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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

BETHA 2019 Call for Proposals

Full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) are invited to submit proposals to be considered for 2019 Battelle Endowment funding. The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Emphasis is placed on educational and public …

2019 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program Call for Nominations

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announces the second President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program competition. This program, sponsored by the Office of the President, seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program provides funding to support further scholarly training of PhDs and …