The community is welcome to the annual Winona Health Research Fair open house, Thursday, April 25 from 1 until 4 p.m. on the clinic first floor at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Ave., Winona, Minn.

The Research Fair provides an opportunity for students and professionals to showcase their research and gives community members a chance to learn more about the research being conducted right here in Winona.

Research may pertain to immunology, microbiology, epidemiology, psychology, kinesiology, exercise science, medical engineering, or any other potentially medically related field of research.

Student Research Fair posters will be on display during clinic hours beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. From 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 25, researchers will be on hand to explain their research and answer questions.

There will be a reception and award ceremony at 4:30 with keynote speaker Dr. Todd Trappe from Ball State University Human Performance Lab, presenting Physiological Effects on Both Aging and Weightlessness in Space. Space is limited; community members interested in attending the reception at 4:30 are asked to RSVP to Lori Stanislawski at 507.457.4483.

Research committee members include physicians from various specialties and professors from Winona State University and Saint Mary’s University. In addition, several physicians, healthcare professionals and professors serve as mentors for the student research.

Winona Health is dedicated to supporting the healthcare career goals of our local university students. More information about student research opportunities is available on the Winona Health website: winonahealth.org/research.

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