Apr 18, 2011    #072
Contact: John Austin

UMKC Health and Life Sciences Schools team up for 2011 Health Sciences Research Summit

Public invited to see UMKC Faculty and Student research on display

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Health and Life Sciences Schools will co-host the UMKC Health Sciences Research Summit on Wednesday, April 20, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the UMKC Health Sciences Building on the Hospital Hill Campus. The purpose of Research Day is to make the UMKC community aware of the health sciences related research being conducted in the Schools of Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and to foster research collaborations across disciplines and schools.

During the event, students and faculty of the UMKC Health and Life Sciences Schools will showcase their research in the form of poster presentations, with more than 115 posters on display throughout the Health Sciences Building. Judy Baker, Regional Director, Region VII, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Research Summit Opening Ceremony at 11 a.m. in room 3301 of the Health Sciences Building.

A panel of judges will select one poster presented by students from each of four categories as the best in terms of scientific merit and impact on health sciences. The student winners will each receive a cash honorarium as a token of appreciation for their research efforts. Posters will be presented in the following categories:

  • Clinical, Behavioral and Practice Research
  • Medicinal and Biological Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology

About the UMKC Health & Life Sciences Schools

The University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy are located on the UMKC Health Sciences Campus at Hospital Hill and the School of Biological Sciences is located on the UMKC Volker Campus. UMKC is one of fewer than 30 universities in the nation to have four major health sciences schools centrally located on one campus. The next generation of health practitioners and scientists educated at UMKC benefit from the innovative learning and research environment provided by the University and its clinical and research partners.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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