Anand Parekh, M.D.

DHSA Research Symposium

Two national experts will speak at the third annual Delaware Health Sciences Alliance symposium May 17

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1:32 p.m., April 4, 2011--The third annual Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) Research Symposium will be held at the Dorrance Hamilton Building of Thomas Jefferson University on May 17. 

Expected to attract some 300 clinicians and biomedical researchers, the symposium will showcase existing joint programs among the DHSA institutions and explore new opportunities to enhance translational research collaborations.

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The symposium agenda includes a panel on DHSA-related issues, reports on current and future DHSA pilot grants, and individual breakout sessions aimed at enhancing translational research across the partner institutions.

Dr. Anand Parekh, deputy assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the keynote address, and Dr. Mark Hyman, chairman of the board of directors of the Institute for Functional Medicine in Lenox, Mass., will give the forum address.

In addition, Samuel Gidding, Nemours Biomedical Research, will present the findings from the 2010 DHSA symposium; Scott Waldman, professor at Jefferson Medical College, will report on progress with the DHSA’s Delaware Valley Institute for Clinical & Translational Sciences; and research posters will be displayed throughout the day in the lobby.

Registration is $40 for DHSA members, $50 for non-members, and $25 for students. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and all sessions. To register, visit the conference website.

About DHSA

The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance was established in 2009 with four founding partners -- Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Delaware.

The alliance enables partner organizations to collaborate and conduct cutting-edge biomedical research, to improve the health of Delawareans through access to services in the state and region, and to educate the next generation of health care professionals.

DHSA’s unique, broad-based partnership focuses on establishing innovative collaborations among experts in medical education and practice, health economics and policy, population sciences, public health, and biomedical sciences and engineering.

Article by Diane Kukich

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