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First Faculty Club Focuses on Basic Science, Clinical Research at Creighton

Second Faculty Club Focuses on Basic Science, Clinical Research at Creighton

More than 80 Creighton University School of Medicine faculty members met May 1 for the second "Innovation in Basic Science and Clinical Research."

The event, held at Joslyn Castle, gave faculty an opportunity to review 26 poster presentations on current research by their Creighton colleagues.

“The objective of the biannual Faculty Club event is to establish a highly collaborative and creative atmosphere to foster new connections between faculty. Our goal is to inform faculty regarding the research activities of colleagues in an effort to expand productive partnerships and increase the pace of discovery at the School of Medicine,” said Thomas Murray, Ph.D., associate dean for research.

Attendees voted for the top three research poster exhibits, and the primary investigators for those projects received the awards. The winning projects and authors were:

  • First place: P. (Poonam) Sharma, M.D.,“Expression Profile of MUC4 in Gastric Adenocarcinoma and its Functional Significance”
  • Second place: Thomas P. Guck, Ph.D., “Relationship Between Acceptance of HIV/AIDS and Functional Outcomes Assessed in a Primary Care Setting”
  • Third place: Yan Xie, “Proteasome-Dependent Degradation of Regulator of G Protein Signaling 4 (RGS4) Controls Breast Cancer Metastasis”