This year at the Western Medical Research Forum held in Carmel, California, 25 Loma Linda University School of Medicine students presented on their research activities. Jonathan Pham, mentored by Roger Tomihama, MD, in radiology, won the Edwin E. Osgood Award for the top abstract out of 506 submissions.
Another award winner, Katie Choi, received a travel award from the Western Association of Physicians and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation for her work on “Analysis of Differential Enigma Gene Expression in Thyroid Cancer vs. Benign Nodules.”
The most active mentors were Subhas Gupta, MD, who mentored seven presentations from plastic surgery, and Amy C. Hayton ’04, who mentored five presentations from medicine. Five LLU students also presented their work in a special poster session that provided lively interaction. The School of Medicine is most grateful to these mentors who ensure that students experience the process of scientific discovery and learn how to communicate those discoveries with other physicians and colleagues.