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Student Jenifer Renfro (left) explains her research poster, “The Use of Medical Imaging in Diagnosis of Neuroblastomas,” to PRaISE attendees Michelle Henlein and Cathleen Schweinfest.
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Allied Health Sciences College Shows Off Student Research Work

By Katy Cosse
Published June 2010

The College of Allied Health Sciences showcased student research at the 12th annual PRaISE (Presentations of Research and Innovative/Scholarly Endeavors) Conference held May 21 at the French East Building and UC Health University Hospital.

The PRaISE Conference serves as an opportunity for students to showcase their research work through poster displays and oral presentations.

Jenifer Renfro, a senior in the advanced medical imaging technology program, said the event allowed her to see what work is being conducted in other departments in allied health sciences.

"It opens up paths you could explore in future research or personal study,” she said.

Brad Tieman, also a senior in the advanced medical imaging technology program, presented his poster on functional MRI and MR spectroscopy in the day’s morning poster session.

"Not everyone likes to give presentations, so the poster allows me to highlight the big parts of my research while interacting with people and discussing it,” he said.

This year’s event included presentations of five distinguished alumni awards, including two young alumni achievement awards.

Winners included Polly Elmlinger, Judy Hughes, Fonnie Lawson, Judith Marlow and Erin Wagner.

Sandra Degen, PhD, vice president for research, opened the conference.

The day’s keynote speaker, James Eliassen, PhD, spoke on the "Value of Collaborative Research Within the Allied Health Fields.”

Eliassen is the associate director of the Center for Imaging Research and research assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience.

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