Research + Work

In addition to studios, workshops, laboratories, lecture and seminar rooms, the college has a number of specialized facilities which support its programs.


UC's Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) organization is committed to serving all female faculty and trainees from the UC College of Medicine. Dedicated to the recruitment, advancement and retention of all women faculty and trainees in the College of Medicine, our overall goal is to advance the careers and leadership skills of our WIMS members. Please visit the UC WIMS website to find a schedule of events, resources, and learn about our leadership.

Celebrating Women in Medicine Month: Jaime Lewis, MD

by System | Sep 26, 2018
Two dozen UC medical students are now part of the Rural Health Student Interest Group in the UC College of Medicine. The group started last August and meets about five times a year with activities designed to focus on health issues facing rural areas, offer health-related volunteer opportunities in rural areas and provide medical students shadowing opportunities with health professionals.

Medical Student Interest Group Focuses on Health Care in Rural Areas

by System | Nov 05, 2018
Practice makes perfect so the saying goes. Maybe it is also true for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as it moves through the reaccreditation process with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). LCME is the official accrediting body for medical schools in the United States and Canada and is reviewing comprehensive data on the university’s medical school as part of an institutional self-study with plans to make an official site visit in October. In preparation of that visit, the College of Medicine will hold two ‘mock visits’—one June 3-4 and a second visit set Sept. 9-10. “It will be very good practice in terms of logistics with the official survey team,” says Pamela Baker, PhD, associate dean of medical education and faculty accreditation lead. “We have already done a dry run of a college tour for the team, provided guidance to participating faculty and students on questions they may be asked, and reviewed etiquette involved for the entire process.” The LCME survey team reviews a host of topics ranging from mission, leadership and faculty preparation to academic and learning environments, along with curricular objectives and assessment. The survey team also reviews student/patient safety, medical student selection, academic support, career advising, assignment, health and counseling services, and financial aid. You can read more about UC’s LCME reaccreditation process online. A LCME Self-Study Taskforce and six subcommittees of faculty, staff and medical students at the College of Medicine have spent the past eight months working with LCME to produce a 35-page Self-Study Summary Report, a completed Data Collection Instrument and an Independent Student Analysis. The information has been shared with a team of reviewers hired by the college to participate in the mock visit. That team includes three high-level administrators from other medical schools who have experience with LCME and expertise in the areas of medical school leadership, student affairs and admissions and curriculum oversight, says Baker. The self-study has allowed the college to address areas that need improvement and potential areas of concern by LCME. “It is important that we speak consistently about the improvements we have put in place,” says Baker. “Part of the feedback from the mock visit is not just where there are areas of concern, but follow up meetings with individuals or groups of individuals will occur to give them feedback on how the mock visit team perceived their interaction during the sessions.” Baker says mock visits are important in increasing the comfort level of all faculty and students participating in the process. “This is like a dress rehearsal so we can get used to the flow and rhythm of what is expected for the visit,” says Jessica Marks, director of strategic communications and recruitment in the College of Medicine’s Office of Admissions. “This will help us best prepare for the official visit in October.” Marks, who is providing staff support to Baker on LCME matters, says medical students have been an integral part of the reaccreditation process. “Every student is busy preparing for the end-of-block, USMLE step one exam, or with clinical rotations yet they still have found time to be part of the re-accreditation process,” says Marks. “Our students are invested in the success of the college and we couldn’t be more grateful to have their input in this important process.” The UC College of Medicine has a long track record of success. In 1819, Daniel Drake, MD, founded the Medical College of Ohio, the forerunner of the College of Medicine. The college’s birth is also the foundation of the University of Cincinnati which marks its bicentennial this year. For additional information about the reaccreditation process please contact Dr. Pamela Baker at or 513-558-1891.

Dress rehearsal underway for LCME reaccreditation

by System | May 29, 2019

The Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery

The Meyers Gallery is housed in the Steger Student Life Center on the University of Cincinnati Clifton Campus.

Directions: From ML King enter Woodside Dr. (Langsam Library) for Woodside Garage (accepts cash or credit). Walk up UC Main Street to the Steger Student Life Center. Gallery is on the right across from Nippert Stadium.

A black and white picture of a man standing in front of a building and holding a sign that reads KENYON BARR
"Finding Kenyon Barr"

Dates: September 13th -October 23rd
Reception date (Thursday 5-7 unless otherwise indicated):
Closing Reception-Thursday, October 11th 5-7pm

The exhibit features photos from Cincinnati Museum Center’s Kenyon-Barr collection, taken in 1959 by the City of Cincinnati to document structures slated for demolition as part of the Kenyon Barr urban redevelopment project.

