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Each year the Annual Medical and Graduate Students & Residents Research Symposium presents medical research in a variety of fields. The 2021 symposium was even more competitive than before due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, which limited the number of abstracts accepted.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract to the symposium. With that said, we have identified the winners of the best poster and oral presentations. These presenters were judged by a collection of FIU HWCOM faculty and staff members to indicate which groups had the best overall presentations

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Congratulations to our 2021 presentation winners!

Best Oral Presentation

Authors: Sidney Barrau, Shifa Akhtar, Frances de la Camara, Pura Rodriguez, MPH, Grettel Castro, MPH, and Juan M. Lozano, MD, MSc
Title: “Effect of risk factors on the development of surgical site infection in adult colectomy patients”

Best Poster Presentation

Authors: Hyunjean Kim, Yingxin He, Ryan Pham, Gira Ravelo, PhD, Patria Rojas, PhD, Pura Rodriguez, MPH, Grettel Castro, MPH, Noél Barengo, MD, PhD, MPH, Juan Acuna, MD, and Elena Cyrus, PhD
Title: “Analyzing the Association between Depression and High-risk Sexual Behavior among Adult Latina Immigrant Farm Workers in Miami-Dade County”