Engaged Scholars: Jeffrey Cohen
Community engagement shifts research toward a model that is founded upon co-design, co-production, shared respect and transparency. Working with the Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio as partners and investing our efforts together to promote equity and justice is an opportunity to reinvent anthropology and anthropological research for today.Learn More
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Register for the 2023 Engaged Scholarship Symposium
Join the Office of Outreach and Engagement for the Engaged Scholarship Symposium. This symposium will highlight faculty who are co-creating scholarship with our community. Through panel discussions, participants will learn more about the innovative and impactful work of engaged scholars at Ohio State.Learn more and register
Engagement Scholarship Consortium call for proposals
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium seeks proposals for its annual conference on October 4-5, 2023 in East Lansing, Michigan. The 2023 conference theme will be "Mobilizing Change through Engaged Scholarship." Proposals are due March 31.Learn more
Register for the African American Behavioral Health Conference
Please join us for the 2023 African American Behavioral Health Conference on April 6! We are excited to share that Nicole King Cotton, M.D. of the Morehouse School of Medicine will be our keynote speaker with her talk "Social Injustice and Mental Health."
About the conference What must be done to help shape policies that impact behavioral health disparities in the African American community? From social stigma surrounding mental health to the effects of healthcare policy, this conference will bring together attendees from a variety of backgrounds to discuss interdisciplinary approaches to tackling these issues.Learn more and register
New POP Care healthcare model to improve health of homebound adults and their pets
Both human and animal patients stand to benefit from an innovative new model of healthcare launched today by leaders of The Ohio State University Colleges of Nursing, Veterinary Medicine and Social Work. The POP (Pet Owner and Pet) Care pilot program is funded through a Hillman Foundation Emergent Innovations grant. It joins the knowledge and service of three academic colleges to transition a pattern of reactive sick care into proactive, holistic well care for homebound adults with multiple chronic conditions and their pets.
A spirit of service
Kierra Edwards marched in place, hopped up and down and stood at the head of a pre-kindergarten classroom. The children followed her lead, singing counting songs at the tops of their voices. In a colorful room with holiday ornaments dangling from the ceiling and heaps of glue bottles and crayons lining the shelves, it was a typical classroom scene for what had been an atypical experience. The moment we walked in, they were hugging us, said Edwards, a 2018 Ohio State graduate and current graduate student studying early childhood education. Theyre just really appreciative, happy kids. Edwards December service trip gave her a fresh experience in the largely Latino population of Immokalee, Florida, a city with a high poverty rate. And thats exactly why Buck-I-SERV, an alternative break program, was created in 2003.
Researchers tell a story of food insecurity on the South Side
The quality and price of food in a city can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, and new research at Ohio State is mapping that disparity. The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity partnered with several community partners and Ohio State colleges to study food insecurity on Columbus South Side.The study is part of a larger community/university initiative called Food-mapping for Empowerment, Access and Sustainable Transformation, also known as FEAST, which aims to understand availability of healthy food in Ohio and how people interact with their food landscape.
Conference presents challenges, solutions for sustainable communities
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and current head of the Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice, says that despite the looming challenges we face due to climate change, she still has hope. Robinson was a keynote speaker for The Ohio State University 2019 Community Engagement Conference held this week in the Ohio Union. Hundreds of faculty, students, staff and community partners filled ballrooms and exhibit space to discuss research, partnerships and resources to help build sustainable and resilient communities.
OHIO Project: Fourth-Year Dental Students Provide Dental Care to At-Risk Populations in Ohio
For 50 days out of the academic year, fourth-year students at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry aren't required to attend class and it's actually a part of the curriculum. Instead, these students are traveling around Ohio, working closely with licensed dentists, and gaining hands-on experience in the field of dentistry.