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2010 Student Research Forum: From alligators to CRELD1

The 27th Annual Student Research Forum - a two-day celebration of student research, collaboration and dialogue - once again filled the Old Library Building with oral presentations, poster sessions and a keynote speaker whose work involves and capture and study of alligators.

Louis Guillette Jr., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida and Professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, described his research into the impact of environmental toxins on the generational development of alligators, and the connection between maternal exposure to pollutants and abnormal physical development and health challenges in offspring. “An environment that is not healthy for alligators cannot be healthy for us,” he said. “We should be able to generate offspring that can reach their full potential.”

Fifty-one students from across OHSU gave oral presentation on subjects ranging from CRELD1 and its role in cardiovascular development to the effect in Oregon children of citizenship documentation requirements for Medicaid eligibility. An additional 47 students presented posters of their work in a wide variety of clinical, basic science and public health fields. 
“The Student Research Forum is a real celebration of science at OHSU,” said Allison Fryer, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. “In addition to offering a chance for students to develop their presentation skills, and learn how to organize an event of this size, the Forum reinforces the importance of collaboration in scientific research, and provides faculty with a glimpse of the rich and varied research going on here.”

Click here for more information about the 2010 Student Research Forum.

Photos from the event are available on the School of Medicine facebook page.

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