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Marshall University School of Medicine hosts 24th annual Research Day


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Nearly 80 research presentations and a keynote talk by a national expert on Alzheimer's Disease are part of the 24th annual Research Day at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.

The two-day research event begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, with a community panel discussion on Alzheimer's disease, co-sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH). The discussion will be in the Harless Auditorium on the ground floor at the Marshall University Medical Center located next to the hospital. The community is invited to attend.

Panel participants include the following individuals:

-Richard J. Kryscio, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Biostatistics, University of Kentucky

-Shirley M. Neitch, M.D., FACP, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University

-Richard Egleton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University

-Joy Pelfrey, RN, MSN, FNP, Director of Senior Services, Cabell Huntington Hospital

The panel moderator is special guest William Thies, Ph.D., who is the chief medical and scientific officer with the National Alzheimer's Association.  He will also provide a keynote lecture to the MUSOM community on Tuesday, March 20, as part of research day.

Research Day showcases research conducted by medical students, graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows. Dozens of projects will be on display on the ground floor of the Marshall Medical Center.

"Research Day is an excellent way for members of our research community to spotlight their work," said Dr. Richard Niles, senior associate dean, Research & Graduate Education. "The research to be presented ranges from using vitamin D3 supplementation to prevent falls in elderly patients to the ability of the "hotness" chemical in chili pepper to inhibit the growth of small cell lung cancer in animals."

For more information about Research Day contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 304-691-1770.

Visit http://musom.marshall.edu/research/ to view information, agenda, and syllabus for the 24th Annual Research Day.

Posted On: 3/16/2012