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UNE COM Research and Scholarship Forums

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (UNE COM) Research and Scholarship Forums are intended to share and celebrate the research conducted by our UNE COM students. Preparing and presenting a poster is a skill and the UNE COM Research and Scholarship Committee embraces its mission for advancing research within UNE COM by supporting our students as they conduct and present their research. Medical students have several opportunities to present their research projects.

Each year in September, UNE COM hosts a Student Research & Scholarship Forum. In midwinter, the Maine Osteopathic Association in conjunction with UNE COM hosts a Research Symposium opened to all of our medical students. In addition, in May of each year, the Northeast Osteopathic Medical Education Network (NEOMEN), invite UNE COM students and any medical students at NEOMEN residency sites to participate in their yearly Research & Scholarship Forum along with interns, residents, and residency faculty in NEOMEN's AOA-accredited residencies. Awards are given to first authors receiving the highest scores in specific award categories in each research forum.

Annual Fall UNE COM Student Research and Scholarship Forum

Friday, September 13, 2019
Alfond Forum, 630 Pool Street/1 Nor'easter Way, Biddeford, Maine

Call-for-Abstracts for Poster Presentations

(submissions are now closed)

Online Submission Deadlines

For first-, third-, and fourth-year students: Sunday, August 11 at 11:59 p.m. (firm)
For second-year students: Wednesday, August 14 at 11:59 p.m. (firm, with the option to submit earlier)

COM students may submit (unpublished) data from other institutions with the permission and consent of their research mentor. Abstracts with preliminary data are acceptable to submit.

Eligible Participants
All UNE COM students, OMS I, II, III, IV. Other students (undergraduates, graduate students, or professional students) working with UNE COM faculty are eligible to present their poster but are not eligible for awards.

Awards Categories:  Basic Science Research and Clinical Research or Qualitative Research
Awards will be presented to the first UNE COM student authors receiving the highest scores in each of the Award Categories. In the rare instance of equal contributions, two authors (two UNE COM Students) can jointly serve as co-presenting authors but both must be present and submit to judging in order to be eligible to share an award. If only one author performs the presentation, that author will be the sole recipient of any awards. The names of the winners will be announced at the awards presentation at the end of the forum.

Decision Date
Students will be notified by August 23 if their abstract was accepted.

Research & Scholarship Forum Schedule, September 13, 2019

Noon Lunch
12:45 p.m. Dean's Welcome/Keynote by Dr. Gioia Guerrieri, D.O.
2 p.m. Poster Viewing and Judging
4 p.m. Oral Presentations by UNE COM Students
4:45 p.m. Poster Award Presentation