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Robert Seiichi Hikida, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Hikida has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the education industry

Dr. Robert Seiichi Hikida's research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Olympic Committee, among others.

    ATHENS, OH, February 21, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert Seiichi Hikida, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Hikida celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After accruing more than 50 years of professional excellence, Dr. Hikida retired from his role as distinguished professor of medical histology with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011, a role he held for two decades. Over the years, he gained valuable expertise with Columbia University as a research associate and visiting professor. Before joining the medical school, he was an assistant professor, associate professor and professor of biological Sciences at Ohio University. He served as the associate editor for The Anatomical Record for 25 years. In a career filled with highlights, he is especially proud of earning the Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences Award for his lifetime of research in the field.

A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Hikida holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Illinois. He wrote a chapter about aging changes in muscle satellite cells for the journal "Current Aging Science" and has written papers on the effects of activity (different types of exercise) and inactivity (spaceflight, extended bedrest, aging) on muscle. He has also studied the influence of muscle stem cells on muscle regeneration and repair. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Olympic Committee, among others.

Due to his outstanding work in the field, Dr. Hikida earned the Jeanette G. Grasselli Faculty Teaching Award, several Outstanding Medical School Teaching Awards for 11 consecutive years, Outstanding First Year Basic Science Faculty of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Awards for 12 consecutive years, and a feature in the 23rd edition of Who's Who in the Midwest. In addition, he was named an Outstanding Faculty Member at the medical school and an Outstanding Graduate Professor. He was honored by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for his Outstanding Contribution in Research.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Robert Seiichi Hikida, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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