Research Symposium

  • Nov. 19, 2014 | KCUMB Campus

    The purpose of the annual Research Symposium is to provide an opportunity for participants to share their current research and gain recognition for outstanding research presentations.

    2014 Research Symposium Structure FunctionThis event also provides a venue to participate and gain exposure to ongoing research across many fields of study, and facilitate opportunities for inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration.

    Important Dates:

    Abstracts Open: Sept. 15
    Abstracts Due:
    Oct. 3
    Acceptance Notice:
    Oct. 17
    Posters Due:
    Oct. 31

  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, Setup - Academic Center Conference Room 


    2-4 p.m.

    Poster Setup and Badge Pickup

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, Research Symposium, Academic Center


    8-8:30 a.m.


    8:30-8:50 a.m.

    Welcome and Research Update
    Jeffrey Joyce, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Professor, KCUMB 

    8:50-10:10 a.m.

    Faculty Presentations

    10:10-10:40 a.m.


    10:40-11:55 a.m.


    Pedro Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D.

    Richard C. Schneider Collegiate Professor Endowed Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
    Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
    School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    | Biographical information | CV 

    11:55-12:15 p.m.

    Research Co-Chair Wrap up
    Flavia Costa, Ph.D., Research Instructor, and Steven Gustafson, D.O., FCAP, FASCP, Assistant Professor, Pathology

    12:15-2:30 p.m.

    Box Lunch Served
    Poster Competition
    Poster Judging

    3-4 p.m.

    Small Round Table Discussion with Keynote and Local Speakers, SAC 204-206

    Speaker and Awards Dinner - Butterworth Alumni Center


    4-5 p.m.

    Cocktail Hour, Butterworth Alumni Center

    5 p.m.

    Buffet Dinner

    5:30 to 6:15 p.m.


    Lynda Bonewald, Ph.D.

    Vice Chancellor for Translational and Clinical Research
    Curators’ Professor, Lee M. and William Lefkowitz
    Professor, Director, UMKC-CEMT
    Director, Bone Biology Research Program in the UMKC School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology
    | Biographical information | CV  

    6:20 to 6:30 p.m.

    Message from Marc Hahn, D.O., President and CEO, KCUMB

    6:30 to 6:45 p.m

    Presentation of Betty Jo White, D.O., FACOS, Prize for Research by Faculty

    6:45 to 7 p.m.

    Student Award Presentations
    First Place Presenter: Norbert Seidler, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Chair, KCUMB 

    7-7:10 p.m.

    Closing Remarks: Jeffrey Joyce, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Professor, KCUMB 

    General Guidelines for Submission

    To be eligible to submit an abstract, you must be a:

    1. KCUMB student (seeking a DO or MS degree)
    2. Post-graduate resident or fellow
    3. KCUMB faculty member | See information on Betty Jo White, D.O., FACOS, Prize for Research Award

    Abstract-Specific Guidelines:  

    • Purpose/Introduction: Rationale, research question and objectives of the study
    • Methods/Materials: Brief description of research design, techniques, models of inquiry and sources of data
    • Results: Summarized data or outcomes, including quantitative statistical significance, or qualitative description of outcomes/inquiries
    • Conclusions: Brief interpretation of the results and implications to your field of study

    Important: Changes will not be allowed after the final submission date of Oct. 3. Presenters will be notified by email by Oct. 17 if their research abstract has been accepted. Presenters and mentors will be required to R.S.V.P. to the abstract acceptance email.

    ArrowSubmit an Abstract

    Abstracts Due Oct. 3

    • Categories for submission include Basic Medical Sciences and Other
    • Presenters will be notified if the abstracts have been accepted by Oct. 17.

    Posters Due Oct. 31