To support COVID-related research and provide immediate support for Virginia Tech researchers, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation collaborated with Virginia Tech institutes and colleges to establish a COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund. As a result, nine projects were selected for funding.
A board-certified diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal) and a member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, Scarratt provided veterinary support for research projects that helped advance the understanding of infectious diseases affecting food animals.
On June 1, 2020, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech proudly welcomed M. Daniel Givens on his first official day as dean of the college.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_9cfwj1hc
Balogh, associate professor of small animal clinical sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, conducts research that focuses on uterine inertia and male reproductive function in dogs.
A team of researchers, including the veterinary college’s John Rossmeisl, the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, analyzed tumor samples from dozens of gliomas in adults, children, and dogs and uncovered a remarkable degree of similarity between pediatric and canine tumors.
Gardner’s wide-ranging involvement in the college’s extracurricular organizations revealed her community-focused mindset.=https://video.vt.edu/media/Outstanding+SeniorA+April+Gardner/1_azh6u6tr/91884811
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.
If approved by the full board at its June 2 meeting, tuition will remain at $11,420 annually for Virginia undergraduate students for the third consecutive year. Tuition for nonresident students will remain at $29,960.
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.
With the $661,216 grant, Brandon Jutras, an assistant professor of biochemistry in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will study Lyme arthritis, including the cellular component that contributes to it.
Moose, an 8-year-old therapy dog at Virginia Tech’s Cook Counseling Center, received an honorary doctorate in veterinary medicine Friday evening as part of virtual commencement exercises. It’s the latest recognition for the pawsome member of Hokie Nation.
Poised to receive a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, Pouliot is the Class of 2020 valedictorian, an achievement that has earned her the Richard B. Talbot Award, named for the college's founding dean.
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.
The rescue squad elects new officers each academic year to lead their members and help advance the campus community’s safety. This year, the squad held a virtual swearing-in ceremony on May 1 to honor and recognize their new leaders.