Jennie Sealy
National Student Research Forum

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62nd Annual National Student Research Forum

May 14-15, 2021

Though the National Student Research Forum has historically been held annually on the University of Texas Medical Branch campus in Galveston, TX, NSRF 2021 is going virtual for the first time ever! The National Student Research Forum is organized and run by students for the discussion of student research papers in a scientific atmosphere.

Dear Doctors, Friends, and Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to participate in the virtual 62nd Annual National Student Research Forum (NSRF). This year's forum will feature student research excellence from across the country and abroad. The NSRF will start Friday, May 14, 2021 and continue through the evening of May 15, 2021 with an awards ceremony.

The NSRF is a meeting that gives students, interns, and residents from the fields of biomedical science, population health, and medical humanities an opportunity to present their 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. Participants also have the opportunity to participate for more than 30 different awards.

Over the past sixty-two 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. Though last year’s NSRF was canceled, the preceding year saw students from schools throughout the U.S. and internationally attend the NSRF to present over 150 abstracts. The 62nd Annual National Student Research Forum will prove to be more rewarding than ever. 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 abstract submission deadline is April 28, 2021. We hope to see you on May 14 and 15, 2021!


2021 NSRF Co-Directors

2021 Faculty Advisor
M. Kristen Peek, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Department of Preventive Medication and Population Health
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

2021 Coordinators
Claiborne Fant & Christopher Rhodes

Important Dates

  • Early Bird Abstract Deadline: March 29, 2021
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline ($75): March 31, 2021
  • Abstract Deadline: April 28, 2021
  • Poster/Oral Materials Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021
  • Osler Essay Contest Deadline: April 30, 2021
  • Registration Deadline ($100): April 30, 2021
  • NSRF Forum: Friday-Saturday, May 14-15, 2021

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird Registration Fee (On/Before March 31, 2021): $75
  • Registration Fee (After March 31, 2021): $100
  • Guest Fee: $5