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Research at Ohio University

Ohio University advances excellence in the search of new knowledge, understanding, and creative endeavors, for the benefit of society.

Research Division Information and Resources for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

$62 Million
external funding FY 2019
13th
in nation research return on investment FY 2018
$100 Million
Royalty income over the last 10 years
2,000
Undergraduates involved in research
  • Acid mine drainage cleanup plant moves closer to full scale thanks to $3.5M award


    Ohio University, Rural Action and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are moving forward with a plan that would ultimately construct a full-scale acid mine drainage water treatment plant.

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  • OHIO microbiologist examines how to combat bacterial infections with support of NIH grant


    Microbiologist Ronan Carroll was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how scientists can combat a bacterial infection that is becoming resistant to antibiotics.

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  • Literary scholar unearths Harlem Renaissance novel


    Scholar Gary Holcomb was conducting research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel.

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Improving therapy for knee injuries 

It’s not uncommon for athletes to tear their anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL), a knee injury that requires a stint in physical therapy. Dustin Grooms, an associate professor of athletic training in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, is concerned about the high number of athletes who return to the court or field and injure their ACLs again.