Research is vital and at DMU students are vital to research.
Contributions from students are vital in helping move campus research forward. The Mentored Student Research Program is an excellent opportunity for students to highlight their research findings. We’re excited to offer both oral and poster presentations and all summer research students are invited to participate. Students may present on any topic or experience related to research.
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Variation in Carbohydrate Utilization by Trichomonads of Man Inhabiting Distinct Anatomical NichesBlake Chapman, Wayne A. Wilson, PhD, Andrew Brittingham, PhD
Evolution of Coyote Mandibles in Response to Introduction of Competitors and Megafaunal ExtinctionsAdrianna Janowicz and Julie A. Meachen PhD
Comparison of Arch Height Index in Individuals With and Without Plantar Heel PainTiffany McCarthy and Shane McClinton, DPT
Basic Access and Health Insurance: Informing Policymakers Regarding Public Survey DataHannah Reiland and Pamela A. Duffy, PhD
Introduction: Rachel Reimer, PhD, Associate Professor, Chairperson, and Program Director – Master of Public Health, Chair of the Research and Grants Committee
Keynote Address: Racial Discrimination and HIV-risk Cognitions and Behaviors Among African American Young Adults Michelle Stock, PhD, Associate Professor of Applied Social Psychology, The George Washington University
Associate Professor of Applied Social Psychology, The George Washington University
Education – PhD, Iowa State University
Dr. Stock received her PhD from Iowa State University. Her research focuses on applying social-psychological theories to the study of risky health cognition’s and behaviors, including substance use, sexual behaviors, and UV exposure. Her experimental and survey research focuses on the application of dual-processing models, in particular the Prototype-Willingness model, to provide a framework for understanding the cognitive (both heuristic and reasoned) constructs and situational factors that affect health decisions. The research conducted in her lab can be split into three main areas:
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Students will have the opportunity to discuss their research through oral or poster presentations. Most students do not complete an entire research project during the summer, but rather work on a portion of a larger study. When thinking about doing an oral or poster presentation, it is perfectly acceptable to focus the student’s presentation on hypotheses and methodology in the absence of conclusive results. It is ideal if you begin discussing with your student early in the summer about what they can present.
Students may apply to be selected to be included in the student keynote portion of the closing program. Four students will be chosen to give a 12 minutes to speak and 3 minutes for audience questions about the research they conducted throughout the summer.
If the work is co-authored, only the first author will submit on behalf of all co-authors. The names of all co-authors must be listed in the submission form. For work with multiple authors, the authors can decide among themselves their various roles in presenting within the 12 minute limit.
A moderator keeps track of your presentation time and may also facilitate the discussion. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 will be used to project slides. Please make sure your presentation is compatible with this program. If you prefer to use a MAC computer or have video files, arrangements must be made prior to the program and you will be responsible for bringing an adaptor. Please contact DMU CME at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-271-1596. Presentation and video files should be stored on USB drives.
Students who are not doing an oral presentation must present a poster to showcase their work over the summer. The posters will be hung in the MEC during the closing program.
If the work is co-authored, only the first author will submit on behalf of all co-authors. The names of all co-authors must be listed in the submission form.
All abstracts will be published in the meeting program. Please submit your abstract according to the following guidelines:
If your project involves human or animal research, you must have obtained IRB or IACUC approval, unless you are clearly presenting your work as a proposed project and make it clear that absolutely no research has yet been conducted. Posters involving such research should indicate an approval number or state that no research has been conducted. Anyone giving an oral presentation on a project involving human or animal research must have an IRB or IACUC approval. For questions, please contact the DMU Office of Research at 515-271-1445.
Have questions regarding the Mentored Summer Research Program. Click here. If your question isn’t answered, please contact DMU CME at email@example.com or 515-271-1596.
There is not a fee to attend, but registration is strongly encouraged.
Vanessa Ross, CMP, CCMEP Director, Continuing Medical Education 515-271-1596 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mollie Lyon Grants and Contracts Manager, Research 515-271-1445 email@example.com