Annual Research Symposium

26th Annual Research Symposium: March 19, 2015

Research symposium poster session
Learn more about the 2015 Research Symposium and view the event photo gallery.

Our twenty-sixth Annual Research Symposium was held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the main college complex on the Virginia Tech campus.

The event showcased graduate student research and featured keynote speaker Larry Madoff, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Dr. Madoff's seminar was titled "One Health and the Detection of Emerging Infectious Diseases."

The symposium is sponsored by Zoetis and the Office of Research & Graduate Studies.

View the 2015 Symposium Program (PDF).

Symposium Keynote Speaker: Larry Madoff, MD

Dr. Larry Madoff

Dr. Madoff is an academic infectious disease physician specializing in the epidemiology of emerging pathogens, bacterial pathogenesis, and international health. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Madoff serves as Director of Epidemiology and Immunization and Deputy State Epidemiologist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He has directed ProMED, the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, since 2002.

Dr. Madoff is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the International Society for Infectious Diseases, past President of the U.S. Lancefield Streptococcal Research Society, a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. A graduate of Yale College and Tufts Medical School, he performed his Internal Medicine Residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and his Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School-Longwood program. He is the author of over 100 scientific and medical publications on topics involving infectious diseases and microbiology.