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Augusta University’s 3MT showcases graduate student research

Grace Fox, a graduate student at Augusta University, recently won 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) event hosted by the Graduate School at Augusta University.

Presenting on her research in Neuroscience that studied the effects of different brain chemicals on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Putting the Brakes on PTSD,) Fox’s first place win came with a $1,000 check.

Eligible to current master’s and doctoral students at Augusta University, 3MT is a competition that celebrates exciting research conducted by PhD students across the world. Created by the University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT pushes students’ ability to effectively explain their chosen research in three minutes.

Those students eligible to participate at the Augusta University competition must present on the research that will culminate in either their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.

Congratulations are also in order for Mohammed Ibrahim and Khaled Elmasry. Ibrahim’s research studied the connection between colitis and cancer, titled IMC as a Culprit of Colitis Associated Cancer, and awarded him second place with a $500 prize. Elmasry’s presentation, New Target for Prevention of Diabetic Eye Complications, won him the People’s Choice Award.

For more information on the history of 3MT™, visit UQ. To learn more about the 3MT event at Augusta University, visit their website that details eligibility, rules and judging criteria.

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Emily Lacey

Emily Lacey is a writer in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-6144 elacey@augusta.edu.