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Have you given a professional presentation, published an article or received an award for your research project? Tell us about it!

Winners in the Social & Behavioral Sciences category at the 2013 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Noteworthy Mentions

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  • Allison Dugan published her research for her project titled, "Regulation of central nervous system inflammation by anti-inflammatory cytokines in activated microglia". Her advisor is Dr. Jonathan Godbout from the Department of Neuroscience.

    Publication: Fenn A.M., Henry C.J, Huang Y, Dugan, A., Godbout J.P. (2012). Lipopolysaccharide-induced interleukin (IL)-4 receptor-α expression and corresponding sensitivity to the M2 promoting effects of IL-4 are impaired in microglia of aged mice. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 26: 766-777.

  • Allison also has conducted research through Louisiana State University's Health Science Center at Shreveport. She worked with Dr. Heather Kleiner-Hancock through the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience on her project titled, "Comparison of the dietary supplement Protandim and 4-hydroxytamoxifen on pre-malignant breast cancer cells." Allison was awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship travel award to present this project in San Diego, California in 2012 at Experimental Biology.

  • See more in the publication archives...

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Students who engage in research may present their work at public and professional forums. In addition to the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, the Undergraduate Research Week Student Poster Forum, and other on-campus forums, students often present at regional and national gatherings.

  • Emily Clem will co-present two papers at the Linguistic Society of America's Annual Meeting in January 2014, titled "The augment morpheme in Bulu" and "Exploring nominal reference in the field: diagnostics plus results from Bulu".

  • Jon Entingh's presentation “Organizing Attention in Simple Choice Behavior” has been accepted for presentation at the Mid-west Psychological Association's conference in May 2013. Jon's abstract was also selected for a Regional Research Award from Psi Chi. It was one of only 18 abstracts selected from over 600 submissions from undergraduates. Mr. Entingh's project was supervised by Professor Kentaro Fujita and graduate students Paul Stillman and Jessica Carnivale, who spent summer 2012 mentoring this project.

  • Maria Talarico presented her paper, "Postural Control Variation in the Single Leg Anterior Reach" at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Conference in Worthington Ohio (April 2013). and a the the American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Indianapolis, IN at the end of May.

  • Ross Butters presented "The Secret to Secret Senate Holds: Historical Analysis and Quantification of the Impact of Holds" at the 2013 Southern Political Science Association Conference in Orlando, FL (January 2013) and at the 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago (April 2013).

  • Jacob Bogart presented a paper titled "Help or Detriment? The Role of Non-governmental Organizations in Post-Earthquake Haiti" at the International Conference on Sustainability in Hiroshima, Japan, January 23-25, 2013. Jacob was a Holbrook International Summer Research Fellow in 2012 when he conducted the research.

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Distinguished and Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards

We are proud to recognize our 2014 Distinguished and Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentors!

Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentors
  • Vadim Fedorov — Physiology and Cell Biology
  • Justin Clay Harris — Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Shaurya Prakash — Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Jennifer Schlueter — Theatre
  • Richard Yerkes — Anthropology

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentors

  • Krista Bryson — English
  • Andrew Luttrell — Psychology

Visit the DURM/ORM page to see the list of past winners and to learn more about these awards and the nomination process.

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OSU Awards & Fellowships

URO Summer Fellows
Each summer the URO supports students in disciplines across the university in full-time research. For information about the 2013 awardees (as well as awardees in partner programs) go to our 2013 Summer Fellowships page.

Beckman Scholars Program
The Beckman Scholars conduct research and publish papers with members of a distinguished group of designated faculty from three outstanding academic units: Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biomedical Science. Ohio State was awarded funding for Beckman Scholars Program from 2009-2011.

2009 Recipients: Phil Bunting, Ian Green, Emily Wong
2010 Recipients:
Raj Chimanji, Ranjit Ganguly, Nicholas Jarjour
2011 Recipients: Samantha King, Michael Wolfe

SOLAR Foundation Research Grants
This endowment fund is used in support of undergraduate student research in the fields of epidemiology, virology, HIV and AIDS education, other infections of the blood, and related subjects, and is administered by the Undergraduate Research Office. Learn more about the SOLAR Awards...

2012-2013 Recipients: Rachel Billock, Nandan Gokhale, Michael Nieger, Elizabeth Butler

Perry Awards

2012-2013 Recipients: Brian Hurwitz, Jacob Koopman, John Nember, Rhiannon Marcello, Amin Osman, Blansh del Portal

Visit the Undergraduate Fellowship Office to see recent winners, most of whom were undergraduate researchers, of national scholarships and fellowships.


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