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The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is part of the College of Medicine and is housed in a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with the latest technologies in environmental chemistry, aerosol physics, genomics, and molecular genetics. The department offers graduate degrees and medical residencies. Its graduate programs are Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, environmental and Occupational Hygiene, environmental and occupational medicine, and epidemiology, and biostatistics.

Graduates find careers ranging from the practical, such as occupational medicine and environmental hygiene, to basic research into how genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility to disease. Our graduates share a common goal: to improve the quality of life by understanding the causes of environmental damage and identifying the effective methods of prevention.

College of Medicine Honors Dr. Shuk-Mei Ho With Drake Medal

The UC College of Medicine on Saturday, May 20, presented four noted researchers and clinicians with the college’s highest honor, the Daniel Drake Medal.

Drake Medal recipients for 2017 are:

  • Kenneth Davis Jr., MD, UC professor of surgery and clinical anesthesiology;
  • George Deepe Jr., MD, UC College of Medicine Class of 1976 and UC professor of internal medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases;
  • Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Professor and Chair of the UC Department of Environmental Health; and
  • Elizabeth Shpall, MD, UC College of Medicine Class of 1980.

The Daniel Drake Medal is given annually to living faculty or alumni for their outstanding and unique contributions to medical education, scholarship and research. The award was established in 1985 to honor the 200th birthday of Daniel Drake, MD, the founder of the Medical College of Ohio, the forerunner of the UC College of Medicine. Drake was one of the most influential physicians, educators and scientists of 19th century America. The recipients’ names, along with biographies and photos, have been added to the Daniel Drake Medal exhibit in the Medical Sciences Building.

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Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
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