A provocative day

July 14, 2011 —

At DMU, our faculty believe research is vital, and students are vital to research. A demonstration of that belief is DMU’s mentored student research program, which gives student researchers the opportunity to share highlights of their findings. They will present their research today in DMU’s Olsen Medical Education Center (better known as the MEC) in an event that’s free and open to the public. It begins with registration at 9:30 a.m., followed by welcome comments at 10 a.m. by microbiology and immunology Professor Jeffrey Gray, Ph.D., DMU’s interim vice president for research, and physiology and pharmacology Assistant Professor Kim Tran, M.D., Ph.D.

Providing the keynote address today at 10:15 a.m. will be Garland Marshall, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Washington University’s School of Medicine. He’ll discuss therapeutic approaches for AIDS.

The best reason to attend today’s program is to absorb the intellectual energy DMU students radiate and their investigative enthusiasm for the topics they’ve explored. You can enjoy oral and poster presentations in the MEC and in Ryan Hall, rooms 179, 181, 280 and 281. You’ll be amazed by what our students have discovered!

Endlessly curious and easily entertained, Barb Dietrich Boose loves being a member of the friendly, fascinating DMU community and its creative communications team. The University's publications director and DMU Magazine editor, Barb is always on the hunt for story ideas, good books and new recipes to try out on her family, such as her surprisingly tasty pork-and-bean bars.