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College of Medicine Giving Initiatives

Private support is essential to the growth and continued success of the College. Medical and technological advancements often make current learning equipment obsolete.

The College needs to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to ensure students are getting a complete, progressive education, allowing them a competitive edge upon graduation. Funds for scholarships and programs are also in great need in order to attract and retain the best and brightest students.

While it is not possible to list all of the current needs, the following is a list of funding priorities for the College.

Annual Medical Fund
Gifts to the Annual Medical Fund assist the College in new curricular initiatives, student scholarship and loan funds, academic program enhancements, improvements in teaching facilities, and student and faculty research. Gifts to the Annual Medical Fund assist the College in new curricular initiatives, student scholarship and loan funds, academic program enhancements, improvements in teaching facilities, and student and faculty research. For more information please contact Mike Zenz, Executive Director, College of Medicine Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at (513) 558-3355 or michael.zenz@uc.edu.

Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center
The Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center was established to conduct ground-breaking basic and clinical research that will alter the way diabetes is treated in the future. From discovery of the underlying biological basis for diabetes and related diseases, to the development of new treatments, to innovative clinical disease management programs, the latest and most meaningful breakthroughs in the field are emerging in Cincinnati. For more information on supporting the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, please contact Cynthia Khoo-Robinson, Director of Development at (513) 558-8622 or cynthia.khoo-robinson@uc.edu.

Departmental Endowed Chair Opportunities
Holders of Endowed Chairs represent the best and the brightest of College’s faculty. Private support of endowed chairs plays a critical role in ensuring the future of medical care in this country. For more information on supporting or establishing an Endowed Chair, please contact Mike Zenz, Executive Director, College of Medicine Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at (513) 558-3355 or michael.zenz@uc.edu.

IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund
This fund was established to honor IvaDean Lair-Adolph, Assistant Dean of COM.  The fund honors IvaDean's 40+ years of dedication to the College, as well as her role as "the person who has contributed the most to making medical school manageable," according to the medical students she assists. For more information on supporting the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship, please contact Bernie Wells, Director of Development at (513) 556-7723 or bernard.wells@uc.edu.  

UC Neuroscience Institute
The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) is a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological conditions that includes more than 100 faculty members from 14 clinical specialties.

Based at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the College of Medicine, its physicians and researchers have achieved national benchmarks in the collaborative treatment and investigation of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysms, brain and spinal cord trauma, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders, mood disorders, neuromuscular disorders and psychiatric disorders. For more information or to support any or all of the areas within the UC Neuroscience Institute, please contact Gina Weitzel, Senior Director of Development at (513) 558-6112 or gina.weitzel@uc.edu.  

Quest for Vision
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology has a well-deserved reputation for providing high-quality medical and surgical care to patients with ocular disorders and for training medical students and physicians about disorders of the eyes. For more information please contact Mike Zenz, Executive Director, College of Medicine Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at (513) 558-3355 or michael.zenz@uc.edu.

Cancer Research at the University of Cincinnati
The Center encompasses the clinical care and research programs ongoing at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, Genome Research Institute, Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital and at Children's Hospital.  For more information on supporting cancer research, please contact Laureen McCorkle, Director of Development, Cincinnati Cancer Center at (513) 558-9879 or laureen.mccorkle@uc.edu.

Contact Information

Mike Zenz
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
513-558-3355
michael.zenz@uc.edu

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