The Alumni Association of Otterbein University awarded Dr. David Yohn (class of 1951), of Columbus, the Distinguished Alumnus Award at Otterbein's Alumni Weekend luncheon.

The Alumni Association of Otterbein University awarded Dr. David Yohn (class of 1951), of Columbus, the Distinguished Alumnus Award at Otterbein's Alumni Weekend luncheon.

This award was established in 1951 to honor graduates who have achieved recognized prominence in their chosen career and have made significant contributions to their profession, community and the lives of others.

Yohn's lifelong research of cancer-causing viruses has established a clearer understanding of the role of viruses in poliomyelitis, cancer and AIDS.

His cancer investigation also led him to establish two important research organizations: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and the International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases.

Yohn earned his doctorate in philosophy at Ohio State University before working as a researcher and professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He received a 10-year award from the National Cancer Institute to explore possible virus causes of cancer and leukemia, and composed over 120 publications in the fields of virology, immunology and oncology.

Yohn wrote numerous grants that were fully funded and resulted in scientific breakthroughs in cancer research. In addition, he established the Kristine Yohn Wellness Program Endowment at Otterbein, which provides support for students dealing with mental and physical health problems.


The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has selected Annie Zou of Phoenix Middle School as one of the 15 middle school students who will explore and address complex environmental watershed issues that impact the state as participants at the twelfth annual Young Women's Summer Institute.

The students also will hear from women who work in diverse industries throughout the week about different career opportunities.