Lonnie King was honored with the 2014 Veterinarian of the Year award at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference. Dean of the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, King received the association’s highest honor in recognition of his contributions to the field of veterinary medicine spanning more than four decades. Read more
Linda Saif, a scientist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), has been awarded the 2015 Wolf Prize in Agriculture for her work on viral diseases of critical importance to farm animals, food safety and human health.
Saif is the first Ohio State scientist and the first woman to receive this recognition, awarded since 1978 by the Wolf Foundation of Israel. The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the Knesset — Israel’s parliament — in Jerusalem on May 31.
Through an unprecedented investment, the university seeks to add approximately 30 key faculty hires—both up-and-coming and senior faculty at the tops of their fields—to work alongside Ohio State’s already-strong infectious disease team. Read more
Jeff LeJeune, professor of food animal health at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster and a member of the Food Innovation Center, is among Ohio State University food safety researchers selected to co-host the premier international scientific symposiumto address the global health concerns of E. coli infections. Read more
Through Ohio State’s new One Health Summer Institute (part of the national, overarching One Health Initiative), two dozen Ohio State faculty, staff and students traveled to Ethiopia June 17-Aug. 10 to provide education and training to academic and regulatory institutes there.
A study published this week in PLOS Medicine reveals profound systemic dysregulation of the immune response induced by RSV infection in young children and suggest that molecular markers might be able to predict disease severity. RSV is responsible for a substantial fraction of serious respiratory infections and deaths among young children worldwide and a top candidate for vaccine development. Read more
The Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) program has made great progress in its development since its creation in 2005 and is now becoming a campus-wide, faculty led Targeted Investment in Excellence. We strive to include all faculty members who are doing or have done research related to infectious diseases across the university. Read more
The August 2014 water crisis in Toledo, Ohio, impacted Ohioans’ views of Lake Erie algae problems by increasing the attribution of blame of algae growth on crop and animal agriculture, as well as increasing the levels of reported fear and concern among citizens, said Brian Roe, an economist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Read more