UC’s First-Rate Research Earns Recognition Round the World
UC research brings both results and recognition. For instance, the university just closed 2007 and opened 2008 with prestigious coverage for its research in fields as diverse as medicine and business from the likes of the International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and many more.
Date: 1/18/2008 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
The University of Cincinnati stands among the nation’s top 25 public research universities in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation.
In addition, The Chronicle of Higher Education lists the university in the most prestigious “very high” category in terms of research activity as reported by the Carnegie Foundation.
So, it’s not too surprising that month after month, year after year, UC research grabs worldwide headlines from both the popular and scientific press. For instance, just in the last month alone, work by university researchers has resulted in recognition from the International Herald Tribune
, The Wall Street Journal
, U.S. News & World Report
, United Press International, Chicago Tribune
, Biz.Yahoo and other media as far away as Australia, India, Greece and New Zealand.
In addition to these general readership coverage, more specialized academic outlets – The Journal of Immunology, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Pharmaceutical Business Review, the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal and the Journal of Solution Chemistry – have also published work by university researchers.
The scale, scope and variety of UC’s research is too extensive to list here; however, a selection of the research that has earned accolades and coverage in the past month includes the following publications and projects:
- The Wall Street Journal covered the Procter & Gamble Co.’s decision to give control of its library of compounds (250,000 chemicals) to the university to aid in drug discovery efforts, including those underway at UC’s Genome Research Institute
- U.S. News & World Report (and United Press International) provided coverage of a UC study on how to prepare heart cells to better withstand the damage of a heart attack. U.S. News also featured UC pediatrician Dr. Thomas Kimball, MD, in a piece regarding how overweight children often become obese, unhealthy adults.
- The Associated Press wire service and other media covered new research at UC showing that a supplement used by diabetics may also ease memory decline in older adults.
- United Press International wire service featured new research results from a team led by UC Professor of Nursing Donna Gates. The study showed a decrease in productivity for moderately to extremely obese workers.
- Barron’s, a financial publication, relied on UC College of Business research in exploring the “January Effect” in the stock market, which states that stocks from small companies will outperform those of large firms at the start of each year.
- The Chicago Tribune and other outlets covered consumer studies by Frank Kardes, professor of marketing.
- Biz.Yahoo and Yahoo! Canada covered UC’s participation in $1.5-million in National Institutes of Health funded clinical trials related to Parkinson’s disease.
- Science Daily and Forbes.com featured new studies from the UC College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center providing clues into the treatment and diagnosis of a progressive and deadly lung disease affecting women in their childbearing years. In addition, Science Daily covered UC research related to social anxiety and college drinking.
UC research made it to the furthest reaches of the globe, including
- The Canberra Times (Australia) provided coverage on UC research that confirmed firefighters were twice as likely to develop prostate and testicular cancer and have significantly higher rates of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
- The New Zealand Herald featured cellulite research by John Kitzmiller, UC associate professor of surgery.
- The Times of India and other outlets published news wherein UC researchers teamed with international colleagues to gauge various determinants to reported levels of happiness.
- Zee News (India) and Management Issues (United Kingdom) also carried reports on UC’s research related to weight and worker productivity.
Finally, UC research earned a great deal of local media coverage and headlines related to
- The economic impact of new jobs on the local economy;
- A new type of patch to help smokers kick the habit while also cutting down on the weight gain associated with smoking secession;
- A series of tests aboard a DC-9 to test surgery in space.
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