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School of Medicine PhD students shine at UCI Grand Slam

Posted: 2024-03-26

Source: UCI Graduate Division
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The top three finalists of the 2024 UCI Grad Slam celebrate their achievements. From left: May Hui (3rd place), Onwodi Ifejeoku (1st place) and Nnaoma Agwu, from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering (2nd place).

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Onwodi Ifejeokwu (Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Acharya Lab) and May Hui (Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Beier Lab), PhD students in the School of Medicine, took first and third place respectively at this year's UCI Grad Slam competition. Onwodi won with her presentation, "Kill the cancer; Spare the brain!", while May impressed the judges with "Flipping the Switch on Chronic Pain."

UCI Grad Slam showcases the best three-minute research presentations by graduate scholars across all disciplines. This prestigious win not only highlights the exceptional research being conducted by our students but also their remarkable communication and presentation skills. 

Learn more and watch the 2024 UCI Grad Slam here