National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, announced today the appointment of David M. Murray, PhD, as associate director for disease prevention and director of the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP). Murray is expected to join the NIH on Sept. 23.
“This is an exciting time for research in disease prevention and health...Read more »
Alison Norris, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology, received a scholar career development award from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), for her study entitled, “The role of decision making in sexual and reproductive health behaviors.”
The grant is from the Ohio State CCTS KL2 Program, which supports the career...Read more »
Black raspberry pie is delicious, but using the fruit to develop a natural cancer prevention strategy is momentous. Christopher Weghorst, associate dean for research and professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and his research team have been working toward this goal since 2006.
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Jiyoung Lee and her team are studying water samples taken during the swimming season from the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, a 6,704-acre preserved area located on the south shore of Lake Erie. They are examining the public health significance of understanding the pathways of pathogen transmission from contamination sources to...Read more »
Four Ohio State University scientists are part of a multi-state $25 million effort to reduce the number of foodborne illnesses caused by viruses.
The five-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant is the largest single food safety grant awarded by the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Under the leadership of North CarolinaStateUniversity, the grant allows the...Read more »
A new electronic health record app designed in the College of Public Health has potential to improve cardiovascular health
Although electronic health record (EHR) tools are a great help in tracking specific risk factors or diseases, not many are used to analyze factors that could contribute to chronic disease. Two College of Public Health professors are on a mission to improve communication between patients and providers in relation to cardiovascular health. Randi Foraker, assistant professor in the Division of...Read more »
The passage of smoking bans in two large Minnesota cities was not associated with job losses at bars and may in fact have contributed to higher employment in restaurants, according to new research.
The study is the first to examine the economic effects of clean indoor air policies on bars and restaurants as independent types of businesses, the researchers said. Consistent with previous...