January 23, 2018

First Research Roundtable hones in on five research focus areas

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research roundtable 400x400The School of Medicine is hosting its first Research Roundtable on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. This all-day event will spotlight the School of Medicine’s five research focus areas: precision medicine and genomics; informatics; population health, health disparities and outcomes effectiveness research; inflammation, infection and immunity (I3); and fundamentals of basic science discovery.

“This inaugural event will bring together individuals from across the School of Medicine and provide them with an opportunity to share exciting new findings, facilitate scientific exchanges and identify potential new collaborations,” said Etty “Tika” Benveniste, Ph.D., senior associate dean for Research Administration in the School of Medicine and associate vice president for Medicine and Basic Sciences.

Faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows are invited to the event. They have the opportunity to submit an abstract for the poster session. Abstracts must be no more than 1,500 characters, and the submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. To submit an abstract for the poster session, view the list of speakers and/or register for the event, click here. The deadline to register for the event is Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

“The full-day program includes both oral and poster presentations associated with our five research focus areas from members of the School of Medicine along with guest lectures from national leaders in each of these areas,” said Benveniste. “Everyone in the School of Medicine—including students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, staff and faculty—is encouraged to participate.”

Here is a brief description of each of the five research focus areas that will be highlighted at the Research Roundtable:

  • Precision Medicine and Genomics — Reshaping the way we think about human health and the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • Informatics — Expanding our understanding and use of data to strengthen patient care, research and education
  • Population Health, Health Disparities and Outcomes Effectiveness Research — Informing research questions, disseminating knowledge and implementing evidence-based practices
  • Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (I3) — Building unified, interdisciplinary programs in inflammation-based fundamental and clinical research
  • Fundamentals of Basic Science Discovery — Investing in high-risk/high-reward biomedical research to revolutionize science
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