Medical Student Research Liaison Series- Grant Writing for Medical Students

April 24, 2024

The LSOM Office for Research hosted another Liaison-led Series, Grant Writing for Medical Students. Shriya Veluri, an MS2 Liaison, led the event which hosted presentations by Drs. Shraddha Dalwadi and Melanie Stone. Dr. Dalwadi shared tips on the process of starting the process to apply for a small grant project and Dr. Stone introduced the topic of Community Service Learning (CSL) Grants.

Class of 2028 Welcome Day Information Fair

April 12, 2024

The LSOM Office of Admissions and Special Programs hosted the annual Welcome Day Info Fair for the incoming class of 2028. It was great talking to incoming students curious about research opportunities offered at LSOM. Dr. Lathrop, Associate Dean for Medical Student Research and staff were present to answer specific questions and welcome the 200 students and guests in attendance. Students had the opportunity to spin the wheel for some fun LSOM swag. Thank you Admissions and Special Programs for hosting us!

Research Symposium Poster Winners

April 10, 2024

This year, the LSOM Office for Research received 278 applications for the LSOM Research Symposium. Poster submissions were reviewed and six posters were selected to have their posters elevated for a Podium Presentation. Additionally, of those 278 posters, another seven Poster winners were selected as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Poster winners in the student and trainee categories. Please take a moment to congratulate your peers and colleagues:

Best Overall Student Podium Presenter:
Lacey Sell, Graduate Student
Sara Wedemeyer, MD/PhD Student

Best Overall Trainee Podium Presenter:
Santosh Timilsina, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Alixandria Pfeiffer, DO, Clinical Fellow

Student Poster Winners:
Sinchana Basoor, Medical Student
Aaron Cheng, MD/PhD Student
Vincent Pham, Graduate Student
Emily Aller, MD/PhD Student

Trainee Poster Winners
Miguel de la Flor, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Vika Guloyan, MD, Resident
Radhika Pillai, MD, Clinical Fellow

2024 Research Symposium

March 28, 2024

The LSOM Office for Research hosted 278 poster presenters at the 2024 Research Symposium. Of those 278 posters, the top six posters by students and trainees were selected and elevated to give podium presentations alongside our LSOM Rising Stars. Presentations delivered by our LSOM students, trainees, Rising Stars and keynote address by Dr. Larry Schlesinger, President and CEO of Texas Biomedical Research Institute, added invaluable insights and perspectives to the symposium. Additionally, another 7 student and trainee posters were selected for poster awards. Congratulations to all poster award recipients! We thank our presenters, attendees and the LSOM community for their support in making the LSOM Research Symposium a successful event.

2024 Senior Medical Student Research Awards

March 21, 2024

The UME Office hosted its annual Senior Awards Night and Dinner which serves to recognize outstanding and deserving graduating medical students. We want to congratulate all awardees recognized and give a special shoutout to  the recipients of this year’s Senior Research Awards!

Benjamin Johnson, Basic Science Research
Jonathan Lefkowitz, Translational Research
Jonathan Treffalls, Clinical Research

 

AOEE Presentation for Research Symposium Podium Presenters

March 19, 2024

The LSOM Office for Research selected top poster submissions for the Research Symposium and provided presenters the opportunity to hear a talk on communicating with confidence. Thank you to Dr. Gonzalez and the AOEE team for their collaboration.

Medical Student Research Liaison Series

March 6, 2024

Medical Student Research Liaison’s host regular workshops on a variety of topics with medical student research training in focus. In March, MS2 Aiswarya Pillai hosted a workshop on “How to Find a Research Mentor” . We welcome guest panelist Drs. Subrata Debnath, Shamimunisa Mustafa, as mentor panelist and Aum Mhapankar and Victoria Fischer shared their mentee experience and lessons learned.

GME Research Training

February 15, 2024

Dr. Cavazos, hosts several GME Research Training opportunities throughout the academic year. In  February, he hosted :”Funding Opportunities for Residents and Fellows”. In this lecture, Dr. Cavazos provided insight into unlocking financial support to fuel groundbreaking projects.

