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Research Day

Starting January of 2017, the CHS Research Committee began using WyoGroups ( to collect and evaluate all proposals for research grant, travel grant, and research presentations from faculty and students. Please also see these instructions for How to Join a Restricted Group.

If you have questions, please contact: Dr. Baskaran Thyagarajan; (307)-766-6482, or


Examples of Successful Grant Proposals

Faculty Seed Grant Proposal

Student Seed Grant Proposal

Faculty Travel Subsidy Proposal

Graduate Student Travel Subsidy Proposal

Competitive Student Research Presentation Proposal


Award Recipients for the 2021 Research Day

Student Research Grant Awards:

First prize:Jacob Layer – Division of Kinesiology and Health
Second prize:Sydney Polson - Division of Kinesiology and Health
Third prize:Aykhan Yusifov - Division of Kinesiology and Health

Student Travel Award:

Samantha Power - Division of Communication Disorders

Student Poster Presentations Awards:

First prize:Song Yu – Division of Kinesiology and Health
Second prize:Benjamin McNair - Division of Kinesiology and Health
Third prize:Zackery Fullerton - Division of Kinesiology and Health

Student Research Presentations Awards:

First prize:Ling Li – Division of Kinesiology and Health
Second prize:Mary Dilworth – Division of Social Work
Third prize:Richelle Dietz – Division of Communication Disorders

Faculty Travel Award:

Dr. Danielle Bruns, Ph.D. - Division of Kinesiology and Health

Faculty Research Grant Awards:

Dr. Erin Bush, Ph.D. - Division of Communication Disorders
Dr. Baski Thyagarajan, Ph.D. - School of Pharmacy

Be sure to visit the CHS 2021 RESEARCH DAY STUDENT POSTER PRESENTERS page to view recorded student presentations.


*No 2020 Research Day Due to COVID-19 Pandemic


Award Recipients for the 2019 Research Day

The UW College of Health Sciences Research Committee would like to congratulate all award recipients and to thank everyone who helped make the 2019 Research Day a success!

Oral and Poster Presentations

Taylor Kuehn – Oral Presentation, 1st Place
Holly Trujillo – Oral Presentation, 2nd Place
Adithya Mohandass – Oral Presentation, 3rd Place

Lauren Elliot – Poster Competition, 1st Place
Nicole Sauls – Poster Competition, 2nd Place
Shaochen Huang – Poster Competition, 3rd Place

Student Research

Kinesiology and Health
Marten Baur
Maja Gorsic
Sydne LaCroix

Student Travel

Communication Disorders
Kyliah Ferris
Haley Dollerschell
Kirsten Kropkowski

Faculty Research Grants

Kinesiology and Health - Danielle Bruns
Communication Disorders - Breanna Krueger

Faculty Travel

Communication Disorders - Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker
Kinesiology and Health - Boyi Dai


Student group receiving awards for Health Sciences Research Day.

From left: Haley Dollerschell, Holly Trujillo, Marten Levi Baur, Nicole Sauls, Lauren Elliot, Shaochen Huang, Taylor Kuehn and Adithya Mohandass. Not pictured: Maja Gorsic, Sydne LaCroix, Kyliah Ferris and Kirsten Kropkowski.


Faculty receiving awards at 2019 research day.

From left: Boyi Dai, Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Breanna Krueger and Danielle Bruns.



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