Ada, OH, United States
Ada, OH, United States

Ohio Northern University is a private, United Methodist Church-affiliated university located in the United States in Ada, Ohio, founded by Henry Solomon Lehr in 1871. ONU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. ONU is a sister university with Dankook University, a private university in Seoul, South Korea. In 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 U.S. News & World Report listed Ohio Northern as regional universities midwest, #2, though there are Midwest universities that are ranked equivalently to or higher than Ohio Northern University in the complete United States University rankings. Wikipedia.

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Bishop B.M.,St Ritas Medical Center | Bishop B.M.,Ohio Northern University
Annals of Pharmacotherapy | Year: 2015

Objective: To describe the current Ebola virus epidemic and the potential options for treatment and prevention of Ebola virus disease. Data Sources: A PubMed literature search (1976 through October 20, 2014) was conducted using the search term Ebola. Study Selection and Data Extraction: Animal and human studies published in English were selected. Studies published within the past 5 years were the primary focus of this review. Data Synthesis: The current Ebola virus epidemic has primarily been contained in West Africa though it has subsequently spread to other areas, including the United States. The first patient in the United States infected with Ebola virus was diagnosed, treated, and expired in Texas. Two nurses caring for this patient also were diagnosed with Ebola virus and have been successfully treated. Treatment options for patients infected with Ebola virus are limited. Supportive therapy is centered on fluid resuscitation, electrolyte imbalance correction, treating complicating infections, and preventing complications of shock. Experimental therapies (ZMapp, brincidofovir, TKM-Ebola, and favipiravir) have been used during this current outbreak. Several medications such as amiodarone, chloroquine, and clomiphene may prevent the transmission of or treat Ebola virus. Different vaccine therapies are also in early-stage development. One of the vaccine strategies using recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus as a delivery vector has demonstrated efficacy when used for preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis. Conclusion: Ebola virus is highly virulent and fatal, and treatment options are limited. Several experimental and existing therapies may be options for preventing and treating Ebola virus disease. © The Author(s) 2014.

News Article | February 15, 2017

Eric T. Baumgartner, Ph.D. has been appointed vice president of academics at Milwaukee School of Engineering effective July 15, 2017. Baumgartner comes to MSOE from Ohio Northern University where he has served as dean of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering and a mechanical engineering professor since 2006. While at ONU, he executed strategic plans and fundraising campaigns on behalf of the college, and also developed new partnerships and degree programs. He previously was a senior member of the engineering staff at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Dr. Baumgartner brings a wealth of experience to MSOE,” said Dr. John Walz, president of MSOE. “His academic leadership and credentials along with years of experience in industry made him the ideal candidate for vice president of academics. I am excited to welcome Dr. Baumgartner to MSOE’s leadership team.” Baumgartner also taught at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Michigan Technological University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame; a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a certificate from the Institute for Educational Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. While at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Baumgartner held leadership roles on the Mars Science Laboratory Sample Acquisition/Sample Processing and Handling team and Mars Exploration Rover project that successfully launched, landed and operated the Curiosity, Spirit and Opportunity rovers on the surface of Mars. “I am incredibly humbled and excited by the opportunity to serve as the next vice president of academics at Milwaukee School of Engineering. MSOE has a long-standing commitment to excellence in engineering, business and nursing education,” said Baumgartner. “I look forward to collaborating with the faculty and staff to continue the growth and development of the academic programs at MSOE so that both the institution and its graduates have a positive impact on the region and the nation.” Baumgartner and his work have been recognized with several honors, including the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) Outstanding Dean Award and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Award. MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

​​​Dr. Thomas E. Hutson, Director, Genitourinary Oncology Program, Texas Oncology, Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, has joined The Expert Network, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Dr. Hutson has been chosen as a Distinguished Doctor™ based on peer reviews and ratings, numerous recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career. Dr. Hutson outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, Dr. Hutson went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then returned to Ohio Northern University to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy. Dr. Hutson continued his training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation with an Internal Medicine Residency, followed by an Experimental Therapeutics Fellowship and a Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM, NBPS) and Medical Oncology (ABIM, NBPS). With nearly 20 years dedicated to medicine, Dr. Hutson is a leading expert in the field of Genitourinary Oncology. When asked why he decided to pursue a career in medicine, Dr. Hutson said: "I ultimately wanted to provide high-level care to patients. While I was at the beginning of my medical training, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. That influenced my decision to go into oncology." Today, Dr. Hutson is an internationally known and respected oncologist. Specializing in Urologic cancer, he is a leading expert in kidney cancers that until about ten years ago were completely untreatable. Over the course of his training and internships, Dr. Hutson developed an interest in clinical drug development and has since been the lead international investigator in the FDA approval of nine therapies for kidney cancer. An avid contributor to all areas of his specialty, Dr. Hutson has authored over 150 peer-reviewed papers in leading medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In addition to his position as a Professor of Medicine, he has been invited to speak at medical venues around the world. He also serves on the editorial board for several medical journals, including the Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, CURE Magazine, Clinical GU Cancer, and the Kidney Cancer Journal. As a thought-leader in his specialty, Dr. Hutson is a widely renowned innovator and maintains a practice at the cutting-edge of medical advancements. He is the driving force behind developments in many cancer treatments, working tirelessly to provide state-of-the-art patient care. He noted: "My goal is to provide my patients with the latest treatment advances and clinical research." The Expert Network© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Dr. Thomas E. Hutson. The Expert Network© is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.

