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Research Day

About Research Day

The Robert and Donna Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences Research Day will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024 in the Campus Center Ballroom.  This year we are highlighting the four departments of our college: Exercise & Health Sciences, Gerontology, Nursing, and Public Health, with four keynote speakers focusing on our theme of Bridging Divides in Health Equity Across the Life Course. 

We are honored to feature Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities from the National Institutes of Health and Christina M. Dieli-Conwright, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in our first session of the day. Their presentations will be followed by a second session with our distinguished guests, Marie Boltz, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, the Elouise Ross Eberly and Robert Eberly Endowed Chair, Professor at Penn State College of Nursing and Associate Director of the Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence and Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Aging at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Chair of the Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition. We will also be showcasing student and faculty research with poster sessions and oral presentations in the late morning and afternoon.

Manning College Research Day Program of Events
Friday, April 12th, 2024, 8:00am-4:00pm
Welcome and Opening Remarks, 8:45am, Campus Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom B&C

  • Joseph B. Berger, PhD (Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs)
  • Bala Sundaram, PhD (Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies)
  • Bo Fernhall, PhD (MCNHS Dean) Pre-recorded

"Titles TBD" 9:00-10:00am, Ballroom B&C

  • Monica Webb-Hooper, PhD, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
  • Christina M. Dieli-Conwright, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

"Titles TBD" 10:00-10:50am, Ballroom B&C

  • Marie Boltz, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, Elouise Ross Eberly and Robert Eberly Endowed Chair, Professor at Penn State College of Nursing, and Associate Director of the Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence
  • Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Aging at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Chair of the Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition

Round Tables with Keynote Speakers, 11:00-11:30am, Rooms TBD

Poster Session, 11:30am-12:30pm, Ballroom A

  • Participants to be listed

Faculty and Student Oral Presentations and Lightning Presentations, 1:30-4:00pm

  • Rooms and presenters to be listed 

Workshops and Roundtables, 2:30-4:00, Alumni Lounge

  • Details and Times to be posted soon.

Keep checking our page for updates

  • All events will be in person this year. Only the Doctor of Nursing Practice Lightning Talks will be a hybrid event with some participants attending via Zoom. To download Zoom to your computer or mobile device and to make sure you have the most up-to-date version please visit HERE. Students, colleagues, and clinical and community partners are all welcome!