Saturday, December 27, 2014

Highlights from Graduate Research Day 2013

Dr. Shu Chien

Dr. Shu Chien

Postdoctoral fellows, medical residents and graduate students at Georgia Regents University will present their research at the 29th annual Graduate Research Day March 21-22.

Postdoctoral fellows, organized by Dr. Wendy Bollag, Professor of Cellular Biology and Graduate Studies, will discuss their research March 21 from 1-4 p.m. in room 2109 of the Interdisciplinary Research Building. Students and fellows will present posters March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Wellness Center.

The day gives students an opportunity to get feedback on their work and offers an opportunity for them to sharpen their presentation skills before they present at national meetings, says Dr. Michael Brands, Professor of Physiology and Graduate Studies and Graduate Research Day coordinator.

Dr. Shu Chien, a Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine and Director of the Institute of Engineering in Medicine at the University of California, San Diego will speak about “Career Development: A Case History and General Thoughts” as the event’s keynote speaker Friday, March 22 at 12:30 p.m. in room 1103 of the Hamilton Wing of the Sanders Research and Education Building. Chien is a world leader in molecular, cellular and integrative studies on bioengineering and physiology in health and disease. In 2011 he was awarded the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama, the highest honor for scientists and engineers in the country.

For more information, contact Dr. Brands at 706-721-9785 or or Marvis Baynham at

One comment

  1. Getting a PhD is an important step to an academic life. Quite a few people seem to be forgetting this lately. Some areas, yes, where one can function without one. But from an employable perspective, I can’t see why people would want to avoid it.

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