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The Wampler family made a $1.2 million gift to Ohio State to establish the Lisa and Dan Wampler Vice President’s Excellence Fund Endowment and the Lisa and Dan Wampler Endowed Fellowship for Food and Health Research for CFAES. Wampler, recently elected to the Ohio State Foundation Board, co-chairs the CFAES campaign committee and serves on the advisory boards of Ohio State’s Food Innovation Center and the Food Industries Center.

Jessica Cooperstone is the first recipient of the fellowship. Her research focuses on cancer prevention with the bioavailability of lycopene from a unique variety of tomatoes, developed and grown at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio.  Cooperstone may one day look back and attribute part of her success to the tomato.

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