Winning research posters recognized

November 3, 2015
Paul Bernard

UF’s annual Graduate Student Research Day was held on October 27. The event, coordinated by the Graduate Student Advisory Council and the office of Graduate Professional Development within the Graduate School, showcases the research of graduate students. It also offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to share their contributions to UF’s research enterprise. The event was open to all graduate students, undergraduate students participating in research activities, postdoctoral fellows/associates, researchers and faculties.

In addition to a panel discussion with UF’s senior graduate students and a networking session, the highlight of the yearly event is the poster contest, which attracted more than 200 entries.

The posters are judged by a team of faculty, staff, community members and graduate students. Graduate and undergraduate students are judged in separate categories.

Research day poster winners

This year’s winning entries from the Graduate Student Category were:

• First Place: Ghadeer Dawwas, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (second from right)
• Second Place: Douglas M. Benion, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics (third from right)
• Third place: Mohamed Solayman, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research (third from left)

The winning poster from the Undergraduate Student Category was submitted by Alex Dang in the Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics. (second from left)

Also pictured are Rhonda S. Moraca, assistant dean for administration, (far left) and Emma Hyddmark, GSAC president (far right).

GSAC is a graduate student group made up of students from diverse backgrounds, in various colleges and stages of their graduate career that helps identify missing elements in graduate student training at UF. GSAC provides feedback and helps improve the existing professional development opportunities for graduate students.

For more information on Graduate Student Research Day and the Graduate Student Advisory Council visit:

To join GSAC, please visit: Any questions about membership and GSAC activities should be addressed to GSAC secretary Morgan S. Harding at

The 2015 Graduate Student Research Day was sponsored by the UF Graduate School, Office of Research, Office of the Provost, AGTC, Kerry Inc, Peterson & Smith, Espero Pharma and Banyan Biomarkers.

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