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Research Day

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas Campus, in conjunction with OMNEE, held the second annual Via Research Recognition Day on Friday, April 7, 2017.  Research Day is a significant event for VCOM and supports the mission of the College to provide medical education and research that prepares globally-minded, community-focused physicians and improves the health of those most in need.

We are proud to announce that VCOM-Carolinas Research Day 2017 was a huge success with over 110 students, faculty and staff in attendance.  Throughout the day-long event, there were three keynote speakers, 6 student oral research presentations and 40 student/faculty research poster presentations.  Students and faculty presented basic science, clinical and educational research that was completed at four local universities and several VCOM Clerkships sites, in addition to VCOM–Carolinas.  We look forward to even greater participation in next years event.

Awards for Research Day 2017

Oral presentations

Biomedical Research

Harrison Falwell - 1st Place
Rachel Stein - 2nd Place
Bar Devald -3rd Place

Clinical Research

Susanne Bentley & Heather Jones -1st Place
Marilyn Malia & Brian Di Giacinto - 2nd Place
John Jones - 3rd Place

Poster Presentations

Biomedical Research

Nathan Gentry - 1st place
Ashley Corey - 1st Place
David deRoos - 2nd Place

Clinical Research

Joel Harding - 1st Place
Vanessa Hortian - 2nd Place

Case-based Research

Amber Martin - 1st Place
Andrew Selk - 2nd Place
Richard Smith - 3rd Place

Educational Research

Erika L.W. Herrera - 1st Place

Undergraduate Research

Nichole Tackett - 1st Place

2017 Research Day Speakers

Opening Remarks
Jack. W. Pledger, PhD, Associate Dean for Biomedical Affairs and Research, VCOM–Carolinas
Keynote Lecture
Rett Syndrome: From Natural History to Clinical Trials
Steven A. Skinner, MD, Director, Senior Clinical Geneticist, Greenwood Genetics
Location:  Lecture Hall 2
Research Lecture
Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transitions
Philip Howe, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hans and Helen Koebig Chair in Clinical Oncology, Medical University of South Carolina
Location:  Lecture Hall 2
Plenary Lecture
Foundation for the Future: AOA Research Covering the Spectrum
Kenya D. McRae, JD, PhD, Vice President of Research and Development, American Osteopathic Association
Location:  Lecture Hall 2