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The University of South Alabama College of Medicine’s 43rd annual Medical Student Research Day took place July 29, 2016, in the Medical Sciences Building.
The event featured Dr. John Perfect, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and chief of infectious diseases at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Dr. Perfect presented the keynote lecture titled “Cryptococcosis: What is known from a 40 year journey.”
The USA College of Medicine’s Summer Research Program is a nine-week program that pairs medical students with faculty mentors. At this year’s Research Day, there were 10 oral presentations and 37 poster presentations.
Through the research program, medical students develop an appreciation of how research contributes to the knowledge and the practice of medicine. Accepted entering students or rising second-year students in the USA College of Medicine are eligible. The summer experience includes hands-on research related to basic science and/or clinical medicine; a seminar program that focuses on various scientific and clinical topics; and student presentations at Research Day.
Click here to view the students' research abstracts. More photos from the event can be found here.
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