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Tulane University 31st Annual Health Sciences Research Days

Wednesday - Thursday March 11-12, 2020
JBJ Atrium and 111A

This two-day event will showcase the diversity of health sciences research at Tulane and will feature presentations by students, faculty, and staff university-wide. Poster presentations will be displayed for review from 9:00am-4:00pm each day at the J. Bennett Johnston Building on the downtown campus, and a series of prizes will be awarded by Deans and Center Directors for outstanding presentations. We also have a number of affiliated lectures, including the Gerber Lecture sponsored by the Department of Pathology (David Brenner, MD), a lecture on sex differences in research sponsored by BIRCWH (Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH), the HSRD Distinguished lecture (Gregory Bix, MD, PhD, FAHA),  and an early career author workshop sponsored by Elsevier and the Matas Library.


Program of events:

Day 1: Wednesday March 11, 2020

9:00-11:30 a.m. | Poster Session A 
 JBJ Atrium and 111A

12:00 p.m. | The Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Gerber Memorial Lecture
 School of Medicine, Room 6065

     David Brenner, MD
     Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences
     "Liver Fibrosis in NASH"

1:00 p.m. | Meet the Speaker Reception: David Brenner, MD
     JBJ Mezzanine

1:30-4:00 p.m. | Poster Session B 
     JBJ Atrium and 111A

1:30 p.m. | Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Distinguished Lecture
School of Medicine, Room 7062

     Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD, MPH
     Chief, Division of Women's Health, Department of Medicine
     Director, Office for Women's Careers, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
     Brigham and Women's Hospital
    "Women and the Metabolome: Insights from the Women's Health Initiative"     

4:00 p.m. | FBI Lecture sponsored by the Office of Research Compliance
School of Medicine, Room 7062

     Jeff R. Veltri
     Assistant Special Agent in Charge
     New Orleans Field Office
     Federal Bureau of Investigation
    "Foreign Influence in Research: What Scientists Need to Know"



Day 2: Thursday March 12, 2020


9:00-11:00 a.m. | Poster Session C
   JBJ Atrium and 111A

12:00 p.m. | Health Sciences Research Days Distinguished Lecture
 School of Medicine,
Room 6065

     Gregory Bix, MD, PhD, FAHA
     Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Center
     Vice-Chair of Clinical & Translational Research
     Department of Neurosurgery
     Vada Odom Reynolds Chair in Stroke Research
     Tulane University School of Medicine
    "What is the Matrix? Novel Therapeutic Targets for Ischemic Stroke and Dementia"

1:00 p.m. | Meet the Speaker Reception: Gregory Bix
  JBJ Mezzanine

1:30-4:00 p.m. Poster Session D
  JBJ Atrium and 111A

4:00-5:30 p.m. | Elsevier Early Career Author Workshop sponsored by the Matas Library 
  School of Medicine Room 4150


Sponsored by:
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
The Office of Research

Questions? Contact us at




Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners! 

Thank you to all of our presenters for contributing to another successful Health Sciences Research Days. We hope to see you again next year!



Questions? Contact Loula Burton at