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."
Professor of Pediatrics
Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability
Co-Founder, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
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
Director of BioX
Saap Family Provostial Professor, Stanford
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