Kenneth A. Suarez Research Day Highlights Scientific Knowledge

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May 13, 2021 | Midwestern University

The annual Kenneth A. Suarez Research Day brought out the best of Midwestern University’s student and faculty research on both campuses. This year, the event was presented virtually and featured a virtual poster hall and several presentations from Midwestern University student and faculty researchers. Several students received special recognition and were announced as 2021 Kenneth A. Suarez Research Day Outstanding Poster Presentation Winners.

The event also featured a keynote presentation from Kathleen Mullane, D.O., Pharm.D., an alum of Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM 1989). Dr. Mullane is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of infections in immunocompromised patients and presented “SARS CoV-2 Vaccines at Warp Speed” at the event. Dr. Mullane is the director of Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials at the University of Chicago, where she has also worked on clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, Dr. Mullane is the co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.

The Annual Research Day is named in memory of Kenneth A. Suarez, Ph.D., who spent 25 years in Midwestern University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and who conceptualized and implemented the annual event in 2002 as a way to encourage student interest in academic research.