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2019 Medical Student Research Day

The University of Maryland School of Medicine Proudly Presents: 42nd Annual Medical Student Research Day, 2019

Congratulations to all the student presenters for sharing their research achievements!

Special congratulations to the student awardees for their outstanding presentations!

Thank you to the all the medical student event staff for volunteering your time to prepare for and run the event!

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this event, including all the faculty mentors, research team members, staff, and many others!

Please Note: This event has already occurred.

The 42nd annual MSRD was held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Health Sciences and Research Facility III (HSRF III) and Medical School Teaching Facility (MSTF).

The event begins at noon with lunch and the keynote address, followed by the presentation sessions at 1:30 p.m., and concludes with the awards banquet at 5:35 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.

Keynote Speaker

M. Minhaj Siddiqui (Minhaj), M.D., FACS is an Associate Professor and Director of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and UM SOM. Dr. Siddiqui earned his MD degree at Harvard which included his executing a research thesis project on organ regeneration in the Harvard/MIT research program. Dr. Siddiqui is also Chief of Urology at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.  Passionate about research, Dr. Siddiqui has conducted research on medical research fellowships at Harvard, MIT and at the National Cancer institute. His research interests center around the improved diagnosis and management of prostate and bladder cancer.  Dr. Siddiqui is a regular mentor in the PRISM and UM Scholars programs and consistently works with undergraduate, graduate, medical students and residents on clinical, translational and basic science research projects. Typically, Dr. Siddiqui will have 5-8 students per year, engaged in various research endeavors.  He is a regular lecturer in the medical school curriculum on topics related to the genitourinary system and cancer metabolism as well.  He has been recognized for his student and resident mentoring and in honor, has been inducted into the AOA as a faculty. Dr. Siddiqui’s scholarly contributions and activities include nearly 60 peer-review articles, a number of book chapters, abstracts and invited talks and a number of research grants. When asked about his perspectives on student mentoring, Dr. Siddiqui has stated he considers it one of the most rewarding aspects of being in academic medicine.

Attending and Participating in the Event

Attending the Event

Event attendance is open to the entire UMB campus. UM SOM faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend the event.

If you plan to participate in or attend the event, please respond through the online RSVP Form by Friday, October 18, 2019.

Participation as Presenter

Presentation Registration & Abstract Submission

To present and compete at MSRD, eligible medical students interested in participating must 1) register their presentation and then 2) submit the abstract by the deadlines below. Registration and abstracts will be submitted electronically through online forms that will be provided.

Detail can be found on the "Presenting at MSRD" webpage.

  • Presenting at MSRD

Presentation Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 11:59 pm EST.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 11:59 pm EST.



Participation as Judge

We appreciate and extend our thanks to the UM SOM faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and AOA medical student members who have judged this event in the past.

If you are interested in judging the oral or poster sessions, please complete an entry through the Judges Availability Form.


For questions, please use the Ask MSRD form.