Medical Student Research Day

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) hosts the annual Medical Student Research Day to showcase and share new knowledge contributed by students through their investigative studies.

On Thursday, March 14, the Icahn School of Medicine hosted the 2019 Medical Student Research Day. The event is now in its twenty-fourth year since being founded by former Medical Student Research Office (MSRO) Director, Karen Zier, PhD, Professor Emeritus. In 2018, Medical Student Research Day was renamed in Dr. Zier’s honor, at the start of her retirement, and has since been led by the current MSRO Director, Mary Rojas, PhD.

For the first time in its history, Medical Student Research Day went digital: all poster presentations were displayed on monitors throughout the Guggenheim Pavilion and Annenberg West Lobby and were presented in two consecutive sessions. Twenty-four medical students were donned Best Poster Recipients, and were awarded for their overall presentation skills and poster layout. The 2019 Best Poster Recipients were: Aiya Aboukar, Alexandra Agathis, Ali Antoine, Christian Cayon, David Christian, Evan Garden, Caroline Gentile, Melissa Hill, Stephanie Hojsak, Murad Khan, Adam Li, Letitia Li, MS; Christopher Park, Aarti Rao, Sanchit Raychaudhuri, Rebecca Rinehart, Hailey Rosenthal, Emma Stanislawski, Lodoe Sangmo, Manali Sapre, Brittany Wenger, Masrai Williams, Ivan Ye, and Ryley Zastrow.

The event culminated with four presentations in the Leo C. Stern Auditorium. The 2019 presenters were fourth-year medical student, Susheian Kelly; and second-year medical students Gabriela Hernandez-Meza, Sarah Maclean, and Yash Maniar who shared their research findings on subjects ranging from mental health impacts on child detainees in the U.S. to predictive nomograms to detect intestinal tumors.

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Medical Student Research Day participants!

Download the 2019 Medical Student Research Day Program.

The 2019 Medical Student Research Day Abstract Book is available for download and featured below.

The Icahn School of Medicine invites all medical students to present their research. Students who receive Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai funding for a summer research project commit to presenting for Research Day. Only research conducted during medical school is eligible to present at Research Day.  Students can conduct their work at ISMMS or at another institution.

The Research Day Advisory Committee reviews all submitted abstracts and selects projects for oral presentations. Among the strongest abstracts, the Committee looks for a range of research methods and topics to showcase.