Discovery Day 2017 Winners
October 23, 2017
With topics ranging from HIV/AIDS to spinal cord injury and neuroengineering, more than 380 Drexel University College of Medicine students and scientists showcased original research at Discovery Day 2017 on Thursday, Oct. 12.
The research projects represent work from medical students, students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, residents, fellows and postdoctoral trainees. Discovery Day was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to accommodate the large group of presenters this year.
After a full day of reviewing posters, judges chose award winners in multiple categories. See this year's winners!
Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, delivered this year’s keynote entitled, “Oncofertility: From Bench to Bedside to Babies.” Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the vice chair for research (OB/GYN), and the chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She is professor of molecular biosciences at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and professor of biomedical engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. She is also the director of the Center for Reproductive Science, founder and director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, and director of the Oncofertility Consortium. Woodruff is an internationally recognized expert in ovarian biology and, in 2006, coined the term "oncofertility" to describe the merging of two fields: oncology and fertility. She now heads the Oncofertility Consortium, an interdisciplinary team of biomedical and social scientist experts from across the country.