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Graduate Student Research Forum

The Graduate Student Research Forum is sponsored by the Graduate Student Association of Penn State College of Medicine. The primary goal of the Forum is to promote interaction and the exchange of ideas between students, faculty and alumni. The Forum introduces students to the format generally used at scientific meetings, and it provides an opportunity to recognize excellence in graduate research at Penn State College of Medicine.

Next Forum: March 6, 2020

A scientific image shows the olfactory bulbs and olfactory epithelium of a mouse.

Brandon LaFever, a second-year Neuroscience PhD student, created the winning art to be used in the 2020 Forum. LaFever works in the lab of Dr. Fumiaki Imamura studying the properties of neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration pertaining to the mouse olfactory system. This image shows the olfactory bulbs (top) and olfactory epithelium (bottom) of a transgenic mouse with various structures highlighted in different colors.

As part of the Graduate Student Research Forum, student lectures and poster presentations will take place, as well as a speaker presentation.

For Students

Abstracts are being accepted now for Forum. Deadline for abstract submissions is noon Feb. 7, 2020.

Students: Submit an abstract

The reception will be 5 p.m. March 5, 2020, in Room C5702 at the College of Medicine.

The reception is free and open to all graduate students. Deadline for reception registrations is noon Feb. 21, 2020.

Students: Register for reception

For Alumni

Alumni are invited to participate in the networking reception and to serve as evaluators at Forum.

Deadline for evaluator registration isĀ Feb. 7, 2020.

Deadline for reception registration is Feb. 21, 2020.

Alumni: Register for reception

Alumni: Register to be an evaluator

For Faculty and Postdocs

Faculty and postdocs are also invited to evaluate Forum presentations.

Faculty/Postdocs: Register to be an evaluator

Deadline for evaluator registration is Feb. 7, 2020.

The reception will be 5 p.m. March 5, 2020, in Room C5702 at the College of Medicine.

The reception is free and open to all faculty and postdocs. Deadline for reception registrations is noon Feb. 21, 2020.

Faculty/Postdocs: Register for reception

Support Forum

The Graduate Student Research Forum Endowed Fund helps to elevate Forum each year through assisting with costs associated with invited keynote speaker travel needs and equipment such as presentation panel rentals. Anyone can help support Forum through giving.

Give to Forum

Accommodations

Forum organizers encourage out-of-town guests to reserve a room early, as the Hershey area is a popular destination throughout the year.

See local lodging options on Google Maps or email Kathy Simon at kzs2@psu.edu for more information.