Tuesday, August 4, 2015

42nd Annual Medical Student Research Day Features Dr. Dan Roden

Dr. Dan Roden, professor of medicine and pharmacology, director of the Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics, and assistant vice-chancellor for personalized medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, speaks during the University of South Alabama College of Medicine Summer Research Day on July 31, 2015.
The University of South Alabama College of Medicine’s 42nd annual Medical Student Research Day took place July 31, 2015, in the Medical Sciences Building.

The event featured Dr. Dan Roden, professor of medicine and pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Roden presented the keynote lecture, titled “Constructing a Successful Career in Biomedical Science: Genes, Environment and Serendipity.”

The USA College of Medicine's Summer Research Program is a 9-week program that pairs medical students with faculty mentors. At this year's Research Day, there were 10 oral presentations and 38 poster presentations.

Through the research program, medical students develop an appreciation of how research contributes to the knowledge and the practice of medicine. Accepted entering students or rising second-year students in the USA College of Medicine are eligible. The summer experience includes hands-on research related to basic science and/or clinical medicine; a seminar program that focuses on various scientific and clinical topics; and student presentations at Research Day.

Click here to view the students' research abstracts. More photos from the event can be found here.

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