Upcoming Events

Midwest Aging Research Symposium

Save the date for the 5th Annual Midwest Aging Research Symposium

April 28-30, 2024

Columbus, OH

Confirmed Speakers: 

Ana Maria Cuervo, Co-director of the Institute for Aging Studies at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Laura Niedernhofer, Director of the Institute on the Biology of Aging & Metabolism(iBAM) University of Minnesota

Dudley Lamming, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Paul Robbins, Associate Director of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism (iBAM) and the

Medical Discovery Team on the Biology of Aging at the University of Minnesota.


More information including keynote speaker and registration to come.


Speaker Series

Speaker Series

Past Events

2023 DHLRI Research Day

Please visit the DHLRI Research Day page for a recap of previous events, award winners, and photos.

DHLRI Research Day Page

2023 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions - November 11-13, 2023

The Ohio State University had an incredible presence at the 2023 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions held in Philadelphia, PA with over 30 presenters and many more attendees. 

Follow the link below to learn more about OSU's presence at the event. 

2023 AHA Scientific Sessions

DHLRI DEI Workshop Series

DHLRI successfully wrapped its 5-part foundational DEI series, led by Sophia Antoun of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The series concluded with a Q&A discussion consisting of panelists Dr. Leon McDougle, Sakima Smith, and Jennifer Sipos, with opening remarks by Dean Carol Bradford. The DHLRI DEI Committee, chaired by Dr. Rebecca Vanderpool, is now leading the charge to further drive the success of our clinical research operations and training. 

OSU Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the 2023 American Thoracic Society International ConferencePoster Presentation at ATS 2023

The Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine team had diverse and impactful representation at the American Thoracic Society 2023 International Conference in Washington D.C. Our faculty, staff and trainees were involved in more than 60 programmed sessions with activities ranging from presentations at thematic poster sessions and scientific symposia, to serving as organizers and presenters in postgraduate courses and serving as Chairs and moderators of poster sessions and scientific symposia.

Several members of our division received recognition for their contributions at the conference. Of special note, Dr. Ana Mora, Professor and Associate Director of Lung Research in DHLRI received the 2023 ATS Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments for the impact that her research has had in our understanding of the mechanisms underlying lung aging and disease. Two of our postdoctoral scholars, Dr. Sourabh Soni & Dr. Paula Agudelo Garcia were recognized with the ATS Assembly of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology Abstract Scholarship and the ATS Underrepresented Trainee Development Scholarship Award, respectively. The Public Advisory Roundtable Abstract Scholarship from the ATS PAR Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation was awarded to our visiting scholar, Jose Antonio Ovando. The conference was also marked by a special reception hosted by our division, with more than 300 attendees including colleagues, research collaborators, invited guests and leaders of academic pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine from across the nation and from international medical centers.

We applaud the efforts of our faculty, trainees & staff in making this such a successful event.

2023 PHAT Symposium

PHAT 2023 Symposium Speakers

The second annual Preventative Health of Adipose Tissue (PHAT) Symposium took place on Friday, April 14, 2023 in the DHLRI. A keynote talk was given by Dr. Jacqueline Stephens, PhD from Pennington Biomedical Sciences. 

This interdisciplinary regional event was open to researchers whose work intersects with the study of adipose tissue, with the goal of bringing together new research teams and collaborations and stimulating discussions around the future of adipose tissue research across the basic, translational, and clinical spectrum. 

For more information about this year's event and future PHAT Symposia please contact Kristin Stanford (Kristin.Stanford@osumc.edu). 

2022 TriFit Challenge

Nothing unites us like doing good together. It's never been a better time to find new ways to boost physical and emotional health. The Ross Heart Hospital Family 5K run/walk took place on Sunday, July 31 and was a great way to socially connect and get moving - all while making a great impact in our community and saving lives. The event highlighted many of the visual amenities and landmarks of the campus.

Proceeds from this year's event supported two Pre-doctoral fellowships for DHLRI members. 


Yue Pan - Simonetti Lab

"Prospective Respiration Tracking for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Pilot Tone and Machine Learning"




Yaeger Michael

Michael Yaeger - Gowdy Lab

"Docosahexaenoic Acid Activates PPARγ in Alveolar Macrophages to Protect the Lungs from Ozone-Induced Injury and Increase Resolution from Injury"