UM Scholar’s Showcase Summer Research

Mohammed Ndiaye, one of the scholars in the MPower-funded UM Scholars program in the School of Medicine, presents his research: “The impact of seasonal malaria chemoprevention on the learning and educational outcomes of school-aged children.

By MPower Staff | August 1, 2023

Last week, over the course of two-days at University of Maryland, Baltimore‘s (UMB) SMC Campus Center, students, national fellows, and those independently working with University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) faculty, had the opportunity to present their research at the UM SOM Student Research Forum.

Mohammed Ndiaye, a rising senior studying Physiology and Neurobiology in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is one of 16 undergraduate students mentored by UM SOM faculty.

From late May to early August, scholars like Mohammed engage in clinical, basic, and translational research under the mentorship of renowned physicians and scientists. They also interact with medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents throughout the summer, providing them with unparalleled, real-world experience and exposure.

Dr. Lauren Cohee, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with a primary research interest in malaria and global child health, guided his research during the 10-week program.

Oral presentations and poster presentations were given on Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27. Organized in thematic blocks, students were provided the opportunity to view a multitude of presentations in varying research topics and fields both within and outside of their respective programs.

In addition to pediatrics, other UM Scholars’ fields of research include cancer, naloxone and opioid overdose, multiple sclerosis, knee MRIs, osteoarthritis, and more.