CHSU Research Day


research day

Saturday, May 4, 2024

chsu research day

California Health Sciences University invites you to CHSU Research Day on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Hosted by the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Biosciences and Health professions, CHSU Research Day showcases the research and scholarly activities of students and faculty. Local researchers, clinicians, pharmacists, resident physicians/pharmacists, and faculty leading local Residency and Fellowship programs are also invited to participate.

Keynote Speaker, Marina Roytman, MD, FACP, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF; Liver Program Director, UCSF Fresno; and President of the Fresno Madera Medical Society, will present about, “The Central Valley’s Rise in Alcoholic Hepatitis During the Pandemic.”

CHSU Research Day includes a competition for the best poster and podium presentation for Students, Faculty, and Resident Physicians/Pharmacists. The top three presenters in each category are recognized with an award and 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.

Registration is Free. Deadline to register is April 12, 2024.

Abstract Submission Deadline is April 19, 2024. See the Abstract Submission guidelines below.


Saturday, May 4, 2024
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

California Health Sciences University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
2500 Alluvial Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611

Registration is Free

Register by April 12, 2024

Submit Abstracts by April 19, 2024

Registration is now open

Registration for CHSU Research Day is now open. Attendees must register for the event, regardless of whether or not they will be presenting a poster or project. Abstracts can be uploaded when registering for Research Day by choosing “Primary Author” during the registration process. Presenters register as “Non-primary Author Presenter.”

Register for CHSU Research Day by April 12, 2024.

abstract submissions

Abstract Submission Deadline is April 19, 2024. Please refer to the Research Day Abstract Submission guidelines to assist with your submission. Use the Registration button above and select “Primary Author” to submit your Abstract and information during the registration process.

You can also view the 2023 CHSU Research Day Abstract Booklet for reference.

keynote speaker

Marina Roytman, MD

Presented by:
Marina Roytman, MD, FACP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF
Liver Program Director, UCSF Fresno
President of the Fresno Madera Medical Society

Dr. Roytman trained at Oregon Health Science University and at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City. She has been a UCSF Clinical Professor and Liver Program Director at UCSF Fresno since 2017 where she teaches hepatology to Gastroenterology fellows, Internal Medicine residents, medical students and advanced practice providers. 

Her academic interests include non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, drug-induced liver injury, viral hepatitis and alcohol-related liver disease as documented by her publications and her role as principal investigator in multiple clinical trials. 

More recently, she has been involved in research in alcohol-related liver disease given the dramatic rise of it during COVID-19 pandemic.  She continues to be actively involved  in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease research given that epidemic proportions portions of this condition is in the United States.


8:30 am – 9:00 amRegistration
9:00 am – 9:15 amWelcome Address
9:15 am – 10:00 amKeynote Address: The Central Valley’s Rise in Alcoholic Hepatitis During the Pandemic
– Marina Roytman, MD, FACP, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UCSF and Liver Program Director at UCSF Fresno
10:00 am – 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am – 11:00 amPoster Session 1 (Even numbers)
11:00 am – 11:45 amPoster Session 2 (Odd numbers)
11:45 am – 12:00 pmBreak
12:00 pm – 12:45 pmExcellence in Public Health Award
Podium Presentations
12:45 pm – 1:00 pmResearch Day Award Ceremony


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