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.
Medical Student Research Day
The 2023 Medical Student Research Day was held on Thursday, March 16. This was a celebration of the accomplishments, curiosity, and rigorous research of the Icahn Mount Sinai medical student body.
The 2023 Medical Student Research Day is now in its 28th 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 presentations and culminated with four student presentations held in the Stern Auditorium at the School. This year’s oral presenters were third-year medical student, Sofia Ahsanuddin, and second-year medical students: Ashley Brown, Yaelle Shaked, and Andrew Tieu. Their research ranged from the ecological impact of health and nutrition in Puerto Rico, to computational design of therapeutic cells.
Congratulations to all of the 2023 Medical Student Research Day participants!
The 2023 Medical Student Research Day Abstract Book is available for download.
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.