(From the May 2015 issue of Research Now)
The Office of Trainee Affairs in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is pleased to congratulate the 2015 Spring Trainee Travel Award recipients. Each award winner receives $1,500 to be used towards attending a national meeting. Five additional awards will be given this year for Fall/Winter travel for research trainees, and information on how to apply will be sent out in July.
Jesse Husk, PhD, Keim Lab, Center for Biobehavioral Health
Ryan Heksch, MD, Pediatric Resident, Endocrinology
Victoria Pepper, MD, Clinical Research Fellow, Breuer Lab, Center for Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Research
Lindsay Wallace, Ph.D., Harper Lab, Center for Gene Therapy
Bryce Kerlin, MD, principal investigator in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science in The Research Institute and a member of the Division of Hematology/Oncology & BMT at Nationwide Children's, received the CSL Behring - Professor Heimburger Award in Germany on April 24, 2015. CSL Behring awards this grant to young investigators in the field of coagulation who hold an MD and who wish to establish their own independent research project in this field. Only five global start-up grants for clinical and/or preclinical research in the area of coagulation were awarded for the 2015 cycle.
The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) is serving as a co-organizer of Child Road Safety in the Americas: A U.N. Global Safety Week Regional Congress, May 7-8, 2015 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The conference participants include international leaders representing governments, non-governmental organizations, survivor groups, private sector organizations, medical associations, development agencies and global organizations working to improve road safety. Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, founder and director of CIRP, is a conference co-chair.
E. Steve Roach, MD, chief of Neurology and vice-chair of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Hower Award by the Child Neurology Society. The Child Neurology Society (CNS) is the preeminent professional association of pediatric neurologists in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. CNS is devoted to fostering the discipline of pediatric neurology and promoting optimal care and welfare of children with neurological and neuro-developmental disorders. The award, given to one pediatric neurologist each year, honors an individual who is highly regarded as an outstanding teacher and scholar, and has given a high level of service to the Child Neurology Society.
Dr. Roach is also professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to serving the Child Neurology Society as the past president, he has served in substantive roles in organizations such as the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the American Heart Association, the World Federation of Neurology and the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.
Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, founder and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP), is the 2015 recipient of the Trainee Research Day Distinguished Biomedical Research Mentor of the Year Award. The award is given annually by The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and recognizes mentors who “model a passion for biomedical research.” Dr. Smith is also a professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at The Ohio State University.
Jingzhen “Ginger” Yang, PhD, MD, principal investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP), has been elected to the board of directors of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR). SAVIR is a professional organization that promotes research and the distribution of that research to prevent violence and injuries. Dr. Yang’s term runs from 2015-2018. Lara McKenzie, PhD, also a principal investigator at CIRP, recently completed a term on the SAVIR board.
Congratulations to the following recent grant recipients in the Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT and the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital for their work during March 2015.
Michelle Corrado, a Class of 2018 medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, was awarded the 2015 Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. Her project is titled “Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Transport Versus Private Transport Among Injured Children in the United States,” and she will be mentored by Huiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, director of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Each medical school in the country can only nominate one student for the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, and it is awarded to only 50 students each year.
A new occupational health survey process is now in effect for The Research Institute.
Please contact ResearchSafety@NationwideChildrens.org if you have any questions.