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Carolinas Via Research Recognition Day 2022

When: February 11, 2022 8:00am to 5:00pm EST
Campus: Carolinas

Location: VCOM-Carolinas, 350 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas Campus will hold its Eighth Annual Via Research Recognition Day on Friday, February 11, 2022. 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.


Registration is FREE but required. Registration opens on November 15, 2021, and the deadline to register is January 21, 2022. All participants, including students and poster presenters, must register to participate in Research Day.

-Registration is now closed

With registration for this event, you get:

  • Program materials
  • Lunch will be provided during the event
  • Full access to all event activities

For any problems with registration, please email


9:00 am - 9:45 am Registration, first-floor reception area
9:45 am - 10:00 am Opening Remarks
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Keynote Address: Jeremy Kilburn, MD
“Research - Improving Healthcare the Evidence Based Way”

11:00 am - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 11:30 am Student Researcher of the Year
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Student Research Presentations
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Poster Session
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks


Dr. Kilburn attended medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina where he sat on the admissions committee.  This was followed by residency training in Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest in Winston Salem, SC.  He attended Davidson College where he majored outside of the sciences in French.  His interest in research predated his medical training spending 2 years in a basic science lab and continued with more focused oncology basic science research during medical school.  His focus shifted more towards clinical research during residency training before accepting a position with Gibbs Radiation Oncology in the Greenville/Spartanburg area.  

He was asked to serve as a young investigator in the NCI's community oncology network, NCORP, beginning in fall 2014 and served as a Co-PI.  He now serves as one of three PI’s with Upstate Carolina NCORP which manages a 2.8 million dollar per year grant shared among St. Francis and AnMed's cancer programs.  He remains passionate about bringing clinical trials and the most advanced treatment to communities along with addressing community awareness and cancer disparities.  He regularly presents to the Us Too Prostate Cancer organization, Greenville Medical Society, St. Francis Community Outreach Programs, among others.    He sits on multiple national research base disease site committees and chairs the protocol review committee at Upstate NCORP.  

He is a proud father of 11 and 12 year avid gymnasts and enjoys traveling in his family's RV and spending time on the lake together.  He has mentored many medical and premedical students with clinically directed research and hopes to see Gibbs Cancer center continue to grow regionally and nationally as a center of research excellence.

How do I participate?

Attendees are invited to share their research in poster format. Poster abstracts must be accepted for the event for posters to be displayed. The Via Research Recognition Day features an optional poster competition for medical students performing research in the following categories: Biomedical Research, Clinical Research, Clinical Case Reports, Educational Research, and Simulation Research.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, December 3. Please note: no extensions for abstract submission will be granted.

For questions about abstract submissions or participation in the poster competition, please email Dr. Patrick Fisher at

When an abstract is accepted, the submitting author will receive further instructions on poster submission via email.

VCOM provides free poster printing for any meeting attendee with an accepted abstract. Details will be sent to submitting authors with the abstract acceptance email.

Poster Template (PPT)

Send poster submissions to:

Free VCOM Poster Printing Deadline is Friday, January 21, 2022 at 5 p.m.

What will this conference offer?

The Via Research Recognition Day is a forum for health professionals and scientists at academic institutions, teaching hospitals and practice sites to present or benefit from new research innovations and programs intended to improve the health of all humans. By attending the oral presentations and poster sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn cutting edge information in the physiological bases of osteopathic manipulative therapy efficacy, new trends in physician-based research networks, and how to develop innovative research projects with high impact for human health. By attending the poster session, participants will also learn about the biomedical, clinical and educational research activities at VCOM and its partner institutions will have an opportunity to identify new collaborative research opportunities.

Who should attend?

Medical students, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, public health professionals, medical residents, other health profession students and others interested in primary care issues and research.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the VCOM Medical Education Department to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the participants any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.

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