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UofSC SOMG 3rd Annual Student Research Symposium Award Winners

This year's Student Research Symposium featured over 90 rising M2 medical students at the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville who presented their research efforts from the spring and summer. The following students received awards for their poster presentations. You can find all participating students research posters on the 2021 Research Symposium Page.

2021 Peabody Award of Excellence:

  • Winner: Elias Wheibe [Mentor: Dr Jennifer Grier, BMS]
  • Finalists:
    • Chloe Caudell [Mentor: Dr Jennifer Trilk, BMS]
    • Avery Funkhouser [Mentor: Dr. Anna Blenda, BMS]
    • Cameron Keramati [Mentor: Dr. Lesley Temesvari, Cemson EPIC]

Best Overall Oral Presentation:

  • Shannon Smith [Mentor:Dr. Jennifer Trilk, BMS]

Audience Engagement Award:

  • Elias Wheibe [Mentor: Dr Jennifer Grier, BMS]

Most Outstanding Poster Presentation Award Winners:

  • Joshua Jenkins [Mentor: Dr. William Bolton, Surgery]
  • Patrick Smith [Mentor: Anikey Saha, Pediatrics]
  • Hunter Owen [Mentor: Dr. Lauren Fowler, BMS]
  • Madisen Faulkner [Mentor: Dr. Lauren Fowler, BMS]

Patient Impact Award for Project Most Likely to Have a Positive Impact on Patients:

  • Zachary Jasper [Mentor: Dr. Brooks McPhail & Dr. Jennifer Grier, BMS]
    • Honorable Mention: Erin Carriker [Dr. Meenu Jindal, Medicine]
    • Honorable Mention: Jackson Hartley [Dr. Meredith Eicken, Medicine]

Most Creative Poster Title:

  • Kip Callahan and Aaron Dunn [Mentor: Dr. Lauren Fowler, BMS]
    • Honorable Mention: Hunter Owen [Mentor: Dr. Lauren Fowler, BMS]

Most Visually Appealing Poster:

  • Tori Grice [Mentor: Smitty Heavner-Sullivan, Medicine]
    • Honorable Mention: Haley Meltzer [Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Grier, BMS]

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