Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine hosts 26th annual Research Day

Friday, March 21, 2014
Contact:  Leah Clark Payne, Public Affairs Director, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713


Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine hosts 26th annual Research Day

Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist visits Huntington as part of two-day event


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dozens of research projects and a keynote presentation by an internationally known ophthalmologist highlight the 26th annual Research Day at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

The two-day research event begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March24, with a community seminar on senior eye health, co-sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) and its Senior Services Program.

Jose S. Pulido, MD, MS, MBA, MPH, a professor of ophthalmology and molecular medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., will serve as special guest speaker for both the community event and Marshall’s academic event.

Pulido graduated from Tulane University Medical School and completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois.   He also completed fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery and retina research at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine and in ocular oncology at Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.

 Pulido’s community presentation, “The Topology of Blinding Eye Disease,” will focus on the importance of being proactive with eye health and begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Harless Auditorium, Marshall University Medical Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital.  He will then join a panel of local eye health professionals that includes Dr. Joseph A. LoCascio, III, Dr. Charles D. Francis and Dr. Mark E. Hatfield to answer questions and provide information about eye diseases.  The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Pulido also will deliver a lecture to faculty, medical students, graduate students and residents at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Harless Auditorium.

Research Day showcases research conducted by medical students, graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows.   This year’s entries include projects that focus on heart disease, children and physical activity, lung and other cancers, drug abuse during pregnancy, as well as many other areas of biomedical and clinical research. 

“We have received many outstanding submissions,” said Richard M. Niles, Ph.D., vice dean for Biomedical Sciences at the School of Medicine.  “Our community of scholars and researchers continues to expand by exploring new areas of interest that directly affect the health and well-being of many in our area.”

 For more information about Research Day contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 304 691-1770.



Date Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014