Mount Union ESIT Talks to Focus on Impacts on Health

March 21, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will hold three Engaging Science, Innovation and Technology (ESIT) talks over the coming weeks that have major significance on the field of health.

The first talk, to be given on Tuesday, March 22 is titled, “Clinical Trial Engagement: Closing the Diversity Gap.” The talk will be given by Keith Miller, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Mount Union, and Ellis Beardsley ’17 a junior biochemistry and pre-health double major of Warren, Pennsylvania.

Jacqueline Jepsen ‘16, a senior biochemistry major of Poland, Ohio and Abigail Jagger ‘17, a junior biochemistry major of Baltimore, Ohio, will give the second presentation. Their talk, titled, “Mediterranean Diet: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” will be given on Wednesday, April 6.

Timothy Beitzel, clinical assistant professor of nursing at Mount Union, will give the third and final talk on Tuesday, April 12. His presentation will be titled, “Alarm Fatigue: How does it affect patient care?”

All three presentations will take place in Bracy Hall Room 04 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Each presentation will last approximately 45 minutes with a 15-minute question and answer following each.

The purpose of the seminar series is to engage the campus community to develop an environment of mutual learning between the natural/health science departments for the benefit of students in preparation for their future careers.  The series is designed to be given by a faculty member and a student on a modern, interesting topic in science that will showcase the science, innovation and technology of the topic.

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