Misericordia University recently sponsored the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day at the Anderson Sports and Health Center on campus.

The presentations were the culmination of research and work on a variety of topics by students during the spring semester in the Colleges of Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Professional Studies and Social Sciences. The students presented their abstracts to the college community and answered questions related to their individual topics, which included biology, chemistry, medical imaging, nursing, psychology and speech-language pathology.

The students touched upon several important topics in their fields of study. Senior medical imaging student Lauren Marek of Jim Thorpe, researched new and emerging types of radiation therapy used for early stage breast cancer. Her bright pink poster was entitled, "Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) for Early Stage Breast Cancer."

Her faculty adviser for the project was Elaine Halesey, Ed.D., R.T. (R) (QM), chair of the Misericordia Medical Imaging Department. Francine M. Constable, B.S., R.T. (R) (T) CMD, oncology manager of the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at the Pocono Medical Center, was her internship mentor.

Students, faculty, staff, academic deans and members of the community attended the two-hour poster presentation event.

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