Archives for February 2, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

Ozark Biomedical Institute (OBI) Collaborative Research Symposium
Organized by Missouri S&T and PCRMC
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: Missouri S&T’s Technology Development Center
900 Innovation Drive, Rolla, Missouri

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
to Friday, February 5th

Due to multiple requests, the abstract submission deadline for the OBI Research Symposium has been extended to Friday, February 5th at 11:59 p.m. Please visit our abstract submission page for further details on the submission process.

The symposium goal is to increase research collaboration between S&T and PCRMC hospital.  We encourage you to submit your exciting research project ideas, biography, potential collaboration opportunity and challenges in terms of physician’s input, clinical study and data, and guidance leading to meaningful collaborative projects that can be targeted to NIH, NSF and other agencies.

The symposium will start with a plenary talk (see below for details), followed by short presentations by S&T researchers and PCRMC physicians, and breakout discussion sessions to generate innovative ideas for potential collaborations. There will be ample time for networking. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Feel free to contact the symposium co-chairs: Chris Spencer, MD ( and Sajal Das, PhD ( for any questions.

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Stephanie Markovina is an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis in radiation oncology and cancer biology on the physician scientist track.  She completed graduate and medical school at the University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine finishing with her M.D. and Ph.D.  She finished her residency training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.  During residency she successfully funded her research interests from multiple internal and external funding sources.  Her research interests include the clinical and molecular behavior of squamous cell carcinomas in an attempt to influence diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.  She will be delivering a talk titled:

Plenary Talk: Uniting Patient Care and Research – A Case Study in Cervical Cancer

This talk will focus on the logistics of bench-to-bedside medical research and how this concept applies to her work in cervical cancer.

Best Regards,

Chris Spencer, MD, MS Sajal Das, PhD
PCRMC Missouri S&T

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