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.
A doctor of veterinary medicine candidate in the dual D.V.M/Master of Public Health program, April Gardner is this year’s recipient of the veterinary college’s Outstanding Graduating Student Award. She completed her M.P.H. in December 2019.
Abbott, a senior Honors College member majoring in microbiology in the Department of Biological Sciences with a minor in music, will pursue a Ph.D. in the Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine in the fall.
The New River Academic Health Department enables collaboration and sharing of resources between the New River Health District and the Virginia Tech Department of Population Health Sciences, a mutually beneficial partnership designed to enhance public health instruction, practice, research, and workforce development and to improve community health in the New River Valley.
Virginia Tech’s university motto, expressing the Hokie service ethic, offers a path forward during the pandemic. Staying home and limiting shopping trips helps to protect service workers and those who are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
The presence of the pest and the disease it transmits — Theileria orientalis — are still unexplained, and the Ikeda subtype found in Virginia is a new discovery. At present, the Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services is the only laboratory in the U.S. capable of testing for the Ikeda genotype, which causes anemia in cattle.
Responding to a growing body of research and a culturally evolving willingness to acknowledge the need to care for one’s physical and mental health, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has launched a veterinary social work program to support students, pet owners, clinicians, and caregivers.
Earlier this month, the first-ever Water & Health in Rural China & Appalachia Conference kicked off at Virginia Tech on the Blacksburg campus. This event also marked the formal inclusion of Virginia Tech in a collaborative research program with researchers from UC Berkeley and China.
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed new students in its doctor of veterinary medicine, master of public health, and biomedical and veterinary sciences M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
Virginia Tech President Tim Sands and Carilion Clinic’s President and Chief Executive Officer Nancy Howell Agee set the tone for the meeting by portraying how both organizations have invested significantly throughout the region and across the commonwealth.
A veterinarian, teacher, researcher, and associate dean for research in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, VandeWoude has specialized in studying conditions affecting cats, both big and small.
At the June meeting of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Gregory B. Daniel, interim dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, outlined the college’s ongoing efforts, underscoring their alignment with the university’s goals, and discussed forthcoming programs and facilities.
Malaria, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development, continues to be a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. Despite extensive work that has produced widespread improvements in fighting the spread of the disease, global efforts have hit a plateau.