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SBIR/STTR workshop

Posted: October 16, 2017

The College of Engineering, Technology Commercialization Office, The Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence and Rev1 Ventures bring you a complimentary workshop Friday (10/20) 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs within the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DoE) and Department of Defense (DoD). The event will be at the Faculty Club.
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Biomedicine

Posted: October 4, 2017

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science is offering a program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Biomedicine Tuesday (11/7) 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in 115 Biomedical Research Tower. At this program you will learn a practical technique to identify unmet needs that could be answered by your innovative idea. You will also learn about intellectual property issues, find out how the Technology Commercialization Office can help you, and meet physician scientists who have created innovative healthcare products. Presenters include Urguhart Wood, MBA, Reveal Growth Consultants; Dipanjan Nag, PhD, OSU Technology Commercialization Office; Entrepreneurs Melissa Bailey, OD, PhD; Wayne Poll, MD; and Subinoy Das, MD. Contact Stuart Hobbs at Stuart.hobbs@osumc.edu with any questions.

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Melnyk awarded NIH grant to test a novel intervention for pregnant minority women

Posted: October 4, 2017

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, has been awarded a $3.3 million, 4.5-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD) for a study entitled, “Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for High-Risk Minority Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Melnyk is vice president for health promotion; university chief wellness officer; dean and professor of the College of Nursing, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry in the College of Medicine and executive director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP at The Ohio State University. Co-PI Susan Gennaro, PhD, RN, FAAN, is dean and professor of the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College.

Citing the public health mandate issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to decrease disparities in birth outcomes based on race and ethnicity, the study proposes to test a cognitive behavioral skills building (CBSB) prenatal care intervention for pregnant minority women experiencing emotional distress. If successful, it could be widely scaled to improve pregnancy, birth and post-natal outcomes nationally. The randomized, controlled trial (RCT) will test the efficacy of a CBSB health promotion intervention adapted from Melnyk’s other evidence-based CBSB interventions.

Melnyk emphasizes that “while screening for depression in all pregnant women is a recent public health directive, screening alone without scalable, evidence-based interventions to improve mental health will not produce positive outcomes. Given the well-established link between emotional distress, poor health and birth outcomes and the prevalence of emotional distress in minority women, prenatal care interventions designed to improve mental and physical health outcomes for these women are vital.”

The RCT, to be conducted in New York and Ohio, will extend Melnyk’s research on cognitive behavioral interventions to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors, physical health, and psychosocial wellness and Gennaro’s research on the consequences of stress and health behaviors in pregnant minority women. It will be the first clinical trial to test a CBSB health promotion intervention embedded into prenatal care for emotionally distressed minority pregnant women.

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Gjestvang Recognized for Commitment to Teaching & Learning through Technology

Posted: October 4, 2017

For her “exemplary achievement implementing digital technologies in support of the teaching and learning process,” Associate Vice President Liv Gjestvang has been named EDUCAUSE’s 2017 Rising Star award recipient.

EDUCAUSE annually celebrates leaders in the education and information technology communities whose efforts advance the common good. The Rising Star award is bestowed to a person for their:

  • Exemplary achievement in implementing digital technologies to support the teaching and learning process
  • Commitment to growing the profession, and promoting issues of diversity and inclusion
  • Cultivation of an environment of collaboration, motivation and collective success

Gjestvang joined the Office of Distance Education and eLearning’s Learning Technology team in 2006 and has been serving in her current role since June 2013.

“As a leader, watching a member of your team evolve into an exemplary leader themselves is incredibly rewarding,” said Mike Hofherr, Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Liv was one of the first people I met when I joined Ohio State and I immediately recognized her unparalleled commitment to digital learning, and her unwavering commitment to building a culture of positive energy and shared success.”

Excerpt from the EDUCAUSE website:

Since her arrival at Ohio State […] Liv has led or participated in many inventive educational technology projects.

