Education Committee

Providing education and training in interdisciplinary research related to heart and lung disease is a founding principle of the DHLRI and an important responsibility as part of a land grant university and academic medical center. Open communication and exchange of ideas foster collaborative, interdisciplinary science and promote the professional growth of faculty, staff and trainees. At the same time, hosting experts from outside OSU enriches our members while expanding awareness of the tremendous environment and researchers at OSU. Intentional planning of impactful educational and mentoring programs across our diverse constituency is required to ensure success in this space. Through the Education Committee, our mission to coordinate education and training programs that will foster collaboration, innovation, translation and equity across career stages can be realized.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The etiology and impact of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases show considerable variability across the population. Sex, race, age and other demographic information weigh
heavily on the likelihood and prognosis of disease. Accounting for these factors in research, education and clinical care is central to the land grant mission of the Ohio State University.
Further, science depends on the open and rigorous vetting of ideas with no individual endowed with privileged access to the truth. The most innovative and impactful ideas are those drawn
from a deep pool of shared experience and knowledge. Aside from the moral and ethical factors, diversity is associated with improved productivity and impact across sectors from large business
firms to academic research labs. For these reasons, the DHLRI is strongly committed to DEI as a core component of its overall mission to foster an inclusive environment that empowers all faculty, staff and trainees to pursue research with impact for a diverse population.

Space Committee

The guiding principles to facilitate discovery are strengthened through a research alignment of proximity, synergy and support.  Research synergy is established through research neighborhoods (or “hubs”) of PIs working in similar strategic areas based on the philosophy that who you see everyday shapes the type and quality of research proposals/papers.   Leveraging the common interests and needs within the research neighborhoods forms a map for direct investment in interdisciplinary research.  The DHLRI Space Committee provides for a cohesive approach towards space-related requests and initiatives in concert with the College of Medicine Space Committee and the Wexner Medical Center Space Committee policy.  They review and manage DHLRI space allocation for research, education, and clinical missions, following organizational priorities, space metrics, innovative spatial concepts, and operational best practices.