The Graduate School hosted its 3MT Semifinals Tuesday, October 9, at the Hill Student Center. There were 26 semifinalists and 10 of those will advance to the 3MT Finals next week for one last chance to win $1,000 and a spot in the Regional Competition.

Watch the finals October 16 in the Hill Student Center. Masters @ 9:30 a.m.; Doctoral @ 3:00 p.m.Hosted by UAB Graduate School and developed by The University of Queensland, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Ph.D. students. The exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The Finals will be Tuesday, October 16, in the Hill Student Center Alumni Theater. The Master’s Competition is 9:30-10:30 a.m. and the Ph.D. Finals is 3 to 5 p.m. Third place for both is a People’s Choice, so please come out, listen to the presenters and then vote for your favorite!

The Graduate School would like to thank all of our student participants, as well as those who volunteered their time to judge the competition.

Session 1

1st Place: Kristin Olson, MD/Ph.D. trainee in Biostatistics. The title of her talk was Predicting chlamydia reinfection: A mathematical approach.

2nd Place: Michael Schultz, Ph.D. trainee in Immunology. The title of his talk was Killing a nasty blood sucker by blocking its metabolism.

3rd Place: Oluwabunmi Dada, Ph.D. trainee in Environmental Health Sciences. The title of her talk was Electronic cigarette: A solution to tobacco smoking or an emerging public health crisis?

Session 2

1st Place: Yue Zhang, Ph.D. trainee in Behavioral Neuroscience. The title of her talk was The brain that forgot its arm.

2nd Place: Lisa Antoine, Ph.D. trainee in Interdisciplinary Engineering. The title of her talk was Location is everything.

2nd Place: Jamelle Brown, Ph.D. trainee in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine. The title of his talk was The Little Engine that Could ... help us understand heart disease.

2nd Place: Makenzie Callahan, Ph.D. trainee in Nutrition Sciences. The title of her talk was Food insecurity: Not all perceptions are equal.

Session 3

1st Place: Becky Hauser, Ph.D. trainee in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics. The title of her talk was Epilepsy: Back on track.

2nd Place: Daniel Kuhman, Ph.D. trainee in Rehabilitation Science. The title of his talk was Motor Flexibility: The ability to adopt task-appropriate gait strategies.

3rd Place: Jack Schoelz, Ph.D. trainee in Biology. The title of his talk was The blob revisited (feat. Heterochromatin Protein 1).

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