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BME faculty member plays key role in university's top state ranking

Sept. 6, 2012

Revenue from the research of BME faculty member John Kopchick and his laboratory is the main reason that Ohio University ranks first in the state for university research licensing revenue. The university's faculty inventions generated $8.6 million during fiscal year 2011, according to a university news release.

Kopchick, Goll Eminent Scholar and professor of molecular biology, also is among those university faculty members to receive a 2012 Baker Fund Award. The $12,000 award will help fund his laboratory's human growth hormone research.

At graduate commencement in June, it was announced that Kopchick is the university's 2012 Distinguished Professor.

Plus, Kopchick was honored in January with the announcement of an endowed research chair in his name. The endowed research chair will be held by a researcher to be recruited into Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2016.


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