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HESRM Faculty & Students Attend UM/UMMC Research Day

Posted on March 11th, 2016 by Jen Dorvin

Research Day brings together campuses’ ideas

Published in News Stories on March 07, 2016

Meghan Edwards, left, graduate assistant in fitness at UM, and Dr. Paul Loprinzi, center, assistant professor of health, exercise science and recreation management at UM, talk to Dr. Claire Brabec Rosenblatt, fellow in medicine, about her work on depression and allergic response during the 2nd annual UM-UMMC Research Day March 3.

If knowledge is food for the brain, then the 2nd annual UM/UMMC Research Day was a veritable feast.

More than 120 presenters provided free samples of their work on Thursday, Mar. 3 in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Hosted at the University of Mississippi in Oxford last year, Research Day is meant to facilitate communication and collaboration between the campuses through a series of lectures and posters.

“Every good scientific meeting should be inspirational and informational,” said Dr. Richard Summers, associate vice chancellor for research at UMMC. “The purpose of today is to allow each other to understand what we each do and to build synergy between our campuses.”  Synergy means that combined efforts are greater than the sum of their parts, said Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, chancellor of the University of Mississippi during his featured keynote address.

“We are here to build new…”

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