When: Friday, November 4, 2016, Koury Oral Health Sciences Bldg, UNC campus

This annual event offers a unique platform to share research findings, exchange ideas and facilitate connections within UNC-CH and other North Carolina peer institutions. The goal of this symposium is to celebrate the achievements and further the careers of underrepresented students in the sciences. This year, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of IMSD at the UNC SOM and will feature two presentations by IMSD alumni who will discuss their current careers and impart wisdom about earning a PhD in the biomedical sciences from UNC-CH. The schedule includes oral presentations, poster presentations, our keynote address, as well as lunch and coffee breaks with time for networking opportunities.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Audrey (Ellerbee) Bowden is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University. Dr. Bowden’s laboratory is interested in developing novel forms of coherent microscopy for studying cellular dynamics and assisting in the diagnosis of clinical pathologies. Her current research focus is on advanced technology development of optical coherence tomography and its derivatives with projects related to ophthalmology, blood analysis, and multimodality imaging that incorporates fluorescence.

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We invite you to submit an abstract for poster and oral presentations. The best poster and oral presentations will be awarded prizes!

Abstract guidelines:

  • 300-word limit
  • Submit via online form and include: full name, home institution & department, institution where research was conducted (if different from home institution), and current level/classification (graduate, undergraduate, or post-doc)

Abstract Submission and deadline:

  • Submission Deadline is Friday, October 21, 2016

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