Research Symposium

  • "A Century of Achievement in Health and Research"

    Friday, March 25

    Academic Center, KCU Campus 

    Featuring oral and poster presentations by KCU College of Biosciences and College of Osteopathic Medicine students, along with keynote speaker Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Randy Schekman.  

  • Schekman SmallDr. Randy Schekman 

    Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine 2013

    Dr. Randy Schekman is a cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Schekman shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Drs. James Rothman and Thomas C. Südhof for their ground-breaking work on cell membrane vesicle trafficking. 

    Read full CV 

    Dr. Schekman will present:

    "The Importance of Basic Research and How it Impacts Science" 

    at the KCU Research Community Reception
    Thursday, March 24
    Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
    4801 Rockhill Road

    "Unconventional Secretion of Proteins and RNA from Cultured Human Cells"
    at the KCU Research Symposium Day
    Friday, March 25
    Academic Center, KCU


    Friday, March 25
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Academic Center, KCU Campus

     8:00-9:00 a.m.    Breakfast and Registration 
     9:00-9:15 a.m.     Welcome and Introduction      
     9:15-9:45 a.m.         "Coagulopathy of Prolonged Cardiac Arrest" presented by Sarnoff Fellow Ryan Coute (DO candidate)  
     9:45-11:30 a.m.     Student Oral Presentations 
     11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.     Poster Presentations and Lunch (Student Activity Center) 
     1:15–2:00 p.m.     "Muscle-Bone Interactions in Progression of ALS" a Betty Jo White Prize for Research – Faculty Presentation by Dr. Jingsong Zhou
     2:00-2:15 p.m.         Break
     2:15-2:30 p.m.     Introduction of Nobel Prize Winner and Keynote Speaker by President Marc Hahn 
     2:30-4:00 p.m.    "Unconventional Secretion of Proteins and RNA from Cultured Human Cells" by Keynote Speaker Dr. Randy Schekman 
     4:00-4:30 p.m.    Award Presentations     
     4:30-6:00 p.m.     Presenters and Keynote Speaker Reception (by invitation only)



    Thursday, March 24
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Hosted by Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) and the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI)

    Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
    4801 Rockhill Road
    Kansas City, MO 64110

    Submit an Abstract 2016General Guidelines for Submission

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

    1. COM and COB students
    2. KCU and KCU-GMEC residents
    3. KCU faculty member

    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 Feb. 29. Presenters will be notified by email by March 7 if their research abstract has been accepted.

    Chosen presenters will be required to provide a poster presentation. Please visit the FAQ on how to submit a request for poster printing. Posters must include abstract.