Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Alice Chen discusses her research project with Research Day participants.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Alice Chen discusses her research project with Research Day participants.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute is a unique organization as it folds fundamental research into the curriculum of medical students from the beginning of their education. Students learn to care for patients not only in a clinical setting, but also to explore and discover how aliments come to be and how they can be eradicated. The 2014 Research Day was the culmination of research work conducted by the medical students, under the supervision of faculty members.

student Shervin Mirshahi examines his research project poster with his advisor, Dr. Puneet Puri.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Shervin Mirshahi examines his research project poster with his advisor, Dr. Puneet Puri.
 student Shervin Mirshahi discusses his research project with his mentor, Dr. Puneet Puri
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Shervin Mirshahi discusses his research project - "Vitamin E alters intestinal micro biome through differential changes in intestinal and fecal microbiota in mouse model of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease" - with his mentor, Dr. Puneet Puri.
 students Timothy Gall and Rebecca Kirschner discuss a research project.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students Timothy Gall and Rebecca Kirschner discuss a research project.
students Rebecca Kirschner and Mina Lotfi discuss their research projects.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students Rebecca Kirschner and Mina Lotfi discuss their research projects.
Student Robert Brown sharing his research project
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Robert Brown explains his research project - "Investigating the impact of liprin-α2 on CASK's function as a kinase and interaction with neurexin-1."
 student Ashley Gerrish speaks with Carilion Clinic doctor, William R. Wellborn.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Ashley Gerrish speaks with Carilion Clinic doctor, William R. Wellborn.
Dr. Michael Friedlander, director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Dr. Cynda Johnson, dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, pose with distinguished guests during before the the Research Day oral presentations.
student Donald Vile presents on his research project
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Donald Vile presents on his research project - "Rotavirus VP1-VP2 interactions during core assembly and genome replication." He received a Letter of Distinction for Best Research Project and a Letter of Distinction for Research Productivity.
Dr. William A Hazel, Jr., the Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia, gives the keynote address for the 2014 Research Day.
Dr. William A Hazel, Jr., the Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia, gives the keynote address for the 2014 Research Day.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Sean Fletcher presents his research project
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Sean Fletcher presents his research project - "Tracking insults to executive function." He received a Letter of Distinction for Best Research Project.
student Alice Chen presents her research project
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Alice Chen presents her research project, "A safety analysis of a wait-and-see approach to reduce antibiotic use in emergency department abscess treatment." She received a Letter of Distinction for Best Research Project.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Donald Vile presents on his research project
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student Donald Vile presents on his research project - "Rotavirus VP1-VP2 interactions during core assembly and genome replication." He received a Letter of Distinction for Best Research Project and a Letter of Distinction for Research Productivity.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students watch their classmate's presentation.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students watch their classmate's presentation.