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D’Youville To Host Fifth Annual Research Day

D’Youville To Host Fifth Annual Research Day

Buffalo, New York - April 13, 2018 - Held each spring, D’Youville’s Research Day is an opportunity for students and faculty to present their research to the campus and the outside community. This year’s event will be held on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM in the Blue Lounge, located in the College Center.

In advance of the fifth annual event, each dean of D’Youville’s schools (Arts, Sciences, and Education; Health Professions; Nursing; and Pharmacy) selects the posters that will be presented.

Two guest judges will be offering their expertise for the fifth annual event; Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, a non-resident research fellow with the International Peace Institute (IPI), and Paul Young, MD, director of otolaryngology at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

As a research fellow with IPI, Ó Súilleabháin is currently working on inclusive peace-building at the country and international policy level as well as the role of women in conflict mediation and peace processes. Her research focuses on the diplomacy of small states at the United Nations (UN).

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in political science and international peace studies, Ó Súilleabháin earned a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law, specializing in human rights and refugee law. While here, she conducted research on gender-based impacts of US counterterrorism policy for the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

"I am excited to learn more about the latest research and findings of D’Youville faculty and staff at Research Day," said Ó Súilleabháin. "I'll be looking for new opportunities to collaborate—particularly on research projects that promote knowledge for the public good.”

Accompanying Ó Súilleabháin in judging the event is Paul Young, MD, a leading ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist in Western New York. Young received his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Named to the America’s Top Physician Award list in 2015 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America, Young also has his own practice in Amherst.

Young was also awarded the Arnold P. Gold award from 2008 to 2011 for humanism and excellence in teaching. The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sustains the commitment of healthcare professionals to provide compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically-excellent patient care. Young was also awarded the Maimonides Award for Academic Excellence and Compassion from the Maimonides Society in 2007.

“It is exciting to see all the hard work the next generation of clinical and academic scientists have put in to advance their fields,” said Young. “All of which can lead to providing a better understanding of the mechanisms that may translate to better care for people in the future.”

This year, more than 30 students and faculty will be displaying their research for the community. Research Day is free and open to the public and guests may register for the event online.

“Research & Scholarship Day is a wonderful opportunity during the busy month of April to pause and celebrate the scholarly work of D’Youville faculty and students across the disciplines,” said Mimi Steadman, EdD, vice president for Academic Affairs. “I look forward to joining my colleagues for energizing conversations about the creative and rigorous scholarship on our campus.”

Awards will be given out to the best presentations in each of the four schools, Arts, Sciences and Education; Pharmacy; Nursing; and Health Professions, and the presentations will be judged by volunteer faculty members. In addition, two new awards will be given out to the best overall in liberal arts, decided by Ó Súilleabháinand, and the best overall in the sciences, decided by Young.

“Working collaboratively within a very tight timeline, new co-chairs Shoshanna Zucker [assistant professor of pharmacy] and Brandon Absher [assistant professor of philosophy] have designed an interdisciplinary event with added features for 2018,” said Steadman.

One of the added features this year are FacTalks, TED Talk-esque presentations by faculty members. These short and personal talks are a chance for faculty to interact with the D’Youville community based on their research and scholarship. Faculty will be given the opportunity to show the passion they have for the topics they dedicate their time and energy to study. Each of the FacTalks will be broadcast live through D'Youville's Facebook page.

D’Youville invites you to discover and celebrate the scholarly accomplishments, research, and innovations of its faculty and student researchers at this unique event.


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