UMKC Hospital Hill Campus hosts 2011 Health Sciences Research Summit

L-R: Ron MacQuarrie, Dean of the UMKC School of Graduate Studies; Russell Melchert, Dean of the UMKC School of Pharmacy; Ashim Mitra, Chair of the UMKC Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chair of the 2011 Research Summit; Judy Baker, Regional Director, U.S. Health and Human Services; and UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton.

The UMKC Health and Life Sciences Schools co-hosted the UMKC Health Sciences Research Summit on Wednesday, April 20, in the UMKC Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill Campus. The purpose of the Research Summit was to make the UMKC community aware of the health sciences related research being conducted in the Schools of Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and to foster research collaborations across disciplines and schools.

During the event, students and faculty of the UMKC Health and Life Sciences Schools showcased their research in the form of poster presentations, with more than 130 posters on display throughout the Health Sciences Building. Judy Baker, Regional Director, Region VII, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was the Keynote Speaker at the Research Summit Opening Ceremony.

A panel of judges selected posters presented by students from each of four categories as the best in terms of scientific merit and impact on health sciences. The student winners each received a cash honorarium as a token of appreciation for their research efforts. Following are the poster categories and the 2011 Health Sciences Research Summit Student Poster winners:

Clinical, Behavioral & Practice Research
Brenda D. Nagel

Medicinal and Biological Sciences
Piyush Jain
Christa Montgomery
Ryan Huyck

Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bin Qin
Sujay Shah
Ramya Vadlapatla

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ankit Shah


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