(MDT) 2020


Due to the closure of the campus because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the First in the World End-of-the Year Competition was postponed. The First in the World Team decided to allow student presenters to participate in the student's poster session at the 16th International Symposium, on September 20-23, 2020, at the Westin Hotel Downtown Jackson, MS.

The MDT student presenters will still have the opportunity to win monetary awards, and all fall 2019 and spring 2020 participants are eligible to participate in the competition. Also, all awards for participation (fall 2019 & Spring 2020) in the MDT project are on hold until the fall 2020 semester. Students, you may keep abreast of program updates on the First in the World website at www.jsums.edu/fitwp.

Much success to each of you and remain safe during this challenging time, and we look forward to seeing all of you in fall, 2020.

All the best,

Dr. Constance N. Martin, Project Coordinator on behalf of Dr. Paul Tchounwou, Principal Investigator, and the First in the World Multidisciplinary Team leaders, and faculty.