Dr. Marie A. Tonette Krousel-Wood, senior associate dean for faculty affairs and associate provost for health sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will give the keynote address at the 9th annual Medical Scholars Research Day on Monday, Sept. 25, in the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons.
Krousel-Wood will speak about “Medicine, Miracles and the Role of the Physician Scientist.” Her research interests are focused on clinical outcomes and health care processes for patients with chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Her recent research focus has been medication adherence in older patients with hypertension, adherence to physical activity recommendations in patients with diabetes and provider adherence to medication guidelines.
She is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation and a preventive medicine residency at Tulane. She earned her master’s in public health from Tulane in 1991.
Her noon address, which is sponsored by the Medical College of Georgia Department of Medicine’s Translational Research Program, precedes poster presentations by 156 second-year medical students who participated in research over the summer between their first and second year of medical school. Nearly 70 percent of the class participated, and students from both the Augusta campus and the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens worked with mentors on and off campus.
Programs like Medical Scholars Research Day are aimed at providing more opportunities for students to participate in clinical and translational research, which is critical to the future of health care, said Dr. N. Stanley Nahman, nephrologist and director of the Department of Medicine’s Translational Research Program.