Annual Research Events

College Research Day • Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 10-11:30 a.m.

The 18th annual Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Research Day was held live on Zoom, featuring a keynote lecture by Arthur Kim, MD, and student awards. Those on campus were invited to gather in one of our special viewing rooms to watch with others. College Research Day offers the opportunity to showcase the work of WSU Applebaum scholars of all levels and disciplines.

Abstract book       Video presentations      Event recording       Entry slideshow

Keynote speaker: Arthur Kim, MD

Arthur KimArthur Kim, MD, is the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Clinic in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at MGH and infectious diseases at MGH/Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Kim expresses a longstanding interest in those living with HCV, especially in special populations such as acute infection, prisoners, post-transplantation, and HIV co-infection. He currently is co-PI or co-investigator of NIH-funded studies examining the immunology and immunogenetics of HCV infection. Dr. Kim serves on the AASLD/IDSA committee that provides online guidance at

He focuses on HBV, HCV, and HIV/HCV co-infected patients and especially welcomes referrals of those suspected to have early or acute infection and/or with a history of drug use. Dr. Kim also has many years of experience with inpatient transplant infectious disease and outpatient travel advice.

Here's everything you need to know to get ready!

The research submission form is now open, with a deadline of Monday, Sept. 27. In lieu of posters and in-person presentations, PowerPoints with voiceover narration are required for each abstract submission to be considered for an award. Please review the information and timeline below now so you may properly prepare to participate.

While all authors are encouraged to participate in creating the abstract and presentations outlined below, only the primary author should submit the online form. Faculty may not submit projects for their students. Please note: Due to university-wide budget restrictions, Faculty/Junior Faculty Research Recognition Awards will not be presented this year.

Everyone is encouraged to register to attend. Zoom login credentials will be sent closer to the event to those who register.

How to submit your research  

Before you begin, you may wish to review the rubric that will be used to judge student research. Awards will be given in the following categories:  

  • Health Sciences Master's and Doctoral Students 
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Master's and Doctoral Students 
  • PharmD Students 
  • Postdoctoral Scholars 
  • Undergraduate Students 

STEP 1: Compose your abstract

Your abstract should be a maximum of 300 words total and include the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Please compose and save your abstract in a document before you begin the research submission form. You will cut and paste it into the form in Step 3. 

STEP 2: Create a PowerPoint presentation with voiceover 

  1. Prepare a deck of 8-10 PowerPoint slides to present your research. These slides should reflect content you would normally include on a poster.
  2. Record voiceovers for each slide to explain your research just as you would in person. Keep your video to 5 minutes or less. Hint: If you need inspiration, view the 2020 College Research Day presentations.
  3. Save your presentation as a video file. Here is a helpful tutorial on how to record PPT voiceovers and save as a video file.
  4. Using the primary author's name, set your video file name to "LASTNAME, FIRST NAME_ KEYWORD" (example: Burnell, Jocelyn_ Astrophysics.mp4). NOTE: If you are submitting multiple research projects, please use a different keyword for each video file. 
  5. Upload your video to OneDrive or Google Drive. (We must be able to download your video, so please do not upload it to YouTube.)
  6. To get the URL of your video, locate the file in your OneDrive or Google Drive. Click "Share" and make sure that "anyone with the link" is selected. If we cannot access your video file, it will be omitted from your submission and your research team will not be eligible for an award. You will cut and paste this link into the form in Step 3. 

STEP 3 to be completed by PRIMARY AUTHORS ONLY: Submit your abstract and video presentation via the research submission form by Monday, Sept. 27.

The form will ask you to paste your 300-word abstract and provide a link to your presentation video. Each primary author may submit up to three separate research projects; please use a separate form for each submission.

What happens next 

Monday, Sept. 27: Deadline for primary authors to submit research abstracts and presentations via the research submission form

Friday, Oct. 1: The EACPHS Research Committee will receive abstracts and presentations from students.   

Oct. 4-8: The program will evaluate and score the projects based on an established rubric.  

Oct. 11-15: The top 5 projects in each category will be considered for awards. Representatives from departments and programs will be consulted as needed. Awards in the following categories will be determined:  

  • Health Sciences Master's and Doctoral Students 
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Master's and Doctoral Students 
  • PharmD Students 
  • Postdoctoral Scholars 
  • Undergraduate Students 

Monday, Oct. 18: A link to the abstract book and video presentations will be shared with the college.  

Wednesday, Oct. 20: Student research award winners will be announced during College Research Day live on Zoom. Register to attend now to get the Zoom link as Research Day approaches.

Archive of Research Day events


Martin Barr–Stephen Wilson Lecture

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosted Dr. Dayna Bowen Matthew, dean of the George Washington University Law School, for a presentation titled "A Lawyer's Prescription for Achieving Health Equity." This event marked a revival of the college's annual Martin Barr–Stephen Wilson Lecture Series, which was created in honor of two former WSU Applebaum deans to highlight the development of health care policy, laws and ethics.

"Dr. Matthew is an expert in health equity and public health policy with a passion for public service," said Associate Dean for Pharmacy Richard Lucarotti. "Her depth of experience at the intersection of health policy and health care will be of great interest to our college and university community, which puts high value on addressing health disparities."

A nationally recognized leader in public health and civil rights law who focuses on racial disparities in health care, Matthew is the first woman to lead GW Law. She is the author of the book Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care.

She previously served as the University of Virginia Law School's William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and the F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights. She was also a professor of public health sciences at the UVA School of Medicine and served as co-founder and inaugural director of the Equity Center, which works to build relationships between the university and the surrounding Charlottesville community to address racial and socioeconomic inequality.

Matthew also has taken on many public policy roles. In 2013, she co-founded the Colorado Health Equity Project, a medical-legal partnership incubator aimed at removing barriers to good health for low-income clients by providing legal representation, research, and policy advocacy. She served as the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and as senior advisor in the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also is a non-resident fellow in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution.

She earned a BA in economics from Harvard-Radcliffe College, a JD from the UVA School of Law, and a PhD in health and behavioral sciences from the University of Colorado Denver.

The Martin Barr–Stephen Wilson Lecture Series is supported by an endowment that was established to reflect the dedication and commitment to educational excellence of former WSU Applebaum deans Martin Barr and Stephen Wilson.

"The lecture series has a long and rich history in our college dating back to its inception in 1954, over the decades attaining national prominence," said Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences Hanley Abramson. "Its objective is to make health care professionals – and indeed the wider general public – aware of emerging health care issues that portend the future direction of public policy in this vital arena that accounts for nearly one-fifth of the nation's economy." 

Wilson was the college's second dean, serving from 1953 until his death in 1963, when Barr, then professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, stepped up. Barr was a dynamic force in the community and the pharmacy profession; the PharmD program is the direct result of his vision and leadership, and he shaped the undergraduate curriculum in pharmacy as well as the college's strong research programs.

"Deans Wilson and Barr would be proud that Dr. Matthew is delivering such an urgent and important message as part of their legacy," Lucarotti said. "My hope is that this event inspires members of our community to consider, understand and dismantle social and racial disparities in health care throughout their careers."