CFAH graduate students elected as 2024 IDI-TA leaders

Feb. 7, 2024

Congratulations to Menuka Bhandari and Saroj Khatiwada on their leadership role elections within The Ohio State University's Infectious Diseases Institute Trainee Association (IDI-TA) committee.

Menuka was elected as the 2024 President of IDI-TA committee, while Saroj was chosen to serve as the committee's Networking & Professional Development Representative.

The Infectious Diseases Institute Trainee Association (IDI-TA) is an organization run by trainees for trainees to support their activities and to provide opportunities for growth within the infectious disease space. The IDI-TA is currently run by a steering committee of six trainees alongside five faculty and administrative advisors!

IDI-TA membership is open to all trainees (postdoctoral fellows/scholars/scientists, clinical fellows, professional students, graduate students, undergraduate students and lab employees [e.g., research assistants/associates]) interested in infectious disease research. Like IDI, the IDI-TA is intentionally interdisciplinary and trainees from all disciplines are encouraged to join. Membership in this organization will provide trainees with opportunities for networking, social events, and workshops as well as for career advancement and development. IDI-TA advocates for trainees to gain greater access to resources and ensure trainees maintain a greater role in deciding the scope of opportunities related to infectious disease for students across campus.