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Graduate Student Research Forum 

The Graduate Student Research Forum is an annual scientific event hosted by the College of Medicine Office of Research and Graduate Education, the Committee on Graduate Education and the Health Sciences Graduate Association.

All graduate students in the college are invited to submit an abstract and present a poster.

The posters are judged by faculty and postdoctoral assistants and awards are given to the students with the highest scores.

Laura E O'DellA keynote speaker is invited by and voted on by the students. The speaker who receives the most votes is invited to attend.   This year's speaker was Laura E O'Dell, PhD from the University of Texas El Paso.  Her talk was on “Neural mechanisms that promote tobacco use in vulnerable populations". In conjunction with this event, the Richard Akeson Award for Excellence in Graduate Education is presented to a faculty member who best exemplifies outstanding graduate teaching and mentoring. This year's Akeson Award winner was Dr. M.B. Rao.

Faculty are nominated by the students, and the faculty member who receives the most votes is presented with the award during the awards ceremony. 

2019 Scientific Winners

NameProgramAdvisorPlace
Jose JavierCancer and Cell BiologyMarie-Dominique Filippi1st
Fawzi AlogailiMolecular, Cellular & Biochemical PharmacologyDavid Hui2nd
Rebecca CrowtherImmunologyJoseph Qualls3rd
Lei LiuBiomedical InformaticsYizhao Ni3rd
Hannah NewtonPathobiology & Molecular MedicineLaura Conforti3rd
Martha Dua-AwerehSystems Biology and PhysiologyYana ZavrosHonorable Mention
Kaitlin HartMolecular, Cellular & Biochemical PharmacologyThomas ThompsonHonorable Mention
Yanan YuCancer and Cell BiologyNancy RatnerHonorable Mention
James BartramCancer and Cell BiologyyMarie-Dominique FilippiHonorable Mention
Mary BedardCancer and Cell BiologySusanne WellsHonorable Mention
Kelsey ConradPathobiology & Molecular MedicinePhillip OwensHonorable Mention
Jordan WebbMolecular Genetics, Biochemistry & MicrobiologyRhett KovallHonorable Mention

2019 Non-Scientific Winners

NameProgramAdvisor
Shelby CanslerNeuroscienceNathan Evanson
Smruti DeoghareBiomedical InformaticsSurya Prasath
Jose JavierCancer and Cell BiologyMarie-Dominique Filippi
Shannon JonesPathobiology & Molecular MedicineOnur Kanisicak
Kombo N'guessanPathobiology & Molecular MedicineXiaoyang Qi
Sandra ZoubovskyMolecular & Developmental BiologyLouis Muglia

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