Five Ohio State faculty named AAAS Fellows

Five Ohio State researchers were elected this year as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the most prestigious honors given to U.S. scientists. Ohio State’s new fellows are: Jennifer Crocker, professor of psychology Russel Fazio, professor of psychology Ellen Peters, professor psychology John Casterline, professor of sociology Juan Alfonzo, professor of microbiology With …

Ohio State selects two scholars for President’s Prize

Ohio State has selected two graduating seniors as recipients of the President’s Prize, the highest university recognition bestowed on exceptional students committed to social change. Recipients are selected for the boldness of their ideas, their capacity to champion change and their commitment to the global community. Zac Graber and Christian McGhee, both seniors in the Fisher College of Business, will …

Ohio State’s newest Rhodes Scholar focuses on international diplomacy and refugee rights

Laila Ujayli, a 2018 Ohio State graduate, has been named the university’s seventh Rhodes Scholar. She is one of 32 men and women chosen from 880 applicants. The Rhodes Scholarship, founded in 1902, supports graduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Ujayli plans to pursue master’s degrees in refugee and forced migration studies and world literature. She graduated …

Pelotonia 18 raises record $27.4 million for cancer research

Pelotonia, a grassroots organization that raises money to accelerate funding for innovative cancer research, raised a record-breaking $27.4 million this year to benefit cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). This brings the organization’s ten-year total to more than $184 million. Pelotonia 18 …

Research Awards by Sponsor: October 2018

Awards by Sponsor: October 1-31, 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 70 $7,914,745 334 $69,300,589 National Science Foundation 15 $5,429,096 123 $33,333,817 Department of Defense 19 $7,233,484 77 $17,443659 Department of Education 10 $2,243,867 21 $5,501.761 Department of Energy 14 $3,492,545 51 $10,742,805 Department …

New study will track ways to cut runoff from elevated phosphorus fields

Phosphorous runoff from farm fields is a significant driver of the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie. A new study led by Jay Martin, professor of food, agricultural and biological engineering, plans to monitor and manage more than a dozen elevated phosphorus fields in northwest Ohio’s Maumee River watershed. The researchers on this $5 million study, funded by the United …

I-Corps@Ohio Request for Proposals

I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program, funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, to assist faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to validate the market potential of their technologies and launch startup companies. The program is modeled after the National Science Foundation’s successful I-Corps program, which has successfully increased innovation, entrepreneurship and industry collaboration. The Ohio program …

Ohio State selected for new nationwide high-intensity laser network

Ohio State 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) is supporting the network that includes institutions nationwide operating high-intensity, …

Ohio State to lead national study of same-gender couples

The Ohio State University, along with Bowling Green State University, will receive $2.3 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 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 …

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 …