The Graduate School hosted its 3MT Semifinals Thursday, October 31, at the Hill Student Center. There were 27 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 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, November 1, in the Hill Student Center Alumni Theater. Third place 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: Bre` Minniefield, Ph.D. trainee in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics. The title of her talk was The medication doesn’t work.

2nd place: Shameka Rodgers, Ph.D. trainee in Nursing. The title of her talk was Harry Potter and the child with poor sleep quality.

3rd place: Saleh Alhirsan, Ph.D. trainee in Rehabilitation Science. The title of his talk was Exercise through gaming experience.

Session 2

1st place: Ayushe Sharma, Ph.D. trainee inBehavioral Neuroscience. The title of her talk was Imaging epilepsy: Brains on fire.

2nd place: Christina Glenn, Dr.PH. trainee in Biostatistics. The title of her talk was Ending the wait time to mental health services.

3rd place: Grace Elizabeth Salzer, Ph.D. trainee in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics. The title of her talk was Peculiar channels in your heart are plotting to kill you.

3rd place: William Wagner, Ph.D. trainee in Lifespan Developmental Psychology. The title of his talk was Evolution in traditional notions of emotion.

Session 3

1st place: Katherine Sims Thompson, DNP trainee in Nursing. The title of her talk was Movie magic: Changing the patient's perception.

2nd place: Sangeeta Nair, Ph.D. trainee in Behavioral Neuroscience. The title of her talk was Seeing the whole picture: Advancements in human brain imaging.

3rd place: Casie Morgan, Ph.D. trainee in Medical-Clinical Psychology. The title of her talk was Your friendly neighborhood superkid.


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