New partnerships were formed and research opportunities explored as Ohio State welcomed more than 300 attendees to its first Health Sciences Innovation Conference held in Mumbai, India from January 15 - 18. Ohio State collaborated with the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the country’s top public health care and research institution, to plan the meetings which focused on India’s rapidly growing biotech and health sciences industry but also broadened its direction to incorporate health, commerce and career dimensions.
Chandan Sen, professor and associate dean in Ohio State’s College of Medicine, served as chair of the conference’s organizing committee, and William Brustein, vice provost of global strategies and international affairs, was co-chair. The conference featured more than 300 attendees, 120 speakers from around the globe and more than 100 entrants in the student poster session.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is now open for 2016-17. The core program provides 800 U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to lecture and conduct research abroad each year. Fulbright awards for U.S. scholars are sponsored by the U. S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The deadline to apply is August 3.