Michael Friedlander teaches pathologists the neuroscience of effective medical education
Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently delivered a plenary lecture, “The Neurobiological Basis of Effective Learning, Retention, and Utilization of Information,” at the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) annual meeting in Galveston, Texas.
Virginia Tech neuroscientist to be honored for contributions to neuroscience research, education, and leadership
Nearly a decade after leaving the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Michael Friedlander will be honored by the university’s undergraduate neuroscience society. Friedlander, founding executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will receive the First Annual Undergraduate Neuroscience Society Distinguished Scholar Award of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
State council approves graduate program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health
Virginia Tech has received approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to award doctoral degrees through its new Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program. The program will begin enrolling students in the fall of 2014.
Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approves Faculty of Health Sciences
Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors recently approved a resolution to create a Faculty of Health Sciences. The new organizational framework is intended to serve as a catalyst for health sciences research and education collaborations across Virginia Tech’s colleges and research institutes and with partner institutions.
Virginia Tech selected for new National Institutes of Health award in biomedical research workforce innovation
Virginia Tech has been named one of ten academic institutions to receive a first-of-its-kind grant from the National Institutes of Health to help prepare graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for biomedical research careers that could take them beyond conventional academic research.
Researchers discover first evidence to support controversial theory of 'buckyball' formation
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have reported the first experimental evidence that supports the theory that a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle, commonly called a buckyball, is the result of a breakdown of larger structures rather than being built atom-by-atom from the ground up.
New, surprising roles indicated for critical neurodevelopmental agents
A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute study indicates new, surprising roles for critical neurodevelopmental agents.
New doctoral program lauded by leading association of medical colleges for research-focused training
The Association of American Medical Colleges has named Virginia Tech's new doctor of philosophy degree program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health a semi-finalist in the second annual Award for Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-focused Training, reaching the top four of an elite, competitive field.
Virginia Tech Carilion neurorehabilitation research offers hope to children with cerebral palsy
For many years, cerebral palsy was considered incurable and permanent, with only limited opportunities to teach children to live with their disabilities. Researchers led by Sharon Ramey and Stephanie DeLuca have pioneered the use of a therapeutic intervention for children with cerebral palsy that was first developed for adult stroke patients. The therapy results in a dramatic functional recovery of the impaired side of the brain and a persistent recovery – for many months and even years after the therapy – of control of the impaired side of the body.
Virginia Tech undergraduate studies investigates matters close to the heart
This summer, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is adding three of Virginia Tech’s brightest undergraduates to its ranks. Supported by the Fralin Life Science Institute and the Office of Undergraduate Research at Virginia Tech, these students will engage in full-time research and learn the tools of the scientific trade for 10 weeks.
From the Executive Director
Since opening its doors in September 2010, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has drawn 21 world-class research teams to Roanoke, Virginia. These teams are led by scientists who transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries as they seek innovation and discovery in the service of health.
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