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Congratulations to Alexa Murray – recipient of Nisonger’s Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Alexa! Alexa Murray, Program Manager for Nisonger Center Transitions Services, is the 5th recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! This quarterly award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and values and is a true representation of ‘excellence’. Alexa was nominated for demonstrating Innovation, Compassion, Cultural Competence [...]

By | July 30th, 2021|

Nisonger Center receives $3.6 million grant from HRSA

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded a $3.6-million, 5-year grant to the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center. The grant will support interdisciplinary leadership training for a wide range of health-related graduate and post-graduate [...]

By | June 16th, 2021|

Nisonger Early Learning Program Director promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Congratulations to Dr. Katherine (Katie) Walton on her promotion to Associate Professor of Psychology (with tenure). Dr. Walton’s promotion was confirmed by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees on May 19, 2021!  Dr. Walton is also the Program Director for Nisonger Center’s Early Learning Program.

By | June 10th, 2021|

Congratulations to Tina Lithiluxa- recipient of Nisonger’s Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Tina! Tina Lithiluxa, Senior Dental Assistant in Nisonger's Dental Services, is the 4th recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! This quarterly award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and values and is a true representation of ‘excellence’. Tina was nominated for demonstrating  Patient-Centered Care, Innovation, [...]

By | May 1st, 2021|

Johnstown Road Pediatric Dentist Diego Solis recognized as Top Dentist 2021!

Dr. Diego Solis, Pediatric General Dentist at the Johnstown Road Dental Clinic was recently recognized as a 2021 Top Dentist and appears online in the June 2021 issue of Columbus Monthly Magazine. Dr. Solis has received this award annually since 2017. "Congratulations!! You make us proud. So pleased to see your peers recognize your skills and [...]

By | April 30th, 2021|

Celebrating Impact – Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (1849-1908)

Thomas Wiggins was born blind in 1849 to slaves near Columbus, GA. After the slave owner discovered he was blind, he was denied basic human rights until his mother interceded to save his life. The family was then sold at auction to General James Bethune who had children that were gifted pianists and singers. As [...]

By | February 23rd, 2021|

Celebrating Impact – Lois Curtis

If you heard of the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court case Olmstead vs. LC, LC stands for her. Lois has an intellectual disability and was forced into an institution at age 11 years, Georgia Regional Hospital. She fought to be released to live in the community but was denied, until an attorney from Atlanta reviewed the [...]

By | February 4th, 2021|

Congratulations to Karel Smith – recipient of Nisonger Center’s Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Karel! Karel Smith is the Administrator of Nisonger Center and the 3rd recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! This quarterly award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and values and is a true representation of ‘excellence’. Karel was nominated for demonstrating Excellence, Compassion, and Innovation. "Karel has managed business [...]

By | February 4th, 2021|

We’re Hiring! Program Coordinator – LEND

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program Coordinator (Job Opening 462942) – Coordinates LEND grant activities including: onboarding and participation of faculty, consultants, post-doctoral and graduate students in program operations; coordinates clinical training scheduling in Nisonger training clinics and community clinics; coordinates and schedules requests for clinical training from students outside of Nisonger Center; collects, [...]

By | November 12th, 2020|

Congratulations to Vanessa Rodriquez – recipient of Nisonger Center’s Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Vanessa! Vanessa Rodriquez is a Clinical Psychologist with Behavior Support Services and the 2nd recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! This award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and values and is a true representation of ‘excellence’. Vanessa was nominated for demonstrating Excellence, Compassion, and [...]

By | October 30th, 2020|
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