Students Present Research at National Conference 

Two medical students presented their research at the 2017 Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum, held in Orlando, Florida.  Samantha Karlin presented her work entitled “Bardet-Biedl syndrome due to a pathogenic mutation on CEP290 and an unreported TTC8 variant.”  Jacob Grodsky presented work entitled “Utility of Electron Microscopy in Kidney Transplant Biopsies.”  Travel to the conference was supported by the Department of Pediatrics with assistance from the Office of Medical Student Research within the Office of Student Affairs. 

Medical students can receive travel support to present their research at a conference by applying through the Student Affairs Office (on the Awards and Honors section).  The department the student worked in must match the funding.  

General information and policies are available for travel: 

 The application forms are available:  

Dr. Paula Gregory (, Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research, or Melanie Brown ( can answer questions students may have about the Travel Funding program.