Wednesday, August 1, 2018

45th Research Day Features Keynote Speaker, Medical Student Presentations

Second-year medical student Grayson Domingue explains his research to Dr. Marie Migaud, Abraham A. Mitchell Cancer Research Scholar and professor of oncologic sciences at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.
The University of South Alabama College of Medicine’s 45th annual Medical Student Research Day took place July 27, 2018, in the Medical Sciences Building.

At the event, Dr. David Guidot, director of the division of pulmonary, allergy, critical care and sleep medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, presented the keynote lecture titled “Alcohol- and HIV-mediated Lung Dysfunction: Finding the Common Redox Trigger.”

The USA College of Medicine’s Summer Research Program is a nine-week program that pairs medical students with faculty mentors. At this year’s Research Day, there were eight oral presentations and 61 poster presentations.

Through the research program, medical students develop an appreciation of how research contributes to the knowledge and 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.

Winners of the Clyde G. ‘Sid’ Huggins Medical Student Research Awards, honoring the memory of Dr. Huggins, will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

View the students' research abstractsCheck out more photos from the event.

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