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PCOM in Suwanee to host research day

Lisa Hodge

Lisa Hodge

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Ken Slavik, Chief Science Officer for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, has planned simultaneous research days for the Suwanee and Philadelphia campuses next week. (Special Photo)

SUWANEE — A researcher who focuses on response to infection, inflammatory diseases and cancer will speak on Wednesday in Suwanee at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The PCOM Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging will host a research day, along with the scientific research society Sigma Xi. The event begins at noon and will run simultaneously with the Philadelphia, Pa. campus.

“The day celebrates student and faculty researcher achievement, provides a forum for updates on research efforts on both campuses, and features a guest researcher to speak on the latest developments,” spokeswoman Barbara Myers said.

The event begins with Lisa Hodge from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, whose lab focuses on the effect of manual therapies such as osteopathic manipulative treatments on the host response to infection, inflammatory diseases and cancer. She will present a seminar on the Georgia campus with live streaming to Philadelphia.

More than 30 students and faculty will then give a three-hour poster presentation about the latest outcomes and progress in a variety of research areas.

The event will culminate with awards being made for the best student presentations.