Affiliations and CollaborationsEBI is closely aligned with Ohio University's mission of scholarship, teaching and service. The institute has synergies with the university's Health Sciences Center, as well as the University System of Ohio's Center of Excellence for "Health and Wellness: From Translational Research to Best Practices for Rural/Underserved Areas."
As an interdisciplinary research institute, EBI is part of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity planning unit. Our faculty members hold academic appointments in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, although their research home is with EBI in Konneker Research Center. This partnership allows faculty to participate in the academic life of the university while maintaining their research laboratories in a highly productive, goal-oriented environment.
EBI faculty is actively engaged in collaborative research with individuals in departments and institutes across campus, including the Diabetes Institute and the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute.
In addition, institute is part of Ohio University's entrepreneurial ecosystem, which includes many university, public and private partnerships.