Shuk-mei Ho, PhD
We're drastically cutting the time from discovery to recovery.
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine combines a passion for solving the most critical health problems with the highest standards in global scientific intelligence. From introducing the world’s first-ever stroke treatment to repairing vocal chords using jet engine technology to informing the medical community how data can transform disease management, our top-40 research institution is a critical healthcare hub now and for the future.
It’s also because of research that cancer rates have decreased over the years--although it remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. As both director of the Cincinnati Cancer Center and professor and chair of environmental health, Shuk-mei Ho, PhD investigates toxins and their connections to cancer. While based in Cincinnati, Dr. Ho shares her expertise across the county by serving on the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council, a congressionally-mandated institution that informs the leadership of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Perhaps most notably, Dr. Ho was on the forefront of research into the toxin Bisphenol A (BPA), and her resulting work influenced legislation to prohibit the synthetic endocrine disruptor from use in the manufacturing of childrens’ toys.
With $12.2 million in sponsored clinical trials, almost 500,000 square feet of research space and most importantly, countless lives saved, the UC College of Medicine continues to solve problems, from the laboratory straight to the frontline of health.