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ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series Starts January 24th with Claudia Turro, PhD

Mon, 8th January, 2018

Ohio State ADVANCE is launching a new faculty research lecture series focused on the research journey of Ohio State faculty. The inaugural lecture will feature Claudia Turro, PhD, Dow Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with her presentation: Using Light to Jump-Start Reactions: A Journey from Solar Energy Conversion to Medicine and Back. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Research Commons, 18th Avenue Library, 3rd Floor. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP via the Research Commons Events page.

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SBIR Funding Opportunities

Wed, 6th December, 2017

I-Corps Applications Due Soon!
Applications for the I-Corps at NIH program are due on Monday, December 18, 2017! If you need additional information about the program, visit the I-Corps at NIH webinar materials pagefor archived webinars and a sample application excerpt. Applications must be submitted through the NIH ASSIST system. If you have any questions, send us an email at ncisbir@mail.nih.gov.

SBIR/STTR Grant Applications Due Jan. 5
We are less than a month away from the next application receipt date for the SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation. Be sure to submit early to avoid any last minute technical glitches! Check out top 5 eRA Commons errors and avoid them in advance. Applications are due January 5, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

New Funding Opportunity from NIAID
The Centers for Medical Countermeasures against Radiation (CMCRC), funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), are now accepting applications for pilot projects focused on practical approaches for radiation biodosimetry or the development of agents for the mitigation of acute or late radiation injury. Check the Funding Opportunity Announcement (RFA-AI-14-055) or the Solicitation page for more information.

Supplement Funding for Diversity
Do you have an active Phase II or Fast-track SBIR or STTR grant? You might be eligible to receive additional funding for recruiting and supporting staff who are members of an underrepresented group. Visit our resources page for more information.

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Dr. Juhas receives College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award

Mon, 4th December, 2017

Mary C. Juhas, PhD, associate vice president in the Office of Research and clinical professor of materials science and engineering at Ohio State was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award during the College of Engineering’s 2017 Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Awards on November 17th. The award is given to OSU alumni for outstanding professional achievement in engineering and architecture. “The hard work, passion and amazing achievements of our more than 61,000 alumni, not only fill us with pride, but also raise the reputation of our great college and inspire students to follow in your footsteps,” Dean David B. Williams, said during the event. “Tonight we celebrate you and the tremendous impact Buckeye engineers, architects and planners have on our world through your teaching, entrepreneurship, award-winning designs and service to others.”

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La Perle named president of ACVP

Mon, 4th December, 2017

Dr. Krista La Perle is the new president of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Krista La Perle, DVM, PhD, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, became president of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) for a one-year term at the ACVP Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. She joined Ohio State in 2008.

Dr. La Perle serves as director of the Comparative Pathology & Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource. Her primary responsibilities involve providing pathology support to scientists utilizing animal models to study disease. Her collaborations have resulted in co-investigator on numerous extramural grants, over 80 peer-reviewed publications, and 6 book chapters, and she is a frequent invited speaker on pathology of laboratory rodents and rabbits. She also serves as director of the Combined Veterinary Pathology Residency/PhD Program as well as chair of the Comparative and Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program; her initiatives in both of these roles contributed to her recognition with the 2017 College of Veterinary Medicine Charles C. Capen Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Education.

ACVP, the first veterinary medical specialty recognized in 1950 by the American Veterinary Medical Association, has had a long leadership history with Ohio State. Dr. Clarence R. Cole, former department chair and dean, and Dr. Leonard W. Goss, former department chair and namesake of Goss Lab, were among the 41 charter members of the ACVP. Prior to Dr. La Perle’s appointment, six College of Veterinary Medicine faculty have served as president of the organization. ACVP has 1,676 board-certified member pathologists in 17 countries.

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BME announces promotion of faculty members

Wed, 29th November, 2017

Jun Liu, professor, biomedical engineering Jun Liu, PhD, formerly an associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been promoted to full professor. She has been in the department for 20 years, beginning as a graduate student, to a research scientist and joined the department in 2005 as assistant professor. She also currently serves as the BME Deputy Director of Graduate Studies and the advisor to the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association (BMEGSA). Her research focuses on studying how biomechanics impacts the health and disease of the eye. They have developed ultrasound-based techniques to measure the biomechanical responses of ocular tissue, including the cornea, the sclera, and the optic nerve head. They are translating this technique from the bench top to the clinics to help identify early and powerful biomarkers for ocular diseases.

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Four Ohio State faculty named 2017 AAAS Fellows

Tue, 28th November, 2017

Four Ohio State faculty members were elected by their peers as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the most prestigious awards given to U.S. scientists. Ohio State’s 2017 AAAS Fellows are James Beatty, professor of physics; Richard Fishel, professor of cancer biology and genetics; Andrea Grottoli, professor of earth sciences; and Li Wu, professor of veterinary biosciences. Ohio State now has more than 100 AAAS Fellows.

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Lessons Learned in Naming a New Business

Tue, 28th November, 2017

The website VisualCapitalist.com offers guidelines to follow for coming up with a business name, along with the lessons learned the hard way by companies like Amazon, AOL, and Sony.

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ASC Alumna Named to “40 Under 40 in NYC”

Mon, 13th November, 2017

Sherry Chan, BS, ’01 (Actuarial Science); MBA ’12 and new member of Ohio State’s Mathematics Advisory Board, has been inducted into “40 Under 40 in NYC.”Chan is Chief Actuary-City of New York, charged with safeguarding $180 billion in retirement benefits for about 750,000 New Yorkers – including police officers, firefighters and educators.

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U.S. Department of State Grants Astronomer’s Women in STEM Roadshow

Fri, 3rd November, 2017

Sultana Nahar, astronomy research professor, received a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Mission India Public Diplomacy Grants Program for the “Women in STEM Roadshow,” 2017-2018. Nahar will hold nine workshops in February 2018 to encourage and provide information to Indian female students from less advantaged colleges/universities. About 300 people will participate, including teachers, who will be mentored and monitored for one year. Astronomy Professor Anil Pradhan, Karen Irving from Ohio State’s Teaching and Learning Center; and Nasreen Haque of the Intelage Organization in Atlanta will join Nahar for the workshop lectures. Additionally, Nahar will hold sessions for high school girls in the U.S consulate districts of Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata, to encourage interest in STEM field professions.

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Olesik Named to the International Analytical Scientist’s 2017 Power List

Thu, 2nd November, 2017

Susan Olesik, chair and professor, chemistry and biochemistry, has been named to the new Analytical Scientist’s Power List 2017 — Top 10 Top 10s. Olesik, who has been named to the Power List in the past for her research achievements, was #1 on this year’s Top 10 Mentors list.

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