Vision and Governance
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute seeks to improve human health and quality of life by providing leadership, innovation, and high-impact discoveries in biomedical research and by contributing to medical education. Research conducted by Institute scientists is aimed at understanding the molecular basis for health and disease and developing the diagnostic tools, treatments, and therapies that will contribute to the prevention and solution of existing and emerging problems in medicine. Institute investigators also contribute to solving these problems by participating in the research training of tomorrow's physicians enrolled in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
As described in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute Memorandum of Understanding, the Virginia Tech Carilion Board of Directors serves as the Advisory Board for the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. In addition, the Institute will have a scientific advisory board composed of leading scientists from around the world appointed by the Institute's executive director as well as representatives of Virginia Tech, the Carilion Clinic, and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The Institute's executive director reports to the Virginia Tech provost.