Agenda and Keynote Speaker for the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium Announced!

Agenda and Keynote Speaker for the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium Announced!

By UM Grad News

Agenda and Keynote Speaker for the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium Announced!

By UM Grad News
Dr. Hansel Tookes, Assistant Professor and alumnus of the Miller School of Medicine, and Founder and Medical Director of Florida's IDEA Exchange syringe access program, will headline the half-day symposium.

The Second Annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium will take place on March 5, 2020, at the Shalala Student Center to showcase the transformative scholarly research conducted by graduate and postdoctoral fellows at the University. This half-day symposium will feature research from over 60 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on a variety of topics across disciplines. The event will feature a keynote address from Miller School of Medicine alumnus, Dr. Hansel Tookes, founder of Florida's first syringe access program, the IDEA Exchange.

Dr. Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, is the Founder and Medical Director of the IDEA Exchange. As Medical Director, Dr. Tookes works to empower, educate, and serve the communities of South Florida, especially, Miami-Dade County, through harm reduction. With a passion for behavioral interventions and innovative approaches to HIV prevention, his goal is to continue to conduct translational research that will effect changes in health policy to improve the health of the community. He has extensive experience in working with low socioeconomic status patients and drug users. He has extensive training on inpatient HIV care and in outpatient continuity HIV care. His experience with his patients has enabled him to be an effective advocate in the State of Florida. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Medical Association and has advocated successfully for health policy change in Tallahassee. (Sourced from ideaexchangeflorida.org/about.)

The symposium will highlight work by graduate student and postdoctoral fellows during a TED-like talk competition, where three presenters will be tasked with delivering a dynamic 10-minute presentation on their research.  In addition, the symposium will include six concurrent oral presentation breakout sessions and a poster presentation session. The event will conclude with a reception and awards ceremony. All members of the University community are welcomed to attend. An agenda overview is included below.

12:15-1:00 p.m.

Registration

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speaker

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Poster Session

3:30-5:00 p.m

Oral Presentations

5:00-6:00 p.m

TED-like Talks

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Awards and Reception

For a full overview of the event agenda and all presenters and their abstracts, visit the Research Symposium's digital agenda, graduateandpostdoctoralrese2020.sched.com. Download the Sched app for the event day to build your own itinerary from the available sessions.  

To register for the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium, click here