualitative data to address challenging real-world problems in areas such as education, business, health sciences, social sciences, psychology, biological and biomedical sciences. In this event, IIDS Director, Dr. Jacinda Dariotis, will provide an overview of the Institute, followed by individual presentations of all of the members. If you would like to learn more you can read about it here.

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Mitigating Vocal Fatigue for Video Game Voice Over Actors

Nippert West Pavillion - 3rd Floor/Mezzanine

Katelyn Reid, BFA, MA D’Arcy Smith, MFA, BFA

Voicing for violent video games is arguably the most vocally demanding job for the performer. D'Arcy Smith (CCM-Acting) and Katelyn Reid (UC-Health) undertook a study, not only to learn what the demands are on these performers, but also how to create these sounds in the healithest way possible. Come hear their results in this interactive lecture!

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Leaving a Legacy: Lessons from the Writings of Daniel Drake by Philip Diller

Book Launch, signing, and reception

Mercantile Library

A celebration of Dr. Philip Diller’s UC Press Book Launch at the Mercantile Library downtown Cincinnati (reception, reading & book signing). If you would like to learn more about the book or buy it you can do so here.

The Mercantile Library occupies the 11th and part of the 12th stories of The Mercantile Library Building at 414 Walnut Street (The Mercantile Library’s address since 1840).

The Mercantile Library Building is just steps away from the Cincinnati Bell Connector Fountain Square stop, as well as Metro’s Government Square transit hub.  

Garages and on-street spots available. Closest to the Library are Fountain Square North and South (410 Vine Street). Mabley Place Garage is just a few blocks away, with entrances at 410 Race Street and 28 West 4th Street. 



8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UC Equity & Inclusion Conference

Tangeman University Center(TUC), 4th Floor

To learn more about this event please visit the site here.

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
IQ e-Pitch Event

Campus Rec Center

A major event put on by the College of Business on the Rec Center basketball courts that promotes student-inventors and entrepreneurs of all kinds! To learn more about this event please visit here.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hutton Ethics Lectureship

MSB E351

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.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Resolving to Save Lives: Partnerships for the goal of ending the opioid epidemic

1819 Innovation Hub

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.

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8th Annual Internal Medicine Research Symposium

CARE/Crawley Reception Area/MSB E-351

For more information and details on the events please visit here.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Internal Medicine Research Symposium Keynote

MSB E351

Dr. Robert Siliciano Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum

If you would like more information please visit here. Presenting will be Dr. Robert Siliciano and Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Internal Medicine Research Symposium Poster Competition

CARE/Crawley Atrium

Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum Dr. Sakthivel Sadayappan

If you would like more information please visit here. Presenting will be Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum and Dr. Sakthivel Sadayappan.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Images in Medicine Gallery and Competition

CARE/Crawley Atrium

If you would like more information please visit here. Any questions or concerns please contact Emily Dobbs.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Annual R&I Week Faculty Awards Ceremony

West Pavilion President’s Suite

Provost Kristi Nelson and Vice President for Research, Patrick Limbach, will award the annual faculty excellence awards and the research mentoring awards to faculty nominated by college leadership in each category.

Also, the Vice President for Research will award three core values awards in recognition of University of Cincinnati faculty who have demonstrated respectfulness, positivity, and overall professionalism in their interactions with the staff of The University of Cincinnati Office of Research.

The Faculty Awards Ceremony is invitation only.

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Neuroinformatics Symposium

MSB E261

Brandon Foreman, MD

This symposium highlights the experts in bioinformatics, neuroscience, and engineering at the University of Cincinnati and its affiliated institutions and how we are pushing the boundaries of clinical and data sciences. Hosted by the Collaborative for Research on Acute Brain Injuries (@UC_CRANI), the Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Office of Research. 

Presenting will be Brandon Foreman with Data Blitz, featuring a variety of presenters from across the University.

8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Bicentennial Community Day

Main Campus

A family-friendly day-long event for the entire community. Includes a variety of free academic enrichment sessions, interactive activities and displays. Don’t miss the grand finale – an exciting projection-mapping light show. For more information or to register, please visit here.

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Louder than a Bomb

Freedom Center

youth poetry slam contest finals at the Freedom Center (free, ticketed event – space limited/first come first serve). If you would like to learn more information please visit the website here.

Past Event Highlights

Research Week 2018

Hutton Ethics Leadership – Informed Consent: Evidence and Practice

Approaches to gaining respect and consent in the research recruitment process were evaluated through informed and practical applications.

Research Week 2018

Instrumentations, Intelligence, Abundance, & Resilience

Thought leaders explored animal behaviors, climate change, & environmental impacts while focusing on water quality & purification technology.

Research Week 2018

Disruption !

The UC Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch Competition gave inventors & entrepreneurs the opportunity to present a short "elevator pitch" to investors in order to commercialize their ideas and launch start-up ventures.

Research Week 2018

The Presidential Kickoff

The President of the University of Cincinnati, Neville G. Pinto, kicked off Research + Innovation Week by welcoming thought leaders and intellectuals over refreshments.

Research Week 2019

Acute Care Research Symposium

The Acute Care Research Council is bringing together expertise across the AHC to foster collaboration and empower ACR stakeholders amidst the ever-challenging risks that are unique to the acute care setting. Presentations included EFIC trials from CCHMC and UC, updates on changes to the Common Rule, Research vs. Critical Illness, and concluded with an audience-participation panel session.

Research Week 2018

Research + Innovation Week Awards Ceremony

The 2018 Awardees were honored for their outstanding Faculty Excellence, Mentoring, and Core Values during the closing ceremony of the week.