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Story Ideas for Media 9/29/09


Bosco back on all-fours – Sept. 30. Media are invited to the Ohio State Veterinary Hospital, 601 Vernon Tharp St. at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (9/30) to see Bosco, the Zanesville police dog that was shot in the line of duty, and view his amazing progress in rehabilitation. Bosco has now re-gained the ability to stand on his own and walk a few steps. He is able to spend weekends at home, and return to the clinic during the week for additional rehabilitation. Veterinarians and rehabilitation technicians will be available to answer questions. In fair weather, his session will take place outside, on the Coffey Road side of the hospital, which is located on the corner of Vernon Tharp Street and Coffey Road. CONTACT: Melissa Weber (614) 292-3752 or Kristine McComis (614) 688-3517. SEE: http://vet.osu.edu/5971.htm


Ohio State study: Young people doing fine when it comes to saving money. Younger adults may be doing a better job saving for the future than many experts believe, according to a new study.
While those under age 30 do tend to save less than older adults in real dollars, it is important to take into account their stage in life and how much they can afford to save and how much they may earn in the future, according to Sherman Hanna, co-author of the study and professor of consumer sciences at Ohio State University.
When those kinds of factors are taken into account, about 61 percent of 25 year olds and 58 percent of 35 year olds would be spending less than their income, and thus saving, Hanna said.
That compares to about 56 percent of 45 and 55 year olds who would be spending less than they earn. CONTACT: Jeff Grabmeier, (614) 292-8457. SEE: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/howmuchsave.htm


Ohio State hosting Personalized Healthcare Conference – Oct. 1-2. Ohio State University’s Center for Personalized Health Care is hosting experts from across the country on Thursday and Friday (10/1-2) to discuss how the latest scientific breakthroughs are making personalized health care a reality. Ohio State’s second national conference is being held in the Biomedical Research Tower, 460 W. 12th Ave. Healthcare leaders, federal policy makers, academic leaders, consumer and patient advocacy groups, and others will hear from recognized experts in the area of personalized health care. Industry leaders will discuss leveraging scientific discoveries from genomics and DNA research to improve health care outcomes and effectiveness. Media are invited to all sessions and should check-in at the registration table in the Biomedical Research Tower lobby upon arrival. CONTACT: Doug Flowers, Medical Center Communications, (614) 293-3737, Doug.Flowers@osumc.edu SEE: http://www.ced.osu.edu/PersonalizedHealthCare/

Conference examines 2008 presidential election – Oct. 2-3. Ohio State is hosting “The Transformative Election of 2008,” on Friday and Saturday (10/2-3) at the Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave. The conference examines the 2008 presidential campaign and election, analyzing the foreign and military policy debates as well as the voting trends that remade the image of the U.S. abroad. Speakers from Ohio State and across the nation will present research and discuss political and legal aspects of the historic election. CONTACT: Cathy Becker, (614) 292-7529. SEE: http://polisci.osu.edu/conferences/2008election/index.htm

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, Shelly Hoffman, (614) 247-4748, Jim Lynch, (614) 247-4110, or Amy Murray, (614) 292-8385.