Ohio State President Joins Research!America Board

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

WASHINGTON—June 6, 2006—Karen A. Holbrook, PhD, president of The Ohio State University, has been elected to the Research!America board of directors.

"Dr. Holbrook is joining our board at a time when advocacy for medical and health research could not be more critical," said The Honorable John Edward Porter, Research!America board chair. "We look forward to her counsel and wisdom as we continue our work to make research to improve health a higher national priority."

Holbrook became Ohio State's 13th president in October 2002. She has made cutting-edge research a priority and an integral part of the educational process at all levels, and Ohio State now ranks ninth among public universities for research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation.

Previously, Holbrook served in leadership roles at the University of Georgia and University of Florida at Gainesville Graduate School and was a biological structure and medicine professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

She has received numerous awards and honors for her work and has held leadership positions with organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association of American Universities and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

She served on the National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and was chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors.

She is involved in national and regional efforts to strengthen graduate education in America and has been active in economic development partnerships at community and state levels.

Research!America is the nation's largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance working to make research to improve health a higher national priority.


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