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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstract submissions due on October 5th by 11:59pm

The UNC SOM John B. Graham Student Research Society is currently calling for abstracts for oral and poster presentations for our annual Student Research Day to be held on Friday, November 12, 2021. 

Established in 1987, the John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society recognizes and promotes the research efforts of the Medical Students and Allied Health Sciences students at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in the fields of basic science, public health, clinical science, medical education, quality improvement, and more. 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.

Any research, whether conducted as an SOM student or prior to medical school, is welcome.

This year we will conduct a virtual Student Research Day event, with the tentative schedule as follows:

Keynote Speaker (TBD): 12:00 – 1:00pm

Oral presentations: 2:45 – 3:45pm

Poster presentations: 3:45 – 5:15pm

Induction and concluding remarks: 5:15 – 5:30pm

Abstracts are due on October 1st, and we will communicate decisions on oral and poster presentations by October 8th.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstract submissions due on October 5th by 11:59pm!

Special information for MS4s: if you would like to include that you will be presenting at Student Research Day on your ERAS application, we will confirm your abstract by September 28. We will not be able to provide oral vs poster decisions at that time.

The abstract submission link can be found here:


Please reach out to with any questions!


For tips on how to write an effective abstract, see the UNC Writing Center website and also sample abstracts found on the JBG website.