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2016 UM/UMMC Research Day preview

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Published on February 25, 2016

The Medical Center will host the second-annual 2016 UM/UMMC Research Day on Thursday, March 3, in the second-floor conference center of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. The event will feature three-minute lectures, a poster session and keynote speeches by UMMC and UM faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students.

"One of the goals of research day is to facilitate communication between our campuses," said Dr. Richard Summers, UMMC associate vice chancellor of research. The event also will be a resource for faculty, staff and students to find potential collaborators for future projects.

Registration is required to attend. The deadline to register as an attendee is tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 26). Registration for presenters is closed.

With more than 100 presentations scheduled, 2016 UM/UMMC Research Day will cover topics ranging from genetics to gravitational waves, giving everyone an opportunity to learn something new.

Research Day Schedule

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Registration and Poster Setup

10 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
Richard L. Summers, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UMMC
Alice M. Clark, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor For research, UM
Rooms A/B

10:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Featured Keynote Address
Jeffrey S. Vitter, Ph.D., M.B.A., Chancellor, UM
Rooms A/B

10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
Keynote Address
Alan E. Jones, M.D., Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine, UMMC
"Adaptation and Precision: A New Approach to Acute Clinical Trials"
Rooms A/B

10:35 a.m. - Noon
Three-Minute Lectures
Room A

Noon - 1 p.m.
Poster Session
Rooms C/D
Board Room

1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Keynote Address
Arnita Norwood, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine, Jackson Heart Study, UMMC
Rooms A/B

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Keynote Address
Katherine Dooley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, UM
"Listening to Colliding Black Holes: First Detection of Gravitational Waves"
Rooms A/B

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Three-Minute Lectures
Rooms A/B

2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Richard L. Summers, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UMMC
Rooms A/B