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37th Annual University-Wide Research Symposium Continues Through April 3

Eleanor Fleming, chronic epidemiologist with the U.S. Public Health Service, featured speaker


Dr. Eleanor Fleming
Dr. Eleanor Fleming

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The University-Wide Research forum continues today as undergraduate and graduate students present oral presentations on their research to the faculty, other students and members of the community. Presentations take place at the Research and Sponsored Programs building throughout the day. In addition, student and faculty research posters will be on display at Jane Elliott Hall through Thursday, April 2.

The Research Symposium also celebrates College of Health Sciences Day at the Avon Williams Campus. Dr. Eleanor Fleming, United States Public Health Service, will be the featured speaker and will discuss, Closing the Gaps in Chronic Disease Disparities. The discussion begins at 2:15 p.m. at the AWC Auditorium and is open to the public.

Fleming is a dental officer in the USPHS, working for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a chronic disease epidemiologist. A native of Franklin, Tennessee, Fleming received her undergraduate and doctoral training in Political Science at Vanderbilt University, her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with a Health Policy certification from Meharry Medical College, and in May, will receive her Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Tennessee State University.

Every year, Tennessee State University students present their best works of exploration, research and invention to fellow students, faculty and the community at the Annual University-Wide Research Symposium. Now in its 37th year, the symposium is taking place at the University today through April 3.

Events taking place during the week include:

Wednesday, April 1

Oral Presentations:

9 am – Noon               Graduate Sciences V (Human, Life, Natural and Physical), RSP 163

9 am – 12:15 pm         Undergraduate Engineering, RSP 161

9 am – 11:45 am          Undergraduate Sciences (Human, Life, Natural and Physical), RSP 209

Thursday, April 2

Poster Presentations:

Posters will be displayed in the Jane Elliott Hall Auditorium – March 31 – April 2

 9 am – 11 am               Faculty Poster Session, Jane Elliott Hall Auditorium

9 am – 11 am               Graduate Poster Session and Judging, Jane Elliott Hall Auditorium

1 pm – 3 pm               Undergraduate Poster Session and Judging, Jane Elliott Hall Auditorium

Friday, April 3

Oral Presentations:

9 am – 11:30 am          Faculty, RSP 163

Noon – 2 pm               Awards Luncheon and Closing Ceremony

James E. Farrell-Fred E. Westbrook Building, 118

Luncheon, Student and Research Mentor Awards, $1million Research Club Award

Speaker: Amos L. Otis, Founder, President and CEO, SoBran Inc.

For more information on the Research Symposium, visit www.tnstate.edu/research or contact Nannette Carter Martin, co-chair at 615.963.5827, or Tamara Rogers, co-chair at 615.963.1520.



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