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Student Research Award Program

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine’s (formerly AACC) Student Research Awards contest held at the the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) Annual Scientific Meeting is for students and post-doctoral fellows who are presenting authors of accepted abstracts for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Students' abstracts are judged prior to the meeting, and the individuals who receive the top four ranked abstracts are invited to compete in the Student Oral Presentation Contest. Judges evaluate the oral presentations on scientific quality as well as the organization and quality of the presentation and accompanying slides.

The remaining students compete in the Student Poster Competition in which judges evaluate each poster on scientific quality, clarity of display, and presentation style.

View the past winners:
2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018


To be eligible to compete in the Student Research Awards, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student, college-level trainee, or post-doctoral fellow in clinical chemistry or related field.
  • Be the lead author of an accepted abstract for the upcoming ADLM Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Present the accepted abstract at the student research awards contest held during the ADLM Annual Scientific Meeting.

How to Apply

Step 1: Check the box for the "Student Awards Program" when submitting your abstract.
When submitting your abstract, check the appropriate box to be considered for the Student Awards Program (Research Awards and Student Travel Grants). You must check this box to be entered for these awards.

Step 2: Upload a letter from your faculty advisor when submitting your abstract.
When submitting your abstract, in the "File Attachment" section, attach a letter (on letterhead) from your faculty advisor affirming your student status.
Note: For the Student Research Awards (oral presentations and poster contest), only one abstract will be eligible for consideration.

Questions about the Student Research Awards program may be sent to [email protected]. Eligible students will be notified by ADLM after abstract acceptance notices are sent out.