Kayla Madera, a second-year medical student at the USA College of Medicine, explains her research at the 46th annual Summer Research Day.
At the event, Rose Marie Robertson, M.D., deputy chief science and medical officer with the American Heart Association, presented the keynote lecture titled “Research Careers: Reaching for the Heights!” During the day, USA medical students presented both oral and poster presentations summarizing their research projects.
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 50 poster presentations.
Matthew Yoder, a second-year medical student, presents his
research to Mark Gillespie, Ph.D., professor and chair of
pharmacology at the USA College of Medicine.
The Clyde G. ‘Sid’ Huggins Medical Student Research Awards will be announced for the best oral and poster presentations. Huggins was a member of the USA College of Medicine charter faculty and served as the college's first dean of students.