Third annual College of Health and Human Sciences Research Day showcases excellence

Two women stand in front of a research poster talking and laughing
CHHS Research Day in the Lory Student Center on March 10, 2020.

All Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff, as well as the wider community, are invited to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of research and creative scholarship in the College of Health and Human Sciences at the CHHS Research Day event. This year, the college is planning for an in-person event in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on March 1.

A poster show will be held in the morning, showcasing research posters and creative scholarship produced by faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and students in Health and Human Sciences. The poster show is open to all and no RSVP is necessary. The afternoon events include lunch and keynote address, lightning talks given by faculty members in each of the eight academic units in the College as well as the two CHHS Dean’s Fellows, and an awards ceremony celebrating the winners of the poster show.

CHHS Research Day Schedule, March 1, Lory Student Center Main Ballroom
9 a.m. – noon | Poster Show
noon – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch and Keynote Address by Rebecca Hasson, associate professor at the University of Michigan – RSVP
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Break
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. | Faculty/Dean’s Fellows Lightning Talks – RSVP
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. | Break
3:30 – 4 p.m. | Awards Ceremony

Keynote speaker and lightning talks

Rebecca Hasson outdoor portrait
Rebecca Hasson

This year, the keynote address will be given by Rebecca Hasson, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. She will deliver the keynote address titled “Merging Implementation Science and Health Equity Research to Eliminate Youth Physical Activity Disparities” from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the LSC main ballroom. Lunch will be served. Hasson’s talk is supported by the College of Health and Human Sciences Mary Scott Lecture Series.

Faculty from each academic unit, along with the two Dean’s Fellows who are Ph.D. students, will also give brief “Lightning Talks” about their research at 1:45 p.m. following the keynote address. Those interested in attending can RSVP for the speaker events on the Research Day page by Feb. 18. More info about Hasson and the Lightning Talks speakers on the CHHS Research Day website.

One person explaining their research poster to another person.
The poster show at the March 2020 CHHS Research Day.

Attending the CHHS Research Day would be beneficial to anyone, no matter their background or field of study. The broad scope of research conducted in the college applies to nearly all facets of healthy living, including education, nutrition, the built environment, apparel design, exercise, disease prevention, and relationships with the common goal of improving physical, mental, and social wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.

More information on the CHHS Research Day can be found on the College’s website.