Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum

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Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF)

Saturday, March 5, 2022

The Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF) provides medical and graduate students as well as other health professional students the opportunity to present their original biomedical research in either an oral or poster format. 

Sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Creighton University (CU), the forum offers an excellent opportunity for participants to receive critical reviews and recognition of their research from their peers and established scientists.

Financial awards are given in various categories.

Over the past 52 years, MSBRF has grown into an important assembly of young scientists. Last year, over 100 students from Midwest medical schools presented their research virtually due to COVID-19. We are excited to be back live this year!


Joining the Forum

To be eligible to participate in the Forum, you must currently be either: 

You may submit only ONE abstract — either as an oral or a poster presentation. Read the Abstract Submission Guidelines »

You will need to submit a faculty/advisor approval form along with your abstract. Download faculty/advisor approval form »

 


Registration and Abstract Submission Process

  1. REGISTER ONLINE

    • The registration fee to join the Forum is $90. This fee includes continental breakfast and lunch for the presenter.

    • Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to submit your abstract and faculty approval form.

      REGISTER NOW

      UNMC Students: We are NOT able to accept payment using GRANT cost centers (those starting with 34, 35, or 36).

  2. SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT AND FACULTY APPROVAL FORM

    Remember, you will receive the link to submit your abstract and faculty approval form in your registration confirmation email and you must strictly comply with the abstract submission guidelines. Failure to comply with the guidelines will result in the rejection of your abstract.

    The title of your file must include the following information:

    • Category: OP - Oral Presentation or PP - Poster Presentation
    • Student Classification: Dental, Graduate, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Other
    • Author's Last Name
    • Author's First Name
    • Abstract or Approval

     File name examples:

    • John Smith, a veterinary student, submitting an oral presentation abstract:
      OP_Veterinary_Smith_John_Abstract.docx

    • Jane Johnson, a medical student, submitting a poster presentation abstract:
      PP_Medical_Johnson_Jane_Abstract.docx

    • Joseph Jones, a dental student, submitting faculty approval form for an oral presentation:
      OP_Dental_Jones_Joseph_Approval.pdf

 

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is Monday, December 20, 2021.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The registration fee for an abstract that is not accepted will be refunded. No other refunds will be processed. If for any reason, you will not be able to present at the Forum, you must provide written notification, with the consent of your advisor, no later than Friday, February 18, 2022.


Location

The Harper Center @ Creighton University
Mike & Josie Harper Center

Creighton University
602 N 20th Street, Omaha, NE

For More Information

Contact
Whitney Van Arsdall
Telephone: 402-559-4124
Email: whitney.vanarsdall@unmc.edu

 


MSBRF Committee

The MSBRF Committee is composed of students, faculty, and staff of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Creighton University (CU).

MSBRF Committee Advisors Administrative Contact

David Doss (CU)
Linda Huynh (UNMC)
Anna Kosmach (UNMC)
Pashayar Lookian (UNMC)
Justin Rudd (CU)
Jake Son (UNMC)
Samantha Stoupa (CU)

Joe Knezetic, PhD (CU)
Charles Kuszynski, PhD (UNMC)

Colin Dworak (CU)
Whitney Van Arsdall (UNMC)

 


 

Award Categories

  ORAL PRESENTATION 

  Medical/Professional Student Graduate Student
1st Place $500 cash + Plaque $500 cash + Plaque
2nd Place $250 cash + Plaque $250 cash + Plaque
3rd Place $100 cash + Certificate $100 cash + Certificate
Sigma Xi Awards of Merit $50 cash + Certificate $50 cash + Certificate

 

 POSTER PRESENTATION  

  Medical/Professional Student Graduate Student
1st Place $500 cash + Plaque $500 cash + Plaque
2nd Place $250 cash + Plaque $250 cash + Plaque
3rd Place $100 cash + Certificate $100 cash + Certificate
Sigma Xi Awards of Merit $50 cash + Certificate $50 cash + Certificate