Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives

Logo for Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives event
  • What: Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives — the first-ever PREP-IMSD Symposium
  • Who: PREP and IMSD students from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, University of Chicago, Northwestern University and University of Michigan
  • When: May 20-21, 2016
  • Where: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives is a scientific conference organized by the students of the Mayo Graduate School Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) and Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), co-sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and Mayo Graduate School.


Friday, May 20, 2016
Time Topic
6-9 p.m. Reception and dinner
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time Topic
7-7:30 a.m. Breakfast
7-8 a.m. Poster setup
8-8:05 a.m. Welcome remarks
8:05-9:05 a.m. PREP alumni presentations
9:10-10:25 a.m. Poster presentations (session 1)
10:35-11:50 a.m. Oral presentations (session 1)
11:55 a.m.-1:25 p.m. Keynote lecture and lunch
1:30-2:50 p.m. Poster presentations (session 2)
2:55-4:10 p.m. Oral presentations (session 2)
4:15-5 p.m. Student development panel
5:05-6 p.m. Diversity discussion and leadership discussion for directors (Siebens 2-02)
6:05-6:35 p.m. Tours of Mayo Clinic
7-8:30 p.m. Dinner and awards

Poster requirements

  • Must be no larger than 4'x4'
  • Include department and institution where research was conducted

Oral presentations

  • 10 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions
  • Must be sent one week in advance to organizing committee at Mayo


May 17, 2016