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CHSP creates new lecture series in honor of retiree

By Joe Higgins | May 10, 2018

Photo by Lauren Dickey

As Dean Randy Leite congratulated Jennifer Horner on her retirement from Ohio University, he hoped that Horner (Ph.D., J.D., professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies) would take a bit of the College of Health Sciences and Professions with her and also ensured a piece of her would continue on at the University.

During a reception honoring Horner on May 3, Leite announced the formation of The Dr. Jennifer Horner Lecture in Bioethics Series.

“Jen is the most consummate professional I’ve ever met and has been diligently ethical in her work. She will be desperately missed as a wonderful colleague, friend and mentor. This college is so much better for the 10 ½ years she was here,” said Leite. “One of the ways we thought to keep Jen here was to announce the Jennifer Horner Lecture in Bioethics Series.”

A surprised Horner exclaimed, “That is amazing! I am so honored.”

The lecture will be held each spring and focus on ethical issues in biomedical and rehabilitation science research and practice. Horner has been invited to help choose the inaugural speaker to kick off the series next year. She expressed her gratitude to the dean and thanked the faculty and staff for their collegiality, friendship and support over the years.