Seeking ways to improve prediction methods to preempt future global health crises, Virginia Tech researchers are developing a cost-effective and highly deployable approach for monitoring respiratory illness for public health epidemic forecasting.
The center will be administratively established as an institute-level center in the Fralin Life Science Institute and will include faculty participants from at least seven colleges and more than 25 departments on campus.
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.