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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Discovery Day (Research Day)

Discovery Day 2020
Thursday, October 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

A participant presents her research to a judge at Discovery Day 2016

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Discovery Day, our annual day of research at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia, on November 7, 2019.

Doctoral and master's students, medical students, MD/PhD students, undergraduate students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral trainees presented their research. The day featured more than 400 posters and platform presentations on biomedical science and clinical research topics. Poster presentations were judged for awards across several categories.

Discovery Day Prize Winners

Outstanding Medical Student Poster

1st Place – Christina Obeng
Mentor – Nielufar Varjavand

2nd Place – Alexander Papa
Mentor – Charles Geller

3rd Place (tie) – Allen Y. Ganjei
Mentor – M. Razeghinejad

3rd Place (tie) – Caroline R. Donahue
Mentor – Claire Le Pichon

Outstanding Clinical Resident/Fellow Case Study Poster

1st Place – Shuchi Shah

2nd Place – Muhammad Masood Khalid

3rd Place – Nosayaba Enofe
Mentor – Charles Geller

Outstanding Clinical Resident/Fellow Research Poster

1st Place – Ritesh Neupane
Mentor – Koroush Khalighi

2nd Place – Gang Cheng
Mentor – Koroush Khalighi

3rd Place – Leslie Crosby
Mentor – Richard Pescatore

Outstanding Senior Graduate Student Poster

1st Place – Rebecca A. Holton
Mentor – Karen Berkowitz

2nd Place – Kritika Hanamshet
Mentor – Alexander Mazin

3rd Place – Christopher Schultz
Mentor – Jonathan Brody

Honorable Mention – Philip Yates
Mentor – Liang Qiang

Honorable Mention – Michelle Swift
Mentor – Jane Clifford

Honorable Mention – Jadwiga Bilchak
Mentor – Marie-Pascale Cote

Outstanding Junior Graduate Student Poster

1st Place – John-Paul Marrazzo
Mentor – Fraser Fleming

2nd Place – Ipek Eralp
Mentor – Olimpia Meucci

3rd Place – Xiaonan Liu
Mentor – Kazuhito Toyo-oka

Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Poster

1st Place – Emmanuela Piermarini
Mentor – Liang Qiang

2nd Place – Victor Rovira
Mentor – Megan Detloff

3rd Place – D. Leonardo Garcia-Ramirez
Mentor – Kimberly Dougherty

Outstanding Technician Poster

1st Place – Lauren Buck
Mentor – Jacqueline Barker

2nd Place – Samantha Warrick
Mentor – Kari Lenhart

Outstanding Undergraduate Poster

1st Place – Hannah Johnson
Mentor – Peter Gaskill

2nd Place – Nidhi Patel
Mentor – Tali Gidalevitz

3rd Place – Ruchi Patel
Mentor – Eishi Noguchi

Outstanding High School Poster

1st Place – Cyrus P. Elmi
Mentor – Koroush Khalighi

Outstanding Clinical Platform Presentation

1st Place – Roni Dermo
Mentor – Adriane Burgess

Barry Waterhouse Outstanding Platform Presentation

1st Place – Margo Randelman
Mentor – Michael Lane

2nd Place – Alexadner Allen
Mentor – Brian Wigdahl

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