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Dr. Tina Henkin of Microbiology inducted in AAAS!

Jul 08, 2013

Congratulations, Dr. Henkin!

Ann Hamilton, professor in the Department of Art and Tina Henkin, professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Robert W. and Estelle S. Bingham Professor of Biological Sciences, are among those to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday (10/10) at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. The program celebrates pioneering research and scholarship, artistic achievement, and exemplary service to society. A complete list of new members is available on the Academy’s web site at: http://www.amacad.org/enewsletter/c.pdf. Contact: Paul Karoff, mailto:pkaroff@amacad.org or (617) 576-5043

Dr. Umit Ozkan recipient of WIC Mentorship Excellence Award!

Jul 08, 2013

This award honors outstanding female engineers that go above and beyond mentoring and teaching.  She will be honored on November 9th at a celebratory luncheon.


Outstanding teachers 2011

Jul 08, 2013

Congratulations to our outstanding teachers!

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Winter! Dr. Winter, HC Slip Slider Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was named one of the 2011 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentors. We thank Dr. Winter for her continued efforts at mentoring and insipring the next generation of scientisits at OSU.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Riter! Elizabeth is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Civil Engineering and was recently named one of the 2011 Graduate Associate Teaching Award winners. The GATA is in its 39th year and is the university's highest recognition for exceptional teaching provided by graduate students. Approximately 3,000 students teach each year and only 10 are honored as GATA winners.

Project CEOS featured in OnCampus

Jul 08, 2013

CEOS featured in OnCampus

OnCampus's Julia Harris checked in with Principal Investigator, Joan Herbers, for an update on the progress of the project. The full article is available here.

Congratulations Junko Shigemitsu

Jul 08, 2013

Congratualations Junko Shigemitsu!

Junko Shigemitsu was recognized as one of this year's Distinguished Scholars. The Distinguished Scholar Award, established in 1978, recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have compiled a substantial body of research. The award is supported by the Office of Research. Recipients are nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of senior faculty, including several past recipients of the award. Distinguished Scholars receive a $3,000 honorarium and a research grant of $20,000 to be used over the next three years.

Shigemitsu received her BS from Sophia University in Japan and her PhD from Cornell University. She began her career at Ohio State in 1982. Shigemitsu was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2000. She has published 79 papers in top-tier physics journals and her papers have accumulated more than 4,000 citations. In addition, she has been funded continuously by the Department of Energy since 1982.

Shigemitsu is the co-founder and co-leader of the HPQCD Collaboration, one of the most successful lattice QCD groups in the world. The HPQCD Collaboration was the first group to show that many known properties of subatomic particles could be calculated to within a few percent errors. Their recent results have been crucial for interpreting new measurements from high-energy physics experiments.

According to one colleague, “Junko’s contributions to elementary particle physics through her incisive breakthrough lattice QCD calculations are first rate. They hold the promise to reveal a world of new phenomena.” Another colleague said, “The work is not only important, but also intellectually and technically impressive. It pushes the frontier of modern computer technology, and has had spin-off effects feeding back into that field.”

TechColumbus Awards 2010

Jul 08, 2013

Project REACH participants recognized by TechColumbus

Dr. Umit Ozkan was recognized by the TechColumbus Innovation Awards for 2010 as the Outstanding Woman in Technology. Dr. Ozkan is a participating faculty member of our 2011 cohort of the REACH workshops.

In addition, a presenter from the 2010 REACH workshop series, Minimally Invasive Devices LTD, was awarded the Small Business Executive of the Year award and the award for Innovation in Strategic Fundraising.

Project CEOS would also like to recognize the work of Dr. Ronald Xu in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Xu received this year's Inventor of the Year award.

We are proud to support the innovative commercialization efforts of all of our faculty. Congratulations!

Umit Ozkan

Jul 08, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Umit Ozkan!

Dr. Ozkan (Professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering) was one of nine Ohio State professors to be elected to the newest class of AAAS(American Association for the Advancement of Science)!  She was honored for her innovation in the field of engineering, as well as her administrative service and mentoring.  Congratulations!

Click here for the full article with information on all nine Ohio State named as fellows to the AAAS.


NAS report

Jul 08, 2013

NAS releases report on Intellectual Property in the University

"Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest"

Action Learning Teams Formed

Jul 08, 2013

Project CEOS Proud to Announce Action Learning Teams Now Formed!

Deans in our three participating colleges have assembled teams of chairs dedicated to changing the culture of their colleges.  With the help of facilitators from the University HR department, the teams will determine their most pressing local issues, set specific goals and learn from putting ideas into action.  Examples of topics that teams may choose to incorporate into their plans include the development of strategies to increase the use of flexible career policies, efforts to create transparent decision-making processes, or the creation of opportunities for faculty networking.

We are very glad to welcome these teams to this promising project for culture change within each college.  The College of Veterinary Medicine team consists of Drs. Jean Sander, Rustin Moore, Mary Jo Burkhard, Prosper Boyaka, Tom Wittum and Don Krueger.  From the College of Engineering we welcome Drs. Robert Lee, Cheena Srinivasan, Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Barbara Wyslouzil, and Chase Canfield.  And from the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics we are joined by Drs. Peter Curtis, Luis Casian, Tina Henkin, Claudia Turro, Rick Freeman, and Barbara Keyfitz.

We thank each member of these teams for leading the way to excellence in our colleges.  We anticipate that cross-college teams will be ready to form by the middle of next year.

Promoted Women Faculty

Jul 08, 2013

Project CEOS Congratulates our new Associate and Full Professors!


