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.

The 2022 Medical Student Research Day was held on Thursday, March 17. This was a celebration of the accomplishments, curiosity, and rigorous research of the Icahn Mount Sinai medical student body.

The 2022 Medical Student Research Day is now in its 27th year since being founded by former Medical Student Research Office 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.

This year's Medical Student Research Day was a hybrid event that began with in-person student poster presentatins and culminated with four student presentations held on Zoom. This year’s oral presenters were medical students, Lauren Alpert, Zakaria Chakrani, Liza Magill; and MD/PhD student Amara Plaza-Jennings,  whose research findings ranged on subjects from the aftermath of prolonged opioid use to an analysis of interventions of caregivers for children living with HIV.

Congratulations to all of the 2022 Medical Student Research Day participants!

The 2022 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.