Medical Student Summer Research Program

The College of Medicine sponsors a summer Medical Student Research Program. Through this program, students develop an appreciation of how research contributes to the knowledge and the practice of medicine. Accepted entering medical students or rising second-year medical students in the USA College of Medicine are eligible. The summer experience includes 1) hands-on research related to basic science and/or clinical medicine; 2) a seminar program that focuses on various scientific and clinical topics; and 3) student presentations at Research Day. Support for the program is provided by the USA College of Medicine Dean's Office. 

2022 Medical Student Summer Research Program Orientation & Kick-Off

Summer Research Orientation picture
Summer Research Orientation picture
Summer Research Program Orientation picture

 

2022 Medical Student Summer Research Program Schedule

Date/Time Location Speaker(s) Topic

Wednesday, June 1

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Freshmen Auditorium-
2nd Floor

Casey Daniel , Ph.D. - Moderator, Introduction and Facts
Marcina Lang, M.P.A.- Program Coordinator, Summer Research Fact Sheet and attendance policy
Danielle Miller – IACUC/IBC Administrator, Research Compliance and Safety
Michelle Taylor, B.S., R.T., R.N., - Assistant Radiation Safety Officer, Radiation Safety
Karen Braswell - Supervisor Clinical Education/Student Affairs, USA Health clinics and facilities orientation
Skye Andrade- Coordinator, Office of the Associate Dean for Research, Research Office resources and website
Sign Up for Student Presentations-Google Doc

Orientation, Biosafety/Occupational Health, Radiation Safety, research resources

Wednesday, June 1

2 - 3 p.m.

Biomedical Library Room 222 Trey Lemley, Ph.D.– Reference
Coordinator/Information Services Librarian.
(Only freshmen need attend this seminar)
Medical Informatics and
Research Resources

Friday,  June 3

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Freshmen Auditorium-
2nd Floor
Julio Turrens, Ph.D. – Professor Emeritus,
Biomedical Sciences
Responsible Conduct in
Research, Bioethics

Friday,  June 10

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Freshmen Auditorium-
2nd Floor
Emily Wilson, Ph.D. – Associate Dean, Faculty
Affairs & Faculty Development

Characteristic of a Good
Scientific Presentation / How
to Prepare an Abstract

Moderator:
Spencer Liles, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Surgical Oncologist
USA Health

Wednesday, June
15

9 - 11 a.m.

Freshmen Auditorium-
2nd Floor
Student Presentations (10)

Student Presentations

Moderator:
Rob Barrington, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
USA College of Medicine

Friday,  June 24

9 - 11 a.m.

Freshmen Auditorium-
2nd Floor
Student Presentations (10)

Student Presentations

Moderator:
Thuy Phung, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
USA College of Medicine

Wednesday, June
29

9 - 11 a.m.

Freshmen Auditorium-
2nd Floor
Student Presentations (10)

Student Presentations

Moderator: 
Amy Nelson, Ph.D. 
Department of Physiology & Cell Biology
USA College of Medicine

Friday, July 8

9 - 11 a.m.

Freshmen Auditorium-
2nd Floor
Student Presentations (10)

Student Presentations

Moderator: 
Mark Swingle, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
USA College of Medicine

Friday, July 15

9 - 11 a.m.

Freshmen Auditorium-
2nd Floor
Jonathan Scammell, Ph.D. – Professor and Chair,
Comparative Medicine; Chair, M.D. with Research Honors Committee

Student Presentations (10)

Student Presentations

Moderator: 
Jonathan Scammell, Ph.D.
Department of Comparative Medicine
USA College of Medicine

Friday,  July 22

8:30 -
11 a.m.

 
11 a.m. -
12 p.m.

 

12:30 -
2 p.m.

 

MSB 1st floor
auditorium

 
MSB 1st floor
auditorium

 

MSB-2nd floor
Hallway near
Connector

Medical Students’ Summer Research Day
 

Student Oral Presentations
 

 
Keynote lecture: TBD
 

 

Poster Presentations-Staggered Times
12:30-1:00; 1:00-1:30; 1:30-2:00
*Posters will be posted by Thursday at noon
for viewing
*Students will be assigned a slot
of time to stand at poster for questions on
Research Day)

 

Moderator: 
Casey Daniel, Ph.D.
Summer Research Program Chair
Department of Family Medicine
Mitchell Cancer Institute

Contact Information

Program Chair: 
Dr. Casey Daniel, Department of Family Medicine, Mitchell Cancer Institute
(251) 445-9840
cldaniel@southalabama.edu

Program Coordinator: 
Marcina Lang, COM Dean's Office
(251) 460-6041, Fax (251)341-3994
marcinalang@southalabama.edu

Information & Resources for Research Students

For Faculty

Call for proposals are requested. Proposals can be uploaded to InfoReady. Questions, contact Casey Daniel, cldaniel@health.southalabama.edu or Marcina Lang, marcinalang@southalabama.edu.

For Medical Students

Available projects: Information available from coordinator by early March.

Application materials: An application link will be emailed to incoming freshmen and rising sophomores by early March. The deadline to have your application (including faculty sponsor's signature) submitted on InfoReady will be noted in the email. 

 

For highlights of the 2021 Summer Research Day, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Errol Crook, visit the Med School Watercooler.