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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 of Medicine are invited to submit a five minute presentation. At it's conclusion, the presenter meets with two judges in a "Question & Answer" Zoom room.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 Steven
Salzberg, Director, Center for Computational Biology at Johns Hopkins University. His talk was on “Completing the Human Gene Catalog and the Human Genome: How much are we missing?". 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. Leah Kottyan.Faculty are nominated by the students, and the faculty member who receives the most votes is presented with the award during the awards ceremony.
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