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June 1, 2023 @ 12:00 am - October 15, 2023 @ 11:30 pm


 Announces the

Seventh New York State-Wide Research Competition


AAPI of Queens and Long Island (AAPIQLI) is pleased to announce the Seventh New York State-wide Research Competition. The competition is open to – All High School, College and Medical students, Residents and Fellows of Indian Origin. This initiative continues the long-standing tradition of AAPQLI supporting research activities

The goal of the Competition is to help promote the scholarly activity of high school and college students as well as physicians in training at all levels (residents and fellows) and award them with incentives to continue in their Research.

All participants are encouraged to submit their scholarly work developed, presented, or published in the last 24 months. Previously submitted work may be re-submitted if it has been significantly improved in the past 12 months. To be eligible the submitting author must be identified as the major contributor to the scholarly work performed during your School/College/Residency/Fellowship years.


-All High School, College, Medical students, Residents and Fellows of Indian Origin.

-All research associates, research scientists, hospital, and healthcare management students of Indian Origin.

The award selection process will be administered by a committee of INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED JUDGES AS PER THE PROCESS BELOW

The scholarly abstracts chosen will be presented on Oct 15, 2023, at the AAPIQLI Annual CME Symposium and Research Day held at The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education,101 Northern Blvd, Greenvale, NY. From 8.30 AM to 1 PM

Monetary awards will be given to the top five best submissions.

All other participants will be given certificate of recognition and rewarded from Dr. Ajay Lodha Foundation

Applicants should e-mail one-page abstract or summary in a word file as an attachment:

Submit to: Dr. Arunabh Talwar at [email protected]

Deadline for Submission: September 15,2023

Word Count: 450

Rules and Regulations

  1. Candidates have to be of Indian origin.
  2. There is no fee for submission.
  3. Abstracts should be limited to 450 words, exceeding the limit will be considered as disqualified. Each abstract must have Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  4. Students must submit a power point presentation of their work as well. The entire presentation should not be more than 10 slides.
  5. Entries to be submitted by September 15, 2023.
  6. Maximum of two entries per candidate would be allowed to compete.
  7. Strict guidelines as summated below will be followed, without any exceptions.
  8. Selection process is free of all the biases, and will be done by independent evaluators
  9. It is expected that the presenting author should have made significant contributions to the project.

Timeline of Events

  1. Last date for submission – September 15, 2023.
  2. Initial review-by Committee Members -by September30, 2023.
  3. Intimation to finalist for submission for Posters- October 5, 2023.
  4. Presentation of posters at AAPIQLI meeting on October 15, 2023.
  5. Judges to evaluate each participant for oral presentation, question, and answers on site.
  6. In case the participant is not able present their work, he or she will not be considered for the award.


Awards & Certificates of participation will be presented at the AAPIQLI annual CME meeting. First FIVE Finalists will be recognized on the Annual Gala and will be given complimentary passes to attend the AAPIQLI Annual Gala on December 9, 2023


Scientific abstract must contain:

  • A descriptive title, list of authors and institutions.
  • An introduction/rationale to the study
  • Methods used.
  • Results of the study including new data not previously published or presented at a major National or International meeting.
  • Conclusions of the study. It is not satisfactory to state: "The results will be discussed."
  • Abstracts reporting results of meta-analyses and systematic reviews will also be considered.

  ALL ABSTRACTS NOT MEETING THESE MINIMUM CRITERIA WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. It is recommended that the abstract content be organized with the following headings: RATIONALE/BACKGROUND, METHODS, RESULTS, AND CONCLUSIONS

The Research Paper Competition shall be conducted under five categories

  1. Clinical Sciences and Patient-Based Research
  2. Basic Science/Translational Research
  3. Innovations in Healthcare
  4. Hospital and Healthcare Management
  5. Alternative and integrative medicine.

Case Reports

Interesting and unique case reports will be considered for presentation. Each abstract should describe only a single case report. Case report abstracts must contain the following four components:

  • A descriptive title, list of authors and institutions;
  • An introduction
  • A description of the actual case report
  • A discussion of the novelty and importance of the specific case

Abstract Length

The total word count of an abstract may not exceed 450 words. Note: The 450 words count is for the abstract body (title, authors' information, institutions, tables, images, and spaces between words will not count towards the 450 words count).

Abstract Presentation

The Presenting Author of accepted abstracts will be expected to present their work on October 15, 2023. at the AAPIQLI Annual CME Symposium and Research Day held at The DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research and Education, 101 Northern Blvd, Greenvale, NY.

Please disseminate the information about the Competition to all eligible students/residents and fellows in your institution.

Please feel free to contact any one of us for more information

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Rajender Jinna, MD
[email protected]
Arunabh Talwar, MD
Chair, Research Committee
[email protected]
Himanshu Pandya, MD
Chair, BOT
[email protected]
Sunil Mehra, MD
Co-Chair, Research Comm.
[email protected]
Tarun Wasil, MD
Co-Chair, Research Comm.
[email protected]


June 1, 2023 @ 12:00 am
October 15, 2023 @ 11:30 pm
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