Capital University Faculty Member Named to Supercomputer Center Advisory Group

The OSC Statewide Users Group, or SUG, connects OSC to the academic institutions in the state and provides a faculty and student viewpoint on OSC's operations.

Interaction among users is central to the advancement of computational methods in all disciplines. As a SUG representative for Capital, Vakalis works with members from other Ohio institutions to offer OSC direction and advice to help the Center better serve users' needs.

SUG members are appointed by university presidents, provosts, and vice presidents upon recommendation by other OSC users.

OSC, Nationwide Children's researchers honored for their innovation

Don Stredney of the Ohio Supercomputer Center and Greg Wiet, MD, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University Medical Center recently received from Columbus Business First a Health Care Heroes Honorable Mention in Innovation Award for their Virtual Temporal Bone surgery simulation project.

The business journal’s annual awards program honors those who have made an impact on health care in the community through their concern for patients, research and inventions, management skills, innovative programs for employees and service to the poor and uninsured.

Spring Break "fun in the sun" could put your fluctuating DNA at risk:


Spring Break means warmer weather and the allure of sunny beaches. But while sun-loving students head out to beaches every spring to enjoy sand and surf, ultraviolet rays could be damaging their skin’s genetic code and causing skin cancer, the most widespread cancer in North America. 

Future generations of spring beach-goers will be pleased to know that Ohio State University scientists are making progress towards understanding why certain DNA sites are much more susceptible to UV damage than others.

At SxSW interactive, Sensable customers on "Stop the Bleeding!" panel advocate for better surgical training with touch-enabled simulation

Sensable announced that the South by Southwest (SxSW) Interactive conference in Austin, TX this week is spotlighting the use of advanced, touch-enabled medical simulation applications as a better way to train the next generation of surgeons worldwide – and Sensable’s role in furthering the trend.