November 30, 2020
Although the event was first envisioned to take place in person on Behrend’s campus, thanks to the great work of the organizers from MWRI and Behrend, the all-virtual event achieved the goal of stimulating discussions about how attendees can work together on clinical and translational research in Erie.
Sixty attendees were treated to outstanding scientific presentations from seven investigators who spoke on the theme of the use of big data in biomedical research.
Keynote speakers from UPenn, Penn State, Pitt, and UC San Francisco presented on a diversity of topics in medicine, all addressing the challenges and opportunities of collaborating to improve individual patient outcomes. In addition, scientists from both MWRI and Behrend presented their newest research findings and their exciting plans for future research.
Throughout the five-hour program leaders from HHF, MWRI, and Behrend shared a strong vision for the future of MWRI in Erie, and encouraged attendees to join in making that vision a reality. As the day ended, it was clear that some attendees were already making plans to do just that.
The internship program at Magee-Womens Research Institute provides students with the opportunity to participate in basic, translational, or clinical scientific research with the goal of interesting students in biomedical research as a potential career. Currently enrolled college students are eligible to apply.