Event showcases range of clinical, science
research at Heritage College
(ATHENS, Ohio – Sept. 23, 2013) Potential treatments for
complications from diabetes, the possible impact of the Affordable
Care Act on physician repayment for Medicaid, and progress in
combating the spread of Chagas Disease in Ecuador are just a few of
the current health-related topics that will be covered at the 12th
annual Research Day at the Ohio University Heritage College of
Osteopathic Medicine. Campus and community members are invited to
attend the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, on
the bricks in Irvine Hall.
Presentations representing a broad range of projects in clinical
medicine, biomedical and biological sciences, social medicine and
other health-related disciplines will be displayed. OU-HCOM
Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O., will provide remarks at 12:10
During Research Day, medical students and faculty will present a
total of 51 posters about research initiatives conducted from the
Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, the Centers for
Osteopathic Research and Education, the Tropical Disease Institute,
and the college’s many departments.
“Research Day represents the fruition of many hours of work for
students and faculty who present posters,” said Jessica Wingett,
manager of OU-HCOM’s Office of Research and Grants. For example,
students from the college’s Research and Scholarly Advancement
Fellowship program―who conduct many hours of research for 10 weeks
during the summer―are required to present their findings at the
event, she said.
Research Day allows students to conduct faculty-sponsored, mentored
research and to present it to a public venue, which gives them the
hands-on opportunity to present research for critique. Many students
go on to nationally known conventions and conferences to present
their work, Wingett said. “This gives them the tools and experience
to present at larger venues,” she said.