Many of our students present their work at national meetings and several have won awards. There are some research opportunities available on campus and student research forums are held each year to give student researchers an opportunity to share their work with fellow students, faculty and members of the local scientific community.
Medical Student Research Forum
Held each year in February, the Medical Student Research Forum (MSRF) is a way to promote student research and to provide an opportunity for medical students to present and share their findings with the College community. It features a full day of oral presentations and poster sessions in basic science and clinical science categories. An afternoon keynote address is given by a distinguished guest speaker. Past speakers have included Nobel laureates and other leading scientists.
The MSRF began in 1997 based on the belief that a fundamental understanding of the relationship between medical research and the practice of medicine can enable physician-scientists to better serve patients and the community.
Several student projects presented at past forums have been candidates for drug patents, scientific articles, and the application of new technology and medical techniques.
Graduate Student Research Forum
Held each spring, the Graduate Student Research Forum (GSRF) is an annual, daylong event organized and hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA). It offers students an opportunity to present their own research orally or by poster to a panel of judges and an audience of their peers and faculty members.
The day features a keynote address by a prominent guest speaker, including Nobel laureates and other leading scientists, and time is set aside time for a student-moderated question and answer session with the guest lecturer.
The GSRF tradition was started in 1989 by students. Each year the GSRF welcomes back an alumnus or alumna to serve as master of ceremonies, and a faculty member is honored for outstanding contributions to the academic mission of the institution.
Basic Sciences Departmental Research Forums
Each of the six departments in the Graduate School of Basic Medial Sciences holds departmental research forums for M.S. and Ph.D. candidates to present work in progress to their peers. Student researchers receive constructive feedback from faculty and judges while honing their communication and presentation skills in preparation for the annual Graduate Student Research Forum.