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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 Monday, November 13th, 2023.

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 an in-person Student Research Day event. Our schedule & keynote speaker will be announced soon. 

Abstracts are due on September 8th, and we will communicate decisions on oral and poster presentations by September 18th.

The abstract submission link can be found here

Please reach out to your class representatives (listed below) or directly to with any questions!

Foundation Phase Representatives: Alex Pfeil, Priya Desai

Application Phase Representative: Margaret Anne Smith

Individualization Phase Representative: Wilson Fisher

LOA/PhD RepresentativeMatthew Sutcliffe


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