Save the date: 16th Annual Injury Biomechanics Symposium will be held 5/23-5/25/21!

Symposium Mission: To stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates

  • The Symposium offers a welcoming and non-threatening environment where novice researchers can receive feedback and support for their original work
  • Participation from industry partners and sponsors provides networking opportunities for future careers

The Margaret H. Hines Award

The Dr. Margaret H. Hines award is presented to the best oral  presentation at the Injury Biomechanics Symposium. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the achievement along with a cash award for each winner.

Dr. Hines initiated the injury biomechanics research program at The Ohio State University over 20 years ago. She was still conducting this research when she passed away in January of 2004. Her research programs included:

  • Head Trauma (1989-1993)
  • Liver Trauma (1993-1996)
  • Side Impact Trauma (1994-1998)
  • Airbag Trauma (1996-1997)
  • Shoulder Trauma (1998-2004)

The Rod Herriott Award

The Rod Herriott award is presented to the best poster presentation at the Injury Biomechanics Symposium. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the achievement along with a cash award for each winner.

Rod Herriott was a motor vehicle safety researcher at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty Ohio for 39 years.  He worked as a Mechanical Technician, an Engineering Technician, and Supervisor. He spent most of his TRC career at the Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC), NHTSA’s vehicle safety laboratory located at TRC in East Liberty OH. His early projects at the VRTC included design and fabrication of test equipment, testing of vehicle components and airbags, and work with crash test dummies. Throughout his career, Rod spent countless hours training new engineers and students the ins and outs of biomechanics research and testing.