Cindy Bachurski, PhD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine, co-director of the Office of Graduate Education, and director of Student Pipeline Programs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. From 2009 to 2015 she served as the scientist recruiter for postdoctoral fellows and research associates at Cincinnati Children's and as the assistant director for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Dr. Bachurski was PI of a research laboratory from 1994 to 2010 in the Division of Pulmonary Biology. Her lab studied transcriptional control of the establishment and maintenance of the pulmonary type II cell. She used sophisticated transgenic mouse technology and molecular and biochemical analysis methods to ask mechanistic questions about transcription factor interactions during lung development, and in response to injury.
Dr. Bachurski has a long-term interest in mentoring young scientists. She organized a Research Explorer Scout Troop for high school students (1997 to 2001). She currently directs the Summer Internship Program at Cincinnati Children's, for graduating high school students to work with clinician-mentors, and the Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students (BRIMS) Program for young high achieving minority students to gain research experience. She also co-chairs the Cincinnati Children's High School Science Symposium honoring outstanding, local high school students and their teachers.
Starting in February of 2015, Dr. Bachurski also joined the Office of Graduate Education at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as the co-director of graduate programs for student recruiting and outreach.