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Internal Medicine Research Day

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The Department of Internal Medicine will hold its 2nd annual Research Day on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021.

Research Day is a celebration and showcase of the research achievements of the Department's faculty, residents, and students. The program will feature a plenary lecture, short-form oral presentations, and a reception.

Dr. Harvey Alter
       Dr. Harvey Alter


The Department warmly welcomes Dr. Harvey Alter, MD, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, MACP Distinguished NIH Investigator Emeritus, as this year's plenary speaker.

Dr. Alter has played a key role in the discovery of two hepatitis viruses, namely hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the non-A, non-B virus, later designated the hepatitis C virus (HCV). In long-term prospective studies, Dr. Alter helped define the natural history of NANB/HCV infection and proved its frequent progression to chronic hepatitis and its evolution to cirrhosis and liver related mortality.

Research Day 2021

Research Day will take place in the Ad Astra Room, 5th floor, Health Education Building (campus map), with remote options available for those who cannot attend in person or who prefer a virtual event.

This year's event is still in the planning stages, but more information will follow once details have been solidified. Please save the date to ensure you don't miss out on this amazing showcase of our department's research efforts.

Abstract Guidelines


  • The title should be brief, but long enough to clearly identify the nature of the study.
  • Do not include authors in the title. Abstracts containing authors in the title will be administratively withdrawn.


  • Indicate the name and location of the institution where the work was done.
  • If an author's name appears on more than one abstract, it must be identical on each abstract.
  • Authors may submit only one abstract in which he or she is indicated as the first author.
  • The presenting author will receive all notifications and communications related to the accepted abstract(s) and is responsible for informing all co-authors of acceptance.
  • Author Disclosure: By submitting an abstract to be considered for presentation at Research Day, you agree to comply with KUMC's Individual Financial Conflict of Interest and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

Abstract Body

The body of the abstract must include the following sections:

  • Introduction/Background: summarize the purpose, scope and objectives of the study or research.
  • Methods: describe the methods used to measure your study/research.
  • Results: A summary of the results obtained.
  • Conclusion: A statement of conclusions reached in your study or research. Do not simply state "The results will be discussed." (Abstracts will not be considered for presentation if this statement is made.)
  • Funding Sources: will not be included in the word count.

Abstract Size

  • The abstract size is limited to 300 words (11pt Arial Font, 1-inch margins) in the abstract body, with an option of up to one image for inclusion in addition to the 300 words.
  • Please do not include more than one table or graphic, limited in size to 2" height by 3" width.

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2019 Research Day Highlights

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Last modified: Jul 09, 2021