OHIO has regional economic impact
Located in the Appalachian Hills of Ohio, Ohio University recognizes the important role it plays in fueling the local and regional economy and the access it provides to the surrounding community for necessities such as health care and education. Through research, innovation, engagement, and experiential learning, Ohio University continues to make important contributions to the region and to the state of Ohio while preparing students to be the leaders of tomorrow and to serve their communities.
OHIO, which has been designated a Carnegie R1 National Research University, provides more than 28,000 students with the opportunity to access a high-quality education, not only in the classroom, but also through hands-on community service. Research laboratories such as the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE), the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) and the Edison Biotechnology Institute (EBI) are just a few of the many institutes in the ‘OHIO working to provide students with first-hand experience and connections, as well as provide jobs for local researchers and aim to create a more sustainable environment.
As the state’s top producer of healthcare professionals, OHIO—which has been named one of the nation’s 10 largest nursing schools and Ohio’s top provider of primary care physicians—serves its community and surrounding region through outreach programs like Mobile Health Clinics and Diabetes Institute where patient education and care delivery programs help improve treatment for people with diabetes in Appalachia.
The reach of OHIO’s contributions goes beyond Athens, ensuring that each of our regional campuses serves and engages with its communities by building partnerships and striving to meet workforce needs. work locally by expanding academic offerings and access to education.
For more information about Ohio University and its contributions to the region and to experiential learning, visit https://www.ohio.edu/forward.
To learn about the recent visit of two members of Congress from Ohio to tour campus facilities and learn more about OHIO’s countless contributions to Appalachian Ohio and the state through research, innovation, engagement and experiential learning, check out this article from the OHIO News.
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A principal investigator for more than $18 million in competitively sponsored research, primarily for the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Jason Trembly is the Russ Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a graduate faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Russ College of Engineering and Technology. He is also the director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at Ohio University.
Srdjan Nesic, Russ Professor at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has also served as director of the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology since 2002 and is responsible for over $30 million in external research funding, almost entirely from industry private.
Dr. John Kopchick, Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Microbiology at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has developed a drug treatment for acromegaly that has earned more than $75 million in royalty income from the license of Ohio University. He is the principal investigator of the Edison Biotechnology Institute.
Jason Trembly, Russ Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE), uses waste from this coal mine in western Pennsylvania to make composite building materials.
The Trembly team worked with Engineered Profiles in Columbus to fabricate composite deck boards.
An Engineered Profiles employee produces a decking board made primarily from scrap coal.
Congressmen Troy Balderson (left) and Bill Johnson (center) speak with Dr. Bruce Brown at the Institute of Corrosion and Multiphase Technology to learn more about the institute’s economic impact on the region.
Congressman Troy Balderson visits the Edison Biotechnology Institute.
Dr. John Kopchick reviews the data with his team at the Edison Biotechnology Institute.
Dr. John Kopchick poses for a photo with his team at the Edison Biotechnology Institute.
Each year, two 40-foot mobile clinics from Heritage College’s Community Health Programs travel to 24 counties in Ohio, providing clinics at churches, community centers, job sites, schools and more.
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University is the largest medical school in the state of Ohio.
The vast majority of physicians who graduate from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine remain in Ohio to practice medicine.
The majority of physicians who graduate from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine practice primary care, filling a nationwide shortage.
College of Health Sciences and Professions faculty researchers contribute their expertise through a number of groundbreaking statewide collaborations such as the OHIO Alliance for Population Health, which brings together more than 40 universities affiliates, hospital associations and healthcare providers to solve the most complex problems. and pressing population health concerns across the state.
Faculty and students in OHIO’s Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) lab often work with external partners, including collaborating on several projects with OhioHealth.
Artist and College of Fine Arts painting and drawing teacher John Sabraw helps convert acid mine drainage (left) into paint that is sold and used to help pay for the restoration of waterways that have been polluted by coal mining.
Ohio University researchers, with support from entities such as TechGROWTH Ohio and the Center for Innovation (pictured), have the opportunity to commercialize their work. For example, researchers founded AEIOU Scientific, now known as OsteoDX, to develop a device that can check bone strength easily and noninvasively using vibration analysis.