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 RITA Welcome Booklet for new trainees!

RITA Steering Committee

RITA Officers 

Ken Brockman, RITA Chair
 Bailey Dye, Resource Development Officer
   Steph Lahaye, Postdoctoral Representative
 Adrianna Matos, Community Outreach Officer
 Nizar Saad, Networking & Professional Development Officer

Shibi Likhite, International Representative 

Administrative Coordinators:

Katie Campbell, Director of Research Safety & Training Resources

Sara Marchionda, Research Education Coordinator


RITA Faculty

National Postdoctoral Association

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