Club EvMed: Call for student/postdoc presentations

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Club EvMed has rapidly grown to become the premier virtual evolutionary medicine exchange for an international audience. We’ve had 16 fantastic discussions, with topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to the genetics of human skin color (catch up on any you may have missed here). We’re currently taking a 3-week break from our regular meetings to allow everyone to prepare for the upcoming fall semester, but in the meantime, we’re also planning for a special upcoming meeting that will highlight some of the exciting evolutionary medicine research done by graduate students and postdocs in the field.

Nominations are now open for late-stage graduate students and early-stage postdoctoral researchers to share their work through Club EvMed. This is a fantastic opportunity to present your work virtually to the global evolutionary medicine community, get feedback, and initiate discussions and new connections. Depending on the interest level from students and postdocs, we may make this a regularly occurring offering from Club EvMed!

For the initial round, the Club EvMed steering committee will select up to 3 people to present 12-minute research talks. There will be a couple minutes for questions immediately after each talk, and individual “breakout rooms” where attendees can engage further with a particular speaker once all the presentations have concluded.

Consider nominating yourself or a colleague for this opportunity! Nominations can be submitted via this form, and any questions can be directed to Meredith Spence Beaulieu ( We will begin reviewing submissions on Monday, August 3rd, so be sure to submit by then for full consideration. We will continue accepting nominations on a rolling basis as needed after that point.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!