Research Opportunities for Students

The competitive 11 week program is open to college seniors (rising or graduating) and first- or second-year graduate or medical students who are exploring potential careers in medical, biomedical, public health, or behavioral research.


  •  Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

This year, the Biomedical Sciences Programs will again host the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at Eastern Virginia Medical School, May 21-Aug 2, 2018.  We will offer stipends of $2500 each to top applicants for a 10 week, full-time research experience.




EVMS Research Conferences

  • The 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference - Friday, March 23, 2018 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference will feature both poster and platform presentations to showcase the research being completed by graduate students at EVMS and surrounding universities. Keynote Speaker: Margaret Magdesian Ph.D., the founder and CEO of ANANDA (Advanced Nano Design Applications) Devices, a start-up spin-off company from McGill University, based in Montreal, Canada that creates microfluidic devices for cell culture.   The talk of her title is, "New platforms for drug development and the need for innovation in life sciences". Dr. Magdesian is a distinguished academic researcher and entrepreneur, who has over 15 years of experience in biopharmaceutical research.  She developed innovative microfluidic devices that her company is utilizing for standardization, precision, and reproducibility of cellular assays in many fields of study including neuroscience, stem cells, cancer, and immunological research.

Because of this interdisciplinary topic, EVMS graduate student leadership is committed to expanding this year’s conference to not only include other graduate programs within the EVMS School of Health Professions to participate but also invite other graduate programs (bioengineering, chemistry, biology, material sciences, etc.) from the regional Hampton Roads universities. It is their goal to generate interest and enthusiasm for biomedical science and technology, foster a spirit of intercollegiate collaboration, and give all EVMS students exposure to different fields, topics, and industries that may be helpful in their professional development. 


  • The 30th Annual EVMS Research Day - Friday, October 12, 2018 - Lester Hall, 1st floor

The purpose of Research Day is to enhance the awareness of the exciting and varied basic and applied research that is currently being undertaken in the biomedical field within the EVMS community.  This event gives young investigators the opportunity to exchange ideas and information with peers and colleagues in an informal, one-on-one format made available through a poster session.  Outstanding abstracts are selected for both poster and oral presentations.


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