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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 applications opening February 1st 2022, entry recording by early March, and decisions on awardees by the date of Annual Research Day.

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

The Annual Graduate Day Lecture 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 full instructions are included in this copy of the application form.

Applications are open from February 1st to February 15th, 2022. The application is here.

After the applications are submitted, they will be categorized, and an invitation to record a presentation will be sent to eligible applicants. Recordings must then be submitted between February 23rd and March 9th, 2022.

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 travel awards ranging from $250 to $1000 to eligible student and employee participants. These travel awards will be for travel in 2022-2023 (to be completed by the 2023 Annual Research Day).

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


2021 VIRTUAL EVENT

For 2021, the School of Graduate Studies' virtual Research Colloquium took the place of our Annual Research Day due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the 2021 Research Colloquium. For 2021, the presentations, and discussions will be held online through VoiceThread software in place of our usual platform and poster presentations on Annual Research Day.

Presentations were 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 were also encouraged to present their research findings.

The presentations can all now be found here:

All, by Category, then Lab

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. These will not be the usual travel awards. In addition, a student will be awarded a top prize of the "Alan R. Gintzler Prize for Excellence in Research", which will also be a monetary award for this year.

Please contact Ed Throckmorton at ethrockmorton@downstate.edu 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