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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Discovery Day Schedule of Events

Graduate students and Discovery Day poster award winners at the dinner and awards ceremony.

Discovery Day 2022
Thursday, October 27

Discovery Day is a daylong event highlighting research by students, residents and fellows at Drexel University College of Medicine. Poster setup takes place in the morning, with judging lasting throughout the morning. A keynote speaker presents a lecture in the early afternoon, followed by platform presentations and awards presentation.

Transportation and Parking

Discovery Day 2022 will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center's Ballrooms near the East Entrance (12th & Arch Streets), located within walking distance of the New College Building in Center City.

Schedule of Events



7:30 a.m.

Registration Begins

7:30 – 10 a.m.

Light breakfast

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Poster Setup

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Poster Judging, Session 1

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Poster Judging, Session 2

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 – 1:15 p.m.


1:15 – 1:20 p.m.

Stephenson Lecture Series Introduction

1:20 – 2:20 p.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Stephenson Lecture Keynote Address: Veronica Alvarez, PhD, acting chief of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Section on Neuronal Structure, and lab chief of NIAAA’s Laboratory on Neurobiology of Compulsive Behaviors

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Platform Presentations, Moderated by Veronica Tom, PhD, professor, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Brief Afternoon Break

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Platform Presentations, Moderated by Veronica Tom, PhD, professor, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner & Awards Ceremony

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