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Student Research Forum


The Student Research Forum (SRF) exists to serve the students at the University of Kansas Medical Center, to advance their research and to bolster their professional development. The forum provides a public stage for the presentation, assessment and discussion of their scientific investigations as well an opportunity to recognize and award exceptional research efforts. The forum will provide exposure to talks from world-class researchers and promote interdisciplinary collaboration between fields, departments, professional schools and universities to foster high-quality, innovative research that will transform our present scientific understanding and ultimately improve the lives of people in the state of Kansas and throughout the world.

Each year the Graduate Student Council sponsors the Student Research Forum. A in-person multi-day interactive event, the 2022 SRF will be held on April 5, 2022 - April 8, 2022. It will showcase research conducted by students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professionals. In addition to the student presentations, the SRF features a banquet (April 8, 2022) and the extremely popular A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture will be on Thursday, April 7th at 11am.  

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture will feature, Dr. Ada Yonath.

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Submission of abstracts is open, the deadline for all abstract submissions is February 25, 2022. 

A.L. ChapmanA.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture

The A.L. Chapman Lecture series was created in honor of A.L. Chapman, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Emeritus.

Dr. Ada Yonath

Dr. Yonath will focus on her seminal research on ribosomes for which she was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009. She will also focus on her perseverance in conducting thousands of experiments to visualize protein structure despite personal and professional challenges. Her work paved the way for our understanding of protein synthesis and has implications for the development of antibiotics that target ribosomes.

The honorary speaker for the 2023 A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture will be announced after the 2022 Forum. 

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