Canine cancer, clinical trials discussed at TEDx

Thirteen diverse speakers from The Ohio State University gave talks surrounding "The Human Narrative" on Feb. 14 at the Wexner Center for the Arts' Mershon Auditorium for TEDxOhioStateUniversity, an independent TED event. 

The speakers included Dr. Cheryl London from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Biosciences, along with 12 other department chairs, professors and graduate and undergraduate students from various fields of study. 

Along with being a professor and veterinarian, Dr. London is the Director of the Clinical Trials Office at the Veterinary Medical Center, Director of Translational Therapeutics at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and she holds the Thekla R. and Donald B. Shackelford Professorship in Canine Medicine. She has a Ph.D. in Immunology from Harvard University, and her research interests include targeted therapeutics and translational/comparative oncology. At the event, she discussed stories encompassing canine cancer and the Clinical Trials Office. 

Each speaker had to go through an application process, which was run by TEDx. Tickets for the event, which ran from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., were quickly sold out, but there will be a live stream for those who wish to tune in. Dr. London spoke during the first session, which ran from 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.