Research education and training are vital to the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. As a top-ten free-standing pediatric research center and an academic affiliate of The Ohio State University, The Research Institute has an outstanding faculty, dedicated to training and mentoring the next generation of scientists in pediatric research.
Investigators at The Research Institute are teaching faculty in various Departments at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, including the Departments of Pediatrics, Pathology, Surgery, Otolaryngology and Psychiatry. As a result, a large number of students and trainees are based at The Research Institute, including undergraduates, residents and fellows in pediatrics and pediatric surgery, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. Instruction occurs in informal and formal didactic sessions, one-on-one interactions, and hands-on laboratory training.
The Research Institute’s Trainee Association (RITA) was created in 2013 to help better train and prepare trainees for their “next steps.” All trainees at The Research Institute may participate, including graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and fellows. RITA is similar to other postdoctoral associations at universities and is modeled after guidelines established by theNational Postdoctoral Association (of which The Research Institute is a member).
For more information, please visit the RITA website.