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Monday, March 25, 2019
Contact: Sheanna M. Spence, Director of External Affairs, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – More than 100 students and post-doctoral, residents and fellows participated in the 31st Annual Marshall University Health Science Research Day Friday, March 22, at the Marshall University Medical Center.
Organized and sponsored by the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the Health Science Research Day also partners with the School of Pharmacy and the College of Health Professions to highlight original research and educational innovations by undergraduate, medical, pharmacy, nursing and other health professions students, as well as graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in medicine, biomedical sciences, and clinical and translational sciences.
“Over the last several years we have seen a dramatic change in the Research Day presentations,” said Uma Sundaram, M.D., vice dean for research and graduate education at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “More graduate and medical students are doing research, the quality of the research has greatly increased and the research that is being done is very relevant for the health issues West Virginians face.”
This year’s keynote address was delivered by Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, where he serves as research advisor to the dean, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, professor of internal medicine and the H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastroenterology. During his keynote, Omary, the incoming president of the American Gastroenterological Association, presented on the intermediate filament cytoskeleton in health and disease.
The daylong symposium also featured oral and poster presentations in the areas of clinical science, basic science, case studies, medical education and quality improvement. More than 25 faculty members from the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy served as judges and selected the best abstracts in categories of basic science, clinical research, education and case study.
Listed below are the 2019 Marshall University Health Science Research Day winners.
Date Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019