News Article | February 15, 2017

More than 300 students from Husson University, will participate in the Fifth Annual Interprofessional Evening of Conversation on February 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Gracie Theatre. This event, structured in a manner similar to “grand rounds,” features a simulated case presentation with an actor portraying a patient with a health condition. Students observe the case presentation and then engage in small group interprofessional discussions in which they talk about the care of the “patient.” This year’s actor will portray a patient with an opioid addiction and other problems. Students observing the “patient” and discussing her care include aspiring professionals majoring in physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, healthcare studies, education, graduate counseling, along with those pursuing bachelor’s and graduate nursing degrees. Twenty-five faculty facilitators help engage the more than 300 Husson students participating in this event. Husson University is one of only a few institutions of higher education in Maine using this cutting-edge method of education for their healthcare and education programs. Once completed, it is expected that the students from the various healthcare and education disciplines will have gained insight into identifying the roles and responsibilities of the various disciplines, and using interprofessional communication skills to discuss potential plans of action to improve patients’ outcomes. “For a significant number of our students, the “Evening of Conversation” is the first experience these future professionals will have with patient-focused interprofessional activity,” says Dr. Peg Olson, PhD, PT, NCS, a faculty member in Husson University’s School of Physical Therapy. “Being effective in today’s team-oriented healthcare delivery system requires professionals who can exchange information, listen, and work with others who possess expertise in a variety of disciplines. Students do this best when they learn about, with, and from students of two or more different professions!” Communication is an important key to maximizing patient outcomes and eliminating medical errors. Interprofessional teamwork has been credited with improved health care experiences. In fact, this process has led to 50 percent reductions in both adverse patient outcomes and the average length of intensive care, a dramatic decrease in the clinical error rate, and lowering the per capita cost of health care, all while increasing in the professional satisfaction of those employed in health care fields.[1] Continuing to educate aspiring healthcare and education professionals in the importance of good communication can help improve the health of millions of Americans. For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ {1} “Agents of C.A.R.E.: Health care disciplines team up through interprofessional education (IPE) to tackle the challenges of the future”, Ohio Northern University,

DiPietro N.A.,Ohio Northern University
Pharmacotherapy | Year: 2010

This article is the first of a three-part series intended to enhance clinical pharmacists' understanding of methods frequently used in epidemiologic research and their applications. The basic tenets of epidemiology and uses for data derived from epidemiologic studies are given, along with a high-level overview of the differences between experimental and observational study designs. The defining characteristics of each of the observational study designs (case report or case series, ecologic, cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, nested case-control, and case-cohort) and the resultant strengths and limitations of the study designs are presented. Applications for observational studies in pharmacoepidemiology (including the case-crossover and case-time-control study designs) are discussed. Finally, points to consider when evaluating data from observational studies are addressed.

Rahrig R.R.,Ohio Northern University
Nucleic acids research | Year: 2013

The R3D Align web server provides online access to 'RNA 3D Align' (R3D Align), a method for producing accurate nucleotide-level structural alignments of RNA 3D structures. The web server provides a streamlined and intuitive interface, input data validation and output that is more extensive and easier to read and interpret than related servers. The R3D Align web server offers a unique Gallery of Featured Alignments, providing immediate access to pre-computed alignments of large RNA 3D structures, including all ribosomal RNAs, as well as guidance on effective use of the server and interpretation of the output. By accessing the non-redundant lists of RNA 3D structures provided by the Bowling Green State University RNA group, R3D Align connects users to structure files in the same equivalence class and the best-modeled representative structure from each group. The R3D Align web server is freely accessible at

