Moses Gunn Research Conference

The Moses Gunn Research Conference is an annual conference held by the Department of Surgery to showcase the cutting edge research being conducted by faculty members and trainees throughout the department.

Dr. Ton Wang presenting at Moses Gunn 2019
Moses Gunn Conference at North Campus Research Complex
Moses Gunn Conference Posters

Abstract Submissions

Submissions must be from the Department of Surgery, which includes the Sections of General, Oral & Maxillofacial, Pediatric, Plastic, Thoracic, Transplant, Vascular and the Division of Anatomical Sciences. All submissions for review will be considered for oral presentation or poster display.

Guidelines & Requirements

  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Margins: 1 inch
  • Font: Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype or Georgia
  • Title: Font Size 14, Bold, Centered (Do Not Use All Caps)
  • Authors: Font Size 11, Centered
    • First initial(s) Last Name, Degree (w/o periods), separated by a semi-colon
  • Body: Font Size 12, Block Style, Right and Left Justified
    • Do not indent paragraphs
    • No tabs needed (except for tables/graphics)
  • Organization: The information within the body should contain the following:
    • Objective: statement of purpose of the study, unless stated in the title
    • Methods: description of methods, if pertinent
    • Results: summarizing in sufficient detail to support the conclusion(s)
    • Conclusion: It is not satisfactory to state the results will be discussed
    • Each abstract is limited to one page, including graphs & figures.
    • Example Abstract
  • Notification of Results: Bottom of the page: Name, Section, University address & box number, unique name, University telephone & pager of person to notify and credit in the booklet. Also list faculty mentor (if appropriate) as shown in example.
  • Number of Abstracts: Each individual is permitted to submit 3 distinct abstracts.


Awards are given to highlight exceptional medical student, resident, and fellow researchers who have produced exceptional research accomplishments throughout the year. Recipients of the awards will give a presentation at the Moses Gunn Research Conference to demonstrate their work. A nomination packet needs to be submitted for trainees to be considered for these awards.

Nomination Packet Requirements

  • Nominating letter
  • Support letter(s) from Surgery faculty
  • Curriculum Vitae of nominee
  • List of relevant publications- include the PubMed ID number. If publication is not available in PubMed, send as a .pdf file

Past Award Winners

32nd Annual Moses Gunn Research Conference: March 2020

  • James W. Crudup Award: Jay Lee, MD
  • Young Investigator Award: Frank Davis, MD
  • Student Research Award: Jeremy Lynn, BS 

31th Annual Moses Gunn Research Conference: May 2019

  • James W. Crudup Award: Kavitha Ranganathan, MD
  • Young Investigator Award: Kyle Sheetz, MD
  • Student Research Award: Charles Hwan

30th Annual Moses Gunn Research Conference: May 2018

  • James W. Crudup Award: Heather Schofield, BS
  • Young Investigator Award: Andrew Ibrahim, MD, MS
  • Student Research Award: Shailesh Agarwal, MD

29th Annual Moses Gunn Research Conference: May 2017

  • James W. Crudup Award: Farokh Demehri, MD
  • Young Investigator Award: Kavitha Ranganathan, MD
  • Student Research Award: Shawn Loder, BS