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ASN Honors FIC Members Martha Belury and Richard S. Bruno

The American Society of Nutrition recently recognized the two faculty members, both in the Department of Human Sciences, for their research excellence with 2014 Senior Investigator awards. Read more


Former FIC Co-director Mark Failla Awarded with the Fulbright Scholar Grant

Mark Failla, professor emeritus in the Department of Human Sciences and former FIC co-director, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholar grant by the U.S. Department of Education. Read more


FIC Food Mapping Project Featured in Columbus Monthly

The Food Mapping Project, led by Michelle Kaiser, was featured in Columbus Monthly. Read more


FIC Member Carolyn Gunther Featured in the Columbus Dispatch

Carolyn Gunther discusses the importance of a healthy breakfast. Read more


USDA National Needs Fellowship Opportunity Available

A new USDA National Needs Fellowship opportunity is available in the area of Foods and Nutrition for Cancer Prevention. Read more


Dr. Vodovotz Fights Cancer with Black Raspberry Confections

Yael Vodovotz discusses her black raspberry confections Read more


FIC Member Dr. Mo Saif Appointed to the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research Board

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) and the appointment of a 15-member board of directors. Read more


FIC Member Dr. Kinghorn Receives $7.1 Million Continuation of Program Project Grant Funding from the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health has awarded A. Douglas Kinghorn, professor and Jack L. Beal chair in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, an additional $7.1 million for years 6–10 of “Discovery of Anticancer Agents of Diverse Natural Origin,” a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional project directed toward the discovery of new, naturally occurring antitumor agents, specifically those from selected tropical plants, aquatic cyanobacteria and filamentous fungi. Read more


Fresh Avocado Enhances Absorption of Essential Nutrients for Healthy Living

Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A. Read more


Zinc Deficiency Magnifies, Prolongs Lethal Immune Response to Sepsis

Scientists have identified a key immune response pathway regulated by zinc that may hold clues to stopping sepsis, one of the leading causes of death in America’s intensive care units. Read more


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