College of Medicine celebrates research with annual event

Published: February 24th, 2015

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The University of Florida College of Medicine recently hosted its annual Celebration of Research poster session, and for the first time, combined faculty and student research poster presentations.

Students and faculty presented more than 460 research posters during the event Feb. 9 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Medical students, most of whom are part of the Medical Student Research Program, presented approximately 90 posters.

“We wanted to encourage and increase the visibility of the medical student research,” said Gregory Schultz, Ph.D., a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Medical Student Research Program. “Our medical students need to be able to understand how excellent research is done and need to be able to learn how to read scientific and clinical literature to remain lifelong learners. A critical part of that is actually having done it once.”

Learn more about the event on the Insider or browse the photo gallery below. (Photos by Jesse S. Jones and Mindy C. Miller.)