David R. Carr to discuss skin cancer at UND’s 43rd annual Frank Low Research Day April 13
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—David R. Carr, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of dermatology at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, will give the keynote presentation at UND’s 43rd annual Frank Low Research Day, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), on Thursday, April 13.
Named in honor of the former SMHS anatomy professor who came to UND in the 1960s and pioneered a series of new techniques for the electron microscope, Frank Low Research Day is the culminating event of the academic year for many area researchers working in the biomedical and health sciences.
At this year’s event, more than 150 SMHS faculty, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and graduate, medical, and health sciences students will give presentations on a wide range of basic biomedical, health sciences, translational, and clinical topics.
“We’re very happy to be back in-person for this event,” said Dr. Jamie Foster, associate professor in the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences, who helped manage FLRD through its online-only years (2020-22). “This is the premier in-house research event at the SMHS and ranks near the top of research events at UND annually. Being able to gather researchers of all backgrounds together in-person does wonders for those of us collaborating on the health and healthcare workforce needs of North Dakota.”
Dr. Carr’s presentation, “Mentorship and Collaboration: The Power of Partnerships in Squamous Cell Carcinoma,” will take place at 1 p.m. on April 13 in SMHS Room E101 – the Charles H. Fee, M.D., Auditorium. The talk will also be streamed from the SMHS website at: med.UND.edu/research/frank-low.
Specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery, cutaneous reconstructive surgery, cutaneous oncology, and high-risk skin cancer groups (solid organ transplant and other immunosuppressed patients), Dr. Carr is the program director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship and serves as the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs within the Ohio State Department of Dermatology. Dr. Carr’s research interests primarily concentrate on cutaneous oncology and outcomes-based research, particularly in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
“The research enterprise at this School continues to grow, and Frank Low Day is a big reason why,” added Marc Basson, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., the School’s senior associate dean for medicine and research, who is headed to Ohio himself soon to serve as Dean of the School of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). “Now, more than ever, we understand the importance of scholarship that not only advances science but also contributes to public health.”
Frank Low Research Day is free and open to the public. Interested guests can review the event’s agenda at the URL listed above.
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