On Wednesday, March 12, more than 150 Meharry Medical College students participated in the 58th annual Student Research Day. The research centered on finding healthcare solutions for diseases impacting underserved populations. Specifically, students presented findings on a range of topics including, the impact salt intake has on heart health; the effectiveness of drugs for treating aggressive melanoma; and the disparities between men and women in regards to oral facial pain.
Hosted by the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Meharry Medical College, Student Research Day featured Goldie S. Byrd, Ph.D., a 1986 Meharry graduate, as the James A. Pulliam Memorial Lecture keynote speaker. Leah Banks, a 2015 Ph.D. candidate at Meharry, received the grand prize for best overall research for her presentation on olive oil and its protective effect against colon cancer.