2024 Annual Research Day

The School of Graduate Studies held the centerwide ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024.

The day consisted of four poster sessions, a platform session for graduate students, and a dinner for all participants.

The 2024 annual GRADUATE DAY lecture was held on April 17th, at 4pm in the Alumni Auditorium.  The speaker was Carl Zimmer, Columnist, New York Times/Professor Adjunct, Yale University.  His talk was entitled: "LifeGPT? How A.I. is teaching itself biology."

Carl Zimmer

Participation in Annual Research is mandatory for all students in the School of Graduate Studies in SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University past their second year.  Graduate students in year 1 or 2 are encouraged to participate.

Only students in the School of Graduate Studies are eligible to compete for awards or present at the platform session, but other entities on the campus may use the Research Day mechanisms present their research findings, and to score and award prizes to their students or employees at the poster sessions.

Participation is encouraged for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine students, Public Health students, College of Nursing students, School of Health Professions students, post-doctoral fellows, graduate medical fellows, residents and undergraduates who are associated with SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University faculty members.  Chairs or heads of departments should contact the School of Graduate Studies to identify their participants and who will be receiving the data.
For the poster sessions, the size of the posters is not larger than 60" wide x 40" top to bottom, and the applicant is responsible for producing their own poster. 
Annual Research Day provides an excellent occasion for the entire Downstate community to share the results of their research efforts.  A link to application and instructions is here, which was live from March 11th to March 27th.  The full text of the application is here.
The schedule for the day will be:
Time Event Area
10:00am – 11:25am  Poster session A PHAB A, B & C
11:30am - 12:55pm Poster session B PHAB A, B & C
1:00pm - 2:25pm Poster session C PHAB A, B & C
1:00pm – 3:30pm  Graduate Student Platform Presentations PHAB 2E
2:30pm - 3:55pm Poster Session D PHAB A, B & C
4:00pm - 5:30pm Annual Graduate Day Lecture Alumni Auditorium, EB
6:30 pm –   Annual Research Day
Dinner Reservation Form
Pacific Palace - 813 55th Street, Brooklyn

Each DHSU College or School will determine participation expectations for its students and trainees, including whether or not presentations will be judged by its faculty. All SGS graduate students who are past their second year (excluding those students who have officially scheduled their final thesis defense) are required to make a presentation (poster or platform). SGS graduate students in year 1 or 2 are encouraged to participate.

We look forward to all of the presentations of the science of Downstate.