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E.J. Van Liere Memorial Convocation & HSC Research Day

The 2014 Annual E.J. Van Liere Memorial Convocation and HSC Research Day will be held Thursday, February 27th & Friday, February 28th, 2014.

Please read the Submission Information before submitting an abstract.

Deadline for submission was Wednesday, February 5th, 2014.

If you are an alumni and would like to attend any of the scheduled events, please email Holly Legleiter.

Click here for a list of 2013 Winners

Click here to view the 2013 Photos

The Van Liere Memorial Convocation events include a selected number of graduate and professional students within the Health Sciences degree programs, as well as others in training programs, selected to give talks on their research. This event is competitive, and winners are awarded monetary prizes.

The HSC Research Day rounds out the events with the Health Science Center’s largest, comprehensive poster session that provides faculty, residents, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, graduate students, and professional program students the opportunity to share their research at the poster session and engage in scientific discussion. This event is open to the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.

Our speaker for the 2014 events will be Dr. Jeremy Berg from the School of Medicine, Health Policy Institution at University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Berg joined the University of Pittsburgh in June 2011 as the associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning in the health sciences and a faculty member in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology. Prior, Dr. Berg became director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in November 2003. He oversaw a $2 billion budget that funds basic research in the areas of cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. The Institute supported a substantial amount of research training and programs designed to increase the diversity of the biomedical and behavioral research workforce.

Prior to his appointment as NIGMS director, Dr. Berg directed the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where he also served as professor and director of the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry.

The Oral Presentations of Research will be on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.

The Poster session will be on Friday, February 28th, 2014.

View the 2014 Informational Flyer

View the 2014 Schedule

Poster Instructions and Guidelines


Any questions regarding the Van Liere Memorial Convocation and HSC Research Day or abstract submission should be directed to:


Holly Legleiter
(304) 293-7207

Faculty Contacts:

Stanley Hileman, Ph.D.
(304) 293-1502

Joan Olson, Ph.D.
(304) 293-5843