Jason Reece to serve as vice provost for urban research and community engagement
We are pleased to announce that Jason Reece will serve as vice provost for urban research and community engagement, effective January 1. In his new role, Jason will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to create a strategic vision for academic partnership with Ohio States local communities. He will contribute to our strategic focus area in external engagement, which seeks to forge strong, mutually beneficial connections with external communities. He will serve as a key advisor to academic leaders by using an asset-based approach to address major challenges facing local communities.Learn More
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Applications are open for the annual OSEP awards
In collaboration with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), the Office of Academic Affairs has opened a call for grant proposals that align with the universitys sustainability goals; advance diversity, equity and inclusion goals; or provide research opportunities to students who have had limited exposure to undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities. Submissions are due Feb. 10, 2023. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.Learn more and apply
Next meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network: Dec. 2
The Engaged Practitioners Network is a space for those Ohio State staff who are working in community outreach and engagement. Our goal is to continue to grow the community of practice for staff. We hope to amplify collaborations, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities.Learn more and register
Applications open for Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program
Applications are being accepted for the 2023-24 class of the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program. The Schweitzer Fellows Program supports and trains health-focused graduate and professional students in creating and carrying out service projects to address unmet community needs. Fellows partner with an existing community agency in the Columbus or Athens area and have both an academic and a community-based mentor. Applications are due Jan. 23.Learn more and apply
Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey
The Ohio Attorney Generals Office partnered with Philanthropy Ohio and The Ohio State Universitys John Glenn College of Public Affairs to produce The Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey which captured early reactions of the nonprofit sector to the pandemic, including their concerns and planned actions.
Moms, families receiving resources from Moms2B
Moms2B has paused its in-person sessions for the pregnant moms in the program, but that doesnt mean the help stops. Moms2B is an Ohio State Wexner Medical Center program that supports pregnant moms and families in low-income areas throughout Columbus in an effort to reduce infant mortality rates. The program typically meets once per week at each of its eight locations, providing food, education and support to moms and families.
Rising Up Strong for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Watching her sister with autism grow up and interact with the world, along with her passion for inclusivity and deep interest in the medical field, led Christine Chilaka, a second-year medical student at Ohio State, to develop the Rising Up Strong program to help teach health and wellness to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Celebrating Service: 2020 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows
Congratulations to the 2019-20 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows on making an impact in the community with your year-long service projects! The Schweitzer Fellows Program supports and trains emerging health-focused graduate and professional students in creating and carrying out service projects to address unmet community needs. The Fellows carry out an April-to-April community service project of at least 200 service hours, with at least 100 hours involving direct client contact. Fellows partner with an existing community agency in the Columbus or Athens area and have both an academic and a community-based mentor.
Building bridges between Ohio State and the state health department
very night when Elisabeth Root comes home, her daughter asks what she did that day. Ill say, Well, I told the governor this, or, I got to help the public health department think about this, Root said. And shes like, Mom, youre actually getting to make a difference, and I think theres lots of people whod want to do that. And thats how I feel. I think all of us as a community at Ohio State want to do something. We have this drive to help, and Ive been handed an opportunity to be actionable.