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USciences Annual Research Day Showcases Student, Faculty Work on April 7

By Brian Kirschner

research dayUniversity of the Sciences once again showcases the diversity and growth of research pursuits on campus during its 14th annual Research Day and 29th annual John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Through more than 240 poster presentations, 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.

“The annual Research Day at University of the Sciences acknowledges undergraduate and graduate student research efforts, highlights aspects of faculty research activities, and showcases the diversity and growth of research pursuits on campus,” said Jean-Francois Jasmin, PhD, associate provost for research and graduate education at USciences. “Research Day is part of our ongoing efforts to foster our research mission and provide the perfect opportunity for students and faculty to share their scholarly activity with our campus community and visitors, and to enhance research collaborations and partnerships.”

Research poster topics, which will be on display from 1-3 p.m. in the Athletic/Recreation Center, cover every areas of focus from the University’s four colleges such as:

  • Collection and Characterization of Local Yeast
  • Children Can Improve Older Adults' Quality of Life Through Social Interactions
  • Creation of P53 and HSA Fusion Protein to Induce Apoptosis in Cancer Cells
  • Evaluating Green Spaces in Philadelphia for a Parks Prescription Program
  • Identifying Patient Beliefs about HIV Medications & Challenges Associated with Medication Taking
  • The Other Domestic Violence: An Analysis of Laws on Teen Dating Violence
  • The Role of School-Based Occupational Therapists in Bullying Prevention
  • Snacking, Stress and Weight-ism: Is Weight Discrimination Associated with Caloric Intake and Food Choice?
  • Systematic Review: Evaluating Cognitive & Behavior Factors Affecting Medication Adherence

Following Research Day, the John C. Krantz, Jr., Distinguished Lecture will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the McNeil Science and Technology Center and presented by Julie K. Silver, MD, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She will speak to "The Role of Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation in High-Quality Cancer Care.”

The Krantz Lecture was established in 1984 in honor and memory of John Christian Krantz, Jr., PhD, who was the chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine from 1932 to 1965. Dr. Krantz served 13 years as a member of the board of trustees. Through the annual lecture, the University continues to honor Dr. Krantz’s distinguished career, humanitarianism and his positive influence on generations of physicians and medical scientists.

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

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