Katrina Cornish, Tim Raderstorf, Forrest Schoessow and Wesley Thio named 2018 Innovators of the Year

As Ohio State continues to expand its role in the commercialization of research, it is important to create an environment that facilitates and rewards research creativity and entrepreneurship. To support and stimulate entrepreneurial activity among Ohio State researchers, several university-wide awards were presented on April 24, 2019, at the Research and Innovation Showcase hosted by the Office of Research and …

Six named 2019 Distinguished Scholars

The Distinguished Scholar Award, established in 1978, recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research, as well as younger faculty members who have demonstrated great scholarly potential. The 2019 honorees are: Arthur H.M. Burghes, professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology , College of Medicine H. Lisle Gibbs, professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology and …

2019 cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars selected

Ohio State has named 10 outstanding young researchers as the 2019 cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars. The recipients were selected from a diverse and highly competitive pool of national and international applicants. The cohort’s research ranges from applying tissue engineering methodology to improve plastic surgery patient’s outcomes, to using novel mass spectrometry-based approaches to study histone proteins, to analyzing farmers’ …

University Laboratory Safety Committee Excellence in Safety Awards

The University Laboratory Safety Committee’s Excellence in Safety awards recognize a university faculty or staff member, student and a laboratory research group who have made a considerable contribution to improving laboratory safety on the Ohio State campus. Such contributions can be defined as actions taken to prevent injury or illness, outstanding response and cooperation given to resolve unsafe conditions, consistent …

Call for Nominations: The Ohio State University Innovator of the Year Awards

The Office of Research and the Corporate Engagement Office invite nominations for The Ohio State University 2018 Innovator of the Year awards. These awards recognize and celebrate outstanding innovation accomplishments of faculty, staff and students. Nominations are sought in the following categories: Innovator of the Year, Early Career Innovator of the Year and Next Generation Innovator of the Year. One …

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 …