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National Student Research Forum Welcome

NSRF Participants

55th Annual National Student Research Forum
April 24 - 25, 2014

The National Student Research Forum is held annually on the University of Texas Medical Branch campus in Galveston, TX. The National Student Research Forum is organized and run by students for the discussion of student research papers in a scientific atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you this year at the NSRF.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Deadline February 24, 2014
  • Participant Notification will be on or before March 14, 2014
  • Manuscript Deadline - April 1, 2014
  • Postmark of Registration Forms and Fees - March 19, 2014
  • Osler Essay Contest Due - March 29, 2014

A manuscript or registration fee should not be submitted until you receive an acceptance letter from the NSRF, which will inform you of the confirmed deadline date for the manuscript.

Dear Doctors, Friends and Colleagues:

We cordially invite you to participate in the 55th Annual National Student Research Forum (NSRF). This year's forum will feature student research excellence from across the country and abroad, and provides the culmination of three premiere regional student research forums. The Forum is held every year on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. This year the NSRF will start Wednesday, April 23, 2014 with an exciting kickoff party and will continue through the awards banquet on Friday April 25, 2014. Scientific presentations will begin the morning of Thursday, April 24 and continue through Friday, April 25.

The NSRF is a meeting that gives medical and graduate students as well as interns and residents the opportunity to present their biomedical research. Presentations may include research in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, or medical humanities, on work that is completed or in progress, but that has not been published prior to abstract submission. The NSRF offers an excellent opportunity for participants to receive critical review and recognition of their research by their peers and established scientists. Presentations include either poster presentations or oral presentations with accompanying manuscripts. Participants also have the opportunity to participate for more than 30 different categorical and overall awards.

Over the past fifty one years, the NSRF has grown from a small regional meeting to a nationally respected assembly of young scientists. Originating in 1960 at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, the first Forum had participants from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Last year students from schools throughout the U.S. and internationally were at the NSRF last year and over 150 abstracts were presented. The 55th Annual National Student Research Forum will prove to be more rewarding than ever. The University of Texas Medical Branch provide primary funding for the meeting. For more information and to submit your abstract and application, visit our website at www.utmb.edu/nsrf . The abstract submission deadline Extension February 24, 2014. We hope to see you in April 2014!

2014 NSRF Co-Directors

2014 Faculty Advisor
Jeffrey Rabek, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions

2014 Coordinator
Jylynn Villarreal

Questions? Please contact

NSRF Coordinator
(409) 772-6958
FAX: (409) 747-2909
Email: NSRF.Galveston@utmb.edu
Who is eligible to attend the forum?
All graduate students, medical students and residents doing biomedical research are encouraged to submit abstracts. Mentors interested in participating are encouraged to contact us about judging opportunities.
What is the NSRF?
2014 Coordinator The primary purpose of the National Student Research Forum is to provide a national scientific assembly, planned and managed by students for the presentation of research by medical students, graduate students, interns, and residents in the biomedical sciences, medical humanities, and public health. The Forum provides an opportunity for young biomedical scientists to receive critical analysis and recognition of their research efforts from established scientists.
When is the NSRF?
The NSRF is scheduled on April 24-25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Activities begin with a casual poolside reception on Wednesday evening the night before. Oral and poster presentations take place on Thursday and Friday, a bench-to-beside panel discussion is planned during Friday's lunch. The final event is an awards banquet Friday evening at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort.
Where is the NSRF held?
The NSRF is hosted at the Galveston Island Hilton Resort in Galveston, Texas, approximately 45 minutes southeast of Houston. For more information about Galveston Island: www.galveston.com
Why you should attend the NSRF?
You should attend the NSRF to receive critical feedback on your research. You should also attend to network with research faculty and other students who are conducting biomedical research like yourself. And you should attend to compete for some of the $9,000 in prize money that will be awarded this year!
How do I apply to the NSRF?
  1. Submit an abstract with your as yet unpublished research by February 24, 2014 online. (For more details go to Rules for submission of abstracts.)
  2. Wait. Once your abstract has been reviewed and accepted, we will contact you by March 14, 2014.
  3. Return the registration form found in the participant packet along with $100 U.S.D. to the above address by March 19, 2014.
  4. GET READY!! Only those abstracts chosen for oral presentation require a prepared manuscript. Instructions for abstract, poster and manuscript preparation are included with the participant packet.