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The School of Graduate Studies

Annual Research Day 2015 - April 1, 2015

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the centerwide ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 . The day will consist of a platform session, two poster sessions, followed by a keynote address, and finally, a dinner for students and faculty.  

Presentations are invited from students in the School of Graduate Studies, the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the College of Health Related Professions.  Medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate students conducting research with Downstate faculty are also encouraged to present their research findings.  

Dr. Andrew B. Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh, will deliver the keynote lecture, "Recent Progress toward a High-Performance Neural Prosthesis" at 4:00pm in the Alumni Auditorium.

Annual Research Day provides an excellent occasion for the entire Downstate community to share the results of their research  efforts. Abstracts and applications will be accepted from February 23 to March 13th, 2015 . A link to application forms and instructions will be provided by early 2015 .

The schedule for the  day will be as follows:

10:00 am - 12:00 noon      Platform Session
12:00 noon – 1:45 pm       Poster Session 1
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm            Intersession (changing posters)
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm            Poster Session 2
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm            Annual Graduate Day Keynote Lecture
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm            Annual Research Day Dinner

Faculty from the campus' colleges will judge the presentations. All graduate students past their second year (excluding those students within 6 months of their final thesis defense) are required to make a presentation.

A limited number of travel fellowships will be awarded for the best presentations among those that are judged.  Full travel fellowships in the amount of $1,500 and partial fellowships will be awarded.  The exact number of awards that will be made this year has yet to be determined.  Last year, we awarded 4 full fellowships and 6 partial fellowships.  Travel fellowships are to be used to cover costs for the student or resident to present their work at a scientific meeting.

Information about the  Annual Research Day Dinner will also be forthcoming.

We look forward to another exciting day of activities.     

Mark Stewart, MD, PhD