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Research!Louisville to showcase health sciences research

by Jill Scoggins, HSC communications and marketing last modified Sep 10, 2013 09:54 AM

Health care professionals, students and others will celebrate excellence in health sciences research at the Louisville Medical Center for the 18th year at Research!Louisville, Sept. 24 ‒ 27.

The event features presentations that showcase student and faculty research at the University of Louisville and forums on such topics as securing research funding, conflicts of interest in research and approaches to delivering personalized medicine. Admission is free.

Institute of Medicine member Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, will deliver the keynote address, “System Biology Approaches to Delivering Personalized Medicine,” on Friday, Sept. 27.

Garcia is the senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona and an internationally known physician-scientist, health administrator, scholar and educator. His research focuses on the role genetics play in lung disease and he has led the development of new therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease. Garcia also has been a strong proponent of fostering training opportunities for minority physician-scientists and students.

The annual event again will feature a daylong program for middle and high school students Wednesday, Sept. 25, by the Kentucky Science Center to interest them in careers in the “STEM” fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program will display research underway in Louisville and provide students the opportunity to meet and talk with researchers and scientists.

All Research!Louisville events are held at UofL’s Clinical and Translational Research Building, 505 S. Hancock St., except where otherwise noted in the schedule:

Tuesday, Sept. 24:

  • 9 a.m. ‒ noon, UofL Student Research Showcase, featuring work from basic science and engineering graduate students
  • 10 a.m. ‒ 11 a.m., SBIR/STTR Panel Discussion, focusing on the Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program
  • 1 p.m. ‒ 4 p.m., Professional/Clinical Student Research Showcase, featuring work from medical, dental, public health and nursing students, and undergraduate and high schools students from the James Graham Brown Cancer Center’s summer program

Wednesday, Sept. 25:

  • 9 a.m. ‒ noon, “Find Hope and Silver Linings throughout the Cancer Experience,” a personal account from nurse, social worker and former cancer patient Hollye Jacobs, Norton Hospital, 200 E. Chestnut St.
  • 9 a.m. ‒ 2 p.m., Postgraduate Research Showcase, featuring work from postdoctoral students, research associates, residents, clinical fellows and research staff
  • 9 a.m. ‒ 3 p.m., “Research!Louisville at the Kentucky Science Center” for middle and high school students, 727 W. Main St.
  • 1 p.m. ‒ 3 p.m., “Conflicts of Interest—Implications on Intellectual Property”

Thursday, Sept. 26:

  • 8 a.m. ‒ 4:30 p.m. (break for lunch, 11:30 a.m. ‒ 12:30 p.m.), “Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement: Three Roads to Better Care”
  • 9 a.m. ‒ noon, Faculty Research Showcase, featuring work from UofL faculty
  • 4 p.m. ‒ 6 p.m. Mind-to-Market Mixer hosted by UofL’s Office of Technology Transfer

Friday, Sept. 27:

  • 1 p.m. ‒ 1:30 p.m., Awards Ceremony, including the presentation of the Wallace H. Coulter Award for Translational Science presented by the University of Louisville Coulter Translational Partnership to a faculty member who seeks to improve patient lives through a research program with a strong commercialization potential
  • 1:30 p.m. ‒ 2:30 p.m., Keynote Address: “System Biology Approaches to Delivering Personalized Medicine,” presented by Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD.

Research!Louisville sponsors are the University of Louisville; Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Foundation and University of Louisville Hospital, both part of KentuckyOne Health; and Norton Healthcare.

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