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Scholars Day

The College of Health Sciences Scholars Day is a special event that is held annually to honor our students and faculty mentors in their pursuit of outstanding research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.  This event brings together the EKU College of Health Sciences community in supportive recognition and understanding of the wide spectrum of research disciplines in which our students and faculty are involved in.  This year 50 research posters were presented with over 90 students being involved in research. Each student presenter (or group) has worked with a faculty mentor over the past year and today you will see their efforts coming to fruition in their final presentations. We believe that the research skills learned during this process, will assist our students throughout their professional careers. 

Student research projects represent 3 different categories; 1) Traditional Research Poster; 2) Discipline Application/Innovation Poster; and 3) Case Study Poster; Awards were presented to research projects within each of these overall categories as well as within each of the 6 departments of the College of Health Sciences.  Prior to the awards and research presentations a keynote address was made, to the over 350 persons attending, by Mr. Rich Mattingly on “Mental Health and Resiliency”.  Mr. Mattingly is a 1978 graduate of EKU and was recently named a Distinguished Alumni by the University. 

This year was exciting because not only were we back in person for the first time since 2019, but we were also in the center of campus in the Keen Johnson Building.  This was also our first year of awarding outstanding alumni for their contributions to the various fields of health sciences.  Dr. Mendy Blair received the Distinguished Alumni Award and Mr. Nicholas Sexton received the Emerging Leader Award. What an exciting time to be in person, in one our most historical buildings, celebrating health sciences!

Scholars Day 2022 Presentation

If you missed it, Scholars Day 2021 was held virtually and can be seen by clicking above.

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