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16th Annual Research Day


During Research Day, you'll learn about our community’s latest research endeavors through discussions with residents/ fellows, faculty, staff, and students. The event is a collaboration between Carilion Clinic Research and Development, VTC School of Medicine, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and Radford University Carilion. The agenda will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the event will be a hybrid format with virtual presentations via MS Teams followed by an in-person poster session.

The keynote lecture will be from Francine Garrett-Bakelman, M.D., PhD., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Garrett-Bakelman is a Hematologist/ Oncologist studying molecular and cellular biology events and the impact behavior and environment can have on disease progression and genetic changes. Additionally, she is a 2022-2023 cohort member of iDRIV. iDRIV, or Inspiring Diverse Researchers in Virginia is a year-long mentoring program conducted by the Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV). Prior to her appointment at the University of Virginia, she was employed by NASA to study the effects of extended space travel on physiological function. She is the lead author of the NASA Twins Study and will be presenting this work.

*iDRIV is funded, in part, by iTHRIV’s NIH-NCATS award UL1TR003015 and by the UVA School of Medicine Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology, Surgery, Urology, and Dermatology


  • We will hold our 16th annual Research Day on Tuesday, April 4.
  • The event will be a hybrid format with virtual presentations in the morning followed by an in-person poster session in the afternoon at CRMH 6th floor auditorium.
  • The registration site and abstract submission link are now open. The abstract  deadline is Friday, March 3 at 5 p.m.

Submit Your Abstract

The day's agenda will be driven by the submitted abstracts and consist of oral presentations and poster sessions.

Up to 125 abstracts/case studies will be selected for a poster presentation. All abstracts will be published in the Research Day program. The abstract submission due date is Friday, March 3 at 5 p.m. Abstracts accepted for poster presentations and oral presentations will be notified on Monday, March 6, 2023. The registration and abstract submission site are combined this year and is open using this link  or QR code found below.

Research Day QR Code