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Husson’s Annual Research and Scholarship Day Returns on April 18

Published on: April 15, 2024

The Beardsley Meeting House is shown in this file photo from Husson University. The Gracie Theatre is located inside.

The 14th Annual Husson University Research and Scholarship Day, scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2024, will showcase student and faculty research in areas including PFAS, neurodegenerative disease therapy and stress reduction.

The event is held in the Beardsley Meeting House Atrium and begins at 8:30am and will include 22 abstracts representing research projects from a variety of disciplines on display. Some highlights include: 

  • Effectiveness of Exercise as a Coping Mechanism for Reducing Overall Stress Levels in Nursing Students (Ember Trumbull)
  • Synergistic Neurotoxic Effects of Methylmercury and Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Caenorhabditis Elegans (Anthony Radzimirski, BS; Abigail Varney, BS; Nicholas Ireland, BS; Samuel Caito, PhD)
  • The Effect of Patient Education on Outcomes in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Umbrella Review ( Kimberly Steinbarger, PT, MHS, PHSc; Jordan Belanger; Mary Cushing; Grey Edberg; Maria Grafas)
  • The Relationship Between Phase Angle and Anaerobic Power in Recreational Active Females (Shelby Peterson, Jaimie Linchey, James Boyd, Jonathan Houck, PhD)

At 1pm, the Plenary Session will begin featuring remarks from William J. Lindblad, director of the Office of Research and Scholarship as well as the awarding of the Distinguished Faculty Research Award to Ben Sidaway, professor of physical therapy. Each year, this award is presented to a faculty member who has engaged in scholarly work that’s been recognized or reviewed by his, her or their peers. 

The event will conclude with keynote speaker Roger Phipps, emeritus professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Husson who will speak about integrating academic and industrial research in drug development. 

“Husson University is home to students and faculty members who are conducting important research in many disciplines including healthcare, social sciences and biology. We’re thrilled to recognize and celebrate the insightful and important work being done across campus,” said Lynne Coy-Ogan, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Husson University. 

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