Brenau’s third annual Research Symposium is Friday, April 11 from 12:45-5 p.m. at Brenau East campus in Gainesville. The program is an interdisciplinary forum for research conducted by graduate and undergraduate students as well as Brenau faculty. Download a PDF of the schedule-at-a-glance at http://update.brenau.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Research-Symposium-Program_2014.pdf.
The symposium serves as an extension of the classroom and programs, explores creative approaches to emergent problems, and serves as a venue for distribution of research results and conclusions – offering opportunities to learn from new collaborations. Abstracts are published annually in the Brenau University Research Symposium Proceedings, and include research in occupational therapy, education, areas of abuse and trauma, aging, biodiversity, dance, educational programs, international and regional issues and therapeutic approaches.
Keynote speaker Dr. Phaedra Corso, Ph.D., M.P.A., will present at 1 p.m. in the Whalen Auditorium. She is a UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health and director of the Economic Evaluation Research Group at the University of Georgia. She also serves as a consultant to the Office of the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 2009, Corso has co-anchored a television show, Public Health Impact, that airs bi-weekly on WUGA. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from UGA and a doctoral degree in health policy from Harvard University.