Awards and Honors

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The spark of connection: VTCRI scientist awarded a new federal grant to study cardiac conduction in health, disease

Sept. 6, 2018

Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a new five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes ...

Fulbright fellowship awarded to VTCRI research assistant

Aug. 6, 2018

Brennan Delattre, a lab manager and research assistant at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The prestigious fellowship will fund ...

American Heart Association award to support biological sciences graduate student at VTCRI who studies how viral infection can cause sudden cardiac death

Aug. 3, 2018

The American Heart Association awarded Patrick Calhoun, a biological sciences graduate student, a predoctoral fellowship to carry out his dissertation research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in the ...

TBMH graduate students land elusive National Institutes of Health fellowships

Jan. 9, 2018

Two translational biology, medicine, and health (TBMH) graduate students at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have won National Institutes of Health research fellowships aimed at protecting people with heart ...

Graduate student recognized with professional development award by Society for Neuroscience

Nov. 20, 2017

Aboozar Monavarfeshani, a graduate student at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute with the department of biological sciences in Virginia Tech’s College of Science, received a Trainee Professional Development Award ...

Using social exchange games to probe the boundaries of mental health

Sept. 12, 2017

Read Montague’s research team uses neuroimaging and computational psychiatry to learn about human ability to understand and respond to others. The researchers have designed and utilized simple social exchange games ...

Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health doctoral student elected student council president for Microscopy Society of America

Sept. 12, 2017

Cameron Varano, a fourth-year doctoral student in Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program, was recently voted president-elect of the Microscopy Society of America’s student council.

TBMH student visits China via NSF fellowship to explore neural processes of bat echolocation

July 28, 2017

Joseph Sutlive, a Virginia Tech doctoral student in the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health [TBMH] program, recently flew to Jinan with the support of a National Science Foundation East Asia ...

Regenerative medicine researcher’s startup companies give hope to patients

May 24, 2017

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist takes an entrepreneurial route to deliver new treatments for wound healing and cancer to patients.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute research award a first for Virginia Tech Carilion

April 25, 2017

Oscar Alcoreza, a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student about to complete his second year, has been awarded a highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellowship to devote ...

Early career scientist receives international recognition from the Microscopy Society of America

April 24, 2017

Rengasayee “Sai” Veeraraghavan, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, became the sixth person in the world to receive the George Palade Award from the Microscopy ...

Two new assistant deans announced at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

April 5, 2017

Two new assistant deans announced at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Researcher elected biological sciences director for the Microscopy Society of America

April 3, 2017

Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently elected as one of three directors of biological sciences for the [Microscopy Society of America](http://www.microscopy.org).

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist honored with Heart Rhythm Society Clinical Research Award

July 27, 2016

Gregory Hoeker, a postdoctoral research associate at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was named a recipient of the 2016-2017 Heart Rhythm Society Clinical Research Award.

Scientist selected for prestigious American Heart Association grant

June 9, 2016

Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, a scientist in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine, was recently awarded a $231,000 grant by the American Heart Association to develop ...

Child development researchers appointed as Roanoke’s chief science officers for human development

May 26, 2016

Sharon Landesman Ramey and Craig Ramey were recently named the City of Roanoke’s chief science officers for human development.

Medical student earns two national fellowships to conduct brain cancer research

April 27, 2016

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation recently awarded a second-year Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student a summer research fellowship.

Addiction scholar honored with career achievement award

April 26, 2016

The world’s oldest scientific organization studying addiction, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, selected Warren Bickel as the 2016 recipient of the Nathan B. Eddy Award.

Michael Friedlander to speak on and be honored for integrating science and medicine

April 1, 2016

Michael Friedlander will speak about integrating science and medicine at the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine's annual conference, where he will also be honored.

Virginia Tech Carilion receives Excellence in Virginia Government Award

Nov. 23, 2015

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute recently received one of seven Excellence in Virginia Government Awards given annually by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government ...

Harald Sontheimer to hold I. D. Wilson Chair in the College of Science

June 22, 2015

Harald Sontheimer, who joined Virginia Tech earlier this month to direct a university-wide neuroscience initiative, will hold the I. D. Wilson Chair in the College of Science. That appointment was ...

