• Congratulations to Dr. Valente B. Alvarez, Heather Bell, Matt Papic, Steven Simmons, and Gary Wenneker at the Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center on receiving the 2020 Group Excellence In Safety Award. The FIC team was recognized for developing an annual safety training program for graduate teaching assistants in the department.
    • Congratulations to the following OARDC Award Recipients: Dr. Monica Giusti has been selected as the 2020 Senior Faculty Researcher of the Year Winner and Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona has been selected as the 2020 Innovator of the Year Award Winner. The awards will be formally presented at the CFAES Annual Research Conference, to be held on Tuesday April 21, 2020 from 9-2 pm at the Wooster Campus Conference Center in Wooster, Ohio.
    • Congratulations to FST students Simone Fishel, Jenna Fryer, Megan Gregg, Amber Zehringer who were named 2020 CFAES Distinguished Senior Award recipients. These students will be celebrated at the 2020 CFAES Distinguished Senior Awards Dinner Ceremony in March.
    • Congratulations to two FST alumni who have been selected as 2020 CFAES Alumni Award honorees. Dr. Bill Hildebolt has been seletced to receive a CFAES Meritorious Service Award and Dr. Robert Joseph was selected to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recipients will be honored at the CFAES Alumni Awards Luncheon on March 7th at the Fawcett Event Center in Columbus.
    • Dr. Yael Vodovotz participated in The Atlantic’s annual People v. Cancer Summit. During the Summit, The Atlantic illuminated stories from the frontlines of the cancer community, from the latest oncology breakthroughs to the power of the human experience. Click here to view it.
    • The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI) at The Ohio State University will hold its inaugural event, “Translating Science Into Policy and Practice: What are the food safety priorities?” on Nov. 14 at the Drake Performance and Event Center. The event will include a food safety panel discussion featuring: Mindy Brashears, PhD, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S.
    • Dr. Barb Kowalcyk is bringing the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention (CFI) to Ohio State. CFI will provide a centralized location for food safety resources, researchers, faculty, and staff from several Ohio State colleges and departments including the College of Public Health, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Education and Human Ecology.
    • Congratulations to Mehmood Khan, MD who has been selected as the 2019 Harris Award recipient. Dr. Khan is Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Life Biosciences Inc. and former Global Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development at PepsiCo.
    • We are pleased to announce the 2019 OSU FST Hall of Distinction recipients:
      Dr. Dennis Heldman
      Ms. Beth Kloos
      Ms. Karen Milley
      Dr. John Mount
      Dr. Rodney Plimpton - posthumous
      Dr. Henry Randolph - posthumous

    • Dr. Devin Peterson has been named the faculty director for the Foods for Health (FFH) program, part of the Discovery Themes initiative.
    • Dr. Rafael Jiménez-Flores, the J. T. “Stubby” Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods, assumed the role of president of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) during the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting held earlier this month. He will serve as president of the association for one year.