2021 Medical Student Research Day

In support of medical student research and creative scholarship, our 4th annual Medical Student Research Day (MSRD) will be held on July 16, 2021 to recognize the research accomplishments of our students and their faculty mentors. MSRD is an annual event that celebrates student research accomplishments and provides students with an opportunity to present their research to fellow peers and faculty.

To comply with state and federal social distancing guidelines during the pandemic, last year’s event was conducted virtually using online presentation methods. This year we are organizing an event that that will include in-person oral presentations and a keynote address. Our office is committed to celebrating student research and creative scholarship achievements and are excited to continue with our annual tradition by offering students the opportunity to present their research endeavors.

Any Burrell medical student engaged in research and creative scholarship is eligible and is encouraged to participate. Oral presentations will be judged, and winners will be recognized during an awards ceremony. Although, any Burrell medical student can participate in MSRD, judging will be reserved for presentations on research projects that were conducted through the Summer Research Experience.

Key Dates/Deadlines:

  • June 1, 2021 – Abstract submission opens
  • July 8, 2021 – Abstract submission deadline
  • July 16, 2021 – Medical Student Research Day


We are pleased to announce that awards in the amount of $250 each will be presented for outstanding research. Eligibility is limited to students who were admitted and fully participated in the Summer Research Experience.


Presentations will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of the abstract (abstracts must be written by students)
  • Content of presentation
  • Organization of content
  • Delivery and clarity of presentation
  • Depth of knowledge of student presenters
  • Ability to respond to questions

Questions should be directed to the MSRD Chair:

Steven J. Ontiveros, MBA, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Director of Student Research, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Direct Office: (575) 674-2331
Direct Email: sjontiveros@burrell.edu
Research Office: (575) 674-2338
Research Office Email: research@bcomnm.org