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MPower Day Showcases Power of Collaboration

January 29, 2020

The two hour expo designed to highlight the combined power of the two institutions to grow the state economy, advance research, and demonstrate service to Maryland citizens, featured some of the best collaborations between the state’s largest research engines.

University of Maryland School of Nursing student Lexi Saunders credits The University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program (UM Scholars) funded by MPower, with helping her to clarify her career path. Saunders spent 10 weeks in the summer of 2019 working with NIH-funded researcher Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS, associate professor, School of Nursing, assisting Colloca in her groundbreaking exploration of pain treatment.

“I had an interest in research as well as in nursing, but I wasn’t really sure how the two came together,” said Long. “This program really allowed me to figure out that research does play an important role in nursing and vice versa.”

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