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National Student Research Forum

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64th Annual National Student Research Forum

April 1st, 2023

We are excited to host the forum this year at the University of Texas Medical Branch campus in Galveston, TX! Please be aware the status of the forum may change depending on the state of the pandemic and be advised that we may need to adjust our plans for an in-person forum accordingly. The National Student Research Forum is organized and run by students for the discussion of student research papers in a scientific atmosphere.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Parth S. Mehta, MD, MPH Director of the Global Oncology Program at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas

Dr. Parth Mehta is the Director of the Global Oncology Program at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Simon’s Rock College, he completed medical school and a pediatrics residency at SUNY Stony Brook. He then completed his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Texas Children’s Cancer Center/Baylor College of Medicine. From 2007-2011, Dr. Mehta lived in Africa serving as the Director of the Haemophilia and Oncology Clinic of Botswana at the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. His clinical special interests include neuroblastoma, disorders of coagulation, international oncology, and HIV-related hematological and oncological problems.

In 2007, Dr. Mehta started the Botswana Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program as a Global Health Corps doctor, while also serving as a consultant for HIV-infected children in several centers in Africa, throughout the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) network. In 2011, he returned to Houston and became Director of the Global Oncology Program. He is a clinical faculty member at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Center in Houston and provides clinical care to patients at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. Dr. Mehta has led the development of a Global Consult System and has been involved in detailed assessments of the healthcare systems of Botswana, Malawi, and Uganda in preparation for the development and continuation of our pediatric oncology projects in these countries.

Dear Doctors, Friends, and Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to participate in the in person 64th Annual National Student Research Forum (NSRF). This year's forum will feature student research excellence in the fields of biomedical science, population health, and medical humanities from across the country and abroad. The NSRF will be held Saturday, April 1st, 2023.

The NSRF is a meeting that gives students, interns, and residents an opportunity to present their research in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, or medical humanities. Work may be submitted 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. Participants also have the opportunity to participate for more than 30 different awards.

Over the past sixty-three 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 saw students from throughout the U.S. and internationally present almost 150 abstracts. The 63rd Annual National Student Research Forum will prove to be more rewarding than ever and a wonderful return to in-person presentations. The University of Texas Medical Branch provides primary funding for the meeting. For more information and to submit your abstract and application, visit our website at The final abstract submission deadline is March 3rd, 2023.


2023 NSRF Co-Directors

2023 Faculty Advisor
Daniel C. Jupiter, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ad interim,
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor,
Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

2023 Coordinator
Christopher Rhodes

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Open: December 1st, 2022
  • Early Bird Abstract Deadline: February 19th, 2023
  • Abstract Deadline: March 3rd, 2023
  • Osler Essay Contest Deadline: March 18, 2023
    • See the attached document for the essay rubric!
    • Email your submissions to by the deadline to be considered for this award! Please include ONLY your submission ID number, not your name, on the document.
  • NSRF Forum: Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird Registration Fee (On/Before February 21st, 2023): $100
  • Registration Fee (After March 3rd, 2023): $150
  • Guest Fee: $30

2023 Registration Payment Form (after complete submission)