Each year, the University of Missouri provides a forum to highlight original research and educational innovations by undergraduate, medical, nursing and health professions students, as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees working with faculty in the schools of medicine, nursing, and health professions.

The 2017 Health Sciences Research Day was held Thursday, Nov. 9. Organized and sponsored by the MU School of Medicine Research Council, Health Sciences Research Day also partners with the MU School of Medicine, MU Sinclair School of Nursing and MU School of Health Professions.

This day-long symposium—filled with poster presentations—awards prizes to the three best presentations in each of several student categories. Special Deans’ Awards recognize the most outstanding research conducted by trainees from the schools of nursing, health professions and medicine. Academic title holders serve only in mentoring roles.

Here is a look at some of the 2017 award winners:

For a full list of award winners, including poster award winners, read the news release.