Ohio State will host its first Health Sciences Innovation Conference in Mumbai, India on January 15 – 18, 2015. Nobel Laureate Professor Luc Montagnier, discoverer of HIV, will present a keynote lecture.
The focus of the conference will be India’s rapidly growing biotech and health sciences industry with the goal of developing strategic partnerships between Ohio State faculty and other Indian academic institutions. The All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the country’s top public health care and research institution, will partner with Ohio State in hosting this conference. As part of this partnership, a two-day workshop on Regenerative Medicine will be hosted by AIIMS at New Delhi on January 12-13, 2015.
Chandan Sen, professor and associate dean in the College of Medicine, is chair of the organizing committee and William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs, is serving as co-chair. The Ohio State India Gateway will provide support for the conference in-country.
When Ohio State received the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization earlier this year, it was the culmination of the university’s efforts to develop programs, course work and outreach opportunities in Columbus, Ohio, and abroad. While “comprehensive internationalization” can seem like an abstract concept, it’s plain to see at Ohio State. There are a myriad ways in which Ohio State continues to enhance its global stature through its teaching, research and engagement mission. More international students are finding their way to Ohio State; students are studying abroad in record numbers; grants and scholarships are supporting research, language immersion programs, area studies and study abroad; international themes are integrated into the curriculum; and connections are made in regions throughout the world as a result of Ohio State's Global Gateways. View osu.edu to discover more about how Ohio State is growing globally.
The Ohio State University has been awarded three grants of up to $250,000 each as part of the Global Innovation Initiative, a new program funded by the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom to foster multilateral research collaborations with higher education institutions in Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. Of the 23 university partnerships funded, Ohio State was awarded the most grants of any other institution.
The grants will fund new research, faculty exchanges, joint publications and symposia and other multilateral efforts. The total funding for these 23 partnership grants is approximately $5 million. In addition, the partner universities will support these projects with their own resources, such as use of laboratories, staff and faculty salaries, and private sector contributions valued at an estimated $7.08 million.