Dear Doctors, Friends and Colleagues,
We cordially invite you to participate in the 61th 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 Friday, April 24, 2020 beginning with morning registration and scientific presentations and will continue throughout the evening with an awards banquet. A social meet and greet will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at University of Texas Medical Branch’s Health Education Center.
The NSRF is a meeting that gives medical, dental, ophthalmology, pharmacy, 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. Participants also have the opportunity to participate for more than 30 different categorical and overall awards.
Over the past sixty-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 and over 150 abstracts were presented. The 61th 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 www.utmb.edu/nsrf. The abstract submission deadline is March 1, 2020. We hope to see you on April 24, 2020!
2020 NSRF Co-Directors
2020 Faculty Advisor
M. Kristen Peek, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Claiborne Fant & Christopher Rhodes