MUSC Research Day

Each year, on the first Friday in November, MUSC holds its annual Perry V. Halushka Research Day (RD). This year, Research Day will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020

This year there will be some major changes to the format of Research Day in response to COVID-19.

  • Abstract submission (word document) will be through RedCap as in previous years.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is September 4th 2020 @ 11:59PM
  • In addition we require each presenter to also submit an ‘abstract pitch’
  • The abstract pitch is a 2 minute recorded video (using Panopto) to be uploaded in the Research Day Harbor website
  • The abstract pitch which will be due October 2nd 2020 @ 6:00PM.
  • The abstract and pre-recorded ‘pitch’ will be judged by faculty.
  • The top six in each category will be selected to present live on Research Day.
  • Each presenter will be notified of their status (selected/not selected) by October 18th.
  • All selected poster and oral presentations will be presented live as a virtual event on Research Day (November 6, 2020) via webex to determine 1st and 2nd place winners in each session.

RD is run like a major meeting and gives presenters a chance to practice delivering oral or poster presentations in a “safe” environment. MUSC RD is open to all undergraduates (high school, college), students in all six colleges, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents, as well as staff scientists and research specialists who performed research in the year leading up to RD. The number of presentations has increased steadily to over 200 each year, divided into sessions for undergraduates, clinical-professional-masters, PhD, postdoc-resident-fellow, as well as staff scientists and research specialists. Teams of faculty judges award points according to scientific content, clarity and quality of delivery, and question handling, and the first and second place winners in each subdivision receive significant prizes ($500 and $200, respectively).

RD is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills and receive constructive criticism. Awards are also given in special categories including Interprofessional Research, Innovation, Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Center on Aging, Health Humanities and Sigma Xi. RD also functions as a showcase for the wealth of research being conducted at MUSC and is the day the University truly celebrates its research mission.

The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59 PM, Friday, September 4, 2020.