Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Innovation Initiatives 2012

Congratulations to the four multi-college teams awarded 2012 Food Innovation Center Innovation Initiatives

The funding supports multi-college teams in new collaborative research projects that address significant problems in food quality, local food security, or obesity. A minimum of three Center faculty members from at least three Ohio State colleges comprise each team. Across the four awards, 20 Center members from eight colleges are engaged, along with local and international partners. Each team received up to $50,000 in direct costs for one year.

  1. Maternal Obesity and Child Temperament as Predictors of Childhood Obesity: Mediating Role of the Intestinal Microbiota
    Michael Bailey (PI), Dentistry; Lisa Christian (Co-PI), COM; Ihuoma Eneli, COM; Diane Habash, COM; Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, EHE; Zhongtang Yu, FAES; Kyle Porter, Center for Biostatistics

  2. Assessing the Real and Perceived Food Safety Risks of Urban Agriculture Programs
    Jeffrey LeJeune (PI), Vet Med; Rosemary Chaudry, Nursing; Barbara Polivka, Nursing; Nicholas Basta, FAES

  3. Livestock Production and Quality in Anthropogenic Floodplains
    Mark Moritz (PI), Arts & Sciences; Rebeca Garabed, Vet Med; David Barker, FAES; Ningchuan Xiao, Arts & Sciences; Saidou Kari, Centre d'Appui a la Recherche et au Pastoralisme (Cameroon); Roland Ziebe, University of Maroua (Cameroon); Mamoudou Abdoulmoumini, University of Ngaoundere (Cameroon); Paul Scholte, Deutsche Gesellschaftfur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Cameroon); Mouhaman Arabi, University of Maroua (Cameroon); Ngono Ema Patrick Jolly,  Univ. of Ngaoundere (Cameroon)

  4. Food Choices and Health Status of Food Insecure Families in Central Ohio
    Colleen Spees (PI), COM; Diane Habash, COM; Kay Wolf, COM; Steven Clinton, COM; Matt Habash, Mid-Ohio Food Bank; Tom Gregoire, CSW; Matthew Kleinhenz, FAES; Michelle Kaiser, CSW

College abbreviations: Education and Human Ecology (EHE); Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (FAES); Medicine (COM); Social Work (CSW); and Veterinary Medicine (Vet Med).