Research Team Briefs for 2012

  • November

    • Gregorio Valdez presents on the effects of aging and lifestyle factors on motor synapses

      Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently served on the program committee for the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting. The society is a multidisciplinary group of professionals that promotes the scientific study of aging. The meeting took place on November 14-18 in San Diego, California, and brought together more than 4,000 of the brightest minds in the field of aging. This year’s theme was “Charting New Frontiers in Aging.”

    • Gregorio Valdez included in most widely used neuroscience graduate textbook

      The work of Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, on aging synapses is included in the most recent edition of Principles of Neural Science, the most widely used book to teach neuroscience to graduate students. First published in 1981 by Elsevier, Principles of Neural Science is a textbook now in its fifth edition, which was published in October 2012.

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  • April

    • Pearl Chiu recognized as Scholar of the Week

      Pearl Chiu, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recognized as Scholar of the Week on the Virginia Tech research website on April 9. 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.

  • March

    • Sharon Ramey recognized as Scholar of the Week

      Sharon Ramey, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recognized as Scholar of the Week on the Virginia Tech research website on March 5. 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 honored by the Association of American Medical Colleges

      The Association of American Medical Colleges has named Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, a Distinguished Service Member.

    • Read Montague presented at the Stanford Center for Mind, Brain, and Computation

      Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory and the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was one of several speakers at a symposium at the Stanford Center for Mind, Brain, and Computation on February 29, 2012.

  • January

    • Benefits of high-quality child care persist 30 years later

      Adults who participated in a high-quality early childhood education program in the 1970s are still benefiting from their early experiences in a variety of ways, according to the latest results from a study that Craig Ramey launched nearly forty years ago.