Aaron J Trask, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Biography

Aaron J. Trask, PhD, FAHA, is a Principal Investigator in the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained as a physiologist and pharmacologist at Wake Forest University and completed his postdoctoral training in cardiovascular physiology at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. Trask's research focuses on studying processes involved in adverse micro- and macro-vascular remodeling in disease, including early type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Joint Meeting Award, APS-TPS, Dublin, Ireland, 2016
  • Junior Faculty Citizenship Award, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
  • Elected Fellow (Barbara J. Alexander, PhD, FAHA, Nominator), American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research, 2014
  • Invitee/Participant, American Heart Association Scientific Meetings Summit, 2014
  • Research Recognition Award, Cardiovascular Section, American Physiological Society, 2012
  • Best Poster Award – Postdoctoral Fellow Category, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Day, 2012
  • Caroline tum Suden/Frances A. Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award, American Physiological Society, 2010
  • Logo Design Award Winner, American Physiological Society, 2010
  • Sundberg Memorial Award, WFU Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, 2009
  • Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, Marquis, 2009
  • Merck New Investigator Award, American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research, 2008
  • Hypertension Summer School Travel Award, American Heart Association, 2007
  • Alumni Travel Award, Wake Forest University Graduate School, 2007
  • Alumni Travel Award, Wake Forest University Graduate School, 2006
  • Arts & Sciences Scholarship (2000-2003), Ohio Northern University, 2000
  • Dean’s Scholarship, Ohio Northern University, 1999
  • Tiffany Furgason Memorial Scholarship, 1999
  • Arcanum Alumni Scholarship, 1999
  • Dean’s List (1999-2003), Ohio Northern University, 1999
  • Achievement/Leadership Award Scholarship (1999-2003), Ohio Northern University, 1999
  • Early Career Subcommittee, American Heart Association National Committee on Committees, 2014 - 2015
  • Member, Microcirculatory Society, 2013 - Present
  • Faculty Representative, Finance and Sponsored Projects Advisory Group, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2013 - Present
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2011 - Present
  • Member, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Division of Cardiovascular Pharmacology (2009-2012 Public Relations/Communications Committee; 2016-2017: Executive Committee; 2016-2019:, 2009 - Present
  • Founding Member, Nationwide Children's Hospital Postdoctoral Association, 2009 - 2013
  • Student Member, Wake Forest University Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Curriculum Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Member, American Heart Association Council on Hypertension (2009-2013: Member, Trainee Advocacy Committee; 2013-2016: Chair, Trainee Advocacy Committee; 2013-2016: Member, Leadership Committee; 2015: Programm, 2005 - Present
  • Member, American Physiological Society (APS), Cardiovascular Section (2009-2012: NIH-NHLBI Liaison Committee; 2012-2015: Awards Committee; 2016-2019: Nominating Committee [Elected]), 2005 - Present
  • Member, Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control, 2005 - Present
  • Student Member, Wake Forest University Graduate Student Association, 2004 - 2008
  • Member, Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society, 2001 - Present
  • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, 2001 - Present
  • Chairman, Judicial Board, Ohio Northern University, 2001 - 2003
  • Chairman, Judicial Committee, Ohio Northern University Student Senate, 2000 - 2003
Professional Experience

2016 - Present Graduate Faculty, Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, The Ohio State University, Member

2016 - Present Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

2016 - Present Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor

2016 - Present Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor

2015 - Present Graduate Faculty, Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate Program, The Ohio State University, Member

2015 - Present Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Investigator

2013 - Present Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research and The Heart Center, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Principal Investigator

2013 - 2016 Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Research Assistant Professor

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