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Rush University Forum 2015
(April 29 and 30, 2015)
Searle Conference Center, 5th Floor of Professional Building
The 32nd annual Rush University Forum for Research and Clinical Investigation is sponsored by Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, the Rush University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and the affiliated hospitals of the Rush System for Health. The Research Forum provides an opportunity to showcase the research activities of faculty and students and to foster awareness of research at Rush and its affiliated institutions. Investigators engaged in basic, clinical or applied research in various disciplines will have an opportunity to share their work during research forum events, to get to know one another and to explore new collaborative possibilities.
Sigma Xi Poster Session

Judging: Faculty judges will evaluate students, fellows and residents presenting posters as part of the Sigma Xi Poster Competition on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Carl Maki, PhD, is the current president of the Rush Chapter of Sigma Xi and will be arranging the details. Abstracts accepted for poster presentation will receive an email notification from the organizing committee with information regarding the poster session.
Sigma Xi Judges (
Awards and Reception: The Sigma Xi Poster Session and Reception on Thursday will provide an opportunity for you to talk with others about your work. The annual Sigma Xi poster award ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Please remove your poster following the poster session on Thursday no later than 5:30 p.m. We cannot be responsible for the loss of or damage to your materials!
Other Information
Note 1: If you think you have a discovery or invention, please contact Shrijay (Jay) Vijayan, PhD, MBA Associate Director, Intellectual Property Office at Rush prior to Monday, March 2nd to discuss the discovery and options for protecting it. Once the abstract is published or the poster is presented, you may have lost certain rights in the invention.
Note 2: The Irwin Press Patient Experience Research Award is given annually to the student project at Rush which uses patient feedback in the most innovative or effective manner. Patient feedback is defined as any as any system of obtaining information from patients/family members about their thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions or evaluation of their health care experience or activities. The award is named in honor of Irwin Press, PhD. While a professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, he co-founded of Press Ganey Associates, which developed one of the most widely used patient satisfaction surveys. The award comes with a $100 honorarium from the Patient Experience Research Initiative of the Department of Health Systems Management.

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