Last week, OHSU held its annual research week that showcased work by faculty, students, research staff and postdocs from across campus. The institute had several research staff members give presentations during OHSU’s 2019 Research Week. They wanted to share their experience:
We are two Research Assistants in the Steven Shea Circadian Lab, Katie Stubbers and Alicia Stewart. This year we had the opportunity to present some of the data that has been collected by our lab at OHSU’s Research Week.
Katie presented a poster on the role of the circadian system in vascular endothelial function and associated biomarkers. She presented the poster in the BICC library among other research assistants, students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty. Alicia gave a talk on the circadian rhythm in blood pressure in people with obstructive sleep apnea and healthy controls. In addition to relaying the importance of blood pressure and circadian rhythms in cardiovascular risk in the old auditorium/library, Alicia had the chance to hear about graduate students’ research (i.e., availability of advance care documents in emergency departments, financial insecurity in cancer survivors, and others).
Additionally, Leanna Williams from the Shea Circadian Lab also presented a poster. This work and a poster presented by Omar Ordaz will appear at the 2019 SLEEP Conference.
Submitted by Katie Stubbers, OccHealthSci Summer Research Intern