2023 Research Symposium

KCU would like to invite you to attend the 2023 Research Week Symposium on April 4-7, 2023. The research symposium is one of the premier collaborative academic events at KCU bringing the different colleges together to showcase KCU’s innovative research and scientific discoveries. The research symposium will host distinguished physicians and scientists from within and outside the KCU community. This year’s symposium will be held in person, with the exception of the KCU-GME Consortium Resident virtual poster presentations.

The symposium agenda will include:

  1. Keynote Speaker: Joseph J. Cullen, MD, FACS - Professor of Surgery and Radiation Oncology – University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
  2. Guest Featured Speakers:
  • Rebecca Oberley-Deegan, PhD - Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Nukhet Aykin-Burns, PhD - Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  1. KCU Featured Speakers:

  • Gautam Desai, DO, FACOFP - Professor and Chair of Primary Care
  • Jennifer Fugate, PhD - Associate Professor of Health Service Psychology
  • Bradley Creamer, MS, PhD - Associate Professor of Physiology
  1. Summer Student Research Fellows presentations – April 4
  2. Live presentations from selected student abstracts – April 5 and 6
  3. Multiple poster sessions - 2 poster sessions on KC and Joplin campuses – April 4 and 5
  4. Round table research discussion session – April 6
  5. KCU GME Consortium Resident virtual poster presentations – April 7
  6. KCU Research Symposium lunch, awards and closing remarks - April 7

Awards and Recognition

COB, COM and PsyD students: The KCU Research Symposium Committee will recognize up to four top presentations during the event. Student presenters are eligible for awards for both oral and poster presentations. In addition, a call for applications for the Yale U. Castlio, DO, Prize for Research will be announced later.

KCU GME Residents: KCU GME Consortium Residents who have a poster accepted and who present a virtual poster presentation at the symposium will qualify for the Resident Research Award. Winners will receive up to $500. Additional information and instructions on how to apply for the award will be sent to residents with their presentation acceptance email from KCU GME.

If you have questions or need assistance with submission of your abstract, please contact the committee members:

Ehab Sarsour, PhD: esarsour@kansascity.edu

Melissa Cobb, MA: mcobb@kansascity.edu

Edina Kosa, MSc: ekosa@kansascity.edu

We hope you will take this opportunity to share your research with your peers and colleagues!