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Sustainability is a Success in 2017 at Ohio State
Two years after the establishment of university-wide sustainability goals, The Ohio State University continues to make progress toward meeting the pressing challenges of sustainability and in evolving a culture of sustainability through collaborative teaching, pioneering research, comprehensive outreach, and innovative operations, practices and policies.Learn More
As a research university, we have enormous potential to bring intellectual heft and focused collaborative efforts to solve some of the world’s problems that loom so large. In this regard, with Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative, we selected three focus areas where we already have strengths to build on —Health and Wellness, Energy and Environment, Food Production and Security.
Led by Steven Schwartz (Department of Food Science and Technology) - and collaborating with Yael Vodovotz (Department of Food Science and Technology), Christopher Weghorst (College of Public Health) and Steven Clinton (College of Medicine and Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center) - the new strawberry study will examine biological samples collected from smokers and nonsmokers who ingested a strawberry confection product.
When Michelle Kaiser, PhD, started as an assistant professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work in 2012, she was immediately welcomed into a vibrant transdisciplinary team of researchers who shared her primary academic interest: food security and the effort to make healthy food available for all.