Soma Weiss Student Research Day

Taylor Boyd presents findings with her poster in a breakout room.
 

Save the Date! Soma Weiss Student Research Day: March 15, 2023

Soma Weiss Day 2022: Sharing the Joy of Research
 

Soma Weiss Student Research Day is an annual forum where medical and dental students present their scholarly work and learn about the investigative work of their peers. The event, first organized by Harvard faculty and medical students in 1940, honors the memory of Soma Weiss, MD (1899-1942), an inspiring teacher and physician at HMS and an ardent supporter of student research. The day consists of a poster session and selected student oral presentations.  It provides students with an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and peers from the greater Harvard community.

The following prizes are awarded for the best student posters:

  • Elizabeth D. Hay Prize for Basic Science Research
  • Judah Folkman Prize for Clinical/Translational Science Research
  • Charles Janeway Prize for International Research or Service
  • Robert Ebert Prize for Health Care Delivery Research or Service
  • Leon Eisenberg Prize for Medicine in Society Research
     

Poster Winners 2022

Lestat Ali received the Elizabeth D. Hay Prize for Basic Science Research for the presentation “Inhibition of CDK4/6 Promotes T-cell Memory Formation”

Alexander Munoz received an honorable mention for the Elizabeth D. Hay Prize for Basic Science Research for the presentation “Transcriptomic Profiling of Mosaic Chromosomal Alterations at Low Cell-Fractions in the Adult Human Brain Identifies Clonal Gliopoiesis”

Bryce Starr received the Judah Folkman Prize for Clinical/Translational Science Research for the presentation “Characterizing Hemodynamics of Soft, Bileaflet Prosthetic Venous Valves for Single-Ventricle Physiology”

Reid Grinspoon received an Honorable Mention for the Judah Folkman Prize for Clinical/Translational Science Research for the presentation “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis Admissions in a Large Urban Hospital System”

Bruce Tiu received an Honorable Mention for the Judah Folkman Prize for Clinical/Translational Science Research for the presentation “Safety of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease”

Stephanie Bousleiman received the Charles Janeway Prize for International Research or Service for the presentation “A Retrospective Data Analysis of Psychiatric Cases in Hargeisa, Somaliland Between 2019-2020”

Catherine Wu received the Robert Ebert Prize for Health Care Delivery Research or Service for the presentation “The Current Medicaid Coverage Landscape for Gender-Affirming Surgery”

Jade Connor received the Leon Eisenberg Prize for Medicine in Society Research for the presentation “Promoting Inclusive Recruitment: A Qualitative Study of Black Adults’ Decision to Participate in Genetic Research”