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Emergency Support for our UC Family

In these unprecedented times, it's important to care for ourselves, our families and those in our communities. UC and UC Health are working to ensure everyone's health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

By giving to UC and UC Health emergency relief funds, you can support UC students affected by the crisis, and the emerging needs of UC Health as they work to lead our community’s response.

Learn more and make your gift at the links below:

UC Emergency Relief Funds | UC Health Crisis Response Fund

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Society is evolving faster than ever before, and its challenges are unlike any we’ve seen in our lifetime. In these uncertain times, we can’t just anticipate the future—we have to shape its course. At the University of Cincinnati and UC Health, we’re driven by next. Join us in thinking bolder and dreaming bigger to create the tomorrow we envision, today.

LET'S COME TOGETHER TODAY TO SHAPE TOMORROW.

WHAT'S NEXT, STARTS NOW.

IMPACT STORIES

Empower Our Next Leaders

Empower Our Next Leaders

Coming in as a first-generation student—one in the nearly 30 percent who comprise UC’s campuses—Dianiesha “Dee” Jackson knew this university could change her life.

Empower Our Next Leaders

Explore Our Next Frontier

In his office at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Alberto Espay, MD, keeps a map of the world. It reminds him of where he’s been and where he’s going, but the map, he says, serves a much larger purpose.

"It reminds me that we are here for the world," he shares. "We really want to make it a better place."

Dr. Espay brings that difference-making determination to understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases—particularly Parkinson’s disease—at the UC James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.

As director and endowed chair for the center, Dr. Espay’s internationally renowned research is fundamentally shifting how the scientific community defines and approaches Parkinson’s. He focuses his work on understanding Parkinson’s as not one disease, but rather several molecular diseases in order to create more targeted therapies.

He says this innovative research would not be possible without the forward-thinking generosity of others.

"We couldn’t do the work we’re doing if it weren’t for philanthropy," Dr. Espay explains. "From small to large amounts, so many individuals have contributed. The community has been wonderful."

Notable among those philanthropic partners is the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation. The foundation supported the endowed chair Dr. Espay holds, and is actively accelerating his research through its continued support.

"The Gardner family in many ways represents Cincinnati in their selflessness and sense of purpose," he says. "They are acutely aware that there is a finite time where each of us can contribute something meaningful to this city and to the world. They really do what they do because they care."

With the attention and support of the Gardner family and others, Dr. Espay sees a bright future for further discoveries and, eventually, treatments of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

"Cincinnati will change the world in terms of how we view these diseases and how we treat them," he says. "Meaningful research and the value that comes with it can only come from the concerted efforts of all of us, together."

What’s Next, Starts Now

With its focus on innovation and impact, Next, Now: The Campaign for Cincinnati is where ambition meets action. Break new paths for students, support discoveries and cures. Invest in world-class patient care, and propel the work that makes us uniquely (and globally) Cincinnati.

Explore Our Next Frontier

Parkinson’s disease affects 10 million people worldwide. It has been incurable for nearly 200 years—but UC Health’s Alberto Espay, MD, wants to change that.

Explore Our Next Frontier

In his office at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, Alberto Espay, MD, keeps a map of the world. It reminds him of where he’s been and where he’s going, but the map, he says, serves a much larger purpose.

"It reminds me that we are here for the world," he shares. "We really want to make it a better place."

Dr. Espay brings that difference-making determination to understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases—particularly Parkinson’s disease—at the UC James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.

As director and endowed chair for the center, Dr. Espay’s internationally renowned research is fundamentally shifting how the scientific community defines and approaches Parkinson’s. He focuses his work on understanding Parkinson’s as not one disease, but rather several molecular diseases in order to create more targeted therapies.

He says this innovative research would not be possible without the forward-thinking generosity of others.

"We couldn’t do the work we’re doing if it weren’t for philanthropy," Dr. Espay explains. "From small to large amounts, so many individuals have contributed. The community has been wonderful."

Notable among those philanthropic partners is the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation. The foundation supported the endowed chair Dr. Espay holds, and is actively accelerating his research through its continued support.

"The Gardner family in many ways represents Cincinnati in their selflessness and sense of purpose," he says. "They are acutely aware that there is a finite time where each of us can contribute something meaningful to this city and to the world. They really do what they do because they care."

With the attention and support of the Gardner family and others, Dr. Espay sees a bright future for further discoveries and, eventually, treatments of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

"Cincinnati will change the world in terms of how we view these diseases and how we treat them," he says. "Meaningful research and the value that comes with it can only come from the concerted efforts of all of us, together."

What’s Next, Starts Now

With its focus on innovation and impact, Next, Now: The Campaign for Cincinnati is where ambition meets action. Break new paths for students, support discoveries and cures. Invest in world-class patient care, and propel the work that makes us uniquely (and globally) Cincinnati.

Embrace Our Next Purpose

Embrace Our Next Purpose

What once was an aging building in the heart of Avondale is now the creative commons that makes UC unlike any other.

Embrace Our Next Purpose