SURE BellTwo Surgery Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) students, mentored by UAB Department of Surgery faculty, recently won awards at the UAB Summer Expo in the live oral presentation category.

The UAB Expo celebrates excellence in research, creative activity, and scholarship by showcasing the academic endeavors of undergraduate students. This year, the summer expo was virtual and was held from July 25–29.

The awardees, their projects, and their mentors include:

Priya Aggarwal: “Effect of Macrophage Migration to Tumor-Draining Lymph Nodes in Melanoma”

Mentor: Ashley Holder, M.D.
Second Place 

Mei Lin Dye: “The Impact of Living in Areas of Persistent Poverty on Enhanced Recovery Program Adherence Among Colorectal Surgery Patients”

Mentor: Daniel Chu, M.D., FACS, FASCRS and research resident Burke Smith, M.D.
Third Place

The UAB Department of Surgery SURE program provides promising undergraduate students who are interested in a medical career with research experience and knowledge that increases their competitiveness for admission to medical school and encourages them to consider careers in academic medicine, particularly the field of surgery.

The SURE program is led by Program Co-Directors Karin Hardiman, M.D., Ph.D., and Rachael Lancaster, M.D., FACS.