Pritzker's 67th Annual Senior Scientific Session to be held Thursday

Pritzker's 67th Annual Senior Scientific Session to be held Thursday

May 15, 2013

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is hosting its 67th Annual Senior Scientific Session from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC 115).

Fourth-year students will present their research and be judged by a panel of 17 faculty members. Typically, nearly one-third of the graduating class participates.

Ten oral presentations will be followed by a poster session featuring an additional 28 student projects. Seven cash prizes for excellence in science and presentation will be awarded.

"This year, in recognition of the culmination of the four year Scholarship and Discovery Program, the range and breadth of what is presented at the annual Senior Scientific Session has been expanded to reflect the diversity of the research that students engage in, ranging from traditional scientific investigation to applied projects in medical education, quality and safety, and global and community health," said Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, assistant professor of medicine, leader of this year's event.

"Due to a generous donation by Charles Pak, SB'58, MD'61, in honor of his mentor, John D. Arnold, MD'46, the first ever Arnold Faculty Awardees will be recognized for their exceptional and sustained contributions to mentoring and professional development of our medical students," she said.