Local researchers show off best work at annual symposium

By WEEK Producer

May 6, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 8:58 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Local medical researchers showed off their best work on Tuesday.

The 14th annual Research Symposium had more than 40 researchers present their findings.

Liver disease, mammograms and obesity were just a few of the topics discussed.

Organizers say this local research could help facilities across the country find the best care for patients.

"I think what a lot of people don't realize is that there's a lot of research happening today right here in Peoria, at the school of medicine, at Saint Francis, at the college of medicine that touches on basic research, transitional research here at the Jump and Clinical research at the bedside,” said Dr. Stephen Hippler, Sr. Vice President for Clinical Excellence. “To really improve the care we give to patients not only here, but across the country.”

Nurses, doctors and pharmacists were just some of the people presenting topics at the symposium.

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