Indira Chatterji, Mathematics

Susan Cole, Molecular Genetics

Marymegan Daly, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

Rebecca Dupaix, Mechanical Engineering

Karen Goodell, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (Newark)

Judy Hickman-Davis, Clinical, Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Chiu-Yen Kao, Mathematics

Margaret Mudge, Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Lisa Zekas, Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Anne Carey, Earth Sciences

Barbara Ryden, Astronomy

Maxey Wellman, Veterinary Biosciences


Lab Management Series

Jul 08, 2013

Project CEOS partnering with the Women's Place to offer Lab Management series

We are proud to welcome this year's participants to a lunchtime brown bag workshop series “Skills for Managing Your Research Team and Laboratory” for women faculty—tenured and tenure-track, clinical and research.  The Women’s Place sponsored a similar workshop series in 2005 which was very well received.

The workshops will be held over the autumn and winter quarters on Fridays from 11:30 to 1:45 in room 400 of Stillman Hall. The dates and topics for the winter quarter are:

January 13, Building Teams

January 27, Project Management

February 3, Commercialization

February 17, Budgets and Grant Writing

The primary reference material for this series will be the book "Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty"

Turner Award

Jul 08, 2013

Turner receives award for contributions to research on aging!

Joanne Turner, associate professor of internal medicine, has been awarded a Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research. The $550,000 four-year grant is one of two awarded this year. Turner, a faculty member in infectious diseases and the Center for Microbial Interface Biology, conducts research on how the aging immune system responds to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. The award is part of a program sponsored by the Ellison Medical Foundation, which encourages mid-career scientists whose work has the potential for leading to advances in the understanding of basic mechanisms of aging.

Read more about Turner’s work at http://internalmedicine.osu.edu/infectiousdiseases/571.cfm 

Dr. Winter

Jul 08, 2013

Congratulations Dr. Winter!

Dr. Jessica Winter from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is one of the 2010 recipients of the Lumley Research Awards.  She was presented with this award at the 13th annual College of Engineering Faculty Awards Ceremony.  The Lumley Engineering Research Awards are presented to a select group of outstanding researchers in the College of Engineering who have shown exceptional activity and success in pursuing new knowledge of a fundamental or applied nature.  The $1,500 award is in honor of John H. Lumley, a 1927 graduate of ceramic engineering.  The John H. and Mildred C. Lumley Engineering Endowment Fund, established with $747,000 from the Lumley estate, is intended to promote and enhance research within the College of Engineering.

Mei Zhuang

Jul 08, 2013

2010 Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentors

The Undergraduate Research Office applauds the winners of the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor award for their exceptional efforts on behalf of undergraduate researchers at Ohio State. The 2010 awardees include Mei Zhuang (Aerospace Engineering).


2010 Faculty Award Winners

Jul 08, 2013

Congratulations to 2010 Faculty Award Winners!

Margaret C. Graham, College of Nursing: Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Karla Zadnick, College of Optometry: Distinguished Scholar Award

Amanda A. Simcox, Department of Molecular Genetics: Faculty Award for Distinguished University Service

Other awardees from CEOS colleges:

Richard Freueler, Department of Aerospace Engineering and viation: Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Venkat Gopala, Department of Biochemistry: Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Gerald S. Frnankel, Department of Materials Science Engineering: Distinguished Scholar Award

Bradley Peterson, Department of Astronomy: Distinguished Scholar Award

Award Winning Faculty

Jul 08, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Best!

Janet Best, mathematics, and John Herbert, chemistry, 2010 Sloan Fellows. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation annually awards two-year, $50,000 fellowships to stimulate fundamental research by the country’s outstanding early-career scientists. Best is interested in the possibilities of mathematical biology; Herbert focuses on the potential of photochemistry.

Dr. Mary Megan Daly quoted in Science Magazine!

Jul 08, 2013

The 29 January 2010 issue of the premiere science journal contains a news article on evolution among corals and their relatives.  Our own Dr. Meg Daly (Evoltion, Ecology & Organismal Biology) is quoted in that article about patterns of evolution in deep-sea creatures.  Congratulations!

Dr. Daly's OSU Departmental profile

Five women scientists named as AAAS Fellows

Jul 08, 2013

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has recently named its 2010 class of Fellows, which includes

Anne Carey, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
Mei-Po Kwan, Professor of Geography
Shili Lin, Professor of Statistics
Karin Musier-Forsyth, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Virginia Sanders, Professor of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics

Congratulations to these outstanding scientists!


Dr. Claudia Turro of Chemistry receives NSF award!

Jul 08, 2013

From OSUToday, November 18th, 2009

Claudia Turro received $690K from NSF as part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, ARRA.Congratulations!

"Design, synthesis, and photochemistry of new Ru(II) complexes as potential photo-cisplatin analogs" Claudia Turro Award: $690,000. This project studies the photochemistry of ruthenium complexes, with the goal of designing new metal complexes that can bind to DNA through molecular exchange with water molecules in low-energy light conditions. This research is a building block toward the discovery of new anti-tumor agents that can be more precisely targeted to combat cancer. Dr. Turro also serves as the advisor to the Ohio State chapter of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, which works to diversify the pipeline of new scientists and engineers for the nation's workforce.

Professors Anne McCoy and Susan Olesik among the first class of American Chemical Society Fellows

Jul 08, 2013

Prof. Ann McCoy and Prof. Susan OlesikFour Ohio State chemists have been selected to be part of the inaugural class of 162 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows and will be honored when the society meets in August in Washington, D.C. The four Ohio State fellows—Anne B. McCoy (pictured on left), Susan V. Olesik (pictured on right), Malcolm H. Chisolm, and James A. Cowan—were chosen for their accomplishments as well as their distinctive service to ACS.

Read more: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/acsfellows09.htm

onCampus newspaper and news site covers Project CEOS

Jul 08, 2013



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