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CMI Annual Research and Innovation Summit

Comparative Medicine Institute hosted its Annual Research & Innovation Summit on August 29 in the Talley Center Ballroom. The approximately 150 people in attendance were shown CMI’s accomplishments of the past year through talks and poster presentations.

The day began with a poster competition with 30 posters lining the ballroom, all representing projects that had been funded by CMI over the past academic year.  The poster competition was followed by a “jammed-packed” program.

It included Dr. Jorge Piedrahita speaking about the state of the CMI and its future goals. Dr. Peter Johnson from CEO and founder of MedSurgPI spoke on “Leveraging Academia & Industry Opportunities.”

Each of the four Programs (EID, FTE, TGG, TPP) had speakers outlining not only the great accomplishments of the past year but their motivating future endeavors. The highlight of each Program report was the undergraduates, representing the SIRI and TGG Programs, giving thought provoking and professional, on-stage presentations demonstrating their summer research.  In addition, featured midday was Dr. Sam Jones who spoke on the T32 Training Grant Program and the CMI.

Dr. Rebar thanking the membership for their dedication and re-emphasizing the university’s commitment to comparative medicine capped off the event.

We want to congratulate our poster award winners. Undergraduates:  First Place – Amber Hochstetler and Second Place – Hayley Russell,  General Category:  First Place – Breanna Sheahan and Second Place – Amy Stewart.