23rd Annual Trainee Research Day - April 11, 2024

Research Day is an annual event held each spring and features posters from hundreds of trainees, a trainee speaker series and a keynote address by a world-renowned researcher in the field of biomedical science. Faculty members judge poster presentations and travel awards are given to the highest-scoring trainees. This group includes trainees at all levels of programming, including graduate, undergraduate, medical and MD/PhD students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, researchers and clinical residents and fellows.

Research Day also presents an opportunity for colleagues and visitors to learn about the cutting edge research occurring at Ohio State. Faculty judges review poster presentations and make the final selections for the awards. The day also features at least one scheduled presentation by a leader in the biomedical sciences or related fields who will speak about his or her work and the latest developments in that research area, as well as presentations by selected Ohio State College of Medicine trainees. Research Day concludes with a late afternoon reception followed by a presentation of awards for outstanding research projects. 

Keynote Speaker/Panel

This year for the Keynote address, we will have something new. We will have a panel of three speakers who will discuss how basic research is translated to a novel medicine. The speakers are: Brian Kaspar, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Insmed, CA, Arthur Burghes, PhD, OSU College of Medicine, and Kathrin Meyer, PhD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The title of the session is: “Translating basic research to a medical therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy”. After short presentations by the speakers, there will be a panel discussion with audience participation.