MSRJ Elective Ping-Pong Tournament

Each spring the MSRJ organizes an elective for students interested in learning how to critically evaluate research. As a part of the elective we invite guest speakers to speak to us about the importance of research and have interactive sessions on how to act as peer reviewers for articles submitted to our journal. To raise awareness of the upcoming elective and promote interest in our journal, the MSRJ hosted a ping-pong tournament/pizza party in both the East Lansing and Grand Rapids Campus.  The winner in Grand Rapids was Cory Messingschlager and the winner in East Lansing was former MSU tennis star Christian Roehmer. Both guys won a $25 gift card to Starbucks, an official ping-pong trophy, and most importantly bragging rights.

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Pediatric Research Day

MSRJ editors and staff recently attended the Pediatrics Research Day in East Lansing, Michigan on March 19, 2014. This event was sponsored by Michigan State University Department of Pediatrics and Human Development and the Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Peds Research Day 2

There were 60 poster presentations and 6 oral presentations by undergraduates, medical students, and pediatric residents during the event. Included in these poster presentations was one by our very own senior editors, Kailyne Van Stavern and Michelle Dwyer along with several of their colleagues. Their faculty advisor, Jonathon Gold, M.D., is also a faculty reviewer for the Medical Student Research Journal. They presented their research regarding screen time in pediatric patients and how it relates to their development, an important topic in this day’s technological world. This poster won one of five “Poster of Distinction” awards out of all the present undergraduates, medical students, and residents. We at the MSRJ are very proud of our staff members for this honor and their continual dedication to research.

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MSRJ Contest

Medical Student Research Journal Submission Contest

We at the MSRJ want to encourage student publications, so we’ve decided to organize a contest for a cash reward! We are pleased to announce the introduction of the MSRJ Submission Contest! $300 goes to the winner of each of four categories: Best Case Report, Best Reflection, Best Original Research or Brief Report, and Best Review to be submitted for possible publication. We will be voting for the best manuscript submitted in each of these categories. Submissions are due by October 1st, 2013 and you can learn more about the contest rules and guidelines here.


 MSRJ Contest Flyer - 6-4-13