College of Health & Science presents first Research Symposium April 21

College of Health & Science presents first Research Symposium April 21
The first research symposium offered by Health & Science offers a rich selection of faculty anbd student work in Nursing, Occupational Therapy (photo), Psychology, and Biology.

Brenau University`s College of Health & Science will present a Research Symposium on Saturday April 21, 2012. The public is invited to the Brenau East campus prior to the event which begins at 3:00 p.m. with a welcome address by Gale Starich, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Health & Science and the Graduate School.

The keynote speaker is Jean Moore, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N. Dr. Moore is a Richards Endowed Scholar at the Brenau School of Nursing. While serving as a full professor at George Mason University´s School of Nursing in Fairfax, Va., she was Assistant Dean for Nursing Research and also Coordinator for the Second Degree Nursing Program. Dr. Moore will speak at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in Whalen Auditorium.

Following Dr. Moore´s address, awards between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., with concurrent podium sessions during which graduate and undergraduate students present research projects. The last hour of the symposium features a reception with several research poster sessions from 6:00 p,m, to 7:00 p.m.

“The research process is of vital importance to both undergraduate and graduate education,” Starich said. “In addition, it renews our faculty. In this inaugural research symposium we´ll be showcasing faculty and student research, and the presentations will highlight new findings as well as new methodologies.”

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Thursday, April 19, 2012