The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences from the College of Health Sciences held their annual Research Day for their masters and PhD students at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership Auditorium (Westville campus) recently.
Professor Manormoney Pillay, Dr Onyemaechi Okpara Azu, and Professor Anil Chuturgoon each facilitated three oral and poster PowerPoint presentations. Students were given between two to eight minutes to present on their research dissertations or thesis. They had the opportunity to talk briefly about their research, share their research aims and methodology and their findings. After each student presented, the floor was then opened for questions or any further explanations.
After all of the presentations had been made the judges voted for the best oral abstract presentations, the best poster presentations and the most popular presenter. In the oral presentation category, the first place went to Duyilemi Ajonijebu. In second place was Preenan Pillay and third place went to Yvette Chetty. For the oral poster presentations, first place went to Samantha Anderson, second place went to Shanel Raghubeer and Pholisiwe Mbona took third place.
The most popular presenter (voted by the audience) was awarded to Ajonijebu who gave a very interesting presentation. From the time he began his presentation - titled “Interrupting alcohol and drug consumption- Good or Bad news?” - the audience was captivated, intrigued and left wanting to hear more about his research findings.
Every single student that presented on the day brought their “A game”. They spoke excellently, and all came well prepared and knew exactly what was expected of them. All the students from the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences represented their School well by showcasing that the College of Health Sciences is truly inspiring great researchers who are going to go out into their different fields to make a huge impact.