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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.

Please register by March 17. To register click here.

Abstracts are due by February 10 at noon. To submit an abstract, click here.

 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 (NRC)

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


1:30 pm to 1:45 pm   Break

1:45 pm to 3:15 pm  E-poster presentations

Rooms G201, G210, G307, G316

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm Break

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Graduate Student Mentoring with Dr. Lyon

Room 3203


Continuing nursing education contact hours will be available. More information to be posted at a later date.


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

Dr. Lyon’s research focuses on symptom management in women with breast cancer, and she is currently the principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health-funded studies totaling $4.8 million. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and currently serves as the co-chair of its genetic nursing and health care expert panel.

Lyon has contributed to more than 80 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 also has served as the chair of the major grant review committee of the Oncology Nursing Society.

The Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo chair  was established to attract a dynamic scholar whose research focuses on cancer care.

In the role of executive associate dean, Lyon isresponsible for day-to-day management as delegated by the dean and serve as a resource to department chairs and assistant and associate deans. Lyon assists the dean with external relations and serve as the dean’s delegate to various committees of the university and academic health center.

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