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Spring Health Science Research Conference 

Presented by the Stephens College School of Health Sciences

Virtual Conference: Thursday, April 16, 2020

In light of the coronavirus and our efforts to abide by the CDC guidelines, we are working to develop an online platform for presentations and speakers. More information coming soon.


Free to join or present.

Stephens College, a leader in health sciences education, welcomes all those interested in the sciences and health sciences to our spring research conference. Students and faculty in Stephens’ undergraduate and graduate programs will share their research in a wide range of specialties. Join us to:

  • Explore what's happening in the sciences today 
  • Network with faculty and students in biology, counseling, equestrian studies, health information management, health science, human development, physician assistant studies and psychology 
  • Be inspired by retired astronaut Linda Godwin, Ph.D., keynote speaker


Keynote speakers 

Julia Moffitt, Ph.D. 
Dean of the School of Health Sciences 
Adventures in autonomics: Over 20 years of engaging students in research using ground-based models of microgravity deconditioning and exercise training

Born and raised in Missouri, Moffitt completed her Ph.D. in the physiology program from the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa, where she focused her work on physiology, pharmacology and behavior. Moffitt has been an invited lecturer at nearly 30 national and regional events and conferences; has authored nearly 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and published abstracts; and is a named inventor on more than 20 U.S. and European patents related to cardiac pacing and neural stimulation therapies.

Linda Godwin, Ph.D.
Retired Astronaut and Professor Emeritus, Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri
Women in spaceflight: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Missouri native Godwin joined NASA in 1980 and became an astronaut in July 1986. She retired in 2010. During her career, Godwin completed four space flights and logged more than 38 days in space. Godwin also served as the assistant to the director for exploration, flight crew operations directorate at the Johnson Space Center. Today, Godwin is a University of Missouri professor emeritus of physics and astronomy.


Call for Abstracts

The abstract submissions deadline has been extended to Monday, March 30, 2020. Submit your abstracts for poster and podium presentations at

Presentation content due date: Monday, April 6, 2020. Online submission instructions to follow.



Questions about the event? Please email or call (573) 876-7188.

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