Biomedical science and public health students highlighted their research accomplishments during the annual Graduate Student Research Day held at UConn Health on June 11.
The event is a forum for students to practice their presentation skills and communicate their research results either orally or in poster format. Posters are judged by a panel of faculty members, based on the scientific material being presented, how well founded the hypothesis is, and whether it is a scientifically reasonable project. The student is also judged on the graphics and layout of the poster, and how well he or she presents the material and answers questions.
The 2015 poster presentation winners were:
1st place: Nicole Blanchette, Ph.D. student in biomedical science
2nd place: Clifford Locke, Ph.D. student in biomedical science
3rd place: Ahmad Osman, Ph.D. student in biomedical science
Oral presentation winners were:
1st place: John Wizeman, Ph.D. student in biomedical science
2nd place: Jared Woods, Ph.D. student in biomedical science
3rd place: Oriana Perez, Ph.D. student in biomedical science
Other awards announced during the event were:
Edward G. Henderson Memorial Prize for the outstanding thesis in biomedical science: Dr. Matthew Hammond
Lepow Award for an outstanding rising fourth-year biomedical science student: Edward Koellhoffer
Lawrence G. Raisz Award for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research: Vanessa Scanlon
Osborn Biomedical Science Graduate Teaching Award: Dr. Stephen Crocker
The keynote address was given by NIH Distinguished Investigator Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, chief of the Section on Organelle Biology in the Cell Biology and Metabolism Program at NICHS, NIH. She spoke on the topic “Navigating the Cell Through Live Cell Imaging.”
The event was organized by the UConn Health Graduate Student Organization.