Research Day 2021

Celebrating Research and Scholarship in the
Wellstar College of Health and Human Services

April 23, 2021

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2:00-2:10 | Welcome and Introduction

2:10-3:25 | Student research presentations traditional format

Joy Tankersley, Maria Johnson, Kimberly Soulis, Sydney Zukowski, Benjamin Dalton, Ami Eho

3:25-3:40 | Faculty research spotlight Exercise Science and Sport Management

Dr. Trisha Van Dusseldorp

3:40-4:20 | Student research presentations – 3 Minute Thesis format

Students present their research with a single slide and a three-minute presentation

Nikita Raper, Josephine Meade, Haley Wright, Nikita Jain, Michaela Alesi, Hannah Sandstrom

4:20-4:35 | Faculty research spotlight Health Promotion and Physical Education

Dr. Mary Ukuku

4:35-4:50 | Faculty research spotlight Social Work and Human Services

Dr Vanessa Robinson-Dooley and Dr. Carol Collard

4:50-5:05 | Faculty research spotlight Wellstar School of Nursing

Dr. Jenna Shackleford

5:05-5:15 | Student Research Award presentations and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Dean Monica Swahn

5:15-6:00 | Keynote speaker: Dr. Juan M. Banda, Panacea Lab, Georgia State University - Characterizing the COVID-19 pandemic using Twitter data, NLP, and controlled vocabularies