Tackling Society’s Toughest Issues
Basic university research improves our lives and our world.
The development of groundbreaking drugs for the treatment of brain tumors and ovarian cancer. Seminal studies on the algae that threatens Lake Erie and freshwater bodies around the globe. National initiatives to improve educational outcomes for students, ensure quality health care, and combat the opioid epidemic. These are just a few examples of the innovative and impactful research currently being conducted by public universities in Ohio.
This work builds on the historical legacy of public university research and discovery in Ohio which has produced a cure for “hairy cell” leukemia, transformed medical research through the discovery of DNA microinjection and developed the lifesaving heart-lung machine.
Basic research also provides tremendous experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, helping to train our next generation of researchers who will make future contributions that will improve public health, the economy and our communities, nation and world.
Society as a whole is better off thanks to the past and present research being conducted by public universities in Ohio.