India Gateway News
Ohio State will host its first Health Sciences Innovation Conference in Mumbai, India on January 15 – 18, 2015. 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.
Leela Singh, a fourth-year theater major, was a 2013 Holbrook Summer Fellow. She traveled to Jaipur, India to research the experiences of folk performers and their relationship with the Rajasthani tourist industry. Through anonymous interviews, ethnographic field notes and documentation of her personal experiences in-country, she was able to craft a compelling and thoughtful narrative. Read more about her research experiences from the Undergraduate Research Office.
The Ohio State University is one of four U.S. universities that has received the highly competitive Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative award for its project, "Training the Next Generation of STEM Faculty at Higher Education Institutions in India." Ohio State will receive approximately $250,000 in grant monies over a three-year period to launch a pilot program with Aligarh Muslim University in India. The program aims to lay the groundwork for capacity building in STEM education and research at Indian universities in collaboration with universities in the United States.