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Announcement: Trifecta Research Roundup

Announcement: Trifecta Research Roundup

The 9 teams that have won Trifecta pilot grants in the past 3 years will gather at the Trifecta Research Roundup on April 12, 2017 to share their latest research developments and discuss the process of working between disciplines. Each year, Trifecta offers three $10,000 grants for interdisciplinary teams at Michigan State University to perform pilot studies on matters involving technology and health. Topics have included virtual reality rehabilitation, fitness trackers in older adults, and dissemination of health information via social media. 

This event is open to everyone who is interested in the intersection of health, technology, and communication, and the challenges of interdisciplinary work, including students and the general public. It is scheduled for Wednesday April 12, 3-5PM in Room 160 of the Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research at Michigan State University. Refreshments will be served and there will be time for socialization and networking after the presentations. 

MSU’s Trifecta Initiative was founded in 2014 to foster interdisciplinary research on technology and health at Michigan State University. Within Trifecta, the three colleges of Nursing, Engineering, and Communication Arts & Sciences work together to solve complex issues concerning health and technology. Dean of Engineering Leo Kempel states that “by leveraging the skill sets of faculty from all three colleges, we will improve peoples lives in Michigan, in the nation and around the world.” 

For more information, contact Trifecta Outreach Specialist Katherine Lacy at lacyk@msu.edu.