2022 Research Colloquium

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the centerwide ANNUAL RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM 2022 and ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022.

Once again, we will have a virtual poster session, with decisions on awardees by the date of Annual Research Day.

The day, April 6th, is planned to consist of a celebratory poster session, a keynote address, and finally, a dinner for all participants.

The Annual Graduate Day Lecture, "Making genomics useful and available to all, locally and globally" will be presented by Nobel prize winner Harold Varmus, MD. Dr. Varmus was director of the National Institutes of Health from 1993 to 1999 and the 14th Director of the National Cancer Institute from 2010 to 2015, a post to which he was appointed by President Barack Obama. He was a co-recipient (along with J. Michael Bishop) of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes. He is currently the Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a senior associate at the New York Genome Center.

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

The School of Graduate Studies will competitively award a number of awards ranging from $250 to $1000 to eligible participants who rank the highest in faculty judgement.

2022 Awards


All 2022 virtual presentations:

A listing of all presentations in numerical order (for the convenience of evaluators), is here.

Faculty and alumni 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.

The School of Graduate Studies will competitively award a number of prizes ranging from $250 to $1000 to eligible student and employee participants. 

Please contact Ed Throckmorton at or 718-270-2739 if you have any questions.

We look forward to all of the presentations of the science of Downstate.

Mark Stewart, MD, PhD