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Research Impact Challenge

April 12 - April 16
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Back by popular demand! The Research Impact Challenge is a professional development opportunity to help researchers better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as consider ways to describe the impact and reach of their work. Each day for five days during Maine IMPACT Week, participants will receive an email with a suggested […]

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2021 UMaine Student Symposium

April 16
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At the University of Maine, students inspire creativity and leadership in the discovery of new knowledge that makes a direct difference to the people of Maine. Engage with UMaine students as they present their research and creative work at the 2021 UMaine Student Symposium (UMSS21). Projects will be showcased virtually as posters, exhibits, oral presentations, […]

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Creativity vs. COVID Exhibition

April 16
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been working to develop tests, treatments, and vaccines to better protect us and ease the public health crisis. An international collective of university students, artists, and access to medicine advocates has also been working to make sure those treatments are available to everyone, no matter where […]

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11:30 am

UMSS21 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nirav Shah

April 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Image of Dr. Nirav Shah, the head of Maine CDC. He is a keynote speaker during the UMaine Student Symposium 2021.

On Friday, April 16, Dr. Nirav Shah, M.D., J.D, the Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be the keynote speaker at the UMaine Student Symposium 2021. Shah began working as the Director of the Maine CDC in 2019. He provides expertise, information and guidance to ensure that Maine people can […]

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3:30 pm

Pathways to commercialization of medical products or devices

April 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Biomedical scientists and engineers are often driven to see their research result in measurable health outcomes.  Despite this motivation, fewer than 30% of health related innovations (or associated IP) are ever implemented. Studies show that the adoption of new healthcare related technologies is substantially more successful when researchers and inventors are directly engaged throughout the […]

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