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Gina Chiri-Osmond (@ginachiriosmond) published a blog post · February 24th, 2012

Mayo Clinic Young Investigators’ Symposium: March 31 – April 1

Register now for the 2012 Mayo Clinic Young Investigator Research Symposium (YIRS), From Bench to Bedside, which will take place Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota. View the complete YIRS program and registration information.

This two-day event for residents, fellows, postdoctoral fellows, students, junior faculty, and allied health professionals encourages communication between basic science and clinical researchers in related fields. It also provides an opportunity for the career and professional development of young investigators. Speakers will provide lectures and interactive sessions on topics such as recent techniques and innovation in basic research, bioinformatics, and research education. Panel discussions will focus on basic (bench), translational, and clinical (bedside) research.

In addition to nationally and internationally renowned Mayo Clinic faculty, external guest speakers include:

Aaron Fenster, Ph.D., FCCPM
Director and Scientist, Imaging Research Laboratories
Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada

Michael L. Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri

Claudia Neuhauser, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Director of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology
University of Minnesota-Rochester,Minnesota

Catherine Verfaillie, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Leuvenin Belgium, Leuven

There has been an outstanding response for abstract submissions. A total of 193 young investigators from 11 different institutions will present posters for judging. The top three in each of six categories will be honored at the awards luncheon on Sunday, April 1. Categories include medical student, resident, clinical fellow, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, and senior researcher. 

Also participating in the poster session are the top award winners from the Rochester Regional Science Fair. Be sure to stop by and visit with these next-generation researchers.

Make plans to attend! Learn from and share with others as you explore diverse research efforts and how they translate to the clinical practice.

Register online for the YIRS event.

 

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