Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

Graduate Education

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.

GSRF2017A keynote speaker is invited by and voted on by the students. The speaker who receives the most votes is invited to attend. 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 speaker was Daylon J. James, PhD from Weill Cornell Medical College.  His talk was on “Gut Microbes & Cardiometabolic Diseases".

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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2017 Winners

Name Program Advisor Place
Cooke, Allison Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine W. Sean Davidson 1st
Abdulla, Zuhair Neuroscience Matthew Skelton 1st
Ruiz-Torres, Sonya Cancer and Cell Biology Susanne Wells 2nd
Zeng, Chang Molecular, Cellular & Biochemical Pharmacology Simon Hogan 2nd
Van Camp, PJ Biomedical Informatics Danny Wu 2nd
Brown, Nicholas Cancer and Cell Biology Susan Waltz Honorable Mention
Castleberry, Mark Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology W. Sean Davidson Honorable Mention
Althoff, Mark Cancer and Cell Biology Jose Cancelas Honorable Mention
Finley, Kara Cancer and Cell Biology Atsuo Sasaki Honorable Mention
Leonard, Marissa Cancer and Cell Biology Xiaoting Zhang Honorable Mention
Verma, Ravinder Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine Q. Richard Lu Honorable Mention
Zoubovsky, Sandra Molecular & Developmental Biology Louis Muglia Honorable Mention
Ruwe, Theodore Systems Biology and Physiology Bryan MacKenzie Honorable Mention

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