Research Day 2017

Research Day 2017

The UF department of surgery’s Research Day 2017 will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Application and Submission Information

Research Day will have oral presentations submitted by faculty, house staff, post-doctoral fellows, staff and students. We will divide the accepted abstracts into ORAL PLENARY presentations (10 minutes) and QUICK-SHOT ORAL presentations (3 minutes).

The Morbidity/Mortality Conference, Grand Rounds (Lester Dragstedt Lecture) as well as the oral plenary and quick-shot oral presentations will continue to be held in the North Tower, Room 6120. Beginning at noon, the awards luncheon and What’s New in the Department presentations will be held in the Harrell Medical Education Building, first floor Learning Studio.


We will also be accepting submissions for abstracts. The best basic science and clinical/translational science presentations will be given $500 cash awards. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Abstracts are to be submitted electronically using the forms below to Ms. Angela Avery at

Department of Surgery 2017 Research Day Abstract Submission Form

Research Day Poster Template

Mentored Resident Research Award

This year, the department is pleased to announce the continuation of the Mentored Resident Research Award(s) for residents to participate in laboratory experiences with faculty who would otherwise not have the resources to support a lab resident. Awards made this year can be used in academic year 2017-2018, or 2018-2019, This means if you are planning on going into the lab next July 1, now is the time to seek funding for that experience. The award is open to faculty-resident teams and the deadline for submission is Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm. All applications must be submitted electronically electronically using the form below to Ms. Angela Avery at

Department of Surgery 2017 Mentored Resident Research Award Application

Lester Dragstedt Visiting Professor

Please mark your calendars and plan to participate. This year’s Lester Dragstedt Visiting Professor and keynote speaker will be:

Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Professor of Surgery and of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vice Chair for Research, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Director of Research, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Aortic Disease Research Laboratory
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Texas Heart Institute
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
CHI St. Luke’s Health
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Surgical Research

LECTURE TITLE: “From Menthe to Mentor: A Journey in Surgical Science”

As in the past, the day will begin with Dr. LeMaire’s Dragstedt lecture followed by abstract presentations from faculty, fellows, residents and staff.  We will then retire to the Harrell Medical Education Building for an outstanding lunch, awards and invited presentations from departmental research laboratories outlining their collaborative research efforts.