Research Team Briefs for 2011

Stephen LaConte chosen to represent the U.S. at a prestigious scientific symposium in China

Nov. 28, 2011

Stephen LaConte recently exported his insights into brain–computer interactions to China, where he received recognition for his innovative research.

Research on post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans receives multimedia attention

Nov. 6, 2011

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are investigating the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on returning veterans, and their work was featured in “PTSD: Private Battles," a special report by the Roanoke Times.

Read Montague receives the Walter Gilbert Award

Oct. 31, 2011

Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, received the Walter Gilbert Award for his outstanding track-and-field career at Auburn University.

Deborah Kelly recognized as Scholar of the Week

Oct. 15, 2011

Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recognized as Scholar of the Week on the Virginia Tech research website in early October. The Office of the Vice President for Research gives the honor to Virginia Tech faculty members who are doing outstanding work in their fields. The goal of the program is to recognize individuals while also telling people about research and scholarly activities at the university.

Michael Friedlander leads the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

Oct. 14, 2011

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has assumed the role of president of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.

Science magazine cites the work of Craig Ramey in a report on the science of education

Oct. 3, 2011

Research that Craig Ramey launched in 1972 has shown that the effects of early education can persist for decades.

Read Montague named member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

Aug. 24, 2011

Read Montague, director of the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was named a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.

Michael Friedlander delivers keynote for NIH conference on developmental disabilities

March 1, 2011

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Executive Director Michael Friedlander presented the keynote address at the second National Institutes of Health–sponsored Interdisciplinary Training Conference on Developmental Disabilities in San Antonio, Texas, on March 1, 2011.

Pearl Chiu receives a National Institute of Mental Health award

Feb. 3, 2011

Pearl Chiu, an assistant professor with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a $1.125 million National Institute of Mental Health BRAINS award—Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists—to study depression and substance abuse.

Craig Ramey's pioneering study on early childhood education cited in USA Today editorial

Jan. 24, 2011

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar Craig Ramey's long-term study of at-risk children was referenced in a USA Today editorial about the U.S. educational system.