Research Day

Our Research Day attracts faculty from throughout our department, giving you a chance to discuss your study with expert scientists across diverse fields of medicine, draw ideas from your colleagues, engage with potential collaborators and further your career goals.

Share your findings, receive expert feedback and network with other investigators during our department’s annual showcase of basic and clinical research.

Forum for Junior Faculty, Trainees

If you’re a junior faculty, fellow or resident in our department, we encourage you to participate in our engaging half-day forum.

When you present at Research Day, you’ll:

  • connect with seasoned researchers in your field — including potential collaborators
  • discover new ideas, techniques and avenues to pursue
  • receive fair, knowledgeable critiques before submitting a manuscript for publication
  • promote your research across divisions
  • bolster your CV

If you’re collaborating with medical or graduate students on your project, they may participate in your presentation as well.

Unique Opportunity to Present Early-Stage Research

Haven’t begun collecting data yet?

Still gathering ideas for your project?

There’s a place for you at Research Day, too.

Through our innovative IncUBation Program, you’ll present your research concept, design or early-stage work and receive helpful insights from our faculty and your peers.

Take advantage of this opportunity to share your research in a comfortable, collegial environment — and take the critical next step in your investigation.

Annual Event Includes Oral, Poster Presentations

Research Day is held each spring and features some 70 presentations and attracts more than 100 departmental faculty, resident and fellow attendees.

Our slate of activities includes a poster session, oral presentations, a keynote address by a distinguished leader in academic medicine, lunch, an awards ceremony and a reception.

Abstracts, Case Reports Accepted

You may submit a basic or clinical research abstract. Our review committee will judge it on the clarity of the study’s aims, design, results and conclusion.

If we accept your abstract, we will designate you to present a poster or deliver an oral presentation. We reserve oral presentations for the highest-rated research.

We also accept a limited number of case reports for presentation as posters.

Get Recognized for Your Efforts

Our panel of judges presents awards to the highest-rated submissions among residents, fellows and junior faculty.


For more information, email or contact:

Lackner, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD

Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine

Erie County Medical Center, Behavioral Medicine Clinic, DK Miller Bldg, 462 Grider Street Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-5671; Fax: (716) 898-3040