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Research Day 2017


Research Day 2017

Poster Awards



Research Day 2017: Novel Science, Healthy Attendance, Renowned Speaker

 

Junior and senior medical faculty, residents, fellows and graduate students packed the two venues hosting the Department of Medicine Research Day 2017. Attendees walked slowly through the rows of large research posters that dominated both a University Club ballroom and the Biomedical Science Tower lobby on May 1 and 2.

The annual Research Day uses oral and poster presentations to showcase the work being done by the Department of Medicine's junior faculty, fellows, medical residents, and graduate students. The posters are judged and awards are presented for the most outstanding presentations. A total of 259 abstracts were submitted for the 2017 event, including 60 from our residents. A total of eight participants were selected to give oral presentations of their abstracts. Four of those were residents who presented on May 1, while the other four—a  fellow, a post-doc fellow, and two junior faculty members—presented on May 2.

Another draw of the two-day conference was its keynote speaker, Tadataka Yamada MD, a world renown gastroenterologist and a former president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program. Dr. Yamada, author of the reference book on gastroenterology, Yamada's Textbook of Gastroenterology, has a lengthy resume of senior leadership positions in global companies, including pharmaceutical firms, and at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He focused his talk on the extreme urgency of getting developed-world healthcare to lesser developed nations.

Research Day Poster Presenter Awards May 1, 2017
Research Day Poster Presenter Awards May 2, 2017 Session A
Research Day Poster Presenter Awards May 2, 2017 Session B