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
Mental Health within the LGBTQ+ Youth Community: From Class Project to Community Engagement
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth are two to three times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual, cisgender counterparts.* While this disparity may seem alarming, its actually quite common place. But why?
Connect and Collaborate Grant Helps Generation Rx Fight Prescription Drug Misuse
The opioid epidemic has consistently been making national headlines and with good reason. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and it's estimated that approximately eleven Ohioans die each day from a drug overdose. With such alarming statistics, it's difficult to imagine how such a large health crisis could be solved. However, for a group of individuals at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, fighting back against prescription drug misuse is in their mission statement. Since 2007, Generation Rx has worked to educate individuals of all ages about the dangers of misusing prescription medications. A partnership between The Ohio State University and the Cardinal Health Foundation was established in 2009, and is headed by Dr. Kenneth Hale and Dr. Nicole C. Kwiek within the College of Pharmacy.
Researchers, Students and Community Come Together to Reduce Food Waste
Food waste is a big issue; specifically, a 133 billion pound issue that often goes unnoticed in everyday life. According to the USDA, the United States wastes 30-40 percent of the food supply, and food waste is the single largest element going into municipal landfills. The amount of food waste in the U.S. has a plethora of negative impacts on food security, resource conservation and climate change, which are just a few of the reasons why Brian Roe, Van Buren professor in the Department of Agriculture, Environmental and Development Economics, helped create the OSU Food Waste Collaborative.
Growing Food and Harvesting Hope for Cancer Survivors
When cancer rears its ugly head and strikes close to home, the physical and mental health impacts can be devastating. Enter Dr. Colleen Spees, assistant professor and member of Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center, whose team is channeling hope and empowerment to cancer survivors through their community-based cancer research.