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REF NO.: 67

SUBJECT: Snappy Synopsis: Pharmacy Graduate Research in a Nutshell

DATE: March 22

Note to editors:

Snap up a nugget of some of the exciting research being conducted by graduate students in Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy as they practise their academic, presentation and research communication skills.

Using props, (amateur) actors and slides, seven graduate students will get creative in their quest to present their work in street language.

Snappy Synopsis: Pharmacy Graduate Research in a Nutshell gives each contestant five minutes, one slide and however many props or actors as they like, to illustrate how their work will make a difference. As long as they can communicate the impact of their research to any Tom, Dick or Harriet in five minutes or less.

Media are invited to record the competition and interview the participants following the event. Dr. John Weber, associate dean of graduate studies and research, School of Pharmacy, will also be available for interviews. For further information on the event and topics, please visit www.mun.ca/pharmacy/news.php?id=7029.

 

When: Wednesday, March 23, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: Lecture Theatre A, Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s 

Following the event will be the Research Innovation Day Plenary Speaker session, featuring Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi, University of British Columbia, who will discuss researching health efficiencies by using anonymous personal health records. Dr. Sadatsafavi and Dr. Carlo Marra, dean, School of Pharmacy, will be available for interviews just prior to the talk, which begins at 12 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Health Sciences Centre.

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For more information, please contact Heidi Wicks, communications co-ordinator, School of Pharmacy, at 777-7302/749-7462 (mobile) or wicksh@mun.ca.

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