Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives

Logo for Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives event

What: Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives — a PREP-IMSD symposium

Who: PREP and IMSD students from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, University of Chicago, Northwestern University and University of Michigan

When: May 11-12, 2018

Where: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Scientific Innovation Through Diverse Perspectives is a scientific conference organized by the students of the Mayo Clinic 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 Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Tentative schedule

Friday, May 11, 2018
Time Topic
6-9 p.m. Reception and dinner
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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 feet by 4 feet
  • Include department and institution where research was conducted

Oral presentations

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


  1. Naima A. Yusuf, Cori E. Fain, Sarah A. Castro and Cheryl A. Dornink
    1. Email:
Nov. 16, 2017