Research Events

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Mark your calendars! MultiCare Institute for Research and Innovation will host Research Day 2017 in Jackson Hall on Friday, December 8, 2017

Past Events

Research Day 2015

Research Day 2016

Research Day, celebrating the research efforts conducted across our health system. This event highlighted the diversity of our studies and the investigators who are dedicated to advancing patient care options in our community.

This year surpassed expectations with a series of short, investigator-led presentations revealing a small portion of the study portfolio from the largest community-hospital-based research program in the South Sound.

To ceremoniously conclude a full day of presentations, the MultiCare research efforts that most advance medical science were competitively selected for special recognition in the following areas:

  • Best Work-In-Progress
    Winner: Dr. Thomas Hurt, Forearm Fracture Reduction by Pediatric Emergency Physicians.
    Runner-up: Mary S. McCarthy, RN, PhD, Using Genomics to Assess Vitamin D Deficiency and Supplementation
  • Best Completed Project
    Winner: Dr. David Embrey, Electrical Stimulation Reduces Symptoms of Intermittent Claudication
    Runner-up: Bethann Pflugeisen, MS, MEd, Patient Satisfaction with Virtual Obstetric Care
  • Outstanding Research Investigator Award
    Winner:Dr. Jack Keech
  • Diane Cecchettini Excellence In Research Award
    Winner: Dr. Steven Phillips

Everyone was encouraged to stop by when they could - and stay for as long as possible - to hear MultiCare and select community researchers present. The conference was open to MultiCare staff, patients, donors, clinicians, community collaborators as well as other stakeholders in research.

Download the complete schedule of presentations and their abstracts 


Friday, November 18, 2016
Presentations beginning at 8 am

Jackson Hall Medical Center, 314 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma 98405

Live Video Feeds Locations:

*A live video feed of the presentations was provided in designated conference rooms in Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital  

Limited parking was available for a fee in Jackson Hall, otherwise valet parking was available across the street at Tacoma General Hospital for a nominal fee.

Additional Info:
Coffee, tea and water provided, inlcluding the satellite conference rooms. A light lunch was available for those in attendance at Jackson Hall.