research day

Saturday, May 20, 2023

The California Health Sciences University (CHSU) Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Pharmacy (COP) are pleased to invite you to their CHSU Research Day to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023. The CHSU Research Day will showcase the research and scholarly activities by our students and faculty members. In addition, we invite all local researchers, clinicians, pharmacists, resident physicians/pharmacists and faculty leading local Residency and Fellowship programs to participate.

As part of this event, we will host a competition for the best poster and podium presentation in various categories, such as: Faculty, Resident Physician/Pharmacist, and Student. The top three presenters in each category will be recognized with an award and a certificate at the event.

All presenters are encouraged to submit a visual abstract that CHSU and presenters can use on social media platforms. The presenters can attach the optional visual abstract during registration.


Attendees must register for the event, regardless of whether or not they will be presenting a poster or project.

Abstract Submissions

Deadline to submit your presentations and posters is May 8, 2023.


Saturday, May 20, 2023
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

2500 Alluvial Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611

Registration is Free


CHSU is excited to welcome Dr. Eyad Almasri, MD as a featured speaker for Research Day. Dr. Almasri will be giving a presentation titled “Pulmonary diseases highly prevalent in the Central Valley.”

Dr. Almasri is an established physician at UCSF Fresno. He completed fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh and at Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Almasri specializes in pulmonary medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. His current position is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of Research at UCSF Fresno. Dr. Almasri is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Medical Association He has had ten manuscripts published in the last two years. His keynote will focus on Central Valley specific pulmonology.

CHSU is excited to welcome Dr. Antonio “Tony” Zamorano, DO as a featured speaker for Research Day. Dr. Zamorano will be giving a presentation titled “Family Medicine Frontlines: Short and Long-term COVID impacts to small clinics.”

Dr. Zamorano is a Family Medicine Physician with his own practice, Whole Family Health in Glendora, CA . He completed his medical school education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zamorano’s residency was at UC Irvine and Presbyterian Hospital.  He is board certified in family medicine, cardiac life support (advanced and pediatric), and cosmetic injectables. Dr. Zamorano is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the California Academy of Family Physicians. His keynote presentation will describe how the COVID-19 pandemic altered small practices.


8:00 am – 8:30 amRegistration and Coffee
8:30 am – 8:45 amWelcome addresses from CHSU Administration
8:45 am – 9:30 amKeynote Address by Eyad Almasri, MD
“Pulmonary diseases highly prevalent in the Central Valley”
9:30 am – 10:15 amPoster Session 1 with Break
10:15 am – 11:00 amResearch Podium Address by Antonio Zamorano, DO
“Family Medicine Frontlines: Short and Long-term COVID impacts to small clinics”
11:00 am – 11:45 amPoster Session 2 with Lunch
11:45 am – 12:50 pmStudent Presentations and Award Ceremony


If you have any questions or would like more details about the event, please contact the CHSU Research Committee at or Dr. Edward Merino, Research Day Committee Chairperson at

COVID-19 Information

Please be advised that by entering the CHSU campus unmasked you are affirming that you are fully vaccinated. All unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask. The University is abiding by federal, state, and local public health officials’ guidelines for in-person gatherings. Guidelines and restrictions for in-person gatherings are subject to change, even as recent as the day of the event.