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On April 5, 2019, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the fourth annual MUIH Research Symposium, an event that highlights the best of the University’s research and scholarship. Two poster presentation awards were given and Dr. Elizabeth Ahmann, Assistant Professor of Health and Wellness Coaching at MUIH, was recognized for winning MUIH’s fourth annual Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award.

The centerpiece of the event was a poster session displaying recent research from the MUIH community. Students, faculty, and alumni submitted abstracts and were chosen to present through a peer-review process. Alongside those peer-reviewed posters, graduating students in the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition program presented their final projects. To see this year’s posters and abstracts, click here.

Chris D’Adamo, PhD, Director of Research & Education at University of Maryland’s Center for Integrative Medicine, presented the keynote address. Dr. D’Adamo’s presentation, titled, “”Implementing and Evaluating Integrative Health Interventions in Underserved Communities: A Focus on Youth in Baltimore”” described three research projects working to improve nutrition in collaboration with schools in Baltimore City. Included in this discussion were the challenges of conducting meaningful research in real-life settings and the importance of establishing partnerships with the stakeholders impacted by the project, including students, school administration, and lunchroom staff. Watch Dr. D’Adamo’s presentation below.

Steffany Moonaz, Ph.D., Chair of the Research Department, then provided an update on research activities at MUIH. Hear Dr. Moonaz list the many impressive projects currently underway at MUIH here.

Dr. Ahmann also gave a presentation discussing the priorities of research in small or emerging professions such as her work in ADHD Coaching, the title of which was, “Research and Evidence-Informed Practice in Coaching for Individuals with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” Watch Dr. Ahmann’s presentation below.

The faculty Research Poster Award was awarded to Kim Searl and Marlysa Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Yoga Therapy at MUIH, for “Individual Yoga Therapy Case Report of Youth with High Functioning Autism.”

The student Research Poster Award was awarded to Peter Ou, Dana Elia, and Kara Cucinotta for “A Dietary and Botanical Approach to the Treatment of SIBO: A Case Report.”


Scenes from the 2019 MUIH Research Symposium

2019 Research Symposium


Past Events

Click here to view details, award winners, and presentations from previous years.