Research Day enhances the awareness of research being undertaken in the biomedical field within the EVMS community. It gives student investigators the opportunity to exchange ideas and information with peers and colleagues.

The Oral Presentations as well as the Poster Awards and Closing Remarks will be streamed on the Research Day homepage. Following the Oral Presentations, a series of poster presentation question-and-answer sessions will be streamed simultaneously across six BlueJeans meeting rooms.

Oral Presentations: 12 - 2:18 p.m.

Opening Remarks: 12 - 12:10 p.m.

  • David Mu, PhD, Research Advisory Committee Co-Chair
  • Richard V. Homan, MD, President, Provost, Dean of the School of Medicine
  • William Wasilenko, PhD, Vice Dean for Research
  • Eva Forgacs-Lonart, PhD, Research Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Invited Speaker: 12:10 - 1 p.m.

  • Paul Marik, MD, FCCP, FCCM, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Platform Presentations: 1 - 2:18 p.m.

Viewers may submit questions using the chat feature. Please include the speaker’s name first.

1 - 1:13 p.m. - Manasa Vallabhaneni, MD 2023 student

  • "Changes in Liver Macrophage Subtypes Following Sleep Fragmentation in a Mouse Model of NASH"
  • Mentor: Anca Dobrian, PhD

1:13 - 1:26 p.m. - James Lau and Saivarshith Peddireddy, MD 2022 students

  • "Anti-Platelet Therapy and Cognitive Function Outcome"
  • Mentor: Hamid Okhravi, MD

1:26 - 1:39 p.m. - Kendall Howard, MD 2023 student

  • "In-Vivo Preclinical Model of Glioblastoma Multiforme Induced Seizures"
  • Mentor: Alberto Musto, MD, PhD

1:39 - 1:52 p.m. - Jinbum Dupont, Medical Masters 2021 student

  • BLZ945 Depletion of Perivascular Macrophages in Acute SIV-infected Macaque Brain
  • Mentor: Woong-Ki Kim, PhD

1:52 - 2:05 p.m. - Alina Moriarty, Biomedical Sciences PhD 2025 student

  • "Prolonged Sleep Fragmentation Amplifies Atherosclerosis and Destabilizes Plaques"
  • Mentor: Elena Galkina, PhD

2:05 - 2:18 p.m. - Tamar Matitashvili, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellow

  • Extracellular Vesicle’s miRNA Cargo in Follicular Fluid as Predictor of Oocyte Maturation in Infertile Patients
  • Mentor: Anca Dobrian, PhD and Laurel Stadtmauer, MD, PhD

Poster Q&A Sessions: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Research Day presenters will discuss their work and take viewer questions during 20-minute question-and-answer sessions. A total of 36 of these sessions have been scheduled across six BlueJeans virtual meeting rooms.

Watch this year's presentations on the Research Day homepage or the EVMS YouTube channel. Find the full schedule for each room using the links below.

Poster Awards and Closing Remarks: 4:35 - 4:45 p.m.

Awards from the Vice Dean for Research and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Presenter: Eva Forgacs-Lonart, PhD, EVMS Research Advisory Committee Co-Chair

EVMS Medical Master’s Program Poster Awards

  • Presenter: Deborah Damon, PhD, Director, EVMS Medical Master’s Program

EVMS Biomedical Sciences Programs Poster Awards

  • Presenter: Anca Dobrian, PhD, FAHA, Director, EVMS Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs

EVMS Master of Public Health Program Poster Awards

  • Presenter: Glenn Yap, PhD, MBA, MS, Assistant Professor, EVMS Master of Public Health Program