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Third Annual Medical Student Research Day

March 21, 2014

Drexel University College of Medicine 3rd Annual Medical Student Research Day

The Third Annual Medical Student Research Day, held on March 13, was another huge success. In all, 64 posters were submitted. There were three separate categories of research: MD/PhD, basic science and clinical research. Faculty volunteers judged the posters for content, presentation and appearance. This year's winners are as follows:


First Place

Kelly Donovan, first-year MD/PhD student
Mentor: Jane Clifford, PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Tim Beck, fourth-year MD/PhD student
Mentor: Erica Golemis, PhD, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Second Place

John Lee, fourth-year MD/PhD student
Mentor: Simon Giszter, PhD, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Basic Science

First Place

Ali Naqvi, second-year medical student
Mentor: John Houle, PhD, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Second Place

Randall Lee, first-year medical student
Mentor: Terry Natalie, MD, PhD, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Sean Breslin, second-year medical student
Mentors: Mauricio Reginato, PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Nancy MacGarvey, MD, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Ronald Paranal, second-year medical student
Mentor: James Bradner, MD, Department of Medicine, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Clinical Research

First Place

W. Paul Bassett, third-year medical student
Mentor: Shannon Safier, MD, Department of Orthopedics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Second Place

Aaron Hodes, fourth-year medical student
Mentor: Maya Lodish, MD, National Institute of Child Health and Development

Jason Liu, second-year medical student
Mentor: Marina Cuchel, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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