Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School
Dr. Karin Jordan Joins the Graduate School
I am happy to announce that Dr. Karin Jordan will begin as Assistant Dean of Graduate Development and Engagement at the Graduate School on July 1.
Karin’s role will be to engage with the university’s outward-facing efforts on behalf of graduate education. Those efforts include career services, alumni engagement, advancement, government engagement, and more. She will work closely with graduate programs as well as the offices associated with those efforts—the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, Career Counseling and Support Services, Corporate Engagement, the Office of Outreach and Engagement, and others. Specific efforts will include enhancing graduate career services and professional development, improving faculty mentorship, the development of faculty and student awards, and enhancing graduate community through messaging and events.
Karin comes to the Graduate School from Penn State Altoona, where she was Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Prior to Penn State, she held several administrative positions at the University of Akron, including Associate Dean in the College of Health Professions. Before moving into administration, Dr. Jordan was professor of counseling at University of Akron, George Fox University, and the University of Colorado at Denver.
JUL 12 | Final examinations and Report forms due, summer
JUL 19 | Final theses and dissertations due, summer
JUL 10 | Management Skills for Grad/Prof Students | more
JUL 16 | Grant Writing: An Introduction | more
JUL 18 | Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization | more
JUL 23 | Tools of the Trade: Animal Models Beyond the Mouse | more
JUL 29 | 2nd Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly and Nanobiotechnology Applications (funding available) | more
AUG 04 | Commencement
AUG 08 | Corporate Research Engagement 101 | more
OPEN | Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology Education and Research | more
JUL 05 | CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards | more
AUG 19 | NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship | more
SEP 02 | Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship | more
SEP 09 | 2019 Fall Postdoctoral Recruitment Event | more
OCT 02 | Biomedical Sciences Postdoc | more
OCT 03 | NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship | more
NOV 07 | NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship | more
Laura Pearce Joins Graduate School
Laura Pearce has joined the Graduate School as the administrative associate for the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School. The position was previously held by Jill Toft.
Laura is twice a graduate of the Ohio State University, with a BA in International Studies and an MA in East Asian Studies. She also holds an MA in Folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Laura will be the first point of contact for inquiries about curricular review processes for graduate programs. She will provide administrative support for the review and approval of new graduate program proposals, act as a liaison to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and assist the Associate Dean with day-to-day operations in the areas of graduate program assessment, online course proposals and changes, and matters pertaining to the graduate faculty.
Graduate School Offices Relocating to Stadium During Renovation
The Graduate School is renovating the offices in University Hall and staff will be temporarily relocated to Ohio Stadium beginning in August. The exact date for the move has not been determined, but those coming to the offices after August 1 should contact the Graduate School before setting out.
Contact: Matt Yoder, HR/Finance Manager
NAEd/Spencer Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Due October 3.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, attend professional development retreats, and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Due November 7.
Biomedical Sciences Postdoc
Deadline: October 2
The NIGMS Postdoctoral (PRAT) Program is a competitive three-year postdoctoral fellowship program that provides high quality research training in the basic biomedical sciences in NIH intramural research laboratories.
National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
Deadline: August 19
The NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program provides fellowships to develop an independent research program in cancer prevention. The centerpiece of the program is mentored, multidisciplinary research. With input from senior scientists and program staff, each fellow develops original scientific projects and reports findings at meetings and in leading journals.
The program provides up to four years of funding including stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances, as well as an opportunity to earn an MPH.
Management Skills for Grad/Prof Students
This interactive workshop will help participants understand the skills necessary to gain a better understanding of self and how to assess others abilities and leverage those strengths to improve their working relationships and work satisfaction.
2019 Fall Postdoctoral Recruitment Event
September 9 (application deadline)
October 23–25 (event)
The Postdoctoral Recruitment event will provide an opportunity for PhD students to meet research faculty, interview for open postdoctoral positions and discover the research taking place at Ohio State and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Application for this event is open to graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD between December 2018 and May 2020.
Tools of the Trade: Animal Models Beyond the Mouse
July 23 8:00 a.m.–noon Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115
The Center for Clinical & Translational Science and the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office will present a workshop on the plurality of animal models. Researchers from Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present on the advantages of studying naturally occurring disease in companion animals, comparative aspects of animal pathology, and unique regulatory and ethical considerations.
2nd Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly and Nanobiotechnology Applications
July 29–31 Fawcett Center for Tomorrow
Thirty-two fellowships are available to Ohio State students to attend the 2nd Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly and Nanobiotechnology Applications. The conference hosts leading scientists and engineers working in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, microbiology, cell biology, materials, and nanotechnology. Fellowships are first come, first served and include cost of registration, lunch, dinner and banquet for the 3-day conference.
Register Use code “OSU Fellowship” at registration.
Research Commons Workshops
Grant Writing: An Introduction (Workshop)
July 16, 10 a.m.–noon
Learn about the differences between federal/state and private funding processes, best practices for seeking funding, and examples of effective writing.
Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization (Workshop)
July 18, 3–4:30 p.m.
Learn about the data visualization program, including the different versions that exist, and how to access the program for free.
The Research Commons is a space where researchers can connect with each other and with services that support and enable their work. It offers group study room rentals, research consultations, and more.
Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops
Technology-Enhanced Active Learning
July 11, 1:30–3 p.m.
Engage in multiple activities to discover how technology can enhance active learning in your courses.
Peer Review in CarmenCanvas
July 16, 1–2:30 p.m.
Learn how to leverage Carmen to engage students in peer review activities.
The Office of Distance Education and eLearning provides students with an enriched educational experience through technology-ready classrooms, centralized learning systems, innovations in technological pedagogy, and distance education opportunities.