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May 6, 2013

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OSU PHYSICIAN AWARDED EDMUND PRINCE FOWLER AWARD

Dr. Subinoy Das was given The Edmund Prince Fowler Award for his thesis on “Improving patient care via a proteomics based diagnostic test for microbe-specific detection of chronic rhinosinusitis.” Dr. Das is the third person from the OSU Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to win this award. The Edmund Prince Fowler Award is the highest award given annually by the Triological Society in recognition of excellence of a thesis in basic science research. This award was announced at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting on April 12 and 13.

OSU MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL GIVEN PULSE AWARD

Dr. Ernest Mazzaferri, medical director of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, was selected for the Pulse Award, given by the American Heart Association. Dr. Mazzaferri was selected because of his exceptional work with improving the standard of care for heart attack patients through Ohio State’s STEMI program and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program. Dr. Mazzaferri developed regional treatment guidelines that decrease door-to-balloon time, allowing EMS agencies and regional hospitals to provide rapid care and treatment that meet benchmarks set by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. 

OSU FACULTY VOTED ‘FIELD INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR’ FOR 2013

Joshua Gill has been chosen by the College of Social Work as the Field Instructor of the Year for 2013. In order to receive this award, one must be nominated by a student, and then chosen by a committee of students, faculty, staff and community members. Each year, the award has a different theme, which is used by the committee to choose a member. For this year’s theme, students had to write about how their field instructor has taught or demonstrated “be the change”.