Last week the Pritzker School of Medicine held its springtime tradition, the 67th annual Senior Scientific Session, where fourth-year medical students present research projects they conducted alongside faculty during their clinical studies. The event was founded in 1946 by Dr. Leon Jacobson, a radiologist and cancer researcher who wanted to showcase the caliber of Pritzker graduates and the quality of their education.
This year ten students gave oral presentations on their research, from using neural stem cells as a treatment for brain tumors, to the developmental impact of children hearing spoken language early in life, to the origins of the myth that patients who leave the hospital against medical advice have to foot the hospital bill. The oral presentations were followed by a poster session featuring an additional 28 student projects. Presentations were judged by a panel of 17 faculty members, and 8 prizes were awarded for scientific excellence and exceptional scholarly work. You can find a complete list of the winners on the Pritzker website, along with an abstract booklet (PDF) featuring all of the research.