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20th Anniversary: Interdisciplinary by Design

20 in 20 award winners

20 years: From Idea to Expansion 

The idea for a College of Allied Health Sciences arose from a task force that recognized that the University of Cincinnati had healthcare disciplines scattered across colleges. These programs were training students for healthcare fields, holding student practicum experiences or clinical rotations, and most had a licensure or credentialing component to their field.  The task force saw an opportunity to leverage resources and expertise as well as create an environment encouraging interdisciplinary research and education.

In 1998, the College of Allied Health Sciences was officially formed and became the University of Cincinnati’s youngest college. Communication sciences and disorders, dietetics, food and nutrition, physical therapy, and nuclear medical technology came together from across the university and relocated to French East to become the fourth Academic Health Center on the medical campus.

 Since becoming a college, the number of undergraduate and graduate programs, both online and on-campus, has continued to grow to meet the needs of the current and future healthcare environment. In 2010, The School of Social Work joined CAHS as the college’s fifth department.  Most recently, the UC athletic training program transitioned into CAHS in 2016 expanding the Rehabilitation Sciences Department and leveraging extensive shared resources and expertise.  In 2019, this 20 year history of success will be commemorated with the College of Allied Health Sciences moving into the new University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Building.

20th Anniversary Celebration 

The 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held on April 19th, 2018.

This culminating anniversary banquet will honor our “20 in 20” award winners and celebrate 20 years of the University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences.
Date: April, 19th 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center ​

Purchase tickets to the 20th Anniversary Celebration

Anniversary sponsors 

The College of Allied Health Sciences would like to thank our sponsors. 

CAHS Anniversary Sponsors

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Interested in sponsoring our celebration? Check out our 20th anniversary sponsorship packages (PDF) and email/call Angie Hawk at or 513 -556-6148 for more information. 

20 in 20 honorees

During our 20th year we will be honoring 20 individuals who have had a large impact on our students, faculty, staff and community. These 20 individuals are the true faces of our college and will be present throughout the year at our anniversary events. 

Beth Bextermueller
Genise Caldwell
Susan Carlson
Sarah Couch, PhD
Nancy Creaghead, PhD
John Gatch
Donald Harrison, MD
Terri Hollenkamp
Elizabeth King, PhD
Laura Kretschmer
Colin MacPherson
Lizanne Mulligan, PhD
Jean Sepate
Becky Smith
Rose Smith, DPT
Paul Steele, MD
Nancy Talbott, PhD
Jeanette Taylor, PhD
Alan Vespie
Tina Whalen, EDD

Read Connections magazine to learn more about our award recipients. 

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Contact Us

College of Allied Health Sciences
French East Building
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267 

Phone: (513) 558-7495
Fax: (513) 558-7494

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Other Anniversary Events 

American Heart Association Mini Marathon
Help us carry the torch toward a world free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke at the American Heart Association, Heart Mini Marathon.
Register or Donate to our Heart Mini Team
Date: March, 18th 2018

Uniting CSD past, present, and future with a musical celebration
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) cocktail reception prior to the MUSIC that UNITES - UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses
Date: Wednesday, March 21st 2018
Location: College-Conservatory of Music
Register to Attend the Uniting CSD Past, Present and Future event

OSLHA Reception
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders reception during the OSLHA Convention in Columbus! Connect with faculty, staff and fellow alumni with complimentary beverages
Date: Friday March 23rd 
Location: Hyatt-Regency Columbus, Big Bar on 2
Register for the OSLHA Reception

Social Work Hot Topic-March 2018
Training Title: System Responses to the Heroin Epidemic Presenter: Gregg Pieples
Date: Thursday March 29th
Location: Tangeman University Center, Room 427
Register for Social Work Hot Topic- March 2018

Social Work Alumni Day 
Six social work clock hours and Distinguished Alumni Luncheon
Date: Friday May 4th 2018
Location: University of Cincinnati Victory Parkway Campus
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Register for Social Work Alumni Day 

End of spring semester party
Free food and giveaways to celebrate our anniversary year.
Date: April 17th 2018

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