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28th Annual Rowan-Virtua SOM Research Day

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Rowan-Virtua SOM Research Day highlights the groundbreaking research at Rowan-Virtua SOM and the collaborations with our academic, clinical and corporate partners. For more than 20 years, we have celebrated the efforts of faculty, staff, interns, residents, fellows and students as they work toward improving patient care through research.

Rowan-Virtua SOM is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Stratford Campus Research Day will be held on May 2, 2024 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Academic Center Building, located on the Stratford Campus.

Available on May 2: Research Day Livestream

Research Day E-Posters


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Saul Weiner - Contextualizing Care: An Essential and Measurable Clinical Competency

Poster Display

Participants can display their work in multiple ways:


Attendee Registration - If you are attending Research Day and not presenting a poster or pre-recorded video, the deadline for submitting the form for attendance only is May 1, 2024.


8:00 a.m.     Breakfast and Poster Viewing - Academic Center MPR

9:40 a.m.     Welcome - Dr. Carl Hock, Senior Associate Dean - Academic Center Auditorium 

9:50 a.m.     Introductory Remarks - Dr. Richard Jermyn, Dean

10:00 a.m.   Dr. Daniel Hurst, Director of Medical Professionalism, Ethics, and Humanities; Associate Professor
Lecture: "Advancements in Xenotransplantation and Attendant Ethical Issues"

10:30 a.m.   Dr. Vincent Manna, Assistant Professor
Lecture: "Using Primary Human Airway Tissue Cultures to Investigate Ramifications of Vitamin E Acetate as an E-Cigarette Diluent"

11:00 a.m.   Dr. Dianne Langford, Associate Vice President for Research; Professor
Lecture: "Neurodegenerative Diseases of Disrupted Waste Management"

11:30 a.m.   Dr. Richard Jermyn Introduction - Mr. Vamsee Potluri, Director of the VA Wilmington Healthcare System
Lecture: "VA's Four Missions - VA's Commitment to Education and Research"

12:00 p.m.   Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Mr. Vamsee Potluri

12:10 p.m.   Keynote Speaker - Dr. Saul WeinerProfessor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago; Staff Physician, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center; Deputy Director, VA Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare
Lecture: "Contextualizing Care: An Essential and Measurable Clinical Competency"

1:20 p.m.     Lunch and Poster Viewing - AC MPR

2:30 p.m.     Education and Research Opportunities with the VA - AC Room 276


Contact Us

If you have questions regarding Research Day, please contact the Rowan-Virtua SOM Research Office at