Excelsior College Hosts Virtual Graduate Research Symposium on October 2 with Keynote Speaker on “Loneliness in the Era of the Covid-19 Pandemic”

Albany, NY — Excelsior College will host a Virtual Graduate Student Research Symposium on Friday, October 2 from 1:00–5:30 p.m. ET. The keynote speaker, Sri Banerjee, PhD, has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the area of infectious diseases and public health projects worldwide. He will address “Loneliness in the Era of the Covid-19 Pandemic” from 1:20–1:40 p.m. Banerjee will be joined by Nelson Tuazon, PhD, who has over 35-years of experience in nursing practice, academia, administration, and executive leadership. He will discuss ”Adopt, Adapt, Abandon: Building a Culture of Inquiry and Discovery” from 3:10–3:30 p.m.

 Scott Dolan, dean of School of Graduate Studies, stated, “We are thrilled to be holding our inaugural Graduate Research Symposium. This is a great example of collegewide collaboration and will bring students together from different disciplines to present their research and work. We see this as an extension of our strategic goals of building community with our faculty and students, promoting dialogue across disciplines, and giving students an opportunity to network with leaders in their respective fields. We invite you to join us for this important educational event.”

The Graduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for Excelsior College graduate students to present their own research that they completed in courses. The symposium will include presentations on health sciences, business, cybersecurity, nursing, criminal justice, and public service.

Michele Paludi, senior faculty program director and co-chair of graduate symposium, stated, “The Schools of Graduate Studies and Nursing wanted to host the online graduate research symposium as an opportunity for graduate students to present their research to a diverse audience across several disciplines. We are honored to have Dr. Banerjee and Dr. Nelson join us for this symposium. They are outstanding role models for students.”

Excelsior College’s goal is to provide graduate students an avenue to share their research, practice conference and presentation skills, network, and foster interprofessional collaborations. The research at this event will include case analysis, website analysis, original research, primary research, secondary research, and translating research into health care practice on nursing, mentoring, and other topics.

The Ever Upward prize will be awarded to the best presentation at the symposium to encourage a student to continue to pursue research throughout their career and to place value on research in general.

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About Excelsior College

 Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is an accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.