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John Kopchick

Distinguished Professor John Kopchick

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John Kopchick to deliver Distinguished Professor Lecture on March 18


John Kopchick, Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of molecular and cellular biology, will deliver the Distinguished Professor Lecture titled "Growth Hormone, Mini Mice, Football, Dirty Shorts and A New Drug" on Monday, March 18.

The event begins at 7 p.m. with a reception in the Baker University Center Theatre Lounge, followed by the Distinguished Professor introduction and portrait unveiling at 7:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theatre. The event will conclude with Kopchick's lecture.

Kopchick, who was announced as the Distinguished Professor on June 8, 2012. His 1989 discovery of a compound that became the basis for a drug that treats acromegaly has improved thousands of lives and has earned substantial royalties that support Ohio University research programs.

The Distinguished Professor Award is the highest distinction for faculty members at Ohio University. Established in 1958 by Edwin and Ruth Kennedy as a designated component of the John C. Baker Fund, the award recognizes exceptional research and scholarly or artistic achievements. Since the award's inception, it has been understood that recipients also must be conscientious teachers. 

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