The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Office of the Associate Dean of Research UTRGV School of Medicine

Inaugural Research Symposium

Research Symposium Event
Research Symposium Event
Research Symposium Event
Research Symposium Event
Research Symposium Event

Research Symposium 2017
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Winners Announcement!!

1st Place Undergraduate Category- Victoria Parra, Texas A&M Kingsville

2nd Place Undergraduate Category- Christian Mercado, UTRGV

3rd Place Undergraduate Category- Lakshman Vigneswran, UTRGV

1st Place Graduate Category – Hugo Tovar, UTRGV

1st Place Medical Student Category – Leah Bryan, UTRGV-SOM

1st Place Medical Resident Category- Zeeshan Afzal, M.D., UTRGV-SOM

 1st Place Post-doctoral Fellow Category- Nicholas B. Blackburn, Ph.D. – STDOI, UTRGV-SOM

1st Place Oral Neuroscience- Adrian Sandoval, M.D., UTRGV-SOM

1st Place Oral Genomics- Mariel Araceli Oyervides-Munoz, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon

1st Place Oral Biomedical/Basic – David Goldblatt, UTRGV-SOM

1st Place Oral Global Public Health – Torres, Quijano, Nunez-Saenz, Briones and Mercado, UTRGV

1st Place Oral Clinical Disciplines- Maria de Jesus Munoz, M.D., UTRGV-SOM

1st Place Oral Diabetes- Ryan Russel, UTRGV

Special Recognition to the following:

Faculty & Other Category- Beatriz Tapia, M.D., Ph.D., UTRGV-SOM

High School Student Category- Adithya Mummidi, Keystone School, S.A.

People’s Choice Award- Ilse N. Diego, National Natural Toxin Research Center, Texas A&M Kingsville

Program Booklet

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Thank you for your Registrations and your Abstract Submissions!!

Acceptance/Rejection notices will be sent out on July 18th

School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium
August 12, 2017 from 8-5pm

Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, 118 Paseo del Prado, Edinburg, Texas

We are excited to invite all medical students and community research investigators to participate in the School of Medicine’s Inaugural research symposium.  This event will showcase our research across the disciplines through oral and poster presentations.  Participants are welcome to present their work on any of the following areas:


Basic Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Disciplines
Global Health/Public Health

Important Research Symposium Dates:

July 8, 2017 – Submit your abstracts for 2017 Poster or Oral Presentations
July 15, 2017 – Committee review of proposal and decision on participation

July 18, 2017 -  Acceptance/Rejection Notices will be sent out. (updated 7.17.17)

August 5, 2017 – Final Meeting Program Available Online
August 12, 2017 – Research Symposium

Call for Abstracts (Oral and Poster):

Students and faculty who have participated in scholarly research at UTRGV or other academic institutions are invited to present their work. 

School of Medicine Inaugurlal Research Symposium

Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

(118 Paseo del Prado, Edinburg, Texas)


Hotel and Airport Information

Hotel:                Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel

                          101 N. Main St., McAllen, Texas 78501


Airport:               McAllen Miller International Airport

                           2500 S. Bicentennial Blvd, McAllen, Texas 78503


Submit complete registration and abstract on or before July 8, 2017

**CME Credit available for physicians