Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

2012 Team Awards

Congratulations to the thirteen recipients of FIC Team Awards. The one-year grants of up to $2,500 support multi-college teams planning new collaborative projects to advance the FIC mission. Teams from the 2012 annual meeting breakouts as well as teams not at the meeting were encouraged to apply. Collaborators on these teams represent 13 of Ohio State's 14 colleges.

  1. Foods, Intestinal Microbiome and Human and Animal Health
    Prosper Boyaka (PI), Vet Med; Jeff Firkins, FAES; James Kinder, EHE; Purnima Kumar, Dentistry; Zhongtang Yu, FAES; Brian Ahmer, COM; Ravzan Arsenescu, COM; Michael Bailey, Dentistry; Andrea Doseff, COM; Fabiola Gutierrez-Orozco, EHE; Gregory Lesinski, COM; Gireesh Rajashekara, Vet Med; Linda Saif, Vet Med; Ramesh Selvaraj, FAES; Nicholas Basta, FAES; Joshua Bomser, EHE; Steven Clinton, COM; Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai, EHE; Mark Failla, EHE; Monica Giusti, FAES; Earl Harrison, EHE; Gonul Kaletunc, FAES; Susan Olivo-Marston, CPH; Yael Vodovotz, FAES; Christopher Weghorst, CPH; Ouliana Ziouzenkova, EHE.

  2. Promoting Sustainability in Ohio’s Food Industry Through Improved LCA Methodology and Industry Collaboration: A Workshop
    Kirsten Dangaran, FAES; Dennis Heldman, FAES; Joseph Fiksel, Engineering; Kate Bartter, OR; Shannon Hollis, FAES.

  3. Biologic Research and Imaging in Nutrition (BRAIN) Team Planning
    Barbara Gracious (PI), COM; L. Eugene Arnold, COM; Mary Fristad, COM; Diane Habash, COM; Sarah Keim, COM; Kathi Kemper, COM; Zhong-Lin Lu, CAS; Peter Mohler, COM; Christopher Taylor, COM; Ouliana Ziouzenkova, EHE.

  4. Food Sustainability Strategies: Mastering Metrics that Matter
    Neal Hooker (PI), Glenn School; Curtis Haugtvedt, CAS; Dennis Heldman, FAES.

  5. Participation in Community Gardens to Improve Adherence to Self-Diabetes Care –
    a Community-Based Approach to Diabetes Education
    Steven Ing (PI), COM; Michelle Kaiser, CSW; Phyllis Pirie, CPH; Carla Miller, EHE; Janet Buckworth, EHE; Caroline Rankin, YMCA; Sharon Marshall, YMCA; Sarah Whitney, YMCA; Connie Crump, YMCA.

  6. Food District at Weinland Park
    Kay Bea Jones (PI), Engineering; Jacob Ross Boswell, Engineering; Kerstin Carr, MORPC; Brian Williams, MORPC; Ellen Moss Williams, Godman Guild; Paul Kaida, Godman Guild; Susan Colbert, FAES; Mike Hogan, FAES; Parwinder Grewal, FAES; Noreen Wornock, Local Matters; Kaci Harris, WPCCA; Joyce Hughes, WPCCA.

  7. Situating Local Food through New Urban Plans
    Kay Bea Jones (PI), Engineering; Colleen Spees, COM; Jacob Ross Boswell, Engineering; Katherine Bennett, Engineering; Bernadette Hanlon, Engineering; Leo Coleman, CAS; Michael Mercil, CAS; Bear Braumoeller, CAS; Jill Clark, Glenn School; Casey Hoy, FAES; Parwinder Grewal, FAES; Kerstin Carr, MORPC; Brian Williams, MORPC.

  8. Food Mapping Team
    Michelle Kaiser (PI), CSW; Ola Ahlqvist, CAS; Jill Clark, Glenn School; Steven Clinton, COM; Jennifer Evans Cowley, Engineering;  Diane Habash, COM; Bernadette Hanlon, Engineering; Nathan Hilbert, FAES; Casey Hoy, FAES; Gail Kaye, CPH; Matt Kleinhenz, FAES; Jack Nasar, Engineering; David Norris, Kirwan Institute; Jason Reece, Kirwan Institute; Christy Rogers, Kirwan Institute; Dan Remley, FAES; Jeff Sharp, FAES; Colleen Spees, COM; Christopher Taylor, COM; Autumn Trombetta, Columbus Public Health; Jon Lucas, Columbus Dept. of Development; Doug Wolf, NCH; Vicki Fitts, American Community Garden Association; Bob Leighty, Parsons Ave. Merchants Association.

  9. Fresh Food Nutritional Value Indices
    Matt Kleinhenz (PI), FAES; Joseph Scheerens, FAES; Mark Failla, EHE.

  10. Dietary Interventions to Regulate Inflammation and Neurologic Health
    Gregory Lesinski (PI), COM; Yael Vodovotz, FAES; Sandra Kostyk, COM; Chris Simons, FAES; Steven Schwartz, FAES; Ken Riedl, FAES; Thomas Mace, COM; Robert Curley, Pharmacy; Jeffry Kuret, COM.

  11. The Development of Mobile Technology for the Maintenance of Behavioral Change
    Carla Miller (PI), EHE; Charles Emery, CAS; Brian Focht, EHE; Michael Slater, CAS; Celia Willis, Nursing; Byron Roush, Nursing.

  12. Studies of the European Chocolate and Canadian Wheat Industries
    Justin Miller (PI), Business; William Stromeyer, Business; Martin Kosla, CAS.

  13. A Pilot Exploration of Dietary Choices among College Students Subscribed to the Meal Plan
    Brian Roe (PI), FAES; Michelle Battista, EHE; Mark Bennett, FAES; Robert Eckhart, EHE; Melanie Paris Arum, COM. Advisory Panel: Matthew Pham, Undergraduate students of English 1110, and University Dining Services personnel.