Michael Friedlander receives 2015 Regional Leadership Award

May 12, 2015

Michael Friedlander, founding executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, received the 2015 Regional Leadership Award at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council’s TechNite Banquet 2015.

Kenneth Oestreich recognized with international award

March 6, 2015

Kenneth Oestreich, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was honored as this year’s Pfizer-Showell Travel Award winner for the annual meeting of the American Association of ...

Paul McDonald named a Passion in Science Award winner

Feb. 23, 2015

Paul McDonald, a research scientist at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recognized as a Humanitarian Duty Award winner, as part of the inaugural New England Biolabs Passion in ...

Michael Friedlander’s research continues to be lauded 40 years later

Feb. 18, 2015

The field of neuroscience was still in its infancy when Michael Friedlander and his colleagues brainstormed a new experimental approach to examine how temperature change affects the entirety of a ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute announces medical research scholar awards

Aug. 8, 2014

Six doctoral students conducting research in laboratories at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute were recently named as medical research scholars. They will each receive a fellowship to support their ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute awarded grant to recruit eminent scholar in cancer biology

June 27, 2014

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute recently received a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund to recruit an eminent scholar to lead the institute’s cancer research center. The ...

Stephen LaConte earns College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor

June 17, 2014

Stephen LaConte, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor. The prestigious award ...

Virginia Tech neuroscientist to be honored for contributions to neuroscience research, education, and leadership

Jan. 21, 2014

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 ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute awarded grant to recruit eminent scholar in infectious disease and immunology

Jan. 16, 2014

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute recently received a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund to recruit an eminent scholar in infectious disease and immunology research. The award ...

Virginia Tech selected for new National Institutes of Health award in biomedical research workforce innovation

Sept. 19, 2013

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 ...

Harry Dorn reappointed as Dr. A.C. Lilly Jr. Faculty Fellow in Nanoscience

Sept. 12, 2013

Harry Dorn, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and a professor of chemistry in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed the Dr. A.C. ...

A nice dilemma to have: Two fellowships for the price of one

Sept. 3, 2013

Conventional wisdom states that, in general, two is better than one. But what if you’re not allowed to have both, even if you can get your hands on them? That ...

William “Jamie” Tyler receives innovation award

May 17, 2013

William “Jamie” Tyler, an assistant professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received the 2013 Innovation Award from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. Tyler was honored for pioneering a ...

Virginia Tech Carilion honored for outstanding contributions to bioscience

May 17, 2013

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute has been honored as one of 20 exemplary institutions, individuals, and events that have made contributions to bioscience research and ...

Michael Friedlander delivered the commencement address for Jefferson College of Health Sciences

May 13, 2013

Michael Friedlander delivered the spring commencement address for Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke on May 10.

Craig Ramey honored by Fordham University

April 22, 2013

Craig Ramey, a professor and distinguished research scholar at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently honored with an Excellence in Early Childhood Award from Fordham University’s Graduate School ...

Konark Mukherjee’s work on CASK garners attention in recent Science article

April 15, 2013

Experimental results obtained in the laboratory of Konark Mukherjee, an assistant professor at VTC Research Institute, were recently mentioned in the journal Science.

Jamie Tyler receives prestigious McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award

July 24, 2012

William “Jamie” Tyler, an assistant professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a 2012 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award.

Michael Friedlander honored by the Association of American Medical Colleges

March 1, 2012

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

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.

Read Montague receives the Walter Gilbert Award

Oct. 31, 2011

Dr. 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.

Science magazine cites the work of a VTCRI scholar 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.

Ramey study on early childhood education cited in USA Today editorial

Jan. 24, 2011

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

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Carol Gilbert wins Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism in Medicine Award

Nov. 23, 2016 12:46 p.m.

Carol Gilbert, associate professor of surgery at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, won the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. The prestigious award “honors a medical ...

Gold Humanism Honor Society

March 17, 2016 12:09 p.m.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society comprises individuals who have been recognized for practicing patient-centered medical care by modeling the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy. Members may ...