Research Events

Research Day 2017

Research Day 2016

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8 am
Jackson Hall Medical Center, 314 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma 98405
Opening remarks courtesy of President and CEO Bill Robertson

Free - no registration required

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

Research Day celebrates research efforts conducted across our health system to benefit our community and beyond. This event highlights the diversity of our studies and the research investigators who are dedicated to advancing patient care options for all.

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

To ceremoniously conclude a morning full of presentations, the MultiCare research effort that most advances medical science will be competitively selected for special recognition in the following areas:

Best Work-In-Progress

  • 2017 Winner: Dr. Michael Raff, Use of Electronic Health Records to Facilitate Early Detection and Diagnosis of MPS Disorders: The Development of Diagnostic Algorithms and Clinical Decisions Support Tools for Undiagnosed Treatable Rare Disease.
  • 2016 Winner: Dr. Thomas Hurt, Forearm Fracture Reduction by Pediatric Emergency Physicians.

Best Completed Project

  • 2017 Winner: Dr. Rebecca Whitesell, Does Mentoring by Orthopedic Surgeons Improve Forearm Fracture Reduction Outcomes by Pediatric Emergency Physicians?
  • 2016 Winner: Dr. David Embrey, Electrical Stimulation Reduces Symptoms of Intermittent Claudication

Outstanding Research Investigator Award

  • 2017 Winner: Dr. Gad Kletter
  • 2016 Winner: Dr. Jack Keech

Diane Cecchettini Excellence In Research Award

  • 2017 Winner: Dr. John Huddlestone
  • 2016 Winner: Dr. Steven Phillips

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

Additional Info:
Coffee, tea and water provided. Light snacks will also be available for those in attendance at Jackson Hall.

Research Day Agenda

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