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 …

Improving children’s kindergarten readiness

A new $3.4 million five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to researchers at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) will examine impacts of specific kindergarten-transition practices on children’s academic and social-behavioral development during preschool, their adjustment to kindergarten and their trajectories from preschool to the end of first grade. Over 1,000 children will be followed …

Physicists uncover new behavior of elusive Higgs boson particle

Six years ago, scientists confirmed the existence of a long-theorized particle called the Higgs boson  — providing an explanation for how other particles acquire mass. The discovery included thousands of scientists from more than 100 countries and the world’s single largest machine — the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Physicists at CERN have been …

Rikihisa wins prestigious international veterinary award

Yasuko Rikihisa, University Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, won the coveted International Prize in Canine Health.  The international award is part of one of the largest and most distinguished veterinary awards in the world, the International Canine Health Awards. The awards recognize and reward innovative researchers, veterinary scientists and students who are significantly impacting the health and wealth-being of …