The project grew out of Cincinnati’s 1948 Metropolitan Masterplan which called for the creation of a center for light industry in the lower portion of the West End. When Federal Urban Renewal dollars became available in the late 1950s, the city put the plan into action and began acquiring more than 2,000 structures. Once demolished, the land where the buildings and streets of the lower West End once stood were resold to private developers to create the neighborhood known today as Queensgate. The residents displaced from these buildings were 97% African American and largely low-income.

The 40 photos featured in Finding Kenyon Barr illustrate the vitality of the neighborhood, featuring landmark architecture, booming businesses, active street life, and vibrant community institutions.

Exhibition Curator: Anne Delano Steinert

Grey, green and white painted lines

Exhibition of Early and Late Work by Artists with Macular Degeneration

June 8th–July 29th, 2018

CINCINNATI, OH –The Persistence of Vision: Early and Late Works by Artists with Macular Degeneration, an exhibition that explores the versatile, inventive, and personal ways artists respond to the challenge of working with the loss of sight, will be on view at the The Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery at the University of Cincinnati from June 8 to July 29 2018. The exhibition is curated by A’Dora Phillips and Brian Schumacher, from the Vision and Art Project, and Aaron Cowan, from the University of Cincinnati, and is supported by The American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

The Persistence of Vision brings together over 50 works by eight artists affected by macular degeneration, a common disease of the retina that results in central vision loss. Artists included in the exhibition are: Lennart Anderson (1927–2015), Serge Hollerbach (1923), Dahlov Ipcar (1917–2017), David Levine (1926–2009), Robert Andrew Parker (1927), Thomas Sgouros (1927–2012), Hedda Sterne (1910–2011), and William Thon (1906–2000). By juxtaposing art produced both before and after the onset of symptoms, this exhibition demonstrates how deteriorating sight can inspire new and unique images. These artists honed their other faculties, drawing from remembered gestures, memories and their imaginations. Through adapting their practices, these artists forged new insights into familiar subjects, and discovered a clarity of inner-vision.

This exhibition considers how, when faced with vision loss, artists transformed their approach to art making, including changing their technique and medium. Through this, there emerges a profound insight into the evolution of each artist’s oeuvre, inviting an examination of the themes, feelings and intentions woven throughout their careers. Importantly, this draws attention to an issue that is prevalent in the lives of many artists, as macular degeneration will affect three in ten people, something that is rarely acknowledged or discussed.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th, from 6-8pm
For Info: please call (513) 556-2839 or email

Black, grey, and silver grids overlaid and connected to each other
"Paige Williams: Between Intervals"

The DAAP Galleries are pleased to present new work by artist Paige Williams. Her work utilizes dichotomous materials that explore contradictory extremes; transitory materials hover over impenetrable surfaces. Silver is a catalyst; a transition metal and recurs throughout the work in a variety of media. It foils our perception and impedes logic; it is transient, ephemeral and potentially fleeting.

The grid, though varied in form, is a recognizable constant throughout the work and its use acknowledges a tendency towards uniformity. Her work reminds us that regardless of our attempts at perfection, what is intriguing is our fallibility or that which makes us human: varied degrees of elegance, awkwardness, clumsiness and grace.

Artist Reception: February 15th, 5-7pm

For Info: please call 513.556.2839 or email

The AIDS Memorial Quilt laid out on the ground with people viewing it
"Panels from The Aids Memorial Quilt:"

The Names Project
October 29th- December 3rd 2018

Artist/Group: Various

The DAAP Galleries located in the College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati are pleased to Present “Panels from The Aids Memorial Quilt: The Names Project” In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, to help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. From this the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt was born. Since 1987, over 14 million people have visited the Quilt. The memorial is now 50 miles long, and affords an opportunity to look back at the previous decades of the AIDS epidemic and to reflect on what needs to be done in future to ensure that no further names are added. The AIDS quilt allows UC to reflect on the history of AIDS and HIV, the impact it has had on our country, how it shaped public policy and medical research. It also allows us to examine the role of art as outrage, activism, community building, public memorial and instigator of social change.

Opening and Reception: Monday November, 6, 6-8pm. Refreshments provided on the 5th floor Steger Student Life Center adjacent to the gallery.

Courtesy of The Names Project

For Info: please call 513.556.2839 or email

Paper stained with red and blue ink and covered in pen strokes

September 5th–October 18th

Artist Joseph Winterhalter’s meticulously worked paintings appear to have been scraped raw or peeled repeatedly, revealing layers of material data and information which manifest an intricate history.

