Thursday, November 7, 2013

Students, Faculty Present Research Projects at 7th Annual COM Research Forum

Attendees listen to a presentation during the USA College of Medicine Research Forum Nov. 1, 2013.

The seventh annual University of South Alabama College of Medicine Research Forum was held Nov. 1, 2013, at the Marx Library Auditorium and the Medical Sciences Building on USA's main campus.

The forum is an opportunity for graduate students in the Basic Medical Sciences program, postdoctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows, and new faculty to present their research to the College of Medicine community and the scientific departments across campus.

The forum consisted of two sessions - the morning session was comprised of eight oral presentations and the afternoon session hosted poster presentations.

According to Dr. Donna Cioffi, assistant professor of biochemistry at USA, the forum consisted of 52 poster presentations largely focusing on research performed by basic medical scientists and clinicians. In addition, Dr. Cioffi said the event focuses on research performed in the College of Medicine and the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.

“We were very excited this year to have the Research Forum co-sponsored by the Mitchell Cancer Institute,” said Dr. Cioffi. “With participation by the MCI, this year's forum was our largest yet.”

Dr. Cioffi said the research forum is a great opportunity for basic medical scientists and clinicians because it opens doors for new ideas and partnerships.

“Indeed, the environment was perfect for researchers to interact and establish new collaborations,” said Dr. Cioffi.

David Schmitt gives his presentation during the USA College of Medicine Research Forum Nov. 1, 2013.

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