2018 VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

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."

Upcoming Events

Tentative Title: Role Of The Immune System In Early Brain Development

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

Carla Shatz, Ph.D.

Director of BioX
Saap Family Provostial Professor, Stanford

In 134 days

Previous Events

Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes

Event was held February 8, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

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 and Clinical Hematology Branch/NIDDKD

On the Rational Boundedness of Cognitive Control

Event was held March 22, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Jonathan Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Bendheim and Lynn Bendheim Thoman Professor in Neuroscience
Professor of Psychology
Co-Director, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Princeton University

Canceled: Health Doesn’t Exist Without the Conditions for Health: Including a Healthy Environment

Event was held March 29, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Richard Jackson, Ph.D.

Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Fielding School of Public Health
UCLA

Winning Hearts and Minds for Science

Event was held April 5, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Mary Woolley, M.A.

President and CEO, Research!America

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

Event was held April 12, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

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

The Scarcity Context and Mindset: Behavioral and Policy Implications

Event was held May 17, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

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 Policy
Princeton University