Ozark Biomedical Initiative Research Symposium to be held Aug. 18

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Researchers from Missouri S&T and Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) will present their research at an annual symposium hosted by the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The event will be held 8:30 a.m.– 2 p.m. in the Carver/Turner Room of the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus. The event is open to the public.

The OBI is a partnership between PCRMC and Missouri S&T that fosters collaborative research for improving healthcare. Since its establishment in 2015, the OBI has held an annual symposium to share advances made by university and hospital researchers with the local community.

Dr. Daniel Armstrong, the Robert A. Welch chair and professor of chemistry at the University of Texas-Arlington, is the keynote speaker for this year’s event and will discuss his work on designing chiral separations for biological and pharmacological applications

Symposium schedule:


8:00 – 8:45 a.m. – Registration, coffee, networking

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. – Welcoming remarks and introduction of keynote speaker

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Keynote presentation:
“Chiral Separations in Detecting Performance Enhancing Drugs”
Daniel W. Armstrong, University of Texas at Arlington

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Networking break and poster displays

OBI REC Grant Awardees’ Presentations

10:30 – 10:38 a.m. – “Towards Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia with Non-invasive Cognitive Health Screening and Smark Multi-modal Sensing”
Debraj De, Devin Burns, Mignon Makos, Sajal Das

10:38 – 10:46 a.m. – “Acupuncture Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Skin Cancer Detection”
Jie Huang, Klaus Woelk, Rex Gerald II, Sean Cartwright, William Stoecker

10:54 – 11:02 a.m. – “Multifunctional CuS-Nanoparticle Embedded Catheter for Multimodal Cancer Therapy”
Jonghyun Park, Chang-Soo Kim, Christopher Spencer

11:02 – 11:10 a.m. – “New Pheromone Bioassay Technique and Brown Recluse Spider Trap Testing”
Zachary Foulks, Jennifer Parks, Alex Cristea, Haiting Zhang, William Stoecker, Honglan Shi

General Research Talks

11:10 – 11:18 a.m. – “Music and Emotion in Alzheimer’s Disease”
Amy Belfi, Alaine Reschke-Hernandez, Edmarie Guzman-Velez, Taniel Tranel

11:18 – 11:26 a.m. – “Update on Deep Learning in Medicine: Advanced Technology and Most Promising Areas for Application”
William Stoecker, Jason Hagerty, Ronald Stanley

11:26 – 11:34 a.m. – “Development of Compact X-ray Tubes for Stationalry CT Architecture”
Ashish Avachat, Wesley Tucker, Hyong Koo Lee

11:34 – 11:42 a.m. – “Deep Learning: Advanced Fusion and Pyramidal Techniques for Exact-Class Diagnosis of Skin Cancer”
Norsang Lama, Jason Hagerty, Ronald Stanley, William Stoecker

11:34 – 11:42 a.m. – “Discerning Enantiomers From Singular Atomic Effects”
Garry Grubbs, Frank Marshall, Josh Isert, Amanda Duerden

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – “Deep Learning Strategy for High Score on an International Border Detection Challenge”
Haidar Almubarak, Jason Hagerty, Ronald Stanley, William Stoecker

Afternoon Activities

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch Break, Meramec-Gasconade Room

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Afternoon poster session, Upper Atrium

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