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.
Sora Shin, a new assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, studies how stress can induce psychiatric disorders. She hopes to develop new targeted therapeutics to help patients with mental illness.
Rasheed’s academic talents earned him eight Letters of Distinction awarded to top-performing students in various disciplines. In addition, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, an exclusive recognition reserved for only 15 percent of a medical school class.
Since its charter class, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has received thousands of applications for the 42 available spots. Over the past four years, the medical school received 4,000 or more applications for 42 spots. A majority of applicants are academically qualified for admittance.
The same brain cells designed to stop brain damage fail to support healthy neurons when a cancer grows. New research, led by Stefanie Robel and Harald Sontheimer at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, reveals how gliomas alter astrocytes, a cell type that helps protect neurons and is crucial to preventing seizures.
Why is eating unhealthy food such a hard habit to break? Alexandra DiFeliceantonio, a new faculty member at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, studies how modern high-fat, high-carb foods might be tricking the brain into intensifying reward and pleasure signals.
There was much to celebrate on Match Day, the day medical school students nationwide find out where they are headed for residency, for the largest graduating class to date from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Mercedes Robinson, Class of 2020, spent the past four years analyzing data obtained through a larger neuroscience study in the lab of her research mentor Pearl Chiu, associate professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.