IMSD Fellow & Peer Mentor, Alisha Perry, was selected for an award for her research project at last week’s Health Sciences Research Day at the MU School of Medicine. Alisha’s project, “Hepatic Short Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation (SCFA) in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” was awarded first place in the clinical research category, among the many other undergraduate and medical students presenting in the category.
Alisha is a junior Biological Sciences major and is mentored by Dr. Elizabeth Parks in the Nutrition & Exercise Physiology department.
More than 200 research projects were on display during the 2019 Health Sciences Research Day. The annual event showcased research from MU undergraduate, medical and nursing students, as well as pre- and post-doctoral trainees.