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 …

Wysocki lab making huge advances in protein characterization with $6.8M NIH grant

Characterizing protein complex structures, their interactions and how they relate to biological functions is key to identifying, preventing and treating disease, but multiple challenges have prevented this from happening on a large scale. To close the gap between the number of protein complex structures currently solved and those that are biomedically relevant, a Resource for Native Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology …

McDaniel awarded $2.8M for study of chronic venous leg ulcers

Jodi McDaniel, associate professor in the College of Nursing, has received a five-year, $2.8M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging to test a new oral nutrient therapy to treat chronic venous leg ulcers. CVLUs impact an estimated 9.7M people annually, and can lead to disability, hospitalization and death, mainly in older adults. Read more.