Research Day 2019 set for Feb. 22

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Students, residents, fellows and postdoctoral students across USF Health, as well as health-related collaborators from other USF colleges, will come together Friday, Feb. 22, for USF Health Research Day 2019. The annual event, held in the USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom, focuses on the impressive scholarly work of emerging young researchers and celebrates team science.

The featured speaker will be Gerald Dorn, MD, the Philip and Sima K. Needleman professor of medicine, associate chair for translational research, and director of the Center for Pharmacogenetics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  Dr. Dorn’s lab led a study, published recently in Science, reporting that a drug compound they developed shows promise as a future treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited, often painful neurodegenerative condition affecting hands, arms, legs and feet. His presentation, “The Mitochondrial basis of Disease: Newly recognized diseases (and new approaches for the old ones),” will kick off the Research Day activities at 9 a.m.

Poster judging sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the 10th Annual Joseph Krzanowkski, PhD, invited oral presentations.  An awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m.  will close the event.