Research + Innovation Week is a week-long celebration of disruptive ideas, applied solutions and the real-world impacts UC research, scholarship, and creative activities have on Cincinnati, the region, and beyond. Each year, we showcase the extraordinary research of our faculty and students who are having an impact on the communities we serve.

The theme for Research + Innovation Week 2023 is Bioscience and the Bioeconomy. Join the Vice President for Research and researchers from across UC as they share how their biomedical R&D and sustainability S&T has real world, socio-economic impact on our city, state and nation.

Check out our awesome thought leaders!


Research Day
Monday, March 20, 2023

Digital Futures Day
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Urban Futures Day
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Ethics Day
Thursday, March 23, 2023

College Day
Friday, March 24, 2023

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Annual State of Research

Hosted by University of Cincinnati Vice President for Research Dr. Patrick Limbach


Patrick Limbach, PhD Valerio Ferme, PhD

Join the University of Cincinnati Vice President for Research Dr. Patrick Limbach on Zoom for the annual State of Research Town Hall on Monday, March 20, 2023. 

The University of Cincinnati research community secured $268.3 million in sponsored funding in fiscal year 2021-2022. This record-setting figure reflects the continued impact of UC research locally and around the globe. The total represents a $46.7 million increase over the previous year and a $100+ million leap in awards since fiscal year 2017-2018. Read more…

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Presidential Panel: Economic Explosion

Economic Explosion: The Future of Research, Business, Technology and the Bioeconomy.


Mark Kvamme Neville Pinto, PhD Jai Chabria

One of America’s most successful venture capitalists, Mark Kvamme, joins University of Cincinnati President Neville Pinto in a discussion which will challenge us to think about the intersection between Business, Technology, and the Bioeconomy — and what role Research Institutions will play in our success. Read more...

RSVP for virtual event here.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Green/Clean Tech & the Bioeconomy Panel Discussion


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The UC Office of Research is pleased to be hosting Green/Clean Tech & the Bioeconomy in honor of Dr. John S. Michelman. This event brings thought-leaders from industry, government, and the non-profit sector together with UC experts to address critical questions around natural resource sustainability at the nexus of food, energy, and water. 

Dr. John Michelman, PhD is chairman emeritus at Michelman, Inc. and a University of Cincinnati alumnus (Chemistry ’60). After earning his doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University in 1965, he began his 57-year career at the Cincinnati-based Michelman, Inc. As director of research and development, he oversaw the creation of environmentally sustainable innovations, such as X300, a water-based coating that made corrugated paper water-resistant without compromising its recyclability. 

In line with Michelman’s corporate purpose, “Innovating a Sustainable Future” and UC’s Research2030 strategic plan and Next Lives Here strategic direction, the Dr. John S. Michelman Fund for the Advancement of Sustainable Technology was established to support the Michelman Green, Clean and Sustainable Technology Research Innovation Program administered by the Office of Research.  

The Green/Clean Tech & the Bioeconomy Panel Discussion on March 22, 2023, moderated by Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Executive Director of Green Umbrella, will feature Tim Donovan and Dr. Richard (Rick) I. Michelman. 

  • Tim Donovan founded Cincinnati-based energy company, Donovan Energy after working in several global leadership roles with British Petroleum (BP) in the U.S. and the U.K. As managing partner at John Picard and Associates, he also advised several venture capital firms and some of the world’s largest companies on the viability of clean technology. 

  • Dr. Rick Michelman became the President & CEO of Michelman, Inc. in January 2022 after working for the company in various roles for over 25 years. His background as a chemist gives him an understanding of the sustainable solutions that Michelman, Inc. continues to innovate globally. 

This panel discussion provides the opportunity to exchange ideas about green/clean tech at the interface of energy, packaging, the built environment, the Ohio River, and several others. Thought leaders from across UC, the city, the sustainability spectrum, and from across the industry, government, and non-profit sectors will be participating. 

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

Moral Engagement, Disengagement and Conflicts in Development of Health Care AI


Research & Innovation Week Presenter: Mildred Cho, PhD Professor in the Center for Biomedical Ethics, Department of Pediatrics and in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Department of Medicine (Stanford University) Associate Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.


Learning Objectives for Participants: 

1. To be able to identify three types of harms that health care AI can pose to patients, clinicians, health systems, and the public.

2. To be able to name three potential drivers of harms of health care AI, including either features of AI itself, of the health care environment, or of the high-tech environment.

3. To be able to name at least two types of moral disengagement that might affect an individual’s self-regulatory process.

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Please, RSVP by March 20th.


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Research + Innovation Faculty/Staff Awards Ceremony

Hosted by Office of Research

Digital Futures, Room 140

Patrick Limbach, PhD

The Executive Vice President and Provost along with the Vice President for Research will award the annual faculty excellence awards and the research mentoring awards to faculty nominated by college leadership in each category. These awards are co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research. Recipients of these awards receive $1,500 in professional development funds to support their efforts in teaching, research, service and/or leadership development.  


In addition, the Vice President for Research will recognize the Office of Research Core Value Partnership Awardees, which honors University of Cincinnati faculty and staff partners who have demonstrated respectfulness, positivity, and overall professionalism in their interactions with the staff of The University of Cincinnati Office of Research. These recipients will receive the Office of Research Core Value Partnership plaque.  


Congratulations to the 2023 Awardees! 


  • Xan Boone, College of Allied Health Sciences 

  • Juan Godoy-Penas, College of Arts & Sciences 

  • Ryan White, College of Arts & Sciences 

  • Roseann Hassey, College of Business 

  • Rebecca Bromels, College-Conservatory of Music 

  • Christopher Platts, College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning 

  • Jess Kropczynski College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services 

  • Ann Hubbard, College of Law 

  • Mike Linke, College of Medicine 

  • Paul Lewis, College of Nursing 

  • Pankaj Desai, College of Pharmacy 

  • Heather Moore, UC Blue Ash 

  • Karen Mathis, UC Clermont 

  • Katie Foran-Mulcahy, UC Libraries 



  • Shauna Acquvita, College of Allied Health Sciences 

  • Erynn Casanova, College of Arts & Sciences 

  • Laura Micciche, College of Arts & Sciences 

  • Craig Froehle, College of Business 

  • James Bunte, College-Conservatory of Music 

  • Ashley Kubley, College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning 

  • Sandra Browning, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services 

  • Kelly Cohen, College of Engineering and Applied Science 

  • Evangelia G. Kranias, College of Medicine 

  • Susan Brammer, College of Nursing 

  • Ana Hincapie, College of Pharmacy 

  • Susan Sipple, UC Blue Ash 

  • Mona Sedrak, UC Clermont 

  • Sharon Purtee, UC Libraries 



  • Joanna Bordenave, College of Medicine – Neurology 

  • Necati Kaval, College of Arts & Sciences – Chemistry 

  • Megan Pfaltzgraff, College of Engineering and Applied Science 


Catch up on Research + Innovation Week 2023 Bioscience and the Bioeconomy events at the links below:

Rebecca Bromels (College-Conservatory of Music) received Deans' Award for Faculty Excellence

Past Event Highlights

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

Instrumentations, Intelligence, Abundance, & Resilience

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

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.

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

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 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.