Upcoming VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

The VTCRI Maury Strauss 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, Ph.D., 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."

Can Exercise Teach Us How to Treat Heart Failure?

Event will be held October 4, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Anthony Rosenzweig, M.D.

Chief, Cardiology Division
Massachusetts General Hospital

Co-Director
Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Paul Dudley White Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

In 12 days

Disability in the 21st Century: What Are We Thinking, Talking, and Doing About It?

Event will be held November 15, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Peter Rosenbaum, M.D., F.R.C.P.

Professor of Pediatrics
Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability
Co-Founder, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
McMaster University

In 54 days

Synapses Lost and Found: Developmental Critical Periods and Alzheimer's Disease

Event will be held November 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Carla Shatz, Ph.D.

Director, Bio-X
Saap Family Provostial Professor
Professor of Biology and Neurobiology
David Starr Jordan Director, Stanford, Bio-X
Stanford University

In 68 days

Engineering Human Tissues for Medical Impact

Event will be held December 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D.

Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Medical Sciences
Director, Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Scientific Director, Columbia University Stem Cell Core
Director, Stem Cell Imaging Core
Columbia University

In 82 days

Socioeconomic Status and Brain Development: From Science to Policy

Event will be held January 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Martha J. Farah, Ph.D.

Walter H. Annenberg Professor in Natural Sciences
Professor of Psychology
Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society
University of Pennsylvania

In 124 days

Effects of Caloric Restriction on Aging and Longevity

Event will be held January 31, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Eric Ravussin, Ph.D.

Boyd Professor
Associate Executive Director for Clinical Sciences
Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism
Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University

In 131 days

Tentative title: The Age of Sustainable Development

Event will be held February 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Ph.D.

Director of The Earth Institute
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Columbia University
Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals
Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

In 152 days

Molecular Studies in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Event will be held February 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D.

Cornelius A. Craig Professor, Department of Medicine and Biochemistry
Director, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

In 159 days

Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Academic Research Communities

Event will be held March 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Georges C. Benjamin, M.D.

Executive Director
American Public Health Association

In 187 days

The Age of Living Machines: How the Convergence of Biology and Engineering Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

Event will be held April 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.

President Emerita
Professor of Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In 208 days

« More upcoming events