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Every year, KU School of Medicine-Wichita holds a Research Forum for students, residents and faculty, as well as anyone interested in community health and medical research, to present and discuss research projects and facilitate research collaboration. This year's forum was presented in a virtual format and consisted of keynote presentations and a virtual poster session.

Abstracts           Posters

Keynote Presentations

Rapid COVID-19 Vaccine Development and the Future of Vaccinology

Barney Graham, M.D., Ph.D.
Former Director of the NIH Vaccine Research Center

Creating a Vision for Research Expansion at the University of Kansas Medical School

Matthias Salathe, M.D., Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, KUMC
Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, KUMC

The Future of Clinical and Translational Science – How can I use Frontiers Institute of Clinical and Translational Science in my Research?

Mario Castro, M.D., MPH
Director, Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Division Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Artificial Intelligence: Improving Healthcare

Henry Feldman, M.D.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, IBM Watson Health
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Honors Student Presentations

Breast Biopsy Notification Practices and Health Literacy

Manon Fisher, MS-2

Characteristics of Attempted and Completed Suicides During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nathan Flesher, MS-2

Falls Among Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic Compared to a Pre-Pandemic Period: A Case-Controlled Study

Marisa-Nicole Zayat, MS-2

Prevalence of Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Levels Among Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients

Claudius Ciecko, MS-2

COVID Prevention Strategies as Predictors of Vaccination Intent in South Central Kansas

Jonathon Hogge, MS-3

A Qualitative Study of Traditional Bone Setters in South India

Sharon Isaacs-Pullins, MS-2

Sources of Early Childhood Nutritional Information in Rural Kansas

Bliss Baird, MS-2

Forum Guidelines

Case Reports

We follow the American College of Physicians (ACP) guidelines for case reports. For helpful articles and checklists about presenting a case report, visit the ACP website.

Also, try these examples of good case report posters:


Learn how to create your poster and what content to include on it. If your project was funded, be sure to acknowledge your funding source. 

KU School of Medicine-Wichita students, residents, faculty, and staff can access school logos and templates on our intranet. Partnering individuals and organizations can contact our Office of Public Affairs at to request a logo. 

Questions regarding the forum can be directed to the Office of Research at or 316-293-3811.

KU School of Medicine-Wichita

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Wichita, KS 67214-3199