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The 2016 UCSF Inquiry Symposium Highlights UCSF Trainees who are Making Discoveries and Creating Innovations

On May 4th, more than 200 attendees gathered in Millberry Union Gym for the 2016 Inquiry Symposium and Awards Ceremony.  The annual event showcased the broad array of work by students and residents from the UCSF schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing.

Co-sponsored by the UCSF Pathways to Discovery Program and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Inquiry Symposium is a key campus education event which showcases the scholarly accomplishments of learners from across all the UCSF schools.

“This day is the culmination of hard work around inquiry and discovery by the trainees themselves, their faculty mentors and advisors, and the leaders and support staff of the various programs, all demonstrating a commitment to each other.  In the end, anyone attending the event can really get a sense of how UCSF trainees will continue to make an impact on the world” - Chris Stewart, MD, Director of the Pathways Program.

This year, there were over 100 digital posters presented in various categories, including Global Health, Molecular Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science, Health and Society, and Health Professions Education.

Talmadge King Jr., MD, Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, presented the Dean’s Prize awards, noting that “both as a Dean and a physician-scientist, I value seeing the full spectrum of investigations, from the lab to the clinic and into population research.”

Also on hand were donors who serve an important role in funding and supporting research for UCSF learners. For example, Pathways to Discovery Award Winner Julia Selezneva’s research on teenage pregnancy in Bolivia was supported by the Diane Sklar Global Health Initiative Fund for Maternal-Child Health. Donors Dr. Diane Sklar and her husband, Mr. Wayne Gilbert were in attendance. “I can’t tell you how much it means to us for having the opportunity to meet people like Julia,” Mr. Gilbert said. “It makes me so proud,” added Dr. Sklar.

View the complete list of award winners and poster submissions here.

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