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Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge involves ONU students

Ohio Northern University pharmacy students are involved in a competition that benefits area residents and provides future health care professionals with invaluable practical learning opportunities.

The students, under the leadership of ONU Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Michelle Musser, are taking part in the Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge.

Sponsored by the National Consumers League, the annual event is designed to raise public awareness about the importance of medication adherence. Musser is director of outreach programming in ONU’s Raabe College of Pharmacy.

Historian Anne Hyde to speak at Ohio Northern University Monday

Historian Anne Hyde will read from and discuss her award-winning book, Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, in the Wilson Building Elzay Art Gallery at Ohio Northern University. The event is free and open to the public.

Hyde's book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History and won the Bancroft Prize, the most important award in the field of American history.


‘The law’s role in raising children’

Talk at the ONU College of Law on Monday

Emily Buss will discuss “The law’s role in raising children” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, in the large moot courtroom (room 129) in the Ohio University College of Law. Her talk, which is part of the ONU College of Law’s Kormendy Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

Buss’ research interests include children’s and parents’ rights as well as the legal system’s allocation of responsibility for children’s development among parent, child and state. She has worked as a staff attorney in the Child Advocacy Unit of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau and with the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, serving as the center’s director from 1993 to 1996.

ONU is partner in Activate Change-QUIT

Program designed to help people quite smoking

Ohio Northern University is a partner in a 12-week quit smoking program starting in March at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

The program is offered by the Allen County Tobacco Coalition Activate Change-QUIT. 

This project supports and promotes smoking cessation with the goal of helping residents achieve a healthier life.

The program was made possible from a $100,000 grant through the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation.

The project is a 12-week program offered at St. Rita’s and a mobile smoking cessation clinic operated by Ohio Northern University. 

Activate Change-QUIT is for any resident of the community wanting to quit smoking. 

Opioid abuse in rural Ohio

Study covers youths in Hardin County between 2010 and 2018

Ohio Northern University faculty members Ross Kauffman and Keith Durkin have taken an interdisciplinary approach to the multifaceted problem of opioid abuse in the region.

The resulting paper from their research, “Impact of Emotional Distress on Prescription Opioid Abuse in a Rural Juvenile Drug Court Sample,” was published in the December 2019 edition of the Ohio Journal of Public Health.

The paper involved a study of youths in Hardin County (Ohio) between January 2010 and November 2018.

Kauffman, Ph.D., is the director of public health in ONU’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and Durkin, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at Ohio Northern.

Shooting for Mars

How engineering at NASA is evolving - Spotts Lecture Feb. 17

Julie Grantier of NASA Glenn Research Center will discuss “Shooting for Mars: How Engineering at NASA is Evolving” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts at Ohio Northern University.

The talk, which is part of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering Spotts Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

The event is good for one CPD hour. RSVP for CPD attendance to Laurie Laird at l-laird@onu.edu or 419-772-2421.

Grantier, a 1988 ONU mechanical engineering graduate, is currently the senior technologist for systems engineering and integration at NASA Glenn Research Center.