March 17, 2021

SMITH NAMED TO NEW CHIEF DIVERSITY POSITION AT HEART AND VASCULAR CENTER
Dr. Sakima Smith has been appointed to the newly created position of chief diversity and inclusion officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center. In this new position, Smith will help shape and build a culture of diversity and inclusion at the Heart and Vascular Center. He’s also vice chair for diversity and inclusion for The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine and a member of both the Equity and Anti-Racism Task Force and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Ohio State.


CROUSER APPOINTED CHAIR OF SARCOIDOSIS BOARD
Dr. Elliott Crouser has been appointed chair of the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research’s Scientific Advisory Board. Crouser, a professor of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine and is a leader in sarcoidosis research and treatment. In 25 years of supported research, his laboratory has contributed to the publication of more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including the first clinical practice guidelines for sarcoidosis, which were endorsed by the American Thoracic Society in 2020. Ohio State’s Sarcoidosis Specialty Clinic was named a center of excellence in 2020 by the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders.


OHIO STATE SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES EARNS TOP RANKING IN ONLINE BACHELOR’S PROGRAM
U.S. News & World Report ranks The Ohio State University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences online Bachelor of Health Sciences and AS to BS in Radiologic Sciences as #4 in the nation. The AS to BS was launched in the summer of 2019 and is the newest program offered. The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences online bachelor’s programs have ranked in the top four nationally for four years in a row.


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Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu

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