The Department of Medicine’s 2022 Janet D. Rowley Research Day will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.   Due to continued uncertainty regarding the COVID pandemic, the entire event will be held virtually again this year . This year’s keynote speaker will be Kimryn Rathmell,MD,PhD, the Hugh Jackson Morgan Chair in Medicine, Physician in Chief and Professor of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University. Dr.  Rathmell is a physician-scientist /genitourinary oncologist whose work is focused on renal cell carcinoma. She is also a graduate of our IMR program.  Dr. Rathmell’s talk  entitled “Exposing Gaps in Genomic Integrity in Renal Cell Carcinoma” will take place at Medicine Grand Rounds at noon via Zoom. Faculty and trainee awards for best poster in each category will be announced on March 1. Trainee abstract winners will present following Dr. Rathmell’ s talk.

The annual poster session will be held using a virtual platform. All clinical and research fellows, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty (Instructors, Assistant Professors, Research Assistant Professor and graduate students (non-medical students) are invited to submit an e-poster (not an abstract) no later than Friday January 21, 2022.    This year pharmacists, APNs, PAs, therapists, nurses, junior staff scientists are eligible to submit a poster as long as they have a least one DOM faculty coauthor listed on their poster submission and are employees of the Department of Medicine.   Two e- poster templates are attached for your submission.  The poster submission site is now open at this link:

Posters will be considered for the following categories:

  • Basic Science Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Translational Research
  • Health Services, Medical Education, Social Sciences

Two new exciting opportunities for junior faculty and trainees that will be offered on Research Day this year:

  1. Meet the Professor: K awardees/Coggeshall/Pathway Instructors/Advanced Fellows will have an opportunity to meet with Dr. Rathmell on March 1 between the 9:00-10:00am.   Watch for a Save the Date to hit your calendar.
  2. Mentorship Office Hours: Junior faculty and trainees will have an opportunity to meet with a senior faculty member for on March 1 between 10:00am-11:30am.  These 15-minute office hour slots will provide you with an opportunity to get to know senior faculty on campus, share your work and interests, seek career advice, get advice or feedback on projects and help identify potential collaborators.  Senior Mentorship Office Hours are open to junior faculty, staff and trainees affiliated with the DOM. Sign up HERE.