Feinberg Researchers to Showcase Work, Find Potential Collaborators at Annual Research Day April 8
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will host the sixth annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day on Thursday, April 8, from 1-5 p.m. in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center (303 E. Superior Street) on the Chicago campus.
Research Day is a campus-wide event to promote faculty and trainee development through the sharing of more than 150 research studies. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about research core facilities that can help make research being done at Feinberg more efficient.
“We hope to engage everyone students, faculty, and staff in the Feinberg research community,” says Rex Chisholm, PhD, Adam and Richard T. Lind Professor of Medical Genetics and dean for research at Feinberg. “We want everyone to share in the excitement about the outstanding work being done by our colleagues.”
While the entire Northwestern community is welcome to attend the event, more than 150 investigators from across campus faculty, graduate students, medical students, MD/PhD students, postdoctoral researchers/fellows, and clinical residents and fellows will participate in a poster session and competition.
“Research Day is about stimulating our curiosity, collaboration and a sense of community among our researchers,” Chisholm says. “It is one important way for the medical school to emphasize how important high quality research is for our mission and to celebrate the discoveries of our investigators.”
|Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Thomas J. Watkins Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, chief of the Division of Fertility Preservation, and director and founder of the Institute for Women’s Health Research at Feinberg, is the 2010 recipient of the Tripartite Legacy Prize.|
Awards in the areas of clinical research, basic science, and women’s health will also be presented at the event. Research Day also provides the venue for presenting the Tripartite Legacy Prize, presented annually to the faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in research that emphasizes translational approaches, teaching and mentoring, and leadership. This year’s award recipient is Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Thomas J. Watkins Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, chief of the Division of Fertility Preservation, and director and founder of the Institute for Women’s Health Research at Feinberg. Woodruff will also be giving the keynote lecture at the event.
“Receiving the Tripartite Legacy Prize is a great honor for me personally, but it is also recognition of great lab members over a number of years, great students in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and my wonderful Northwestern colleagues,” says Woodruff.
Sherman Elias, MD, John J. Sciarra Professor and chair in the Feinberg Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, nominated Woodruff for this honor because, he says, her work as an educator at all levels — from high school students, to university students to postgraduate education — has had an enormous impact on individuals and society. Elias adds that Woodruff’s work in fertility preservation serves as an example of the impact of high-quality translational research.
“Dr. Woodruff has helped lead Northwestern in becoming one of the premier national and international centers for reproductive biology, obstetrics and gynecology, and women’s health care research and care,” concludes Elias.