Thursday, August 3, 2017

44th Research Day Features Keynote Speaker, Medical Student Presentations

Malik McMullin explains his research to Dr. Steve Lim during the University of South Alabama College of Medicine 44th Summer Medical Student Research Day.
The University of South Alabama College of Medicine’s 44th annual Medical Student Research Day took place July 28, 2017, in the Medical Sciences Building.

The event featured Dr. Betty Diamond, investigator and head of the Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disease Center at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y. Dr. Diamond presented the keynote lecture titled “Antibodies and The Brain: An Expanding Universe.”

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 55 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.

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

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