Research was once again at the forefront of St. George’s University this spring, as it hosted the 20th SGU Research Day and Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day at Open and Upper Modica Hall on March 18. This year’s event had something for everyone—providing ample opportunity to learn about research being conducted in all four Schools.
Faculty, staff, students, and other participants attended one of four concurrent sessions before the plenary presentation was delivered virtually by Dr. Peter Hotez, world renown scientist, pediatrician, global advocate, and leader in the field of vaccine development.
Of the faculty and student presentations showcased, 72 were posters and 70 were oral presentations, along with two symposia. A panel of judges from SGU and outside of the University reviewed the presentations and chose winners for each category based on originality, scientific merit, and level of involvement.
The complete list of winners can be seen below. The campus-based Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) presented each with a plaque on March 24.
Best Faculty Oral Presentations
- Satesh Bidaisee – SOM
- David Marancik – SVM
Best Student Oral Presentations
- Hailey Bauer – SOM
- Emily Meade – SVM
- Shenel Sampson – SAS
Best Faculty Poster Presentations
- Makeda Matthew-Bernard – SOM
- Firdous Khan – SVM
Best Student Poster Presentations
- Tavsimran Luthra – SOM
- Dinielle White – SVM
Best Department of Educational Services Presentation: Todd McKay
Best WINDREF Presentation: Nikita Cudjoe
– Ray-Donna Peters