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.
Rasheed’s academic talents earned him eight Letters of Distinction, which are awarded to top-performing students in various disciplines. During his four years of medical school, Rasheed has been an active researcher, with involvement in up to five different projects at once.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_cb3wg5d1
The shields were 3D printed by faculty and students in the College of Engineering to aid health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.=https://video.vt.edu/media/VTCSOM+Face+Shield+Construction/1_dss1wm17
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.
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.
On Saturday, May 9, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine held its commencement ceremony virtually. Since we could not celebrate in person, members of the class shared memories from their time in medical school on video.=https://video.vt.edu/media/1_yep6sasf
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.
A group of third-year medical students has collected more than $4,000 in donations, which has been used to purchase personal protective equipment from manufacturers for local medical professionals. They’ve also been able to collect and donate more than 26,000 pairs of gloves, 1,525 surgical masks, 200 shoe covers, and 848 disinfectant items to eight different facilities in the Roanoke Valley.
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.
To help address potential ventilator shortages, mechanical engineers at Virginia Tech have partnered with a Carilion Clinic physician to upgrade bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, commonly used for treating sleep apnea, into makeshift ventilators.