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Annual Research Day


In 1983, the University and Erlanger sponsored the first interdepartmental event to highlight research activities at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga: Resident Research Day. Residents were provided the opportunity to present research papers or scholarly case reports to other residents, faculty, and hospital staff. Plaques and cash awards were given in categories including Best Research Paper and Best Case Report. This event has been conducted annually since 1983 and, in 1998, was expanded to an entire week and included a poster exhibit as well as final oral presentations and awards. In 2004, the event was expanded to include a poster from one of our medical students rotating from Memphis. The Annual Research Day Awards are named in honor of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga's first Associate Dean, Robert C. Coddington, MD. This endeavor has encouraged and fostered research efforts to expand research on our campus, particularly clinical research. 

Giuseppe Pizzorno, PhD, PharmD, was recruited to the Chattanooga Campus and named the first Associate Dean for Research in May 2018.

We had planned to conduct the 2020 Annual Research Day presentations on April 24, 2020; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made to cancel the event.  We will post information, including a timeline and guidelines for submission, as soon as we are able about rescheduling and sponsoring this event during 2020-2021.  The event may possibly be offered virtually via Zoom or similar technology.

It is our hope that each when we resume Research Day presentations, each Department will select two of its best research projects (not case report reviews) for oral presentation.  We may include two medical students who can present their research work.

Thank you for your patience as we determine when we can proceed.

Last Published: Apr 16, 2021