The 35th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, sponsored by the medical school, will be held on
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
2017 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Miller, The Search for Real Anti-Aging Medicines
Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Director, Paul Glenn Center for Aging Research.
Please mark your calendars with these important dates:
- January 16 - Online form opens for abstract submission
- February 20 - Deadline for abstract submission at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time
- February 22 - Scoring begins
- March 13 - Authors notified of results
- April 28 - Oral presentation PowerPoint files due at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
- May 2 - Research Day 2017
The submission categories are as follows:
- Basic Sciences: Activities related to fundamental, theoretical, or experimental sciences including development of technologies and techniques.
- Clinical: Activities related to safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products; and treatment regimens intended for human use, including analysis of established clinical practice and case presentations.
- Community: Activities related to identifying and addressing community health needs.
- Education: Activities related to the design, development, and implementation of educational programs or events, including the utilization of technology in the classroom setting.
- Medical Humanities: Activities related to the application of humanities, social sciences, and the arts to medical education and practice.
- Quality Improvement: Activities related to performance improvement or quality improvement of medical practice, including the enhancement of healthcare delivery.
Abstracts will be submitted online. The web address to view instructions and abstract submission forms will be communicated over the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Craig Beam, Chair, Research Day Planning Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kitty Momburg, Office of the Dean, at email@example.com.
Posters & Abstracts:
If you would like assistance with research abstracts, please contact Laura Bauler, PhD, medical editor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. For WMed-affiliated Research Day entries the approved poster presentation templates can be found within the WMed Collaboration Site under Communications > Templates > Posters. Tips, tricks, and guideline information for abstracts and scientific posters are also available from the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. All potential Research Day participants have access to additional resources for creating scientific posters and abstracts via the WMed Library.
ScholarWorks at WMed:
Accepted and final abstract submissions will be deposited into ScholarWorks. ScholarWorks is an online open-access repository designed to collect and preserve scholarly, educational, and creative works produced by WMed faculty, staff, and students, and serves as a permanent digital archive for these materials. Abstracts from Research Day will be deposited in the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Collection: Research Day. The full-text abstracts are searchable within ScholarWorks and search engines such as Google. You will be able to link your abstract through a stable URL so other researchers will be able to find your work. Research Day entries will also have the option to submit their research posters within WMed's ScholarWorks collections. For more information, please contact a WMed Librarian.
The 34th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day was held on May 4, 2016 and included 46 oral presentations in nine sessions, and 117 poster presentations.
2016 Program with Abstracts