Orson Austin

Orson J Austin

Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Medical Sciences Building

COM Family Medicine PCN - 0582

Health Professions Building
3255 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0582

Professional Summary

I attended the Brooklyn College Branch of the City University of New York.  I then proceeded to Meharry Medical College and subsequently to the University of Cincinnati residency program where I served as co-chief resident during my final year.  I have completed a faculty  development fellowship at the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill.  I completed a survey research project on PSA screening by primary care physicians.   My research interests include geriatrics, preventive medicine and minority health issues.  I hope to continue small research projects in the future.  I am married with two young sons and a daughter.  My personal interests include spending time with my family, listening to music, and various exercise and sporting activities.  I also enjoy spending time with medical students, both on a formal and informal basis.

Education

Medical Degree, Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN,

Residency, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH,

Fellowship, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, (Faculty Development in Family Medicine)

Bachelor of Science, Brooklyn College, City College of New York New York, NY, 1983 (Health Science)

Positions and Work Experience

1991 -1992 Family Physician, Kenwood Medical Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

1991 - Faculty Instructor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

1996 -1999 Assistant Professor, Family Medicine Instructor, Lecturer, Mentor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

1999 - Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

1999 -2002 Medical Director, Mercy Franciscan/University of Cincinnati Family Practice Center, Cincinnati, OH

2004 - Associate Medical Director, Maple Knoll Village Retirement Community, Cincinnati, OH

Research and Practice Interests

geriatrics, preventive medicine and minority health issues

UC Health Clinical Focus

Family Medicine

UC Health Specialities

Family Medicine

Research Support

Grant: #1-D55-HP00236-03-A0-S0-E0 Investigators:Austin, Orson 07-01-2003 -06-30-2006 Health Resources and Services Administration Faculty Development Fellowship Role:PI $817,896.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 007242 Investigators:Austin, Orson; Cluxton, Robert; Davis, Susan; Ellis, Robert; Goldenhar, Linda; Kues, John; Lewis, Timothy; Modawal, Arvind; Moore, Judy; Schlaudecker, Jeffrey; Sehgal, Mandi; Smucker, Douglas; Warshaw, Gregg 01-01-2011 -12-31-2014 Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Next Steps in Physicians' Training in Geriatrics Role:Collaborator $1,000,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Austin, O J; Valente, S; Hasse, L A; Kues, J R Determinants of prostate-specific antigen test use in prostate cancer screening by primary care physicians. Archives of family medicine, ,6 (5 ),453-8

Presentations

Poster Presentations

(1995. )"Determinants of Prostate-Specific Antigen Test Use in Prostate Cancer Screening by Primary Care Physicians" .North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting ,

Lecture

(1995. )“Pediatric Screening and Prevention” .

(1997. )“Immunizations in Children” .

(1998. )“Acute Pneumonia” .

(1999. )“Pediatric Prevention,” .

(2001. )Geriatric Syndrome: Urinary Incontinence .Salt Fork, OH.

(2001. )Geriatric Prevention: 2001 Update .Atlanta, GA.

(2007. )“Hospice Pharmacia Nationwide .Salt Fork, OH.

Smucker, D.; Austin, O, et al (2008. ) “Home Visit Teaching: Innovations for Learners from Multiple Levels of Training,” .

(2009. )“Dementia in African-Americans” .St. Mark's Church, Mt. Healthy, OH.

Honors and Awards

1996 Nurse Practitioner’s Excellence in Teaching Award

1999 -2000 Family Medicine Outpatient Preceptor Award

2000 -2001 Family Medicine Residency Program Contributions Award

2005 Best Doctors in Cincinnati Cincinnati Magazine

2008 Best Doctors in Cincinnati Cincinnati Magazine

2009 Best Doctors in Cincinnati Cincinnati Magazine

Service

Academy of Medicine AIDS Education Committee Type:Community Service 1992 -1998

(Volunteer Lecturer, African-American Fraternity/Community Organizations )Type:Community Service 1992

Parish Council Member, St. Agnes Church President Type:Community Service 1997 -2001

Advisory Board, Crossroad Health Center Type:Community Service 1998

Mercy Montessori Parent Association Vice President Type:Community Service 2002 -2003

Mercy Montessori Parent Association President Type:Community Service 2003 -2004

Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati (Professional Advisory Council )Type:Community Service 2004

University of Cincinnati Department of Family and Community Medicine (Credentials Committee )Type:Departmental Service 1994 -1995

University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine (Health Sciences Research Focus Group )Type:Departmental Service 1994 -1995

University of Cincinnati (Medical Associates Managed Care )Type:University/College Service 1995 -1996

Cincinnati Health Plan (Quality Improvement Committee )Type:Other 1997 -1999

University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine (Compensation Committee )Type:Departmental Service 1997 -1999

University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine (Family Medicine Residency Procedure Committee )Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service 1997 -1998

University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine (Faculty Development CME Conference Series )Director Type:Departmental Service 1999 -2000

University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine (Clinical Operations Committee )Type:Departmental Service 1999

University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine (Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure Committee )Type:Departmental Service 1995

University of Cincinnati Department of Family Medicine (Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure Committee )Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service 2009

Professional Affiliation

Member American Academy of Family Physicians,

Member Society of Teachers of Family Medicine,

Member Southern Ohio Society of Family Physicians,

Member Cincinnati Medical Association,

Member National Medical Association,

Faculty Development Activities

1999 -2000 Alliance Leadership Physician Development Program Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati University of Cincinnati

2004 Trainer, The Education in Palliative and End-of- life Care University of Cincinnati

2005 Comprehensive Review Course in Geriatric Medicine UCLA

2005 -2007 Reynold’s Geriatric Scholar University of Cincinnati

Contact Information

Academic - Health Professions Building
3255 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0582
Phone: (513) 558-4021
orson.austin@uc.edu