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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 p.m.

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.
 
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