Kaitlyn Bixel, one of eight featured presenters, discusses her research
Kaitlyn Bixel, one of eight featured presenters, discusses her research on stages of addiction and grit.

Members of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine present findings of their research during the annual VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium held at the school.

As one of four value domains, research is an important part of every student’s experience at the school and begins in their first year of study with the selection of a research topic and mentor from among faculty at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute and Virginia Tech as well as physicians from Carilion Clinic.

During the course of their four years in medical school, each student is expected to produce a research project of publishable quality in a national professional journal. Topics ranged from aspects of sleep quality to Alzheimer's impairment care to how society and economics effect asthmatic school children.

Eight students received Letters of Distinction for Research Scholarship.

Rosalyn Moran, PhD, assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Rosalyn Moran, PhD, assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, provides the keynote address during the VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium 2016.
Michael Friedlander, PhD, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and senior dean for research at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Michael Friedlander, PhD, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and senior dean for research at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, introduces keynote speaker Rosalyn Moran, PhD during the annual VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium.

Michael Friedlander,PhD introduces Rosalyn Moran, PhdD who is the keynote speaker during the annual VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium . Moran spoke on Broken Ion Channels in the Brain and Their Cognitive Consequences. (David Hungate for VTCRI)

.Daniel Fish discusses his research
Daniel Fish discusses his research on the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in promoting limb salvage.
Medical student Ehsan Dowlati discusses his research with Dr. Michael Friedlander
Medical student Ehsan Dowlati discusses his research on visual processing and aging with Michael Friedlander, PhD.
Medical student Judson Alderman presents his research findings
Medical student Judson Alderman presents his research findings on Pulsus alternans (a cardiovascular condition) in a poster session.
Alisha Tuteja, a member of the Class of 2016, presents her findings from research
Alisha Tuteja, a member of the Class of 2016, presents her findings from research on comparing the ability to modulate brain networks in ADHD and healthy subjects.
Class of 2016 medical student Priya Srihari presents her research
Class of 2016 medical student Priya Srihari presents her research on the fitness consequences of human rotavirus reassortment at the VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium poster session.