March 8, 2019, noon to 5:15 p.m.


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, M 203
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Eight members of the class of 2019 will give oral presentations as a culmination of their four-year research projects. In addition, poster sessions will be held for all members of the class.

  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Poster Session #1 (VTCSOM First Floor)
  • 1:00 - 1:20 p.m. Research Mentor Awards (M203)
  • 1:20 - 2:40 p.m. Oral Presentations (M203)
  • 2:40 - 3:30 p.m. Poster Sesson #2 (VTCSOM First Floor)
  • 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Oral Presentations (M203)
  • 4:50 - 5:15 p.m. Student Awards (M203)

[Lindsay talking to participant]: get ready and go

[Participant hops along a track, alternating between one side of the track to the other]

[Lindsay talking to participant]: perfect

[Lindsay Maguire]: A large number of patients who get an ACL repaired, when they go back to playing a sport they either tear the same ACL again or the other ACL. What that tells us is the rehabilitation process and the return to sport decision-making process by the doctors who are involved is inadequate right now because so many people are getting injured again.

These are single sensor insoles that slip right into a patient shoe during hop testing so we can see how much force a patient is producing on each limb and see how symmetric they are. We know that symmetry is important for preventing injuries so we hope to find out what is the symmetry level that a patient will need to achieve before they're ready to go back to sport.

The ultimate goal for this project is to be able to determine who is still needing rehabilitation so that we have the fewest amount of people re-injuring an ACL or injuring another ACL after they get the surgery.

[Robin Queen]: So working with Lindsay, working with all the medical students is is a huge advantage for us in the College of Engineering. It allows us and affords us the opportunity to really have both our students as well as the medical students understand and gain a perspective from both the clinical side and the engineering side that we wouldn't have otherwise had when we were working on the design and the development of some of these clinical tools that we want to make.

[Lindsay talking to participant]: and go

[Lindsay talking to participant]: perfect

[Lindsay Maguire]: I really appreciate the opportunities that VTC has afforded me in terms of finding research mentors and finding time to do research because I find it's very important for both aspiring clinicians and for the field as a whole to have these people who are learning how to do research and to do it well.