While these works are predicated on the interplay of paintings inherent presence as object with allusions to historical episodes and cultural tropes -- including High Modernism, post-structuralist philosophy, revolutionary movements and music, radical theory and practice -- Winterhalter’s conceptual synthesis of these subjects investigate the abstract linkages and subsequent degradations of past and present historical narratives, suggesting new information that is still evolving and in the process of revealing itself.

As painting, this approach provides coordinates for the corollaries between - and nuanced interruptions and contradictions in - the lineage of narrative ‘fictions’ (and non -fictions) which inform and condition our contemporary experience, and serve to question the inadequacies of current -- and possibly future -- political actions.

Artist/Group: Joseph Winterhalter

Reception: Thursday, September 7th, 5-7pm

For Info: please call 513.556.2839 or email

A mostly empty room with sparse furniture and a few pictures hanging on the walls

Present–August 6th

This exhibition highlights selected works from the current MFA candidates of DAAP, School of Art. A look inside their studio practice, these works represent a theoretical, methodological, and material development as the artists enter their final year of graduate school. Although the works are diverse in medium and style, they are nevertheless situated within the precarious timeline of a student–allowing time and space to be critical and immersed in the progression of one’s practice.

For Info: please call 513.556.2839 or email

Red, blue, and black brush strokes of paint
"Cross Currents"

January 22nd–March 2nd

This exhibition exams the body of work of Bukang Yu Kim, which reflects a tension between the artist’s cultural identities and sense of self through mark making. Kim’s distinct calligraphic brush strokes result in a gestural abstraction that goes beyond the binary of Eastern and Western art practices. Kim’s dual national identity (South Korean and American) creates a complicated interplay between two conflicting perspectives that come together in deceptively seamless forms. The dynamic brush strokes contain layers of meaning that are expressed through the act of painting, which result in a visceral aesthetic experience that is reminiscent of American Abstract Expression but with calligraphic markings that boldly declare a deep sense of intentionality.

Artist: Bukang Yu Kim

Reception: Thursday March 2nd, 5pm–7pm

Curated by: Sso-Rha Kang, Exhibition Coordinator, DAAP Galleries and Aaron Cowan, Director, DAAP Galleries

For Info: please call 513.556.2839 or email

A person laying on the ground with a picture of that person's arms covering their face

October 9—December 4, 2016

Me, Myself, & IRL investigates the tension between material and immaterial, and calls into question the authenticity of an image in the era of Photoshop and the Internet. The tension between material and immaterial space has become a site of investigation in how lived experiences are being defined and cultivated. The ongoing evolution of technology and its seamless integration into daily life has challenged how we define ourselves and relate to a progressively digital world.

We continuously reassess identity, skirting the line between presentation and performance—expectations met, shattered, or desired. Reality has become obscure as its representation, temporality, and authenticity take on new dimensions. The artists in this exhibition present altered realities using experimental methods of image-making, which explore the current state of uncertainty both in our interaction with technology and state of existing in a technologically-mediated world.

Curated by Austin Radcliffe

Works by Carlin Brown, Blaise Cepis, Anna KE, Anouk Kruithof, Florian Meisenberg, Katie Stienstra, and Jordan Tate.

Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5-7pm

For Info: please call 513.556.2839 or email

Different pictures of people shaped like circles grouped together
"CYE Moves to UC: Past, Present and Future"

September 4th—October 2nd, 2016

CYE Moves to UC: Past, Present and Future showcases the history and multidisciplinary reach of Children, Youth and Environments (CYE) journal, and celebrates the move from the University of Colorado to its new home, the University of Cincinnati.

CYE had been housed and published by the University of Colorado, Boulder since 1984. In 2015, Dr. Vicki Carr, Dr. Rhonda Brown from CECH and Dr. Vikas Mehta from DAAP and were selected as the next co-editors of CYE from a pool of more than a dozen competing institutions. Since January 2016, CYE is published by UC.

Children, Youth, & Environments is an international, multidisciplinary online journal with readers in over 160 countries that disseminates peer-reviewed research articles, in-depth analyses, cutting-edge field reports, and critical book and film reviews on children, youth and the environments where they live, learn, work, play, discover the natural world, participate in their communities, and find basic services.

The goal of the CYE journal is to promote inclusive, sustainable, and healthy environments for children and youth everywhere, with special attention given to papers that focus on children and youth in environments of disadvantage and those with special needs, as well as papers that recognize the capacity of youth as stakeholders. The journal is endorsed by UN-Habitat and is guided by a distinguished international Editorial Board.

The exhibition will highlight the journal’s rich history, spotlight prominent articles, the global photo library collection, and feature current initiatives on UC’s campus. Join us in commemorating this occasion and to learn how you can connect with the Children, Youth and Environments network here at UC.