Liv’s energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to higher education resonate through every project in which she is involved. She led Ohio State’s Innovate(link is external)conference, featuring best practices in digital pedagogies, and supported the launch of Ohio State’s open content initiatives. She was coauthor of College Ready Ohio, a $13.5 million grant from the Ohio Department of Education in support of college readiness for high school students in Ohio, and Liv and her team launched Ohio State’s Affordable Learning Exchange, a campus-wide partnership to reduce the cost of course materials with the commitment of saving $10 million by 2020. Liv’s dynamic, collaborative leadership style and contributions were recognized by Ohio State when she received the university’s Distinguished Staff Award in 2014.

Liv’s work at Ohio State is complemented by her service as a member of the Board of Directors and the Teaching and Learning Group of Unizin, a consortium of eleven universities working to improve the teaching and learning experience through digital environments. Liv also helped to shape what is now the Big Ten Academic Alliance Learning Technology Leaders (LTL). Through her leadership in the alliance, she has created new partnerships to advance the topics of analytics, flexible learning spaces, and the pedagogies that support those spaces.

Liv’s demonstrated track record of sustained service and increasing impact in higher education and her collaborative and innovative style of leadership are clear evidence of her position as a rising star in the profession. Click here to read the full release(link is external)

EDUCAUSE collaborates with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government and other nonprofit organizations to transform higher education through the use of information technology. “The EDUCAUSE mission is one shared by Ohio State,” said Bruce McPheron, Provost of The Ohio State University. “Liv’s commitment to technology-enhanced learning has helped to drive the evolution of the student experience on Ohio State’s campus.”

When asked about the Rising Star recognition, Liv said, “Throughout my career, I have always worked on projects that are important to me personally. Finding the connections between my role, opportunities for change in higher education and the things I care most about has been really motivating for me. I have the privilege to work with a rapidly growing team of people at Ohio State who inspire me every day. People who are creative and passionate about what they do, who are hard-working, and committed to the university and our team. I think it’s the combination of passion, vision and strong partnerships that has helped me grow.”

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) is passionate about the role technology can play in teaching and learning at Ohio State. ODEE’s mission is to provide faculty, staff and students with an enriched educational experience through technology-ready classrooms, centralized learning systems, innovations in technological pedagogy, and distance education opportunities.

If you need additional information about programs, affordability(link is external)grants(link is external) and resources(link is external), reach out to odee@osu.edu.

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Technology Commercialization Roundtable

Posted: October 3, 2017

Plan to attend the Corporate Engagement/Technology Commercialization Office Roundtable Discussion to learn more about how industry can benefit your inventions. Learn about protecting and commercializing your technology; proof of concept development; how to create and fund a startup; how to connect to and attract industry attention.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
5 – 7 p.m.
Faculty Club – Colleagues Room
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served throughout the evening 

 Tableside discussions will focus on: 

  • Protecting and commercializing your technology (licensing)
  • How to create a startup (new ventures)
  • How to attract industry attention
  • How strong industry relationships can benefit your research
  • How to design, prototype, test and manufacture your product to meet market needs (CDME)
  • How to attract venture capital and funding a startup (Rev1 Ventures)

 RSVP to preston.317@osu.edu to reserve your spot today.

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Get Your Ideas Funded – Innovation Studio Showcase October 4th

Posted: September 28, 2017

Do you have an idea that will improve the health and wellness of our community?  The Innovation Studio will hear pitches from interprofessional student, faculty and staff teams on Wednesday, October 4th in Newton Hall.  Teams are encouraged to visit www.go.osu.edu/myinnovations to submit their product, service, or solution that impacts healthcare.  From ideas sketched on napkins to working prototypes, no innovation is too big or too small to pitch to our team.  Check out www.go.osu.edu/innovationstudio to see if your team meets eligibility requirements and email Tim Raderstorf at raderstorf.3@osu.edu with questions.

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Gopalakrishnan Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Posted: September 21, 2017

Sathya Gopalakrishnan, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, and faculty from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the University of Georgia and Duke University have secured significant funding from the National Science Foundation. Their work will analyze the ways in which coastal processes and economic decisions about land use and coastal engineering interact to determine the nature and timing of adaptation to climate risk.
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