Gabbe receives prestigious service award
Steven Gabbe, CEO of the Wexner Medical Center and senior vice president for health sciences, has been given the 2014
Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He received the award April 30 at ACOG’s Presidential Inauguration and Convocation in Chicago in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding contributions to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology in the area of diabetes in pregnant women.
This annual award is given to outstanding individuals in OB-GYN who have made important contributions within the college and/or the discipline of OB-GYN in government, research, teaching or direct patient care.
Gabbe is one of the world’s leading experts on the complications of diabetes and pregnancy, the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed papers and senior editor of the leading textbook in his field, Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies. He has held leadership positions with the Association of American Medical Colleges and National Institutes of Health, is co-chair of the Liaison Committee for Medical Education and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Film crew on campus to film ‘The Tank’
Through May 6, with a break on May 4, a film crew will be on campus at various times and locations to shoot the feature “The Tank,” a thriller about six people entering an isolation tank designed to simulate the lengthy trip to Mars. There will be a large crew (45-70 people) at each location: Recreation and Physical Activity Center, Adventure Recreation Center, Physical Activity and Education Services Building, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, Fisher College, Don Scott Airport, Archie Griffin ballroom and WOSU @ COSI.
Ohio State has worked out details of transportation and parking as well as movement of the crew within these buildings to provide the least amount of disruption possible.
Annual Carmen update occurs May 2-3
From 6 p.m. May 2 until early afternoon May 3, Carmen will not be accessible so it can have its annual update. Instructors are encouraged to finish final grades prior to the update. For information on the changes or if you are curious about why Carmen updates in May, visit go.osu.edu/carmenupdate.
Research billing changes coming July 1
Significant changes to Research Billing Review will be implemented July 1. Research reviewers will begin to review both hospital and professional charges in EPIC via a report activity. An information session will be held
11 a.m.-noon May 8 in the CCTS, 205 Prior Health Science Library.
Anyone responsible for reviewing hospital or professional charges for research billing will need to attend a new Research Billing Class to begin in June (CLS-RSCH-IHIS-Billing Charge Review). Register through Net Learning or contact Jennifer Lanter at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ohio Export Internship Program recognized
The National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators honored the Ohio Export Internship Program, in collaboration with the Ohio Development Services Agency and Fisher College of Business, with the 2014 International Program Excellence Award at its annual conference in Memphis, Tennessee.
The OEI program was launched in 2012 to educate undergraduate business students from colleges and universities across Ohio on the fundamentals of exporting and to help small- to medium-sized companies in Ohio increase their global sales. In just two years, the program has paired 28 students with companies in a diverse range of industries. These partnerships have yielded more than $7.7 million in expected global sales for Ohio companies as well as valuable work experience and full-time job offers for students. More than 30 students will participate this summer.
Winfough estates’ $2.8 million gift helps CFAES
The estates of Geraldine and Arthur Winfough Jr. have committed a $2.8 million gift to the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in memory of the Mount Sterling, Ohio, couple. The gift will be used to kick-start construction of the CFAES library, Student Success Center and administrative offices. The gift also will establish three new endowments to the college.
HR/SIS upgrade project moved to July
The dates for implementation of the HR/SIS Upgrade project have been extended from Memorial Day weekend to the Fourth of July holiday weekend, July 4-9, to ensure ample time for testing and training. A July go-live has several benefits over the planned Memorial Day date and will help ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for students, faculty and staff that rely on these systems.
For more information, visit ocio.osu.edu/blog.
Moon Rush wins People’s Choice Award
Web-based computer game Moon Rush, conceived by Ohio State graduate students Cheng Zhang (design/computer science engineering) and Sherri Larrimer (design), won the People’s Choice Award, based on public voting, in the Shoot the Moon Game Design Challenge.
The competition was sponsored by Games for Change and the Schusterman Philanthropic Network and winners were announced April 23 at the Games for Change Festival in New York City.
Moon Rush is the concept for a web-based 3D computer game that features a virtual moon race, spacecraft landing and lunar buggy. The goal of the design challenge was to create a space exploration game that would help the SpaceIL team, an Israeli nonprofit organization dedicated to landing an unmanned spacecraft on the moon in 2015. SpaceIL Academy, a multiplayer adventure game that puts players in the role of spaceflight trainees, won the $25,000 grand prize.