Researchers from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and the Fralin Life Sciences Institute are establishing a reverse genetics system for SARS-CoV-2 that will serve as the basis for vaccine design and for studying viral mutations associated with COVID-19 severity and viral transmission.
The same skills and perseverance that led Jefferies to be named the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences’ 2020 Outstanding Recent Graduate Alumnus of the Year Award are helping him lead the Wythe County, Virginia, school system during the pandemic.
Small-group workouts supervised by Coach Ben Hilgart and his staff will be limited to the Beamer-Lawson Practice Facility and the Steve Johnson practice fields. The locker room and other common football areas will remain closed at this time.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Anand Vadlamani, a biomedical engineering and mechanics postdoctoral researcher, joined efforts to respond. Working with his peers in the department to collect 3D printers and adapt lab space, Vadlamani took part in a coordinated Virginia Tech effort to produce personal protective equipment.
One mission drives Jessica Gannon. She is focused on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. During her freshman year at Virginia Tech, Gannon's father passed away from the disease. As she prepares for her senior year as a Hokie, her father’s story continues to inspire her.
Though COVID-19 has halted many of the in-person events that Virginia Cooperative Extension has historically held, it hasn’t slowed Extension agents, specialists, and administrators who have brought many of the in-person experiences online, which has resulted in some unique and useful educational opportunities.
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, which transformed last year into a learning-centered living environment for more than 300 students, has seen several upgrades during the spring..
In keeping with the goals articulated in Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order Sixty-Three, Virginia Tech will require the use of face coverings beginning on Friday, May 29, for employees at all university facilities in the commonwealth.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention High Obesity Program, the Petersburg Healthy Options Partnerships project and community partners in the City of Petersburg have coordinated efforts to feed families and improve access to healthy food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed how every VTCSOM alum does their job, in big and small ways. This first story of a three-part series explores perspectives of how the pandemic is affecting alumni in Washington, Oregon, and California.
The university is currently partnering with multiple strategic suppliers to place bulk orders of disposable daily wear masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant to have on hand for university community members who may need them by mid to late summer and into the fall.
University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.