Fifth Annual Roseman University Research Symposium Gives Public Opportunity to Learn About Local Scientific Research – South Jordan Campus

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – March, 6, 2019 – Roseman University of Health Sciences will hold its Fifth Annual Research Symposium from 2 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at its campus located at 10920 S. River Front Parkway, South Jordan, Utah, 84095.

The Research Symposium, made possible by a generous donation from our Presenting Sponsors, Zions Bank & Practice Pathways, is open to the public and will showcase 76 research projects by students, residents, research fellows and faculty from Roseman’s Colleges of Pharmacy, Dental Medicine and Nursing.

This year’s abstracts cover a wide range of topics in various areas including bench-top science, clinical research, and educational research. These works independently and collectively represent prodigious planning, methodical execution, and deeply insightful findings. With a wide breadth and depth of scientific subject matter, they are steps towards solutions, solutions that advance not only our work and our national and international reputation, but advance the human race. Some of these presentations address a number of diseases including PTSD, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, depression and fatty liver disease. Other presentations address important health issues such as e-cigarette usage, geriatric health, cannabinoids, opioid prescribing trends and youth prescription abuse. These are in addition to presentations that discuss ways to improve student learning and general wellness in the population.

“While Roseman University’s Research Symposium highlights local research, many of the presenting authors carry affiliations with other great universities such as University of Miami, Idaho State University and University of Buffalo, to name a few,” said Dr. Jeffery Talbot, director of Roseman University’s Research Center for Substance Abuse and Depression. “The collaboration between national and international institutions further emphasizes that working together, we can discover much needed healthcare solutions.”

Student presenters will have the opportunity to win awards for the top research projects, as judged by a panel of internal and external judges.

The event will feature a keynote presentation How Science and Technology Advances Impact Oral Health : IADR’s Vision for the Next Century by Dr. Rena D’Souza, President, International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

Professor of Dentistry & Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs & Education, Health Sciences, University of Utah. As a clinician-scientist, D’Souza has been strongly committed to discovery and mentoring throughout her academic career. She is a past president of the American Association for Dental Research (or, AADR) and is the current President of IADR, the largest global dental research organization with about 12,000 members in over 100 countries worldwide. Dr. D’Souza has authored over 150 publications and book chapters and has maintained an active research program for over 35 years through grant awards from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. She has also led two major NIH-funded institutional grants that supported the research training of dentists and dentists-scientists at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels. She received the 2002 Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the Presidential Award for Research Excellence from the Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2010. She was also inducted into the German National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Dr. D’Souza was recognized as the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine’s Birnberg Research Medal in 2016. Dr. D’Souza is the proud recipient of over 15 dean’s teaching excellence awards and is the 2017 Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Awardee.

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This event is also made possible by additional sponsors including MedQuest, Nu Skin, doTERRA, Sabinsa and Dr. Phung Matthews

About Roseman University of Health Sciences

Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning with campuses in Henderson, Summerlin and South Jordan, Utah. The University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency, Doctor of Dental Medicine program, and Advanced Education in General Densitry Residency program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.