Emory University, Laney Graduate School
September 18-20, 2016
For students interested in a PhD, MD/PhD, or Postdoctoral Fellow positions.
Convened and organized by Laney Graduate School, the symposium will bring faculty advisors and their students from diverse backgrounds to the Emory University campus for two days of shared research presentations and for networking, mentoring, and recruitment. Participants will include outstanding undergraduates intending to pursue the PhD or MD/PhD degree and graduate students seeking postdoctoral opportunities. Faculty advisors are also encouraged to attend and learn about the opportunities Emory offers.
Students are required to submit abstracts of their research for review by a selection committee of Emory training faculty from STEM-related programs, including those doctoral programs that align with the MD/PhD program. A wide breadth of abstract categories are covered (see STEM Symposium Brochure at right for details). Ten students will be selected to give oral presentations, and all others will present their research in a poster session.
There will be ample opportunity to meet with faculty and students of the participating programs, including training grants programs. Breakout sessions will cover topics relevant to students at this stage of their careers and advisors of such students.
Trainees from diverse backgrounds (to include ethnicity, race, economic status, disability, educational experience, first generation status, and in some cases, gender) are eligible to apply for diversity travel awards that will provide for travel and housing for the student and possibly her/his advisor.
All meals are covered.
Application deadlines: May 1, 2016. Students conducting their first initial research project this summer can apply on Aug 1, 2016