UMFST-UMCH Days 2023 – Research Day for Medical Students

May 17, 2023

As part of the UMFST-UMCH Days 2023, the event called “Research Day for Medical Students” took place on May 6. Both students from the Hamburg Campus and their fellow students from the UMFST Main Campus in Targu Mures had the opportunity to submit abstracts. The students, whose abstracts were classified thematically into clinical and pre-clinical teaching subjects, all had the opportunity to present their research concepts during the event. Some were connected via Zoom for this purpose, however, a large proportion of the research-enthusiastic students were physically present.

The scientific sessions were opened by short addresses by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in English, Assoc. Prof. Simona Muresan, and the Medical Director of the Hamburg Campus, Hon.-Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Jentschura. Prof. Amelia Tero-Vescan, Prof. Mark Slevin and Prof. Adrian Man were present as the Scientific Committee for the group of students whose abstracts were assigned to preclinical subjects. Serving as secretary was Assist. Anca Cighir. For the clinical subjects, the Scientific Committee consisted of Hon. Prof. Jentschura, Hon. Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Andreas Lübbe, Prof. Prof. Tiberiu Bataga and Assoc. Prof. Andreea Varga. The secretary of this group was Assist. Ioan Balmos.

After the students had given short presentations on a considerable range of different topics, thus evidently impressing the panels, the respective scientific committees selected the winners of the Scientific Sessions.


  • 1st Place: Ivan Bergo (“Specialized Pro-Resolving Lipid Mediators as Preventive and Therapeutic Agents of Chronic Complications in Diabetes Mellitus”)
  • 2nd Place: Latrick Lechsner & Maria-Antonia Balan (“Usefulness of Digital Learning – Can We Bring Pharmacological Teaching to the Next Level?”)
  • 3rd Place: Erik Hartzo (“Endarterectomy for Moderate and Severe Carotid Stenosis: Friend or Foe?”)

Additional accolades for strong submissions:

  • Nicoleta Arnaut („C-Reactive Protein Associated Inflammation in Diabetic Wound Healing and its Possible Contribution to Neurodegeneration”)
  • Assala Teguiche („Risk Factors for New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”)
  • Giulia Valentini & Jose Valles Fons (“Pregnancy Related Alteration in CYP1A2/CY3A4 Enzyme Activity in Antipsychotic Therapy”)
  • Julius Balkenhol & Patrick Lechsner („Assessing Potential for Biological Therapeutics to Reduce the Risk Profile of Pharmacotherapy in Myasthenia Gravis”)