Student Research Day

This year’s annual Georgetown University Medical Center Student Research Day will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

Since 1985 Student Research Day has provided an on-campus forum for students to showcase their research pursuits. For many students, the day offers the opportunity to share their dissertation research with their colleagues from other disciplines, engaging in discussion and soliciting feedback.

Student Research Day will is held in the fall of each year for the students in the PhD program at the Georgetown University Medical Center. The purpose of Student Research Days is to showcase the scientific research efforts of graduate students at Georgetown University.

9am – 12pm Research Day Talks 
Location: Med-Dent SW107
Refreshments available
12pm– 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:15pm – 3:00pm* Posters 
Location: Preclinical Main Corridor – Ground Level
Refreshments available
3:00 –5:30pm Reception – Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks
Awards Presentation and Raffle Prizes
Location: Med Dent SW107
*times may change slightly based on type and number of abstract submitted

Student Research Day is open to all current graduate students in one of the following Ph.D. programs at Georgetown University:

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Global Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Tumor Biology


Abstract Submission for the 2016 year is now closed. Thank you all who submitted!



Please email your finished posters to Heidi Coia ( by Monday, September 19th by 5pm if you want MCGSO to print it for you!

Once you have received an email from MCGSO confirming the acceptance of your abstract for a poster presentation, you will need to ensure that your poster is prepared. Keep in mind that like your abstract, your poster and poster presentation should be geared toward a general science audience.

If you have a poster already printed from a recent meeting, you are welcome to use this. Please send us the dimensions of your poster so that we reserve adequate space for you. If you are creating a new poster, we will be able to assist in the cost of poster printing.  You will receive details about poster specifications and deadlines to receive assistance in you confirmation email.

As we draw closer to Student Research Day, you will receive further instructions regarding poster placement, evaluations, and schedules for attending your poster.


Student Research Day 2016

Student Research Day will again include short oral presentation format for research presentations. These sessions will consist of a series of 10 min talks with PowerPoint followed by 5 min for questions and transition.  If you are interested in presenting your research in an oral format, be sure to indicate this during abstract submission.  Only a select number of abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations.

Just as abstracts are expected to be written for a general science audience, all oral presentations should be made in the same way. 


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