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. Check in is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Radisson Plaza Hotel lobby. Parking is available at the Radisson parking garage; the gate will be up during check-in and at the end of the event.
2017 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Miller
The Search for Real Anti-Aging Medicines.
Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan.
Director, Paul Glenn Center for Aging Research.
Richard A. Miller, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of Pathology and associate director for research of the Geriatrics Center at the University of Michigan. He received a B.A. degree in 1971 from Haverford College, and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in 1976-1977. After postdoctoral studies at Harvard and Sloan-Kettering, he moved to Boston University in 1982 and then to his current position at Michigan in 1990. Dr. Miller has served in a variety of editorial and advisory positions on behalf of the American Federation for Aging Research and the National Institute on Aging, and as an editor-in-chief of Aging Cell. He is the recipient of the Nathan Shock Award, the AlliedSignal Award, the Irving Wright Award and the Kleemeier Award for aging research. His main research interests all relate to the control of aging rate in mice, and include ongoing studies of mutations that slow aging, the relation of cellular stress resistance to longevity, mapping of genes that influence lifespan and age-sensitive traits, screens for drugs that extend lifespan in mice, and methods to improve function of T lymphocytes from old donors. Dr. Miller's research work centers on problems in the genetics and cell biology of aging in mice. Special interests include:
- Analysis of genes and diets that increase life span in mice
- Studies of treatments that repair immune function in old age
- Relationship of cell stress resistance to extended life span in dwarf mice
- Biomarkers of aging rate
Continuing Medical Education Credit:
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Please mark your calendars with these important dates:
- April 24 - Poster file for printing due to Fast Signs by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
- April 28 - Oral presentation PowerPoint files due at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
- May 2 - Research Day 2017
Research Day Contacts:
If you have any questions regarding Research Day, 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.
Research Day 2017 Submission Categories:
- 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.
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.
Poster Printing Details:
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.
2017 Program with Abstracts