Faculty, Students Showcase Work at Mercer Health Sciences Center Research Conference


ATLANTA – The joint research conference of the Mercer Health Sciences Center was held May 22 at the College of Pharmacy on the University’s Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta.

The conference highlighted faculty and students conducting research in the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and College of Health Professions. Attendees had the opportunity to hear a number of oral presentations on topics ranging from cancer to women and children’s health.

Undergraduate, graduate, medical and pharmaceutical students presented their research during a poster session. Posters were judged on scientific quality, and students were judged on their professionalism and overall presentation.

The top three posters were:

First place: “Disposition of methylmercury over time in a model of chronic kidney disease” by Sarah Orr and Dr. Christy Bridges, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine
Second place: “On the accuracy of clinical data relayed by online drug information resources: A review of the last 10 years of literature” by David Book, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy
Third place: “Effects of phosphodefective FFAR4 C-terminal mutants on COX-2 expression in macrophages” by Ameneh Cheshmehkani and Dr. Nader Moniri, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy

First-place winner Sarah Orr (pictured above) was awarded a check for $100, a ribbon and a certificate.