Medical Student Research Forum 

The 53rd Annual Medical Student Research Forum
at UT Southwestern Medical Center

January 26, 2015
2–5 p.m.
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About the Forum

The UT Southwestern Medical Student Research Forum is an annual event celebrating research conducted by UTSW medical students. The event is open to any medical student who participated in research, whether through the Summer Research Program or a yearlong program like HHMI.

Students with accepted abstracts are able to present a poster at the poster session and reception held at the A.W. Harris Faculty and Alumni Center. Six students give oral presentations during the day. An expert panel of judges selects the two best oral presentations and the four most outstanding posters. The top presenters are recognized with certificates and cash awards.

How to Apply

Abstracts must be submitted, electronically or by hard copy, using the downloadable form. The student name, title, mentor, and collaborators must be completed on the left side of the form. The text of the abstract must be in 10-point Arial font and must fit in an area 4.5 x 6.5 inches (the boxed area on the form).

Electronically submitted abstract applications should be emailed to amanda.arista@utsouthwestern.edu. Hard copies of the abstract applications can be sent via interoffice mail to Medical Student Research, Mail Code 9006. Deadline is November 1.

Please confer with your mentor to choose one of the following categories for your abstract:

  • Clinical Research
  • Basic Research/Disease Models
  • Research Design and Methods

These categories are designed to permit a fair judging of like abstracts and posters and to permit all students conducting research to participate.

Please contact Dr. Galindo by email with any questions at rene.galindo@utsouthwestern.edu.


2013 Event

The 51st Annual Medical Student Research Forum at UT Southwestern Medical Center

January 22, 2013

Guest Speaker: James Malter, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Medical students made these oral presentations:

  • Sara Cooper – “Evolving characteristics of HIV infected pregnancies at a single institution”
  • Christopher Molina – “Low Dialysate Sodium reduced Systolic blood pressure in Patients with intradialytic hypertension”
  • Christopher Straka – “Parameters that Predict for High Grade Rectal Toxicity in Prostate Cancer (Pca) Patients Undergoing Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) – Analysis of Phase I/II Study at UT Southwestern (UTSW).”

  • Leyya Suleman – “Severe Remote Burn Injury Results in Early, Elevated Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease”
  • Joel Sun – “Folate receptor beta targeting for in vivo optical imaging of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma”
  • Lan Chi "Krysti" Vo – “Neural activity during the Stop Signal Task, a measure of inhibitory control, predicts relapse in cocaine-dependent patients”

A reception and poster session followed immediately in the A.W. Harris Faculty Club.