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February 4, 2021 at 11:38 am

Alum Invites Students to Career Fair to Discuss Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Jobs

Jonathan “Jon” Dowdell, portrait

Jonathan “Jon” Dowdell

Students are invited to meet with Ohio University alumnus Jonathan “Jon” Dowdell at the Spring Virtual Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 10, from 1 – 4 p.m.

Dowdell earned his B.A. in Sociology and B.S in Geography from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 2013. More recently, he completed his MBA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2017.

For the past year Dowdell has been working within the Talent Acquisition Department for the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Here, Dowdell provides strategic planning regarding human resources recruitment activities. He partners with a variety of researchers, scientist, technicians, and administrators for clinical research and academic positions that explore, innovate and develop advances in pediatric medicine and well-being for a variety of interdisciplinary fields. This includes several major research centers of emphasis including the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases, the Center for Vaccine and Immunity, the Center for Biobehavioral Health, and the Biopathology Center (which happens to be the largest of its kind in the United States).

Dowdell has had the fortune to work alongside these scientists and researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic, assisting with their hiring needs as several research labs reoriented their focus to examine the impacts and effects of the pandemic from a clinical, behavioral, and public health perspective. The opportunity to work with these scientific trailblazers during an unprecedented event in human history has been truly remarkable. More importantly, it has provided him with a great sense of pride knowing that the research and work The Abigail Wexner Research Institute does today will ultimately impact millions of lives in the future.

As Bobcat, Dowdell focused a large portion of his studies in social sciences. This has allowed him to be an effective change leader and culture champion working with a diverse team in a progressive and ever-changing organization.

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