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Creightonís St. Albertís Day Celebrates Research

Creightonís St. Albertís Day Celebrates Research

Creighton University will host its annual St. Albertís Day Thursday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ahmanson Ballroom in the Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning. The event features student posters and 15-minute oral presentations that highlight graduate and undergraduate research projects as well as displays and information on faculty research and scholarly artifacts.

Research topics range from genetics to allergies, cancer, Parkinsonís Disease, bariatric surgery, adoption, the elderly, atmospheric sciences, tooth mineralization, the role of cholesterol, psychological issues such as body image and stress, as well as sustainability, education in the Dominican Republic and much more.

More than 70 student posters and 15 oral presentations are planned. Creighton faculty will present awards to those placing highest in undergraduate and graduate categories such as basic sciences, clinical science and arts and humanities.

Providing the keynote address is Michael G. Cherney, Ph.D., professor of physics and 2010 University Research Award recipient.

The day to celebrate the research and scholarly activity is named in honor of St. Albert the Great, a scientist, philosopher and theologian whose life and writings emphasized the importance of experiment and investigation.

The event is free and open to the public.