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Story Ideas for Media 7/28/11


Ohio State receives $1.4 million for burn wound care research. A two-year, $1.4 million grant for wound treatment research has been awarded to scientists at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Chandan Sen, professor and vice chair for research in Ohio State's Department of Surgery, along with other clinical and translational researchers from the Comprehensive Wound Care Center and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at Ohio State, are recipients of a two-year, $1.4 million grant to be used to study the benefits of using brown algae extracted from seaweed and giant kelp, specifically for the treatment of burn wounds. CONTACT: Sherri L. Kirk, (614) 366-3277 or Sherri.Kirk@osumc.edu


Ohio State survey: Killing of Bin Laden worsened Americans’ view of U.S. Muslims. Instead of calming fears, the death of Osama bin Laden actually led more Americans to feel threatened by Muslims living in the United States, according to a new nationwide survey.
In the weeks following the U.S. military campaign that killed bin Laden, the head of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, American attitudes toward Muslim Americans took a significant negative shift, results showed.
The shift in views can be explained by the fact that bin Laden’s death reminded some Americans of why they may fear Muslims in the first place, said Erik Nisbet, assistant professor of communication at Ohio State University, and one of the leaders of the survey project. SEE: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/musamsurvey.htm. CONTACT: Jeff Grabmeier, (614) 292-8457; Grabmeier.1@osu.edu


Remembrance Ceremony will honor lost pets – July 30. More than 150 clients of The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center will gather from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday (7/30) for the third annual Companion Animal Remembrance Ceremony, honoring the lives of the beloved pets they have lost during the past year. Participants have submitted photographs for a slide show that will be included as part of the ceremony. The event will be held in the Veterinary Medical Center auditorium, 601 Vernon L. Tharp St., accessible from the Coffey Road side of the building. CONTACT: Melissa Weber, (614) 327-6024-cell; weber.254@osu.edu.

The person listed as the CONTACT will have the most current information about the story. Call on our media relations staff for help with any Ohio State story: Liz Cook, (614) 292-7276 or cook.17@osu.edu; Shelly Hoffman, (614) 247-4748 or hoffman.511@osu.edu; Jim Lynch, (614) 247-4110 or lynch.270@osu.edu; or Amy Murray, (614) 292-8385 or murray-goedde.1@osu.edu