A big night for some students at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University as lots of hard work was recognized during the Graduate Research Awards Banquet.
Part of the evening was dedicated to the 3 Minute Thesis Finals competition, where 6 PhD candidates shared their research in a timed, concise, “elevator pitch” type presentation.
3 Minute Thesis was first held at the University of Queensland in 2008. It celebrates exciting research being conducted by PhD candidates, and in ten years, the concept has spread worldwide.
Congratulations to 2nd Place winner, Mohammed Ibrahim, whose research in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology (IMC as a Culprit of Colitis Associated Cancer) studied the connection between colitis and cancer. He won $500.
First place honors and a $1,000 check went to Grace Fox, whose research in Neuroscience studied the effects of different brain chemicals on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Putting the Brakes on PTSD).
The People’s Choice prize was selected by all members of the audience. Khaled Elmasry won $250 for his presentation, New Target for Prevention of Diabetic Eye Complications.