Two OSU professors share their worldviews and explore life’s biggest questions.
Whether we think about it or not, each of us has a worldview. We all have beliefs, values, and experiences that shape how we perceive and understand life in this world. Sometimes we see the world so differently from other people it is difficult to understand how those with whom we disagree are living on the same planet, so to speak. Yet any discussion about how we see the world that does not involve our religious or non-religious beliefs and experiences is short-sighted at best.
Come and listen to two Ohio State professors share how they see the world differently, and how they make sense of their work in the university in light of their worldviews.
Bring a friend and your questions for audience Q&A. Priority seating to OSU affiliates.
Dr. Michael J. Miller
The Ohio State University Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Michael J. Miller, MD, FACS is Professor of Plastic Surgery and Chair of the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at The Ohio State University. He received undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Massachusetts, and plastic surgery training at The Ohio State University. In 1990 Dr. Miller joined the faculty at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he specialized in cancer-related reconstructive surgery. In 2007 he returned to The Ohio State University and established a new Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is consistently listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Physicians. Dr. Miller is a member of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel (advisory committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration), serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Executive Committee of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons. Dr. Miller has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, invited papers, abstracts, and book chapters.
The Ohio State University Department of Human Sciences
Dr. Ouliana Ziouzenkova, PhD, is an Associate professor at the Department of Human Sciences (Human Nutrition program) and is a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at OSUCCC – James, where her research focuses on how nutrients regulate genes and uses these pathways to develop therapeutics to prevent and treat metabolic diseases. One of her recent studies highlights a mechanism by which an enzyme in vitamin A metabolism can strengthen B cell resistance to oncogenesis. Dr. Ziouzenkova has co-authored many articles in well-respected publications, including Nature Medicine, Diabetes, Biomaterials, and Journal of Molecular Nutrition.