6th Annual Research, Education and Innovation Week

Transformation Through Innovation

April 18-22, 2016

Abstracts Submitted

Speakers and Lecturers

“Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Of Genotypes, Phenotypes and Meaningful Outcome Measures”

Melissa Parisi, MD, PhD

“Translating Discoveries to Clinical Trials for CNS Demyelinating Diseases”

Robert Miller, PhD

“Aspire, Learn, Think, Adapt, Thrive: The Power of Interprofessional Quality & Research in Modern Healthcare”

Brenda Helen Sheingold, PhD, FNAP, RN

“Delivery System Reform- Research Informing Policy”

Ellen-Marie Whelan, CRNP, PhD, FAAN

Larrie Greenberg Lectureship: “EXCELeration- Getting Up to Speed Faster: The Development of Expertise and its Impact in Healthcare and Safety”

Gary Klein, PhD

“Medical Product Development for Children”

Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC

“Vaccinology: Developing the Next Generation of Vaccines- How Close Are We to an HIV Vaccine?”

Julia Hutter, MD, MPH


“Late Preterm Infants: There is Simply No Comparison”

Barbara Snapp, DNP, NNP-BC


“Create or Perish- Innovate or Die: Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Innovation”

 Dedric Carter, PhD, MBA

“Saving Children’s Lives’ in Global Health: When Public Health Measures Are Not Enough”

Peter Meaney, MD, MPH

Panel Discussions

“The Art and Science of Cancer Symptom Management: Harnessing the Passions, Directing the Convictions”

Ann O’Mara, PhD, RN, FAAN

Panelists: Peter Scheidt, MD, MPH; Mark Batshaw, MD; Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN; Debbie LaFond, DNP,  PPCNP-BC, CPON, CHPPN

“Addressing Nurse Fatigue to Promote Safety and Health: Making the Connection, Translating Research into Practice”

Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN


“Role of Research in Local Economic Development”

Kolaleh Escandanian, PhD, MBA, PMP