MD with Distinction in Research Capstone Presentations

January 2024

Fourteen year 4 medical students presented their research Capstone presentations to the Medical Student Research Review Committee, their mentors, and the Office for Research. The Distinction in Research acknowledges medical students who demonstrate a commitment to enriching their medical education with independent research while maintaining high academic standards during medical school. We congratulate our 14 recipients: Shriya Das, Alex Deleon, Daniel Derrick, Parker Funk, Angelica Garcia, Benjamin Johnson, Preston Klein, Simren Lakhotia, Micahela Lee, Jonathan Lefkowitz, David Momtaz, Aum Mhapankar, John Treffalls, and Christopher Worrell.

Clinical Trials Pilot Project Awardees

January 2024

The LSOM Office for Research is pleased to announce Dr. Carolina Solis-Herrera and Dr. Andrew Meyer as recipients of the Clinical Trials Pilot Project award. This award supports the development of multi-investigator research teams focused on clinical trials with up to $75K a year for a two-year pilot Study.

Medical Student Research Liaison Orientation

November 1, 2023

The LSOM Office for Research hosted our incoming Medical Student Research Liaisons for an Orientation. Liaisons serve as a bridge between the LSOM Office for Research and medical students. They assist in sharing student research opportunities, educating on student research support  and services and hosting monthly research focused peer to peer events.

Welcome MS2 Medical Student Research Liaisons

November 1, 2023

The LSOM Office for Research is pleased to introduce incoming MS2 Medical Student Research Liaisons.

Master Research Award

October 26, 2023

The LSOM Dean’s Office for Research is excited to announce the recipients of the LSOM Master Research Awards! Celebrating excellence in academia, honoring exceptional achievements in both Distinguished Research and Distinguished Mentor Categories. Congratulations Drs. Charles France and Patrick Sung.

Rising Star Research Award

October 26, 2023

The LSOM Dean’s Office for Research is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Rising Stars Research Award. This award recognizes junior faculty members who embody the spirit of UT Health San Antonio’s research mission by demonstrating the potential for successful independent research careers.

Clinical Vice-Chairs Luncheon

October 13, 2023

The Office for Research welcomed Vice Chairs from Clinical Departments to foster collaborations aimed at advancing our research objectives. Our efforts centered on exploring potential collaborative opportunities between their departments and the LSOM Office for Research, addressing funding possibilities, resources, and extending support for various research projects.

New Faculty Welcome

September 28, 2023

The Long School of Medicine Office for Faculty and Office for Research hosted the 2023 New Faculty Welcome. Orientation for new faculty is completed virtually but the New Faculty Welcome provides an opportunity for valuable in-person interactions with colleagues and key administrators. The event featured presentations from the Dean as well as a warm welcome from the Office for Finance, Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education and the hosting teams at the Office for Faculty and Office for Research.

Medical Student Research Liaison-led Series- Research Interest Groups

September 27, 2023

The Office for Research has Medical Student Research Liaison’s (MSRLs)  that serve as a bridge between the Office for Research and medical students. Our MSRLs host regular meetings focused on various research topics. In September, Andrew Ni, MS3, brought various research interest groups together to meet with incoming medical students and share their group goals, activities, and research. We had over a dozen research interest groups participate and over 40 students join.

Medical Student Research Fall Social

September 13, 2023

The Long School of Medicine Office for Research hosted the Medical Student Research Fall Social. The Research Social is an opportunity for incoming medical students to learn about the various research opportunities the LSOM has to offer as well as network with peers and faculty equally enthusiastic about research.

Medical Student Lunch and Learn

September 6, 2023

The Office for Research hosted a lunch and learn event on September 6th. Presenters discussed medical education research and the expectations from the student and faculty perspectives.

Presenter: Dr. Elzie, a professor from the Dept. of Cell Systems and Anatomy, introduced various types of MedEd research.

Student Experience: Anaya Shah, MS3, shared her research experience in the field of internal medicine. She discussed her own research projects, findings, and the impact of MedEd research on her medical education.

Mentorship: Dr. Wang elaborated on the role of a mentor in MedEd research which included who makes a good mentor, when it‘s essential in the research process, and why having a mentor is crucial for medical education research.

GME Resident Research Training: Understanding and Applying for IRB Protocols at UT Health San Antonio

August 24, 2023

The Long School of Medicine Office for Research hosted the first quarterly GME Resident Research Training. The session covered IRBs, particularly understanding them and applying protocols. The training featured a panel of individuals from the Clinical Trials Office, Office of Clinical Research, and more.

