An afternoon of research and inquiry

The Graduate + Postdoctoral Research Symposium took place on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Shalala Student Center on the Coral Gables Campus.
An afternoon of research and inquiry

The Graduate School, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association and the Postdoc Association, hosted the Second Annual Graduate + Postdoctoral Research Symposium, celebrating research across disciplines and campuses. Students, faculty, and staff gathered at the Shalala Student Center for this half-day event where over 60 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows showcased their scholarly work.

The symposium began with a keynote address by Miller School of Medicine alumnus, Hansel Tookes M.D., M.P.H., founder and medical director of the IDEA Exchange, Florida’s first syringe access program. The afternoon continued with a TED-like Talk session, featuring work from three researchers: Jeff Peterson, M.D./Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering; Olivia Altamirano, Ph.D. student in Psychology; and Maya Elias, Postdoctoral Associate in Nursing and Health Studies.

The symposium concluded with a reception and awards ceremony, where the top presenters where recognized.

Oral Presentations

  • Winner: Cho Hee Schrader, Ph.D. student in Prevention Science and Community Health
  • Runner-up: Hilary Yip, Ph.D. student in Music Education
  • Runner-up: Mengxi Shen, Postdoctoral Associate in Retina Imaging
  • Runner-up: Stanislav Lazupolo, Postdoctoral Associate in Physics

Poster Presentations- Health & Life Sciences

Poster Presentations- Engineering & Physical Sciences

 Poster Presentations- Behavioral & Social Sciences

Congratulations to all the winners, and a special thank you to all the presenters who shared their work with the University’s research community.

For a video of the keynote address and the TED-like Talks presentations, click here.

For the full symposium schedule and access to all presenter abstracts, click here.