December 2017

Transformative growth. Ohio State is taking a major step forward with the development of a new hospital and ambulatory center that, combined with modern educational space, will enhance a unified Wexner Medical Center complex — providing cutting-edge research, outstanding clinical training and world-class patient care. The hospital would be the largest facilities project undertaken at the university.

Best of the best. Four Ohio State professors have been selected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science — one of the most prestigious awards given to U.S. scientists. Recipients include: James Beatty, physics and astronomy; Richard Fishel, cancer biology and genetics, and physics; Andrea Grottoli, earth sciences; and Li Wu, veterinary biosciences, and microbial infection and immunity.

More excellence in medicine. This year's Best Doctors in America list includes 220 Wexner Medical Center physicians. Only 5 percent of doctors in the United States earn this honor. The National Institutes of Health awarded Ohio State's Neuroscience Center Core a $1.8 million grant — and Dr. Jeffrey Janis was elected president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the field’s foremost authority.

A vision for the community. Ohio State students and leaders are partnering with the City of Columbus and area design firms to envision the future of a vital connection between campus and the community. University President Michael V. Drake joined Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and city leaders at an unveiling of three exotic and sometimes radical visions for the Olentangy River Corridor.

Student impact. Watch Dr. Drake surprise winners of the 2018 President's Prize, the highest recognition Ohio State bestows on students committed to social change. Each recipient, a graduating senior, receives up to $100,000 to put proposed projects into action. This year’s honorees will focus on combating the opioid epidemic and increasing access to science education for those with disabilities.