All students encouraged to share research at College Research Day; submit by Sept. 27

Arthur Kim, MD


  • Keynote speaker Arthur Kim, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Research presented by WSU Applebaum scholars of all levels and disciplines
  • $2,500 in student awards

The 18th annual Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Research Day will be held virtually, with a keynote lecture by Arthur Kim, MD, and student awards presented live on Zoom from 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. College Research Day offers the opportunity to showcase your work alongside WSU Applebaum scholars of all levels and disciplines.

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Keynote speaker: Arthur Kim, MD

Arthur Kim, MD, is the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Clinic in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at MGH and infectious diseases at MGH/Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Kim expresses a longstanding interest in those living with HCV, especially in special populations such as acute infection, prisoners, post-transplantation, and HIV co-infection. He currently is co-PI or co-investigator of NIH-funded studies examining the immunology and immunogenetics of HCV infection. Dr. Kim serves on the AASLD/IDSA committee that provides online guidance at

He focuses on HBV, HCV, and HIV/HCV co-infected patients and especially welcomes referrals of those suspected to have early or acute infection and/or with a history of drug use. Dr. Kim also has many years of experience with inpatient transplant infectious disease and outpatient travel advice.

Here's everything you need to know to get ready!

The research submission form is now open, with a deadline of Monday, Sept. 27. In lieu of posters and in-person presentations, PowerPoints with voiceover narration are required for each abstract submission to be considered for an award. Please review the information and timeline below now so you may properly prepare to participate.  

While all authors are encouraged to participate in creating the abstract and presentations outlined below, only the primary author should submit the online form. Faculty may not submit projects for their students. 

Please note: Due to university-wide budget restrictions, Faculty/Junior Faculty Research Recognition Awards will not be presented this year.

How to submit your research  

Before you begin, you may wish to review the rubric that will be used to judge student research. Awards will be given in the following categories:  

  • Health Sciences Master's and Doctoral Students 
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Master's and Doctoral Students 
  • PharmD Students 
  • Postdoctoral Scholars 
  • Undergraduate Students 

STEP 1: Compose your abstract

Your abstract should be a maximum of 300 words total and include the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Please compose and save your abstract in a document before you begin the research submission form. You will cut and paste it into the form in Step 3. 

STEP 2: Create a PowerPoint presentation with voiceover 

  1. Prepare a deck of 8-10 PowerPoint slides to present your research. These slides should reflect content you would normally include on a poster.
  2. Record voiceovers for each slide to explain your research just as you would in person. Keep your video to 5 minutes or less. Hint: If you need inspiration, view the 2020 College Research Day presentations.
  3. Save your presentation as a video file. Here is a helpful tutorial on how to record PPT voiceovers and save as a video file.
  4. Using the primary author's name, set your video file name to "LASTNAME, FIRST NAME_ KEYWORD" (example: Burnell, Jocelyn_ Astrophysics.mp4). NOTE: If you are submitting multiple research projects, please use a different keyword for each video file. 
  5. Upload your video to OneDrive or Google Drive. (We must be able to download your video, so please do not upload it to YouTube.)
  6. To get the URL of your video, locate the file in your OneDrive or Google Drive. Click "Share" and make sure that "anyone with the link" is selected. If we cannot access your video file, it will be omitted from your submission and your research team will not be eligible for an award. You will cut and paste this link into the form in Step 3. 

STEP 3 to be completed by PRIMARY AUTHORS ONLY: Submit your abstract and video presentation via the research submission form by Monday, Sept. 27.

The form will ask you to paste your 300-word abstract and provide a link to your presentation video. Each primary author may submit up to three separate research projects; please use a separate form for each submission. 

All attendees should register to attend. Zoom login credentials will be sent closer to the event to everyone who registers.

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What happens next 

Monday, Sept. 27: Deadline for primary authors to submit research abstracts and presentations via the research submission form

Friday, Oct. 1: The EACPHS Research Committee will receive abstracts and presentations from students.   

Oct. 4-8: The program will evaluate and score the projects based on an established rubric.  

Oct. 11-15: The top 5 projects in each category will be considered for awards. Representatives from departments and programs will be consulted as needed. Awards in the following categories will be determined:  

  • Health Sciences Master's and Doctoral Students 
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Master's and Doctoral Students 
  • PharmD Students 
  • Postdoctoral Scholars 
  • Undergraduate Students 

Monday, Oct. 18: A link to the abstract book and video presentations will be shared with the college.  

Wednesday, Oct. 20: Student research award winners will be announced during College Research Day live on Zoom. Register to attend now to get the Zoom link as Research Day approaches.

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Email and a member of the committee will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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