Welcome to the John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society

Established in 1987, the John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society recognizes and promotes the research efforts of the medical student body at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in basic science, public health, and clinical sciences. Students who participate in the annual Student Research Day, an event dedicated to showcase the research projects of medical students, are inducted every year to the Society. Throughout the year, members exchange ideas and share their experiences about conducting research. In addition, the Society serves to encourage collaboration with faculty to promote productive research opportunities for students.



Student Research Day for the 2019-2020 academic year is Monday, October 14, 2019.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: If you are a medical student interested in presenting your research at Student Research Day, please submit an abstract here. The deadline for abstracts are September 9, 2019. Students will be notified on September 16, 2019 about their participation in Student Research Day.


This year’s Keynote speaker is Dr. Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc. His research focuses on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), HIV care and treatment, and maternal-child health.


Agenda for Monday October 14, 2019

12:00-1:00 pm   Keynote Address (MBRB 2204)

1:15-2:15 pm     Oral presentations: Public Health (MEJ 3316), Basic Science (MBRB 2204), Clinical Science (MRBR G022)

3:00-5:00 pm     Poster Presentations: Public Health & Basic Science (Genetics Medicine Building Lobby), Clinical Science (MBRB Lobby)

5:30 pm             Banquet Check-in (Carolina Club)

6:00 pm             Dinner & Awards Banquet (Carolina Club)