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Health Sciences

Open house showcases FHS graduate programs

Published: January 26, 2009
Carl Richards
Dr. Carl Richards, associate dean of graduate studies (health sciences) and host of Research Day
Sonia Anand
Dr. Sonia Anand, a professor in the Department of Medicine

Promising minds in the Faculty of Health Sciences will showcase their research this week at two separate events highlighting the Faculty's graduate programs.

The Health Sciences Graduate Programs will host its annual Research Day tomorrow (Tuesday, January 27) in the Jan and Mien Heersink Reading Pavilion, part of the Health Sciences Library.

More than 60 graduate students in the medical sciences, health research methodology, nursing and rehabilitation science programs be showing their research at a poster session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presentations will follow from 1 to 4 p.m. in room HSC 1A3.

Dr. Sonia Anand, a professor in the Department of Medicine and chairholder of two endowed research chairs, will be this year's keynote speaker on the topic of "The Future of Personalized Medicine: Hope or Hype." The presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Carl Richards, associate dean of graduate studies (health sciences) and host of Research Day, said the event showcases the excellence and breadth of research carried out by graduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

"Participation by students has increased over the years and competitions for the best presentation, as assessed by teams of faculty and students, have contributed to the quality and fun of the day," he said.

McMaster's largest graduate program, medical sciences, is hosting an Open House for fourth-year Bachelor of Health Sciences students this Saturday (January 31) on the first floor of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery.

Students will have an opportunity to attend a poster session showcasing the research of current medical sciences students, participate in campus and facility tours and chat informally with faculty and program staff. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The medical sciences program offers M.Sc., PhD and MD/PhD degrees in six fields of study.

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