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Dr. Michael Drake speaks during a press conference after being named the new president at Ohio State University following a university board meeting where he was voted in at the school Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Dr. Michael Drake speaks during a press conference after being named the new president at Ohio State University following a university board meeting where he was voted in at the school Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

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Drake is an ophthalmology professor who also is a published textbook author. In 2005 he was named the fifth chancellor of UC Irvine, where he also served as a professor.