Brewster Student at Colby-Sawyer College Presents Biomedical Research

2019 New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
Brewster's Brianna Griffin (right) with Colby-Sawyer College Professor Kerstin Stoedefalke at a recent academy conference. (Colby-Sawyer photo)

New London, NH - Colby-Sawyer College students and faculty presented research findings at the 2019 New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) Annual Meeting at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, N.H.

Supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institutes of Health, the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence is a federal grant program that promotes the development, coordination and sharing of biomedical research resources within 24 states. NH-INBRE is a partnership among eight institutions, including Colby-Sawyer College, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of New Hampshire. The annual meeting is its largest networking event, providing students the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with representatives from other institutions as well as access to career resources.

Brianna Griffin '20 of Brewster, who majors in exercise science, was one of nine Colby-Sawyer students selected to attend the conference. During the conference poster session, Griffin presented research conducted alongside Professor Kerstin Stoedefalke on the effect of high intensity training on resting energy expenditure.

Professor Emeritus Benjamin Steele, who represents Colby-Sawyer on the NH-INBRE steering committee, attended the conference alongside Professor Kerstin Stoedefalke and Associate Professors Jamie Jukosky and Chery Whipple. Following the conference, he praised students for their contributions to research and evidence-based practice projects. "It is exciting to see students presenting their research at a professional academic conference," Steele said. "They rise to the occasion."

Steve Cornish, Ph.D., Colby-Sawyer's academic affairs coordinator, also attended the conference as the college's NH-INBRE grants administrator. In his role, Dr. Cornish works with NH-INBRE's lead institution, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, to administer grant funding on behalf of Colby-Sawyer students and faculty.

About Colby-Sawyer College

U.S. News and World Report has recognized Colby-Sawyer as a Best Regional College in its category - North (#8), Best Value College (#4) and Best Undergraduate Teaching (#4) in its 2020 Best Colleges issue. Founded in 1837 in the heart of the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer is a comprehensive college with an emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences, a focus on professional preparation and a commitment to individualized experiences. Students choose from a variety of innovative majors in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Social Sciences, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Colby-Sawyer's transformative teaching and learning community, which includes an enhanced partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, promotes students' academic, intellectual and personal growth. Graduate outcome data indicates that 99% of 2018 graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Learn more at colby-sawyer.edu.


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