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 Opening Remarks, Keynote Speaker and Platform Presentations were held in Waitzer Hall and streamed live on Zoom. Watch the full event recording.

Following the Platform Presentations, two in-person poster sessions were held in Waitzer Hall.

Attendees were encouraged to read the abstracts presentations of interest prior to the event. View the abstracts for this year's submissions on the Research Day homepage.

Download the full Research Day 2023 Program (PDF).

Oral presentations

  • Location: Waitzer Hall 300
  • VirtualZoom

Opening remarks: 12 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Presentation of awards: 12:10 p.m. to  12:15 p.m.

  • Early Career Research Excellence Awards presented by Milton Brown, MD, PhD, FNAI, EVMS Vice Dean for Research
  • Excellence in Research Mentorship Award presented by Eva Forgacs-Lonart, PhD, EVMS Research Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Keynote speaker: 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Paul T. Harrell, PhD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics: Community Health and Research, 
EVMS Research Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Subject: "Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health"

George R. Saade, MD
EVMS Foundation Chair for Women’s Health
Professor, Internal Medicine
Associate Dean for Women’s Health
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Platform presentations: 1:15 p.m. to 2:29 p.m.

Samantha McGuire, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student

  • Title: "Prostate Cancer-Associated Glycosylated RNAs: Who are you and where are you hiding?"
  • Mentor: Aurora Kerscher, PhD
  • Time: 1:15 p.m. to 1:29 p.m.

Phyu Chaw, Doctor of Medicine Student

  • Title: "Dendritic Cell Contribution to Microvascular Cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes"
  • MentorKhalid Matrougui, PhD
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 1:44 p.m.

Nargiza Sadr, Doctor of Medicine Student

  • Title: "Sunscreen's Metabolite: Unveiling the Impact on White Blood Cells"
  • MentorRehan Qayyum, MD
  • Time: 1:45 p.m. to 1:59 p.m.

Rebecca Fetter, Doctor of Medicine Student

  • Title: "High sodium diet increases urinary endothelin-1 excretion in women but not in men"
  • Mentor: Eman Gohar, PhD
  • Tme: 2 p.m. to 2:14 p.m.

Reece W. Hoerle, MD, Resident

  • Title: "Lipid Emulsion Therapy for Lidocaine Toxicity"
  • Mentor: Xian Qiao, MD
  • Time: 2:15 p.m. to 2:29 p.m.

Short Break

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Poster presentations

Location: Waitzer Hall, rooms 100 and 200

Refreshments: 2nd floor lobby 

  • Poster Session A: 2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
  • Poster Session B: 3:40 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.

View the full list of participants for the Poster Sessions. Read the abstracts for this year's submissions.

Second Short Break

Time: 4:40 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Poster awards and closing remarks: 4:50 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Waitzer Hall 300

Poster awards from the the Vice Dean for Research, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and Medical Master’s program

Presenter: Eva Forgacs-Lonart, PhD, Research Advisory Committee Co-Chair and Paul T. Harrell, PhD, EVMS Research Advisory Committee Co-Chair

EVMS Biomedical Sciences programs poster awards

PresenterDavid Taylor-Fishwick, PhD, Director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs

Closing Remarks

Presenter: Paul T. Harrell, PhD, EVMS Research Advisory Committee Co-Chair