Weekly Research Seminar
GI Epidemiology Conference
The weekly GI Epidemiology Conference brings together faculty and trainees from the Schools of Medicine and Public Health to discuss topics of interest. See Events for more information. A complete list of Epi Conferences.
Each year the CGIBD invites scholars to visit the campus and meet with members and associates. The purpose of these visits is to provide the opportunity to hear scientific talks by national leaders, to develop new research initiatives and to showcase the center. In addition to formal presentations, the visiting professors meet with faculty and fellows.
Annual CGIBD Research Day
The CGIBD Research Day is held each year in conjunction with the visit of our External Advisory Board. Members of the External Advisory Board lead a breakfast discussion about academic skills including time management, work-life balance, promotion, publication and funding for junior faculty and fellows. A poster session provides an opportunity for students, postdocs and fellows to present their research. A prize is given to the best poster. A key note address provides a state-of-the-science presentation by a noted expert. See photos from past Research Day events here.
Research Competition for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postdoctoral Fellows
Each academic year the Center conducts a research competition. Three senior scientists judge the competition. Judges include basic and clinical scientists. Any undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of a CGIBD member is eligible to participate. The winner is awarded a travel scholarship to attend a national meeting. The runners-up presenters receive gift cards. Participants may submit their abstracts here.
In April of each year a preparatory seminar provides an opportunity to present scientific talks that will be presented at Digestive Disease Week, the meeting attended by the largest number of center members. There are several goals of the seminar: 1) to provide detailed critique of the scientific content and the presentation technique of the speaker. 2) to give the presenter an opportunity to practice answering questions similar to those that might be posed at the meeting. 3) to provide a chance for people who were not planning to attend DDW with a chance to hear the scientific talks.