The Wonders of Research
Twenty years ago we could not have imagined that surgeries would someday be performed using robotics, that for many, many patients heart disease, cancer and HIV/AIDS would become chronic health conditions instead of the rapid killers they once were or that a person’s genetic makeup would be a factor in selecting one therapy over another.
Yet, these are all standards of medical practice today, all made possible by biomedical research at The Ohio State University Medical Center and at other academic medical centers.
In this issue of health1, the new leader of Medical Center research, Dr. Clay Marsh, notes a few of the attributes that set Ohio State apart as one of the nation’s top-10 research universities.
Even more exciting is his vision for the future of biomedical research here. We’re shifting the focus of our research toward personalized health care, which will dramatically transform the way disease is prevented, diagnosed and treated.
While we can only imagine the advances that will come over the next 20 years, you can be assured that Ohio State faculty and staff will play a large role in developing many of them.