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Health Scholar Showcase


The Health Scholar Showcase is part of Texas State University’s Translational Health Research Initiative, which seeks to improve health by connecting faculty and community partners to engage in innovative research and sponsored programs. An increasing number of Texas State faculty representing at least 30 departments, schools and centers, and at least eight colleges, are currently engaged in health research and sponsored programs.

Our growing health research portfolio provides new opportunities to develop collaborative partnerships among scientists, clinicians, and members of our community to tackle complex health issues. In conjunction with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Dr. Melinda Villagran leads the Translational Health Research Initiative and supports faculty seeking to attract new grant funding, build their research teams, develop research tools, or move forward on multidisciplinary programs.

Schedule of Events
February 10, 2017
University Performing Arts Center, 405 Moon Street, San Marcos, TX
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Interactive Poster Session featuring thematic posters representing 30 departments, schools, and centers, and eight colleges at Texas State University.
2:30 p.m. Welcome Remarks delivered by President Denise Trauth, (Performing Arts Center Recital Hall)
2:40 - 3:30 p.m. Panel discussion entitled, “Translational Health Research: A Pathway to Better Health and Economic Vitality for Texas” moderated by Dr. Walt Horton, Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs. Panelists include Mr. Earl Maxwell, St. David's Foundation CEO; Dr. Anthony Stahl, Central Texas Medical Center CEO; Dr. Rene L. Olvera, START Center Genetic Research Professor and Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UTHSCSA; Ryan Leslie, PhD, Vice President, Academics & Research, Seton Healthcare Family; and Texas State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Gene Bourgeois.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Refreshments, Research Networking and Interactive Poster Session Part II