March 21, 2014

Expo highlights undergraduate scholarship

Written by: Katherine Shonesy
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expo 2014The seventh annual UAB Expo: An Exposition of Undergraduate Scholarship will showcase research and scholarly work by University of Alabama at Birmingham undergraduate students across all academic disciplines and departments.

The expo gives young researchers experience presenting their ideas in the format used by many academic conferences, and it provides a forum for students to discuss cutting-edge research and creative topics with faculty and the UAB community. In 2013, nearly 300 undergraduate presenters participated in the student-planned and -led event.

This year's expo will feature a keynote address by Michael Saag, Ph.D., professor of medicine and director of the Center for AIDS Research. He will present “What is Translational Research? HIV is a prime example.” A world-renowned expert in his field, Saag performs clinical, translational and outcomes research in the areas of HIV and HCV.

The 2014 poster and oral presentation sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 11, at the Campus Recreation Center, 1501 University Blvd. The keynote address will begin at 11 a.m. in Volker Hall, Lecture Room B, 1670 University Blvd., followed by the awards ceremony.

Event organizers are in need of volunteer judges from all academic backgrounds to judge both the poster and oral presentation sessions. Judges may be UAB staff, faculty or members of the community.

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