The 14th Annual Celebration of Research is a Success

Across two days, February 12th and 13th, 2024, the 14th Annual College of Medicine Celebration of Research gave the college community an opportunity to gather, socialize, and celebrate our phenomenal accomplishments.

Monday night, college members packed the Stephen C. O’Connell Center floor with nearly 500 posters, showcasing the wide-ranging and dedicated work of our faculty, trainees, and staff in making the college a premier hub for biomedical research.

On Tuesday, the awards presentation offered another chance to celebrate our community. Dr. Azra Bihorac, senior associate dean of research at the college, welcomed attendees by expressing gratitude for everyone’s relentless effort in advancing research, from bedrock basic and translational exploration to boundary-pushing progress in data science and artificial intelligence. Interim Dean Jennifer Hunt offered inspiring opening remarks daring listeners to dive into rabbit holes of productive curiosity while keeping a wary eye out for sink holes of unneeded distraction to achieve success in research. She also noted that this year’s faculty award winners will push future researchers to reach new heights of excellence by building upon past achievements, akin to “standing on the shoulders of giants.” We invite you to explore the award winners below who have exemplified these values:

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE | 2024 Celebration of research

Faculty Award Winners

Five College of Medicine faculty were recognized for their research and mentoring excellence.

Brian Hoh, M.D., M.B.A., professor and chair of the Lillian S. Wells department of Neurosurgery, was presented with the Outstanding Research Scientist Award in Clinical, Data Science or Artificial Intelligence.

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Poster Award Winners

The top poster awards, out of close to 500 total submissions, were awarded on February 12.

Poster winners from across disciplines and career stages gathered for their scholarly recognition.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE | 2024 Celebration of research

Research Art Award Winners

College faculty, students,and staff who merged art with artificial intelligence and submitted provocative works for this year’s competition were celebrated on February 13.

Art-goers passed through the Founders Gallery to view the pieces and snap photos.