Discovery at Ohio State

Accelerating Discovery, Solving Complex Problems

Discovery at Ohio State is the way in which we connect diverse ideas and people across disciplines and communities. It's the way that our outstanding faculty, devoted university campuses, and engaged partners connect to form and scale teams that translate knowledge into solutions. It is a passion to ask questions yet to be asked and tackle problems yet to be solved.

The Discovery Themes Initiative embodies this attitude. Building on the full strength of Ohio State's teaching and research, with the support of the Office of Research, we are further expanding our capacity to address complex problems at a pace and scale few others can match.

Chronic Brain Injury

Advancing the prevention, detection, and treatment of brain injuries to relieve the human and economic burdens they cause.

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Foods for Health

Integrating food, nutrition and metabolomics to prevent and treat many chronic health conditions.

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Food and AgriCULTURAL Transformation (InFACT)

New thought for sustainable systems to produce and distribute food as we confront climate change, shrinking resources and a growing population.

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Humanities and 
the Arts

Addressing the complexity of today's problems first means understanding their human and social dimensions

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Infectious Diseases

Toward a world free from the threat of infectious diseases.

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Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability

New materials and manufacturing innovation accelerating global sustainability.

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Sustainable and Resilient Economy

Integration of science, engineering, humanities and the arts to enable a global transition to an equitable and prosperous society.

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Translational Data Analytics

Connecting complex data sets to advance education, business, and communities.

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  • FFH-ODI Collaboration for Metabolomics Summer Internships

    June 15, 2018 Foods for Health and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion collaborated during Spring 2018 to identify and place four talented undergraduate students from dive...

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  • Students Plant Seeds of Culture Change

    June 6, 2018 Through the InFACT-led AgriCULTURE Gardens Initiative, a demonstration plot featuring native plants was seeded outside of Smith Lab in May 2018. In collabora...

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  • Jonathan Godbout named interim faculty director for Chronic Brain Injury

    May 31, 2018 Jonathan Godbout, PhD, has been named interim faculty lead of the Chronic Brain Injury (CBI) program, a focus area of the $500 million Discovery Themes initi...

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