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The Spring 2015 issue of the India Gateway News features stories about the Health Sciences Innovation Conference in Mumbai, a formalized partnership between Ohio State and the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, College of Nursing researchers working with a Mumbai hospital to study cervical cancer, collaborations between the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and Punjab Agricultural University and an update on study abroad in India. Learn more about the India Gateway and its efforts to internationalize Ohio State’s comprehensive range of activities in research, education and outreach.

An Ohio State delegation traveled to India this past January to formalize a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-Bombay).

Included in the delegation were President Michael V. Drake, M.D. and executive director of the Institute for Materials Research, Steven Ringel. The signing of this memorandum of understanding paves the way for Ringel to move forward with the motivations of the strategic partnership.

The collaboration between Ohio State and IIT-Bombay will focus on three research areas that can be expanded over time: 1) materials and photovoltaics, 2) bio-engineering, and 3) data analytics. This initiative also connects to and fosters the development of Ohio State’s Discovery Theme that focuses on “Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability.”


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 120 speakers from around the globe and more than 100 entrants in the student poster session.