Research Day 2015

Research DayOn Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, Touro College held its Fourth Annual Research Day at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine/Touro College of Pharmacy campus in Harlem.  This was a great opportunity for faculty and students to showcase their recent research and share it with the Touro community.  Many people came to take part in this special event, including deans from graduate and undergraduate divisions and members of senior administration.

The day started with opening remarks from Dr. Joseph Indelicato, Chair of the Touro College Research Collaborative.  Touro President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish then welcomed everyone and introduced the two keynote speakers, Dr. William Frishman and Dr. Jeffrey Iliff.

Dr. Frishman talked about the results of the Bronx Aging Study (BAS), which started in 1978. Its aim was to observe risk factors for disease and mortality in older people. He also mentioned a few smaller studies that came out of the results of the BAS. Dr. Iliff  gave a presentation entitled “Taking Out the Trash: The Brain, Sleep, and Alzheimer’s Disease”, in which he spoke about research concerning cerebrospinal fluid circulation in the brain, amyloid beta, and a protein called aquaporin-4, and how these studies might provide insight into why some people develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Poster Session #1
Poster Session #1

After the speakers, there were two poster sessions.  Although most of the presentations were within the health sciences, there were many other disciplines represented, such as business, art, social work, and philosophy.  Students and faculty were eager to discuss their findings with the many interested people who came through the hallways and perused the posters.  At the end of the day, there was a short “coffee klatch” where everyone chatted about the day’s happenings with some tasty snacks and drinks.

Occupational Therapy professor Ramona Guthrie stands in front of her poster
Occupational Therapy professor Ramona Guthrie stands in front of her poster

Touro continues to increase its commitment to research in many ways, and Faculty Research Day shows the enthusiasm many professors and students have in furthering scholarship.

The Touro College Libraries offer assistance to both new and experienced researchers. Check out the Faculty Publications Database to see the many accomplishments of faculty since 1970.  We also have LibGuides on Writing and Publishing for Faculty and Creating Poster Presentations.  And, as always, call, email, or come in for research help!

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