Student research events

21 May 2021

MD Student Research Info Night (Report)

21July 2022,Translational Research Institute

A joint initiative of the University of Queensland Medical Society and the Ochsner Medical Student Association, the inaugural MD Research Info Night was held on the 21st of July at the Translational Research Institute. This student-organised event was aimed at Phase 1 students interested in pursuing research during their medical degree. Featured speakers included Associate Professor Victoria Atkinson and Professor Di Eley, as well as medical students Benjamin Cai and Hayley Reed. The event was well attended, with over 70 Year 1 & 2 students in the audience.

If you have any feedback or would like to participate in future events, please contact Cody Frear (research@uqms.org) or Rachel Ng (r.m.ng@uq.net.au).

UQ Medical Student Lab Rounds: 2022

What is it?

This is an opportunity for students in 1st and 2nd year medicine to observe several research laboratories. It is voluntary (not graded) and involves students rotating through 3 different laboratories spending 3 hours (min) in each laboratory. The laboratories are located at either TRI or Herston during Semester 2, 2022. These Lab Rounds are not associated with the 2nd year research elective, an MPhil or a PhD.

Lab Rounds program is ideal for making future research contacts and deciding whether research is right for you. Most laboratories will be wet lab, but some dry lab or clinical research may be available. Students will be paired for rotating through the labs.

What will you do in the lab?

Activities include observing experiments within the lab, attending lab meetings, journal clubs, meeting or interviewing the laboratory head, etc.  The timing and exact nature of these activities is negotiated between the lab and the student.

When will this occur?

The research immersion will start on 8th Aug 2022 and run over 9 weeks within Semester 2. 

  • Rotation 1: 8 Aug to 26 Aug 2022
  • Rotation 2: 29 Aug to 16 Sep 2022
  • Rotation 3: 19 Sep to 7 Oct 2022

Students who complete all 3 lab rotations will receive a certificate of completion from the Faculty of Medicine.

How do I apply?

Apply by email to Assoc. Prof. Graham Leggatt g.leggatt@uq.edu.au by sending:

  •  your CV,
  • MD year,
  • preference for southside or northside research labs, and
  • a short paragraph on your research interests by Monday 18 July. 

Successful applicants will be sent their Lab Rounds schedule and laboratory head’s contact details. Any questions should be directed to Assoc. Prof. Leggatt.


Australian and New Zealand Society of Immunology
The Inaugural Clinical Translational School 2022

  • Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, 16-18th September, 2022
  • EOI due: 9th June 2022

For more information and registration, CLICK HERE


Genomics in Practice Seminar hosted by the Genomic Institute

  • 14th June 2022, 4:00pm – 5:30pm AEST

This online seminar will focus on the clinical translation of genomics in nephrology practice.

Register via Eventbrite to receive the Microsoft Teams link.

Genomics in Practice Seminar


QIMR Berghofer 
Student Research Open Afternoon

Wednesday 18th of May 2022  4:30pm – 6:00pm

The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) invites all medical students with an interest in research to learn about student opportunities, visit labs and talk to our researchers. 
Find out how you can accomplish excellence in medical research in the fields of Cancer Research, Infection and Inflammation, Mental Health & Neuroscience and Population Health by attending the QIMR Berghofer Student Open Afternoon.  Click the link for more information.



The recordings from this event are now available online here

Queensland Clinical Sciences Symposium – Life as a Clinician-Scientist

Queensland Clinical Sciences Symposium

 


World Health Day, Thursday 7 April

Join experts from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences as they discuss the health impacts of climate change.
Our planet, our health: climate change as an urgent health priority
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Registration is FREE

You’ll hear some of Australia’s most eminent health and medical researchers in conversation about:

  • Why climate change is an immediate threat to the health of Australians
  • How the health and medical research sector can make a difference
  • Why collaboration with First Nations communities and experts is essential to inform Australia’s path forward.
     

Student Research Networking Evening

Mater Research Student Experience Event:

  • Date and time: Wednesday, 25 August 2021  6pm - 7pm
  • See Flyer for all details.

Places still available - New Deadline: 16 July 2021
Email: A/Prof. Graham Leggatt (g.leggatt@uq.edu.au)
2021 Research Lab Rounds - A Flexible Introduction to Laboratory Research

What is it? 
Research Lab Rounds is an opportunity for students in MD1 and MD2 to observe research in action at several research laboratories.

Research Lab Rounds is not a course, it is not graded and is not connected in any way to the semester 2 research elective, or extra-curricular MD research, or the MPhil or PhD programs. They are intended to give students a flexible taste of research on a purely voluntary participation basis. Students will rotate in pairs through 3 different laboratories with 3 activities in each laboratory, located at either TRI or Herston, during Semester 2, 2021.

Research Lab Rounds is ideal for making future research contacts and deciding whether research is right for you. Most laboratories will be wet lab, but some dry lab or clinical research may be available. Students will be paired for rotation through the labs.

When do they happen?
Research Lab Rounds will start on Monday 9 August 2021 and run over 9 weeks within Semester 2. 

  • Round 1: 9 - 27 August 2021
  • Round 2: 30 August – 17 September 2021
  • Round 3: 20 September – 8 October 2021

Students who complete all the rounds will receive a certificate of completion. 
How to get involved: Apply by email to A/Prof Graham Leggatt (g.leggatt@uq.edu.au) by sending your CV, year level, preference for southside/northside research labs and a short paragraph on your research interests before Friday 16 July 2021.


18th Annual Ochsner Research Day

All lectures will be presented virtually via Zoom. May 27 2021. View agenda.


QIMR Berghofer Student Open Afternoon

Find out how you can accomplish excellence in medical research in the fields of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders by attending the QIMR Berghofer Student Open Afternoon. Thursday 3 June 2021 4.30-6pm. RSVP online.


Herston Health Precinct Symposium 2021

6-10 September 2021, Education Centre, RBWH

Call for abstracts: The 2021 Organising Committee is currently calling for abstract submissions from RBWH Researchers and Herston Partner Organisations.

Student submission are welcome. Submissions close 16 June 2021.

All details are here: https://www.judgify.me/hhps2021


Abstract call-out for prestigious PAH awards

UQ researchers are invited to submit an abstract for the 2021 Princess Alexandra Hospital Health Symposium Research Excellence Awards.

The awards – which recognise next generation discoveries in the clinical space – will return to the symposium program, held from 24-27 August at the Translational Research Institute, PAH campus. View application and event details.


Academy of Medicine Research Day – Call for Abstracts 

You are invited to submit an abstract for the Academy of Medicine Research Day, which aims to showcase a broad range of researchers making world class medical discoveries.  View application and event details.

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