Biomedical Research Symposium for Underrepresented Scholars

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Mount Sinai’s Biomedical Research Symposium aims to support and enhance the representation of underrepresented minority scholars within biomedical research careers. Participants will be introduced to the various research programs and research projects conducted at Mount Sinai. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to interact and build meaningful connections with faculty and students. This symposium is open to undergraduates and master’s students, as well as Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program scholars, technicians, research associates, and non-traditional students from underrepresented backgrounds.

To register for this event please click here.

Advantages of participating in our symposium include:

  • Get the opportunity to present your research to a broader audience and receive an application fee waiver for the 2020-21 application cycle.
  • Practice and receive feedback on your presentation ahead of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. 
  • Learn more about the scienctific research conducted by your peers.
  • Use the resources at Mount Sinai, such as student and faculty mentorship, to prepare for the application process.
  • Network with faculty and students to build relationships that can support you through the application process and beyond.

Tentative schedule for the 2020 Virtual Biomedical Research Symposium for Underrepresented Scholars

Time (EST)

Activity

Lead by

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Information session about Mount Sinai and various programs, including PREP, SURP, Master’s, PhD and MD/PhD, and student life

Faculty Members

9:45 am – 10:15 am

15 Minute Break

Trainee Presentations

2 Mount Sinai Trainees

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Oral Presentations with Q & A from selected students (15 min. each)

Symposium participants present. Questions moderated by faculty and/or students

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

- Poster Session

 

- Facilitated through Slack channels

Symposium Participants Present

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

10 minute break 

Keynote Speaker

(30 minute talk followed by 20 minute Q & A)

 

Faculty member

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Breaks Will Be Incorporated

Oral presentations with Q & A from selected students (15 min. each)

Symposium participants present. Questions moderated by faculty and/or students

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout rooms to network with faculty and students

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5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Announcing winners & closing remarks

Symposium Moderators

All abstracts should be no more than 350 words (not including affiliations) and should include the following elements: title, authors, affiliations, background, methods, results, and conclusions.

Indicate whether you prefer to give an oral presentation or present a poster. Students selected for oral presentations will receive an application fee waiver for the 2020-21 application cycle.

Please submit your abstract no later than 5 pm on October 9, 2020.

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Code of Conduct
Mount Sinai Health System stands firmly for diversity, equity, and inclusion and against all forms of bias, discrimination, and hatred. We expect all participants to treat each other with respect regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, nationality, religion, geographic location, disability status, military status, age, citizenship status or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.