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Register Now for East Texas Research Conference Set for April 21 

UT Tyler Hosts Annual Research and Scholarship Showcase 

TYLER (March 20, 2023) – Registration is open for the 2023 East Texas Research Conference  hosted by The University of Texas at Tyler on Friday, April 21. 

The conference, which is scheduled 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the UT Tyler campus, showcases the research  and scholarship of faculty and students at UT Tyler and other academic institutions throughout East  Texas. The conference is free to attend, and registration is required. 

The conference features a keynote address by Dr. Brigham Willis, founding dean of the School of  Medicine, as well as oral presentations and poster presentations centered around the theme of “Innovate. Inform. Influence.” Thirty oral papers and 50-60 posters featuring the interdisciplinary  research, teaching and community service facilitated by East Texas universities and colleges will be  presented covering such categories as the arts and sciences, health and wellness, education and  entrepreneurship. 

“Conference participants will have an opportunity to hear and interact with an array of academic  and health professionals who will share new and emerging research,” said Dr. Steven Idell, senior  vice president for research. 

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With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler  recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT  Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and  UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education,  cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research  institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in  Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 

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