Inaugural cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars selected

Ohio State has named 11 scholars as the inaugural cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars. The recipients were selected from a diverse and highly competitive pool of 103 national and international applicants. Their research ranges from a mathematical examination of complex biological patterns, to the cumulative nature of depressive syndromes, to the history of fiction reading in the United States, to the …

Ohio State selected for new nationwide high-intensity laser network

Ohio State University announced that it is part of a new research network called LaserNetUS. The U.S. Department of Energy is backing the new network with $6.8 million in funding over the next two years to help restore the United States’ once-dominant position in high-intensity laser research. The department’s Fusion Energy Sciences program (FES) within the Office of Science is …

Ohio State to lead national study of same-gender couples

The Ohio State University, along with Bowling Green State University, has been selected to conduct a first-of-its-kind national, five-year study of health in same-gender couples. The National Couples’ Health and Time Study is the first population-representative study ever to focus on couples of the same gender in the United States. Data will also be collected from couples of different genders. …

Rattan Lal Receives International Agriculture Award

Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, received the 2018 World Agriculture Prize from the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA). GCHERA consists of 15 world-wide higher education organizations representing hundreds of universities working in the field of agricultural and life sciences. Dr. Lal received the award in recognition of his “exceptional and …

Upcoming changes to question formats for researchers using Qualtrics

Through a settlement agreement between Ohio State and the federal Office of Civil Rights, the university has pledged to make all of its digital content accessible to individuals with visual impairments who use screen readers to access digital content. Because Qualtrics is licensed at the university level, the university will disable certain question formats that are not compatible with screen …

Research Awards by Sponsor: September 2018

Awards by Sponsor: September 1-30, 2018, and Current Fiscal Year-to-Date SPONSOR NO. OF AWARDS AWARD AMOUNT NO. OF AWARDS YEAR-TO-DATE AWARD AMOUNT YEAR-TO-DATE National Institutes of Health 90 $24,138,966 264 $61,385,844 National Science Foundation 31 $6,075,340 108 $27,904,721 Department of Education 7 $2,000,364 11 $3,257,894 Department of Defense 17 $4,146,680 58 $10,210,175 Department of Energy 16 $3,967,533 37 $7,250,260 Department …

College of Pharmacy to receive national award for excellence in community engagement

The College of Pharmacy’s Generation Rx program received the inaugural Engagement Scholarship Consortium Excellence in Community Partner Engagement  Award. The award recognizes a higher education institution and its exemplary contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship. At the infancy of the rising opioid epidemic, the college saw an emerging need to educate the public about safe medication practices and …

Ohio Innovation Exchange connects universities, industry

The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s new Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx) promotes Ohio’s university-based research activities, professors and resources to a larger industry base, making it easier for businesses to find and partner with the state’s leading academics. From research partnerships, intellectual property and technology licensing opportunities, to business development and even student internships, OIEx fosters economic development and intellectual advancement …

Kumar awarded $3.1M grant for e-cigarette study

Purnima Kumar, professor of periodontology, has received a five-year, $3.1M grant from the National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study the role of e-cigarettes in the development of periodontitis, a polymicrobial infection that causes destruction of tooth-supporting structures and results in tooth loss. Little is known about the impact of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS or e-cigarettes or …

Nisonger Center awarded $4.4M to establish national rehabilitation research and training center

A new five-year, $4.4M grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research will allow Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center to establish a national rehabilitation research and training center on health and function for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The award will allow for the development of a body of research to improve the long-term health-related …

Gallego-Perez awarded $2.3M NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Daniel Gallego-Perez, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $2.3M National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. The grant is one of 89 awarded as part of the NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, which supports ideas with potential for great impact in biomedical research. Gallego-Perez will use the grant to build on earlier studies that demonstrated how …