Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program Symposium

July 30 - July 31, 2018
Taylor Avenue Building, Doll & Hill, Medical Campus

Monday, July 30, 1:00- 3:35pm and Tuesday, July 31, 1:00- 4:25pm

On July 30th and 31st, students from the Institute from Public Health Summer Research Program will present on the research they worked on over the summer. Research topics range from opioids to malnutrition and many other public health issues.

On July 31st, Colleen McNicholas, DO, MSCI, FACOG will give a keynote presentation on When Politics, Not Policy, is Prioritized: Advocating for Patients and the Profession.

Dr. McNicholas completed medical school at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her OB/GYN residency and Family Planning Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. She is Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is on faculty in the division of Family Planning at Washington University. Her clinical work includes general gynecology and family planning.

Dr. McNicholas provides abortion services in a variety of geographic locations as well as practice settings including an academic practice, Planned Parenthood, and independent clinics. Geographically, her clinical work covers the state of Missouri, as well as Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma City, OK. In addition to clinical family planning, Dr. McNicholas is also a clinical researcher and her research is focused on non-traditional provision of LARC Lastly, she spends a great deal of time on reproductive health advocacy, traveling to Jefferson City, Missouri’s Capital, and Washington DC to address the increasing incidence of legislative interference into the practice of medicine.

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