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Students, Faculty Eager to Showcase Work at Research Day/Krantz Lecture on April 9

By Lauren Whetzel-Siburkis

students with posterUniversity of the Sciences will showcase the diversity and growth of research pursuits on campus during its 13th annual Research Day and 28th annual John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 9. Research Day recognizes and highlights the research efforts of faculty—as well as undergraduate and graduate students—to encourage and promote communication and collaboration among researchers.

“Research Day allows students of all ages to experience what veteran scientists do: Hold their work up to the scrutiny of their peers, and then answer questions about methodology, results, and conclusions,” said Jean-Francois Jasmin, PhD, associate provost for research and graduate education at USciences. “Students and faculty have devoted many hours to work on their projects during the school year, and this event gives them a forum to show it off.”

The Krantz Lecture will kick off the day at noon in Wilson Hall (rooms 205-209), with guest speaker Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics and founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University's Langone Medical Center. As an expert in population health, Dr. Caplan will present, “The Ethics of Compassion―New Drugs, Desperate Patients, and Corporate and Government Responsibilities?”

Because USciences distinguishes itself by offering undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research early in their academic careers, Research Day will continue with presentations representing more than 150 research abstracts on display from 1-3 p.m. in the Athletic/Recreation Center.

For more information on Research Day, click here or follow #movelifeforward on social media.

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