Reception: Thursday, September 8th, 5-7 pm

A black background with white text that says 30 Americans plus... the region
"30 Americans Plus...The Region"

June 5th—July 10th

The exhibit 30 Americans at the Cincinnati Art Museum showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations.

As a companion to this exhibition, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati will present “30 Americans Plus….The Region”—a two part exhibition that will recognize the diverse range of work offered by African American artists from our community. This exhibition will feature a wide range of media, materials, and perspectives from current practitioners as well as some of the seminal figures of the past three decades. The work exhibited by these accomplished regional artists help to contribute to the conversation of the African American experience, heritage, and the present state of the arts within the region as a whole.

Artist Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9, 5-7pm

For Info: please call 513.556.2839 or email

A drawing of a person with different flowers, text, and art coming out of their head
Carol Tyler: "Pages and Progress"

Jan 28th—March 10th

Award winning American cartoonist, painter, writer, educator and comedian Carol Tyler has garnered acclaim and notoriety from both her peers and the public for her vision and unabashed openness. Her illustrated autobiography Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father, A Daughter’s Memoir” (2015) describes the relationship she had with her father and how his PTSD shaped her childhood. The adverse affects of her upbringing results in a tale of truth, connection, and finally resolution. The recent release of the book and the tangible culmination of ten years of work come to fruition as we find Tyler exploring the next chapter of her creative endeavors. This exhibition serves as the purging of the past with fragments of past projects, objects from her past and her fathers work shop. In addition, we present a collection of artifacts from her life and studio practice, which provides a look into the mind and spirit that molds her vision of the world.

Artist Closing Reception: Thursday, March 10, from 5-7pm

For Info: please call 513.556.2839 or email

New Faculty Show

November 8—December 10

Curated by: Aaron Cowan

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning are pleased to welcome new faculty members into DAAP and the greater UC community. The individuals included in this exhibition bring with them unique skills, diverse knowledge, and fresh perspectives that will contribute to the overall talent and conceptual foundation of DAAP’s highly regarded program.

This cross-disciplinary exhibition showcases a wide range of mediums and research within the respective programs. Professors from design, architecture, and fine arts welcome you to take this opportunity to become acclimated with their work and think critically about the possibilities of what they have to offer.

This exhibition includes work from: Jennifer Ustick, Amanda Curreri, Brook Brandewie, John Dixon, Ashley Kubley, Samantha Krukowski, Antonio Munox, Emil Robinson, Matt Wizinsky, and Nick Germann.

Artist Reception, Thursday, November 12 from 5pm-7pm
For Information please call 513.556.2839 or email

Splattered lines of different colored paint
"Stewart Goldman: NUANCES"

September 13—October 25

Curated by: Aaron Cowan

DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati are pleased to present NUANCES by artist Stewart Goldman. Minimalist visions of fragmented landscapes emerge from figurative realism in fissures of isolated colors.

Goldman has received numerous artist grants, exhibited in Cincinnati and Munich, had a 33-year tenure at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and currently holds a position as a Cincinnati Art Museum Board member. With over 60 years of experience, his work transitioned from figurative to abstract, reminiscent to the ideological shift of painters throughout art history. An aesthetic that withstands through time, his work refines landscape into distilled lines of color and form, an exploration that captures space and dimension within the creases of paint and canvas.

Artist Reception, Thursday, September 10 from 5pm-7pm
For Information please call 513.556.2839 or email

A black chalkboard with the word Drawn written on it

August 6—28, 2015

drawn is dedicated to the students, faculty and staff of the University of Cincinnati to draw together, to draw upon their experiences and to draw insights from and with each other and our community in the wake of the shooting death of Samuel DuBose.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, designed by the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, and created by the University of Cincinnati community.

This exhibit is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and by reservation. For information visit the drawn website.

Drawings of people made with crayons, markers, pens, and pencil
"Andy Fausz:Trials and Tribulations"

June 1—August 2, 2015

The DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati are proud to present the work of native Kentucky artist, Andy Fausz. Fausz's work confronts viewers with arresting images of turmoil and affection in a raw, yet sensitive, manner, providing insight into the challenges we face as a community.

Fausz recieved his BFA from Northern Kentucky University and continued his education at the University of Cincinnati, which allowed him to further explore themes of social justice. His seamless integration of social activism into his work gave him the platform to explore social, political, and cultural issues. While establishing himself as a talented artist, Andy fell ill and passed in November of 2012 having both his life and voice cut short. We invite you to join us in this exhibition of works by an artist who continues to speak through the compelling work he has left behind.

Artist Reception: Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 5–7 p.m.

For information please call 513-556-2839 or email