David “Ryan” King, a student in the Virginia Tech translational biology, medicine, and health graduate program at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has won a National Institutes of Health individual research fellowship to support the last two years of his doctoral research.
IAMSE is a nonprofit professional development society for health professions education. The organization seeks to promote “excellence and innovation in teaching, student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology, human simulation, and learner-centered education.”
Sharon Swanger, an assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC’s Center for Neurobiology Research, was recently awarded a $1.7 million grant through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study glutamate receptor modulation.
After more than a century of achievement, the society has named its inaugural class of fellows — notably including Michael Friedlander, founding executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and vice president of health sciences and technology at Virginia Tech.
The Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery will host a May 21-22 meeting of the Virginia Drug Discovery Consortium to be held at the Hotel Roanoke, with such topics as opioid abuse, addiction, and data science in medicine as topics.
Fralin broke family tradition by attending the University of Virginia instead of following his two older brothers to Virginia Tech, but he’s since become a Hokie in all ways except for his college degree.
The vision fund will provide much needed resources to continue evolving the innovative curriculum, student support, ongoing faculty development, and entrepreneurial programming that Cynda Johnson helped pioneer for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
The upcoming art show at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will pay tribute to Virginia’s Blue Ridge region, encompassing the cities of Roanoke and Salem and counties of Botetourt, Roanoke, and Franklin.
Upon arriving at the medical school in the summer of 2015, Le quickly established herself as an academically gifted student with considerable leadership potential. She excelled in the school’s problem-based, patient-centered curriculum and earned 11 Letters of Distinction.
To explore potential sources of cellular electrical communication, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is hosting the world’s first Ephaptic Coupling Conference in Roanoke, Virginia, from May 5 to 7.
Virginia Tech is recognizing more than 800 employees for their commitment to service and for exemplifying our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Collectively, these employees have dedicated 16,600 years of service to the university.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2008, Johnson’s approach to medical education was informed by many successful years of providing patient care in family medicine and maternal and child health.
Nationwide, roughly one in five adult Americans has a chronic addictive disorder. Drawing on cues from animal behavior, Marilyn Carroll will talk about “Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Addiction: What Would Animals Do?” in a free public presentation April 25.
On April 26, the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center will officially open. Sixth-grade students from the Roanoke region will spend an inspiring day immersed in a STEM environment with hands-on learning.
Susan Hockfield, who is also a faculty chair of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research board of advisors, will speak about the growing convergence of biology and engineering at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke, Virginia at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.