Student discusses research findings with Research Day keynote speaker

Research & Innovation Day

Research day is an annual CHHS event that provides an opportunity for faculty and students to celebrate the scholarly efforts of the CHHS. It takes place during the Health and Human Services week and consists of a keynote speaker; a scientific poster session, showcasing the work of our CHHS faculty and students; a distinguished professor presentation and podium presentations for interprofessional research award winners.

Research & Innovation Day (Monday, March 27 2017)

Dr. Cynthia Franklin, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Cynthia Franklin, Ph.D., LCSW, is the Stiernberg/Spencer family professor in mental health and the associate dean for doctoral education at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. Her research focuses on at-risk youths in schools and solution-focused brief Therapy.

Dr.Diane Pastor, Professor, MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Diane Pastor is a nationally certified adult nurse practitioner who teaches in the CHHS MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program and maintains a part-time clinical practice as a volunteer provider at Cape Fear Free Clinic in Wilmington. She has built a program of research and practice focused on family caregiving for older adults with cognitive deficits and serious chronic illness.

Schedule of Events:

Keynote Address: Dr. Cynthia Franklin
Solution-focused Brief Therapy: From Practice-Based Evidence to Evidence-Based Practice
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. | McNeill Hall, Room 1005

Coffee Break & Exhibitor Showcase
10:45 – 11 a.m. | McNeill Hall, Room 1051

Poster & Exhibitor Showcase
11 a.m. – Noon | McNeill Hall, Room 1051

Distinguished Researcher Presentation: Dr. Diane Pastor
Noon – 1 p.m. | McNeill Hall, Room 1005

Breakout Session
Applying for & Securing External Funding
2:30 - 4 p.m.
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