2022 Virtual Research Expo


Join us on Wednesday, May 25 from 11:30 am to 4 pm for the sixth annual Northern Light Research Expo in a series of virtual sessions by ZOOM. Online attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the innovative research being performed at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and throughout our Maine community. Join one session or all four and view poster presentations online. This virtual event is free.

Continuing education credits are available: CME, CNPD/CNE, CPE.

Time Activity Speaker
11:30-11:35 am Welcoming remarks Rand O'Leary, MSA, FACHE
11:35-11:40 am Program overview, including event schedule and instructions, online posters, 2022 Research Award Recipients James Jarvis, MD, FAAFP
11:40 am - 12 pm Northern Light Research Innovation Showcase:
  • Cardiology Research
  • Clinical Research Center
  • Cancer Research
  • Pharmacy Research
  • Published Research
James Jarvis, MD, FAAFP
Session 1 
12-12:05 pm Introduction to Keynote Speaker Clifford Singer, MD, DFAPA, AGSF
12:05-12:55 pm
Topic: The Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative: Implementation of a Precision Oncology Program in the State of Maine Keynote Speaker:
Jens Rueter, MD
Break (5 minutes)
Session 2 
1-1:05 pm Introduction to Speakers  Clifford Singer, MD, DFAPA, AGSF
1:05-1:55 pm Topic: UMaine Institute of Medicine – Advancing Human Health and Wellbeing in Maine and Beyond


David Harder, MS, PhD
Jeffrey Hecker, PhD
Babak Hejrati, PhD
Benjamin King, PhD
Karissa Tilbury, PhD

Break (5 minutes)
Session 3 
2-2:05 pm Introduction to Speakers Clifford Singer, MD, DFAPA, AGSF
2:05-2:55 pm

Topic: Maine Community Showcase: 

  • Northern Light Structural Heart Program: Past, Present, and Future
  • Food Insecurity Screening in Primary Care and Care Management
  • MaineHealth Institute for Research: Who We Are and What We Do
  • Overview of Northern Light Health Pfizer Lyme Disease MRNA Vaccine Clinical Trial

Matthew McKay, MD, FACC

David Prescott, PhD

Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MAPP, FACP

Jessica Bloom-Foster, MD, FAAFP
Rung Chi Li, DO, PhD
Session 4 
Break (5 minutes)
3-3:05 pm Introduction to Speakers Clifford Singer, MD, DFAPA, AGSF
Session 4
3:05-3:55 pm

Topic: Telemedicine to reduce disparities in the identification and treatment of neonatal encephalopathy
Jay Kerecman, MD
Alexa Craig, MD, MSc, MS
 Online – Poster Sessions
Poster Presentations View all poster presentations virtually HERE
Presented in partnership with:
Northern Light Cancer Research
Northern Light Cardiology Research
Northern Light Clinical Research Center
Northern Light Pharmacy Research
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of ( 4.0 ) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education to practicing physicians. 

Eastern Maine Medical Center Clinical Education Unit is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For successful completion learners must register for the event, attend and actively participate in the session/s, complete and submit evaluation form for sessions attended. CNPD/CNE awarded based on sessions attended in full. Up to 4.0 CEHs awarded. This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest. There is no commercial support being received for this event.

View all speakers at this year's Northern Light Research Expo on May 25. 

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Northern Light Research Expo Poster Presentations - May 25, 2022

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