The increase in antibacterial resistance has created the demand for new antibiotics. The present invention relates to a more potent antibiotic that targets the enzyme glutamate racemase from known glutamate racemase inhibitors. Glutamate racemase catalyses the interconversion of L-glutamate to D-glutamate, making D-glutamate available, which is required for bacterial peptidoglycan biosynthesis. Knockout mutations have shown glutamate racemase to be necessary for bacterial cell survival and, before the present invention, no antibiotic on the market targeted this enzyme. The present invention relates to new, ligand based glutamate racemase inhibitors, developed using software to extract a pharmacophore model from a group of known glutamate racemase inhibitors. Forty-seven (47) known inhibitors were collected from the literature and several pharmacophore models were extracted therefrom. The functional groups common to all the known inhibitors were included in a pharmacophore model that described the requirements for glutamate racemase inhibition with 82% accuracy. Of these models, one was found to describe the requirements for glutamate racemase inhibition with 82% accuracy. The model was used to search databases of commercially available chemical compounds and 2-(2-(1/i-indol-3-yl)ethylamino)-4-oxo-4-p-tolylbutanoic acid and 2-(2-(1//-indol-3-yl)ethylamino)-4-(4-fluorophenyl)-4-oxobutanoic acid were identified as showing antibacterial activity. These compounds were assayed against S. pneumoniae and were shown to have antibacterial activity against the non- virulent strain R6 and against a multidrug resistant strain.

Ohio Northern University | Date: 2014-07-28

A credit card holder having at least one internal slot for holding a credit card, the internal slot having opposed front and rear plates set at a distance approximately the thickness of a credit card, and also having fixed opposed side guides having credit card side guide surfaces set at a distance from each other of approximately the width of a credit card. A credit card push slide is positioned along an internal width of the slot for engaging the top of a credit card, the slide having opposed credit card slide guide surfaces in alignment with the guide surfaces of the fixed side guides. The slot and the push slide have stop surfaces which cooperate to prevent the slide from completely pushing the card out of the slot.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 63.06K | Year: 2010

The project is using the Imen-Delphi procedure to capture and categorize expected outcomes and assessment methods in first-year engineering courses and then using these results to define a classification schemes or set of models for these courses. This methodology for developing a consensus follows a proven technique designed to allow a large panel of experts to develop shared images of schemes based on a limited number of rounds of survey data. It has been proven to be successful in the development of a consensus for groups striving to specify characteristics leading to definitions of vaguely defined industries or programs This process is being followed by a workshop to investigate the defined models with their associated outcomes and assessment strategies in order to identify assessment gaps. These classifications would guide the engineering community in the development of first-year courses that have some coherency across institutions and facilitate transfer credit, encourage joint course development, and more effectively connect the first-year course to the rest of the curriculum. Results are being widely disseminated through conference papers, workshops, and journal articles.

NSF Proposal No. 1247935
Vemuru, Srinivasa R.

Intellectual Merit
This NSF EARS project proposes a new spectrum sensing architecture combined with joint link scheduling and routing to significantly enhance access to the radio spectrum. Traditional non-directional sensing algorithms do not offer information about the direction of primary and secondary signals, directional information on interference, and information on network node location, and hence significantly limit the potential of cognitive radio technology in terms of spectrum utilization. This project envisions a generalized framework leading to the determination and subsequent utilization of spatio-temporal vacancies in time, frequency, position and direction. New mathematical, hardware, and software algorithms and techniques will be pioneered toward enabling low-complexity digital radios. Multi-dimensional sensed information will drive the innovation of cross-layer link scheduling and routing schemes aimed at boosting the cognitive radio network performance. The proposed innovations will be accomplished through mathematical formulation and modeling of directional sensing algorithms based on multi-dimensional signal processing concepts. The project will also investigate low-complexity fast algorithms for enabling real-time realization leading to new types of (i) digital integrated circuits, (ii) new design techniques for cognitive radios, and (iii) highly agile radio frequency component models all leading to an integrated directional spectrum sensor.

Broader Impacts
This proposal entails tightly integrated research and educational activities at four universities including an HBCU and an undergraduate institution. Spectrum-aware education is pursued as one of the key components of the project because wireless system designers and policy makers alike urgently need this knowledge for pioneering new innovations in this upcoming area of technology. Scientific findings enabled by the proposed research in the cognitive radio networks will serve as a tangible tool-box for engineering transformational technologies such technologies could, in turn, lead to mushrooming of businesses and services that directly benefit from intellectual property (e.g. patents). This research will foster startup firms manufacturing new devices that will potentially improve todays wireless infrastructure. Distinct and diverse applications in education, energy, environment, healthcare, infrastructure, and public-safety will be studied from a unified perspective, i.e. spectrum scarcity, with the objective of maximizing the untapped economic potential of such scientific findings. The project will involve minorities, underrepresented groups, and women in research, while inspiring spectrum-aware educational concepts through new laboratory modules. Participation of underrepresented groups and women will be encouraged and promoted through mentorship and outreach, aimed at inspiring them to take up graduate studies in engineering and computer science.

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