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Research Day Event

Students presenting at Research Day.

Discover and celebrate the scholarly accomplishments, research, and innovations of D'Youville faculty and student researchers at this unique event.

D'Youville College's Research Day is an annual event held every April in which the D'Youville community comes together to explore the research done by faculty and students and award the most outstanding research in every category. The community is invited to attend and learn more about research at D'Youville and to interact with the researchers.

History of Research Day

Initiated in 2014, by Dr. Arup Sen, vice president of academic affairs, Research Day includes poster presentations selected by the dean of each school at D'Youville. Diverse topics are explored and participants are judged on the strength of their research and their presentation.   


2017 Research Day

On May 4, 2017 D'Youville College held its fourth annual Research Day. Explore the people and projects presented on that day.

Dr. Karen Panzarella speaking about her research.

Introduction to PADI: Peer and Self-Assessment DeBriefing Instrument

Dr. Karen Panzarella, associate professor in D'Youville's Physical Therapy department, explains her group's research at the 2017 Research Day.

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Students reviewing research.

Psychological Stress of Nigerian Immigrants in the greater Toronto Area

Oluremi Adewale explains her group's research on the stress levels of immigrants in Canadian society.

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Dr. Bonnie Fox- Garrity explains her research to Dr. Sen

Sources of Aid and Predictors of Student Veteran Success

Dr. Bonnie Fox-Garrity, director of Internal Affairs for the Veterans and Military Affiliated Research Center (VMARC) at D'Youville College, explains her student veteran research to Dr. Arup Sen, Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

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Dr. Finney listening to a student regarding her research.

Association between Psychological Distress and having a Healthcare Provider

Dr. Maureen Finney, dean of the D'Youville College School of Health Professions, listens as student Charlotte Campagna explains her research.

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Dr. Pictor standing by her research project.

The immediate effects of Hippotherapy on step parameters in children with developmental disabilities

Dr. Sarah Pictor and a fellow researcher stand in front of their poster presentation on hippotherapy. 

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Group of students learning about research.

A novel combination theory increases tumor apoptotic death and reduces cell migration

A group of students discuss their research in the School of Arts, Science, and Education.

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Discussing Staph research

Multiple variables influence the distribution of staphylococci isolated from health student volunteers

Jeremiah Davie, assistant professor in the Biology department, discusses his research on the distribution and colonization patterns of the staphylococci bacteria with Jason Adsit, dean of the School of Science, Arts, and Education.

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Discussing research with Dr. Charlotte Baumgart

The impact of weekly blister packs on adherence to a 14-day H. Pylori Regimen in Non- English speaking patients

Dr. Charlotte Baumgart, chair of the D'Youville College Dietetics department, interacts with a researcher who discusses his group's study of medication errors due to a miscommunication of languages. 

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Two students talking about breast cancer research.

Investigations into the antiproliferative effects of experimental salicylanilides against triple negative breast cancer cells employing cell-based assays

Two student researchers reflect on their research at the 2017 Research Day. 

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Dr.Sen listening to a student talk about his research

A Project to determine the spectrum of substance abuse severity, patterns of substance abuse and readiness ot change among patients in an acute care hospital in southern Ontario

Keith Hanson explains his research to Dr. Arup Sen, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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2017 Research Award Winners

School of Pharmacy

A Novel Combination Therapy Increases Tumor Apoptotic Death and Reduces Cell Migration
Chiu, L.; Song, Y.; Chazen, E.; Pechette, J.; Blak, J.; Chia, N.; Olaleye, F.; Bagati, A.; Thompson, K.; Zinheld, J.; Zucker, S.N.

School of Health Professions

The Influence of Stroke Diagnosis on Knowledge of Stroke Signs and Symptoms
Kelly, A.; Clay, L.; Rafalson, L.; Dunford, D.

School of Nursing

Cultural Competence in Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Mariano, K.; Mang, S.; Englert, S.

School of Arts, Science, and Education

Synthetic Methods and Optical Properties of Nanoparticles of Gold, Cadmium Selenide, and Magnanese Oxide
Pagels, M.; Liwosz, K.


Inaugural Research Day

Watch videos from the Inaugural Research Day and learn more about the history of the event and the first projects.