VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series
The VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series brings nationally renowned experts to Roanoke. The free public lectures are open to members of the general public as well as to Virginia Tech and Carilion faculty, students, and staff. The lectures are co-sponsored by Virginia Tech's Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health Graduate Program.
“The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is bringing some of the world’s leading medical researchers and scientific thought leaders to Roanoke as part of our mission to engage the community in the excitement and promise of scientific research,” says Michael Friedlander, PhD, executive director of the institute and host of the seminar series. "We’re absolutely delighted to be able to share the insights of such highly sought after experts in such a range of fascinating topics. We're also very proud to introduce these speakers to the blossoming partnership that Virginia Tech and the Carilion Clinic have forged for bringing the future of medical science for better health to the Roanoke region, the Commonwealth, and the nation."
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May 14, 2018
Eldar Shafir, a national expert on the psychology of poverty, will conclude the 2017-2018 VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series on Thursday, May 17.
President of nation’s largest health and science public education and advocacy organization to speak at VTCRI on April 5
March 30, 2018
Mary Woolley, the president and chief executive officer of Research!America, will speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. Her presentation, “Winning Hearts ...
March 14, 2018
Jonathan Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., the co-director of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, will discuss the limitations of human focus during his presentation, “On the Rational Boundedness of Cognitive ...
Feb. 2, 2018
Griffin P. RodgersRodgers will discuss research-based approaches to prevent diabetes and obesity, which are known as lifestyle diseases because they are caused or aggravated by poor health behavior, as part ...
Weight management and physical activity expert to speak at VTCRI’s new Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors on Wednesday
Nov. 10, 2017
John M. Jakicic, a nationally recognized expert in physical activity and weight management, will present a public lecture at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, ...
Oct. 13, 2017
A renowned neuroscientist who focuses on how new experiences trigger the brain to modify its own form and function — known as brain plasticity — will talk about fragile X ...
June 2, 2017
Joshua A. Gordon, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will talk about efforts to understand and use neural circuits — networks of interconnected neurons that work together ...
Jan. 24, 2017
Peter J. Mohler, director of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, will discuss newly discovered biological pathways underlying heart ...
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May 17, 2018 3:51 p.m.
Eldar Shafir, Ph.D. Class of 1987 Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Inaugural Director of Princeton’s Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public ...
Feb. 8, 2018 9:46 a.m.
Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P. Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Chief, Molecular and Clinical Hematology Branch/NIDDKD Chief, Molecular Hematology Section, Molecular ...
Oct. 19, 2017 3:47 p.m.
Mark Bear, Ph.D. Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT
By Gerry Martin
June 6, 2017 10:41 a.m.
Technological innovations for observing and modulating activity within specific neural circuits in the brain continue to advance at a rapid pace. Careful planning is required to adapt these innovations to ...
The Power of Integration in the Biomedical Sciences and Beyond: Using All Spheres of Knowledge to Solve Our Most Challenging Problems
May 17, 2017 2:07 p.m.
The Power of Integration in the Biomedical Sciences and Beyond: Using All Spheres of Knowledge to Solve Our Most Challenging Problems. David J. Skorton, MD Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
Unraveling the Multi-generational Syndrome of Diabetic Embryopathy: From Cell Signaling to Clinical Care
March 9, 2017 11:16 a.m.
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA Dean, School of Medicine; Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Vice President, Medical Affairs; Bowers Distinguished Professor; University of Maryland
Jan. 26, 2017 8:49 a.m.
Peter J. Mohler, PhD Director, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute; Chair, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology; Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology and Cell Biology; ...