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.
A 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
|Jose Javier||Cancer and Cell Biology||Marie-Dominique Filippi||1st|
|Fawzi Alogaili||Molecular, Cellular & Biochemical Pharmacology||David Hui||2nd|
|Rebecca Crowther||Immunology||Joseph Qualls||3rd|
|Lei Liu||Biomedical Informatics||Yizhao Ni||3rd|
|Hannah Newton||Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine||Laura Conforti||3rd|
|Martha Dua-Awereh||Systems Biology and Physiology||Yana Zavros||Honorable Mention|
|Kaitlin Hart||Molecular, Cellular & Biochemical Pharmacology||Thomas Thompson||Honorable Mention|
|Yanan Yu||Cancer and Cell Biology||Nancy Ratner||Honorable Mention|
|James Bartram||Cancer and Cell Biologyy||Marie-Dominique Filippi||Honorable Mention|
|Mary Bedard||Cancer and Cell Biology||Susanne Wells||Honorable Mention|
|Kelsey Conrad||Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine||Phillip Owens||Honorable Mention|
|Jordan Webb||Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology||Rhett Kovall||Honorable Mention|
2019 Non-Scientific Winners
|Shelby Cansler||Neuroscience||Nathan Evanson|
|Smruti Deoghare||Biomedical Informatics||Surya Prasath|
|Jose Javier||Cancer and Cell Biology||Marie-Dominique Filippi|
|Shannon Jones||Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine||Onur Kanisicak|
|Kombo N'guessan||Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine||Xiaoyang Qi|
|Sandra Zoubovsky||Molecular & Developmental Biology||Louis Muglia|