Neuroscientists, physicians, and graduate students from across the world will gather at the Precision Neuroscience Conference hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, in May.
Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech has a goal to raise $1.5 billion to fuel excellence across all university programs and drive forward major strategic priorities. A second goal is to engage 100,000 alumni in meaningful ways over the course of the campaign.
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.
Described as “painted journalism,” the exhibits will include extraordinary works from her travels in the name of hope and healing to Africa and South Asia as well as her efforts as vice president of the national nonprofit Help Save the Next Girl.
Virginia Tech’s placement as one of the top institutions in the country comes as it positions itself to be a global land-grant university with a focus on transformative academics, research, and service.
The Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation research trainee in the multidisciplinary UrbComp program, administered through the Discovery Analytics Center, will compare online and offline social networks to provide urban planners and local leaders with insights and expanded tools to increase the voice and visibility of historically marginalized citizens.
Meyha Swaroop’s research focuses on a procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve implantation, or TAVI, which is a minimally invasive technique that utilizes catheters threaded through major arteries rather than open heart surgery.
A Virginia Tech research team has discovered that native animals are diminishing as invasive plants gain a foothold in their habitats. Their study, which took place over a two-year period, is published in the journal Global Change Biology.