About JPS Research Day

Research Day at JPS is an annual educational event designed to showcase the medical and scientific research under way in the academic medical community, inspire collaboration and provide intellectual fuel for the scholarly pursuits of residents and faculty. The day-long event includes presentations by nationally and internationally known experts in medicine and health policy, who share best practices and provide a window into the future impact of government policy and regulatory trends. JPS believes that education and scholarly pursuit go hand in hand.Throughout the day-long event, residents and faculty showcase their work with posters and presentations, offering a broad overview of research conducted at JPS. Breakfast and lunch are provided, allowing participants the opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences with colleagues and future collaborators. Research Day also provides continuing education credits for physicians and nurses.

Founded more than 100 years ago, JPS Health Network has a long history of training medical professionals and is a leader in medical education internationally, nationally, regionally and locally. The mission of the JPS Academic Affairs Department is to create an environment of higher level academics and a learning experience that leads to the development of excellent, patient-centered physicians and extraordinary healthcare leaders. JPS Health Network has become a leading academic teaching hospital in innovative curricula, excellence in scholarly activity and evidence-based community-oriented research. The researchers and scholars of JPS are committed to advancing the mission of the institution set by our CEO, Robert Earley.

In 2006, JPS reinforced its commitment to medical education by creating the infrastructure needed to expand research and scholarly activity. Dr. Josephine Fowler was hired as the vice president of Academic Affairs. Through her leadership, the IRB manager and director of research were brought on board to expand the Research Department. In 2007, the IRB obtained its Federal Wide Assurance and the department began a research learning series known as the Research Roundtable. This CME accredited series continues to meet monthly to share regulatory guidelines and train researchers in methods and protocol development. In addition, this gives researchers an opportunity to present their early findings and results. In 2013, JPS partnered with Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) to bring additional knowledge about research ethics and regulations. Today, JPS has over 160 protocols and 33 sponsored studies. We are moving forward and we appreciate your continued collaboration and support.

In 2016, the tradition continues with growth and new interests. Celebrating our 10th annual event. JPS will address health equity through education and research and also showcase our regional and national scholars. JPS looks forward to welcoming you, our many academic partners and research experts, as we continue to Advance Health Equity through Research and Education.