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Jeff Grabmeier, senior director of research and innovation communications, has been with the office since 1985. Jeff helps lead the office’s national news service, which highlights the faculty's research accomplishments to print and broadcast reporters across the country. For the service, he assigns stories, works with writers, and edits copy. He is the principal writer covering research in the social sciences, business and humanities. Jeff also assists reporters who are looking for sources or seeking more information on Ohio State research. In addition, Jeff edits the “Discoveries” page for onCampus, the faculty and staff newspaper. He is co-chair of the Education Committee of the National Association of Science Writers, and has been a columnist for the association’s newsletter ScienceWriters.  He has done freelance writing for several consumer and college magazines and has written chapters for the books Soul of the Sky and Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Family and Personal Relationships. He’s a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Before coming to Ohio State, Jeff was a reporter for the Gallipolis Daily Tribune and the Columbus Citizen-Journal. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University and an M.A. in political science from Ohio State.

Grabmeier.1@osu.edu -- (614) 292-8457

Pam Frost Gorder is an assistant director of research and innovation communications. Principally, she writes news releases and feature stories about research in the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, math, and statistics) and the College of Engineering. She takes a broad interest in technology research, and is the primary communications contact for university technologies that have been patented or are available for license. She also occasionally writes about research in the social sciences, biological sciences, or business when the research involves technology. Finally, she helps develop Research Communications’ ever-evolving strategy for managing electronic information, so she is always looking for new ways to use the Internet for tracking publications by Ohio State Faculty, and for tracking the media hits that result from our news releases. You’ll see her byline in onCampus, the faculty and staff newspaper, and other publications around campus that reprint her stories. Pam is an active freelance writer: her work has appeared in The Sciences, the magazine for the New York Academy of Sciences; Science World, a Scholastic, Inc., classroom magazine for junior-high students, and 21st C: The World of Research at Columbia University. Most recently, she has written features for various scientific societies -- including the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -- and for the magazine New Scientist. Before joining the Ohio State staff in 1996, she edited Advanced Manufacturing Technology, a news service and monthly magazine about licensable technologies in manufacturing engineering. She graduated from Ohio State with a B.S. in physics with emphasis on astronomy in 1993, and in 1995, received an M.A. from New York University's Science and Environmental Reporting Program, the first program of its kind in the country. She’s a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Gorder.1@osu.edu -- (614) 292-9475
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Emily Caldwell is an assistant director of research and innovation communications. Her primary responsibility is writing news stories about faculty research in the health sciences colleges and in biology, food science, nutrition and natural resources. She also assists with crisis communications planning. She joined this office in November 2007, but has been with Ohio State since 1997 and in higher education communications since 1994, beginning with a job as a writer and assistant editor at Ohio University in Athens. At Ohio State, Emily has served as a news services coordinator and as editor of onCampus, the faculty/staff newspaper. Most recently, she spent 5 ½ years as assistant director of media relations in the university’s medical center. There, she began writing stories about faculty research in cardiovascular medicine, surgery, wound healing and sports medicine, and a science writer was born. Before working in higher education, Emily was a reporter covering small coastal towns, including Kennebunkport, for the Biddeford Journal Tribune in southern Maine; her time there coincided with the first George Bush presidency, and she covered his vacations as part of her beat. Emily earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Ohio University, and taught news writing and editing courses there as part of her graduate program. She’s a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Caldwell.151@osu.edu -- (614) 292-8310

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