Our diverse student body represents a variety of professions and academic preparation. Students are encouraged early in their academic career to develop their individual research agenda and to submit their research for presentation to regional and national conferences.  Our students have won awards for their research at the following conferences: AcademyHealth, American Association for Cancer Research, Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, International Public Relations Research Conference, National Communication Association, North Carolina Alliance APHERD Research Conference, William & Mary Graduate Research Symposium, VCU Forbes Research Colloquium.