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The purpose of this symposium is to provide networking and professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic PREP/IMSD Research Symposium network in the Southeast region. Our goal is to train and promote scientists of the next generation whose research interests are in the areas of biomedical and behavioral science.

Dr. Abby Whittington joined the VT group at this year's MAPRS, which was organized and hosted by Wake Forest. Her undergrad IMSD trainee, Dr. Adwoa Baah-Dwomoh,  won the 2019 IMSD Undergrad Distinguished Alum Award. We thank the Virginia Tech Provost Office and Fralin Life Sciences for funding this awards, including the plaques and cash, possible.

 2019 MAPRS Alumni Awardees:

2019 MAPRS Poster and Presentation Awardees: 

  • Leeza Marie Santiago Millan (UNC Chapel Hill, PREP)
  • Francisco Fernandez (UNC Chapel Hill, PREP)
  • Michael Fleming (UMBC, IMSD Grad)
  • Alexia Guzman (VCU, IMSD Undergrad)


  • Duke University
  • John Hopkins University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Maryland Balitmore County
  • University of Maryland Balitimore School of Medecine
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Wake Forest University

Previous Symposiums

  • 2018- Duke University
  • 2017- UMBC/UMB
  • 2016- VCU
  • 2015- North Carolina State University
  • 2014- UNC Chapel Hill
  • 2013- Wake Forsest
  • 2012- Virginia Tech