Trainee Association :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Research Institute's Trainee Association

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 the National Postdoctoral Association (of which The Research Institute is a member). 

RITA’s leadership team consists of trainees nominated and elected by their peers. They receive guidance and assistance from an advisory committee of faculty co-advisors and research administrators who are dedicated to helping trainees.

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Click here to view the 2016 RITA Welcome Booklet for new trainees!

RITA Steering Committee

RITA Officers

Lindsay Wallace, RITA Chair Lindsay Wallace, RITA Chair
Ken Brockman Ken Brockman, Resource Development Officer
Les Spraqgue  Les Sprague, Networking & Professional Development Officer
Rachael Rayner, Postdoctoral Representative
Kelly Crowe, Community Outreach Officer
  Shibi Likhite, International Representative 

Administrative Coordinators:

Katie Campbell, Manager of Research Safety & Training Resources

Sara Marchionda, Research Education Coordinator


National Postdoctoral Association

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000