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Research is an integral part of the activities in Doisy College of Health Sciences. Students and faculty work together to make important contributions to research and the community. Research is incorporated into courses, lab experiences, research assistantships and/or thesis work. The faculty conduct both basic and applied research projects.

A strength of the research conducted in DCHS is its interdisciplinary nature. Projects in a single department are diverse and they complement research in other departments in the college or other colleges/schools within SLU. DCHS faculty are frequently disseminating their work in peer-reviewed journals and presentations, books, book chapters and through other various channels.

Areas of Research

Upcoming Research Colloquia

  • Fall 2019 Colloquia dates will be posted soon

For more information about upcoming research colloquia, contact Deborah Hwa-Froelich at or Ted Weiss at .

Upcoming Seminars and Presentations

  • Fall 2019 Seminars and Presentations will be posted soon

Recent Research Awards

DCHS faculty frequently win awards for the great research they do. Not all of the awards can be listed here, but here is a quick list of some of the recent research awards.

Julie Howe, MBA, D-ABMDI: John R. Hunt Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)

Blake Bertrand and Aravinda Ganapathy (IMS Students): Undergraduate Research Travel Awards from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB); the research the students presented is funded by a grant from the DeNardo Education and Research Foundation and they were mentored by DCHS faculty Drs. Uthayashanker Ezekiel, Rita Heuertz and Tim Randolph.

Whitney Postman, PhD, CCC-SLP, and
Selena Washington, PhD, MSPH, OTR/L:
  Geriatric Leadership Scholars, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Saint Louis University Division of Geriatric Medicine

Research Spotlight

 Student research assistants Sydney Rosenthal, Laura Sankey and Samantha Thompson recently presented their research from Communication Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Whitney Postman's, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Neuro-Rehabilitation of Language lab at the famous Homer G. Phillips Hospital site in North St. Louis.  The titles and authorship of each poster are listed below:

"Tablet-based intervention for African Americans at risk for dementia from a low-income community in North St. Louis".
Sankey, L., Rosenthal, S., Thompson, S., Fischer, M., & Postman, W.A.

"Low-income African American elders respond positively to community-based Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in The Ville neighborhood of North St. Louis".
Rosenthal, S., Thompson, S., Sankey, L., Fischer, M., & Postman, W.A.

"Increasing program compliance by incorporating intervention for hearing loss into a community-based Cognitive Stimulation Therapy group for low-income elders of North St. Louis".
Thompson, S., Sankey, L., Rosenthal, S., Postman, W.A., & Fischer, M.

CSD Student Researchers

Laura Sankey (top left), Sydney Rosenthal (top right) and Samantha Thompson (bottom left) presenting their research from Dr. Whitney Postman's Neuro-Rehabilitation of Language lab.