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 Platform Presentations as well as the Poster Awards and Closing Remarks were streamed on the Research Day homepage. Following the Platform Presentations, a series of poster presentation question-and-answer sessions were streamed simultaneously across seven Zoom meeting rooms.

Opening Remarks: Noon - 12:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Viewers may submit questions using the chat feature.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Woong-Ki Kim, PhD; Associate Dean for Research Faculty Development and Research Facilities; Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology

Janice Clements, PhD 

  • "The Forty Year Pandemic: Emergence, Therapy, Cure? of HIV"
  • Learn more about Dr. Clements.

Platform Presentations: 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

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

Diana Bohannon, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student: 1:15 - 1:29 p.m.

  • "Induction of Type-1 to Type-2 Pericyte Transition In Vitro"
  • Mentor: Woong-Ki Kim, PhD

Vincent Chan, MD Class of 2024: 1:30 - 1:44 p.m.

  • Title: "Examining the Role of Cannabinoid-2 Receptor Activation in Bacterial Clearance"
  • Mentor: Nagaraja Nagre, PhD

Kendra Walker, MD Class of 2024: 1:45 - 1:59 p.m.

  • Title: "Clinical and Biological Features and Treatment Outcomes of Children with Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Hyperleukocytosis"
  • Mentor: Hiroto Inaba, MD, PhD

Mekenzie Wilson, MD Class of 2023: 2 - 2:14 p.m. 

  • Title: "Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Overdose Emergency Response Calls in Norfolk"
  • Mentor: David Mu, PhD

Seifeldin Sadek, MD, Reproductive Medicine Fellow: 2:15 - 2:29 p.m.

  • Title: "PGE2 Regulates the Plasminogen Activator Pathway in Human Endometrial Endothelial Cells: Differences between Normal and Heavy Menstrual Bleeders"
  • Mentor: David Archer, MD

Short Break: 2:30 - 2:40 p.m.

Poster Q&A Virtual Breakout Sessions: 2:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Research Day poster presenters discussed their work during 20-minute question-and-answer sessions. Forty-two of these breakout sessions were scheduled across seven Zoom virtual meeting rooms.

Watch this year's presentations on the Research Day homepage or the EVMS YouTube channel Recordings of the live Q&A Sessions will be posted.  Find the full schedule for each room using the links below. 

  • Room A: Meeting ID: 949 6465 0181 Passcode: 962522
  • Room B: Meeting ID: 915 4358 5332 Passcode: 435018
  • Room C: Meeting ID: 997 1225 8680 Passcode: 131686
  • Room D: Meeting ID: 929 9471 6893 Passcode: 322338
  • Room E: Meeting ID: 924 2353 7085 Passcode: 538836
  • Room F: Meeting ID: 936 3544 7620 Passcode: 993751
  • Room G: Meeting ID: 980 5545 5607 Passcode: 117598


Short Break: 4:40 - 4:45 p.m.

Poster Awards and Closing Remarks: 4:40 - 5:00 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
  • Presenter: Paul Harrell, PhD, Research Advisory Committee Co-Chair

EVMS Biomedical Sciences Programs Poster Awards

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