Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Location: Medical Student Research Day Virtual Poster Gallery & WebEx
The 36th Annual Medical Student Research Day (MSRD) will be on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. This program was conceived and initiated by medical students as an opportunity to showcase their research projects in front of faculty, staff, and colleagues. MSRD begins with a keynote address by a prominent biomedical researcher followed by a poster session where the students present the results of their research. There will be 121 students presenting posters at this year’s MSRD. All posters will be judged by WFSM faculty. Students with the most meritorious research posters will be selected for awards.
Keynote: My Journey of a Thousand Miles: Sickle Cell Disease Care Across the Globe
(Oct 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
With Ifeyinwa (Ify) Osunkwo, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Sickle Cell Disease Enterprise
Dr. Ifeyinwa “Ify” Osunkwo is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and the founding director of the Sickle Cell Disease Enterprise at Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. She holds a medical degree from the University of Nigeria and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation from Columbia University, NY.
Board-certified in pediatric hematology/oncology, Dr. Osunkwo has over 28 years of clinical and research experience focused on Sickle Cell Disease, public health, and access to care for disparity populations.
She leads a robust Sickle Cell Disease research enterprise that includes numerous clinical trials ranging from phase 1 through phase 4 and is the Principal Investigator of a $9.8M PCORI-funded multicenter comparative effectiveness trial.
During her career she has built a reputation for clinical excellence, innovative strategic thinking, and a deep passionate commitment to improving clinical outcomes beyond the individual patient to the entire population of patients in her care.
Student Research Posters
(Oct 13, 1:10 - 4:00 PM)
Following the keynote, medical students will present their research posters from 1:30-4pm virtually. All posters will be judged by WFSM faculty and students with the most meritorious research posters will be selected for awards.
New this Year
New for 2021, all student research posters will be on display in the Medical Student Research Day Virtual Poster Gallery starting 1 week prior to MSRD and will remain on display for 90 days. The gallery will allow you to view the posters at your leisure and you can even leave comments or questions for the student.
Register for MSRD
All are welcome to attend the virtual MSRD keynote address and live poster session on October 13 when the students will make their poster presentation before faculty judges but you must register to receive the link.
When you register we will send you a WebEx calendar invite for the MSRD keynote and live poster session on October 13. Then about 1 week before MSRD we will send you the link to the Medical Student Research Day Virtual Poster Gallery so you can view the posters.