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ISU Kasiska Division of Health Sciences Research Day set April 19 in Pocatello and Meridian

April 12, 2019

Focus on prevention will highlight annual event dedicated to research

POCATELLO – “Prevention: The Role of the Health Professional” is the theme of the Idaho State University Kasiska Division of Health Sciences annual Research Day. The event is Friday, April 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Pocatello and Meridian. 

Health care providers, faculty, students and the public are invited to Research Day activities, which will feature presentations across multiple health care professions. Research Day is a free event; registration will take place at the door from 7:30 to 7:45 a.m. Activities will be held in the ISU Pocatello Pond Student Union, 921 S. Eighth Avenue, and at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive, north of I-84 between Locust Grove and Meridian Road. Podium sessions will be broadcast simultaneously using distance-learning technology.

This year's keynote address will be given by Betty Bekemeier, professor and director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington. Bekemeier is a leader in public health systems research, studying the practices of state and local health departments in an effort to improve effectiveness and reduce health disparities. Her keynote address will be from 8 to 9:15am. From 9:30-10:15 a.m., two presentations will be given about practice-based research and clinical research methodology.

For more information about Research Day 2019, please view the KDHS Research Day Website at https://www.isu.edu/ichr/kdhs-research-day/.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral high research activity university and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU has nine Colleges, a Graduate School and a Division of Health Sciences that together offer more than 250 certificate and degree programs. More than 12,000 students attend ISU. Idaho State University is the state's designated lead institution in health professions.


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