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Student Research Forum


The Student Research Forum (SRF) exists to serve the students at the University of Kansas Medical Center, to advance their research and to bolster their professional development. The forum provides a public stage for the presentation, assessment and discussion of their scientific investigations as well an opportunity to recognize and award exceptional research efforts. The forum will provide exposure to talks from world-class researchers and promote interdisciplinary collaboration between fields, departments, professional schools and universities to foster high-quality, innovative research that will transform our present scientific understanding and ultimately improve the lives of people in the state of Kansas and throughout the world.

Each year the Graduate Student Council sponsors the Student Research Forum. A virtual multi-day interactive event, the 2021 SRF will be held on April 6, 2021 - April 9, 2021. It will showcase research conducted by students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professionals. In addition to the student presentations, the SRF features a banquet (April 9, 2021) and the extremely popular A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture scheduled on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 3 p.m. focused on the professional development of attendees.

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture will feature, Dr. Randy Schekman.

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A.L. ChapmanA.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture

The A.L. Chapman Lecture series was created in honor of A.L. Chapman, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Emeritus.

Dr. Randy Schekman

Dr. Randy Schekman

Dr. Randy Schekman will be the Keynote Speaker of this year's Student Research Forum (SRF). A Nobel Laureate, he received the prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2013 for his work on cell membrane trafficking. Dr. Schekman is a Howard Hughes Institute Investigator and a Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as well as the founding Editor-in-Chief of eLife. Dr. Schekman will give his Keynote Address on April 8th, 2021 at 3 PM CT.

The honorary speaker for the 2022 A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture will be announced after the 2021 Forum. 

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