December 31, 2016
On October 25th, 2016, EBI members and guests gathered at The Ohio University Inn and Conference Center for the annual EBI Authority Board Meeting. The meeting lasted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and included a working lunch. The agenda included welcoming remarks by OHIO President Dr. Roderick McDavis, introductions of board members and guests, and a review of financials by EBI Accountant and Office Manager, Rachel Beha. Dr. Shiyong Wu, Director of EBI, provided an overview of ongoing and future EBI activities. A new Principal Investigator, Dr. Dhiraj Vattem, Director for the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness and Professor of Nutrition, gave a presentation of his research interests. Dr. Lingying Tong, EBI Assistant Investigator, and Dr. Yanrong Qian, EBI Postdoctoral Fellow, gave presentations on their recently funded research projects. Dr. John Kopchick, Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar, presented on a newly funded EBI partnership. There was a nice discussion amongst all with ideas and suggestions provided about the current activities and the future of EBI.