The Peabody Post

Santa J. Ono inducted into Society of Scholars

Santa J. Ono is to inducted into the Johns Hopkins University’s Society of Scholars. The event, to be held at the Peabody Institute, will be hosted by President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman. A highly accomplished researcher in eye disease, Ono is president of the University of Cincinnati, where he also serves as a professor of pediatrics in the College of Medicine and as a professor of biology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Named the university’s president in 2012, Ono has become a frequent opinion leader on higher education issues and a trailblazer in the use of social media. He has a reputation for accessibility and responsiveness to the university’s wide range of constituents. He chairs Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s task force focusing on the biopharmaceutical industry, and he heads the health committee of the Urban Serving Universities. Ono has received many honors and awards for his research and scholarship, is a member of several national and international honorific societies, and is a sought-after public speaker. Earlier in his career, from 1992 to 1996, he was an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins. Ono is an alumnus of the Peabody Preparatory.

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