La Frontera: Mitochondria in Health and Disease

July 22, 2023

The Long School of Medicine Office for Research hosted La Frontera: Exploring the Cutting Edge of Science. La Frontera is a symposium that brings distinguished speakers together from different backgrounds to attack a common problem from multiple angles. On July 2023 we hosted experts from UT Health San Antonio, University of Texas at Austin, Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania  to discuss Mitochondria in Health and Disease.

Long School of Medicine Research Symposium From Discovery to Translation

Research Symposium 2023

March 30, 2023

The Long School of Medicine Office for Research presented our annual research symposium! During the symposium, the LSOM Dean’s Office hosted 14 presentations from medical students, faculty, residents, fellows, and graduate students. In total, 230 posters were presented from our LSOM learners! We provided a resource fair that highlighted partnerships with the VA, library science tools, and research guidance for medical students.

MD with Distinction in Research Candidate Review

Friday, January 27, 2023

Four MS4 medical students (Philip Yang, Skyler Kanegi, Meredith Harvey, and Michelle Sutanto) presented their research Capstone presentations to the Medical Student Research Review Committee, mentors, UME leadership, and the Office for Research. The Distinction in Research acknowledges medical students who demonstrate a commitment to enriching their medical education with independent research while maintaining high academic standards during medical school.

LSOM GME Research Training

Thursday January 5, 2023

The Office for Research invites residents to attend this lecture to expand on their clinical investigation skills.

Breakthroughs in Research

Saturday October 22, 2022

Students, residents, fellows, staff, faculty and members of the community were invited to celebrate their accomplishments and collaborate with one another at Breakthroughs in Research.

A group of students at a table during a social event

Medical Student Research Fall Social

October 5, 2022

The Office for Research hosted a Fall Social for medical students interested in research. The event consisted of a seminar where MS1 and MS2 students learned about research support and opportunities, and ended with a reception to promote student research networking with peers and the Office for Research leadership

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Multi-PI Collaborative Luncheon

September 13, 2022

The Office for Research hosted a luncheon to discuss the Leadership and Support behind a Multi-PI and collaborative NIH grant submission.

Xiangya Visiting Medical Student Luncheon

July 28, 2022

Since 2013, the LSOM Dean’s Office has welcomed 7 cohorts, a total of 94 students, to train alongside UT Health San Antonio medical and graduate students in research laboratories across campus. Our Xiangya visiting medical students have seen great success in the laboratory as evident by numerous scientific publications and presentations.

2022 La Frontera: Novel Avenues to Drug Discovery

June 23, 2022

La Frontera is a symposium that brings distinguished speakers together from different backgrounds to attack a common problem from multiple angles. The mission is to challenge conventional thinking to create greater impact. In the 2022 symposium, the UT Health San Antonio Department of of Biochemistry and Structural Biology teamed up with five subject matter experts to discuss how structural biology tools, including cryoEM, X-ray crystallography, and NMR, help delineate the mechanisms of major biological pathways and advance drug discovery efforts.

Kicked Off Grant Writing Development Program

June 20, 2022

The LSOM Early Career Grant Development Program is a four-month program designed to enhance the grantsmanship skills of junior clinical faculty with limited experience submitting grants and interested in pursuing extramurally funded research. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be expected to have a proposal suitable for submission to an extramural agency.

New Faculty Welcome Luncheon

June 10, 2022

The Dean’s Office and the Office for Research hosted a welcome luncheon for the incoming faculty. It provided an opportunity for new faculty members to network and listen to leadership on academic and research support available at the institution.

Long School of Medicine Research Symposium From Discovery to Translation

Research Symposium 2022

April 18, 2022

The Long School of Medicine Office for Research presented our annual research symposium 2022! During the symposium, the LSOM Dean’s Office hosted breakout sessions for roundtable discussions on diversity and inclusion, undergraduate and graduate medical education, multi-disciplinary research collaborations and global health challenges, and hosted a closing reception.

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Rising Star Research Award

October 26, 2023

The LSOM Dean’s Office for Research is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Rising Stars Research Award. This award recognizes junior faculty members who embody the spirit of UT Health San Antonio’s research mission by demonstrating the potential for successful independent research careers.