College of Nursing Research Day and Malasanos Lectureship 2017

March 31, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m.
HPNP Complex

The UF College of Nursing Research Day will feature faculty and student research poster presentations in areas such a management of symptoms associated with aging and chronic illnesses including cancer, disparities in health and health service and translational research in families. Student posters will be judged and prizes awarded.

Registration and Abstract Information

There is no fee.

The deadline to register was March 17. Registration is now closed.

Abstracts are due by February 10 at noon.

 Sample abstracts(Please access for correct formats).

All those submitting an abstract (first author only) must send  a filled out and signed Conflict of Interest form to



8:30 am to 9:30 am  Sign-in (Reception area) and Poster Viewing (Ground Floor)

9:30 am to 9:45 am  Introduction and  Welcome: Dr. Sandra Citty, Dean Anna McDaniel, Dr. Michael Weaver

9:45 am to 10:45 am  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Debra Lyon

10:45 am to 11:00 am  Break

11:00 am to 11:45 am “Innovations in Education”: Dr. Erik Black

11:45 am to 12:00 pm Awards: Dr. Sandra Citty,


12:00 pm to 1:00 pm    Lunch

Reception Area

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm  Poster Viewing

Ground Floor

1:30 pm to 1:45 pm   Break

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm  E-poster presentations

Rooms G114, G201, G210

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Graduate Student Mentoring with Dr. Lyon

Room 3203 




The 2017 Malasanos Distinguished Lecturer

Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FAAN

Executive Associate Dean
Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Endowed Chair
College of Nursing
University of Florida

Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Executive Associate Dean and the Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Endowed Chair at the University of Florida College of Nursing. Dr. Lyon’s research focuses on understanding the biological mechanisms of common, distressing symptoms of women with breast cancer during treatment and survivorship in order to develop therapies that address the underlying biological mechanisms of symptoms.

Dr. Lyon has recently completed two NIH-funded studies of women with early-stage breast cancer. She has contributed to more than 100 scientific publications and presentations, and she has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on more than $7 million in research grants and contracts from organizations such as the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, has served as the chair of the major grant review committee of the Oncology Nursing Society as well as chairing and serving as a member on multiple NIH study-sections.


The Malasanos Distinguished Lectureship brings distinguished speakers to the university every year to discuss a wide variety of health topics of interest to clinicians, patients and the public.

The Malasanos Distinguished Lectureship was endowed in 1992 in honor of John Malasanos, husband of former College of Nursing Dean Lois Malasanos.

For more information on Research Day and the Lectureship, contact Laurie Rinfret

Phone: (352) 273-6321
Fax: (352) 294-8102


This activity has been submitted for approval by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.